and yet it feels so small.
When I first started blogging there was a lot less competition and a lot more writing/reading/connecting among Bloggers.
Now it seems like everyone is turning into carbon copies of the next big blogger.
Over priced chevron anything, gold anything (I am loving the gold though), mason jars, a pinterest outfit to go along with your pinterest home. It's all very nauseating to be completely honest.
There are some Blogs I started reading years ago that I thoroughly enjoyed but now they are either repetitive to get a rise out of people, do sponsored posts every other day of the week, or just aren't real.
Nobody lives such a perfect life but it seems all anyone puts out there is just how "organic and pretty" their lives are. And I'm calling bullshit.
I may even be calling bullshit on myself. But I've never portrayed our lives or my family to be perfect and if I have I most definitely don't mean to. I will be the first to tell you my marriage started off rocky as hell but we built it up, our girls can drive me completely insane and some days I just tell Em to go watch Netflix to catch a break, I don't exercise nearly as much as I should, we try to eat clean but I love chocolate and wine too much to ever go completely clean. I also enjoy In N Out like nobody's business.
My house isn't Pinterest worthy and neither is my wardrobe, I'm in leggings 4/7 days of the week. I don't dress my daughters like hipsters (although I do think it can be adorable) because I'm just not going to spend that type of money, so Carters and Old Navy on sale is what they'll get.
We don't do crafts every day of the week, mostly just side walk chalk and playing at the park.
And my children are happy. I am happy.
So here's to the real ones out there, you know who you are!
April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014
April 15, 2014
Week 14! That means I have taken 98 pictures and there's only 38 weeks left of this little project. I don't even know what I'll do once it is finished. make a video of our year, maybe. Print them all out for a photo book, sounds like a good idea.
Freshly baked cookies are always a good idea.
It's fun to watch her learn and grow.
Maddie turned 9 months. Waaaaah.
Just minutes before she was beating up daddy then had to pose for the camera.
Easter Egg hunt sisters!
Beach and sandy toes.
I'm in full party planning mode.
Tomorrow there is a big giveaway happening! Be on the look out!