i've noticed more and more bloggers and instagrammers being super duper real with their followers and dishing on the behind the scenes stuff when it comes to motherhood and life in general and i am absolutely loving it. obviously everything you see on social media isn't always as perfect as it seems and real life is so much more raw and messy and flawed. i want to be a part of a movement to portray ourselves in a more authentic light. i love taking pretty photos and don't think there's anything wrong with that so i don't mean to say i want to change that, i just think it's important to be yourself and be real. i can still post my pretty posed photos but also let you guys know "hey...this isn't my only reality. i have one clean corner in my house and my kitchen sink is overflowing with dishes and i haven't even stepped foot into real clothes in days". i don't want to pretend my life is perfect because it is not. last year i started a hashtag called #lifeisinthelfaws to tell you about some of my messier, sillier, completely imperfect moments. it was just for fun to begin with but feel free to join me in hashtagging your instagram photos or just be inspired to show your follows how you're keepin' it real.
here are a few examples of instagram photos i posted vs. the reality of them:
Our bedroom was a ridiculous mess when I took this, I legit just threw our (somewhat) white comforter over our uggo sheets just for the picture. And obviously it's super posed. And you can't see all the pet hair LOL. I did drink the delicious coffee though.
Also super posed. I had been seeing a bunch of cute "coffee and legs on a bed" pictures and I tried so hard to get one and they just kept looking dumb and I spilled my coffee in the process so I just settled on a sexy leg - less photo.
So this picture is from an anniversary date night a couple years ago. It was SUPER fun and we were having a great time but when the waiter took my order and I asked for a moscow mule, he asked for my ID. When I opened up my wallet to get it out, I literally dropped $600 in cash plus whatever else was in my wallet on the floor and turned completely red and was humiliated. I didn't let it completely ruin my night, but I was definitely a little hung up on it.
Posed, posed, posed. I tried about a gajillion different ways to take this picture and I'm pretty sure I probably bought this marble cutting board thingy just specifically for instagram pictures. This was also when we were living with Mack's parents and the power went out and I was greasy and covered in dry shampoo because I hadn't been able to shower in a while. Honestly, the hot chocolate was probably lukewarm by the time I drank it.
Just a cute sweet photo of mama baby love and adorable little toes. Had to change my shirt right after though because I (not even my messy spit-uppy baby) got something on it.
Posted this and then realized one of my books was upside down.
Aaaand here my kid's shirt is literally on backwards because I liked the way it looked better without the stupid cheesy words on it.
And there you have it. A peek behind the scenes. Hopefully you guys got some inspiration or a couple of laughs if nothing else.