November 18, 2015

Real Life {Part Deux}

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Wouldn't it be lovely if life was pretty tea cups and peonies? Or bon-bons and cupcakes? A dreamy photo is fun to look at, but we all know that quite often behind pretty pictures real life lurks. And today, I'm sharing real life with y'all. The messy, the crazy and the ridiculous.

Today, real life is...

|| Christmas cards ordered early but still in the box.

|| Clothes on the guest bed because we were too tired to put them away...three days ago.

|| Rolling eyes when a back is turned instead of commenting out loud.

|| Taking 25 selfies to get one good enough to post on twitter or on the blog.

|| Three bowls of popcorn after dinner.

|| Falling asleep before thanking God for my blessings of the day.

|| Suitcases STILL in the bedroom from our trip.

|| A refrigerator with no organization because we have TOO.MUCH.STUFF!

|| Make up on the face at red lights.

|| Watching an extra show on a school night, curled up together on the couch and then promptly falling asleep. 

|| Phoning in a blog post...or two.

|| Hitting the snooze button too many times and wearing an up-do three days in a row.

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42 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Girl I totally feel you - woke up a little later today because I didn't have a blog post scheduled and you know what I don't feel sad about it at all lol! My cards are in the box as well haha! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Ashley Greenwell said...

My Christmas cards are sitting in a box too…. but hey, at least we both already have them!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Love the real life posts, we all have the behind the scenes stuff going on. But sometimes it's fun to throw up a pretty photo and focus on that for awhile :) Also unpacking is the worst, our suitcases are always out for days and it drives me crazy but I hate unpacking so much!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

I can't tell you the last time I haven't hit the snooze button oooops haha

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

I loved this! This is really life!! The good the bad the ugly.. The truth haha.. I've got our suitcase still unpacked from the weekend trip.. I haven't even ordered our Christmas cards yet. I have falling asleep without thanking God for my blessings for weeks.. Thanks for this post..! I've got a few things to work on! Xo

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Haha, that's life for you! You should see my hair now because I'm. too. lazy! I feel your pain :)

Hope you have a great day!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

And now I want popcorn... it's never too early for popcorn, right? And yes to the fridge thing. I can never find anything in my fridge, it's scary haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Elle Sees said...

i am so glad i;m not alone with the 25 pics thing. sometimes it's one shot and sometimes 25! i hadn't touched the gust bedroom sheets since my company left on oct. i finally washed them because i had more company coming yesterday, eeks!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

so i have 2 baskets of laundry that are folded in my room...that i have yet to put away because ugh. and lazy. also, work has messed up my schedule so i'd rather drink wine and not put away laundry!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

seriously a snooze button addict over here. kept today i may have woken up 30 seconds before the first alarm went off. ok i still hit snooze ha. and i agree with pamela - now i want popcorn ha

xoxo cheshire kat

alyssa said...

I love this post. It's fun to try and put your best impression forward on the blog or social media, but the real stuff is more inspiring, if you ask me.

Nikki said...

I just ordered our Christmas cards today! Our laundry while folded is currently sitting in a laundry basket on the couch playing Russian Roulette with #babybigtruck everyday it stays out there. I feel ya sista!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Super jealous that you have your Christmas cards already! I went to order mine last week, and was very underwhelmed with all our Christmas-y pics so on the back burner it went :-P

Green Fashionista

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

Me too on #allthestuff ... wayyyy too much stuff! : / And my selfie game is always lacking....... oh boy. 25 may not get me a good one! haha XO -Alexandra

Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

Katie Elizabeth said...

You are one step ahead of me- I still haven't ordered our Christmas cards because I can't decide on a dang picture!! And going on a trip is so much work, who has the energy to unpack afterwards? :)

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

I'm with ya on these! Especially hitting the snooze button too many times. Thank goodness we're over the hump for this week :)

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

I need to get on my Christmas cards! I like having things done early and that's definitely not the case this year!

Marie said...

My cards are still in the box as well. haha, I gotta get to them and soon. I totally have been over sleeping every morning this week. Thankfully, I have been making to work on time. Ok ok, I might be 5 to 10 mins late. That doesn't count right?

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Thats awesome that your Christmas cards are already ordered! We always run behind on that in my house, but I have started looking online to help my mom out a bit, haha! This is a crazy time of year so sometimes taking extra time to chill out and watch extra tv is a great thing!

Rebecca Jo said...

my fridge has at least 8 jars of pickles... dont ask me how that happened. I dont even care for pickles

Danielle said...

loved this! i can definitely relate to the selfie one haha, modern day problems.

danielle | avec danielle

Monica L said...

Real life is so much better for blogging though! I can't handle fairy tale lives all the time when I am struggling to fold laundry that has been in the basket for 3 days!

Jenuine Happiness said...

Love the real life post! I'm all about popcorn after dinner too. It's my favorite ;) And folding laundry is always a two to three day struggle in my house too!

Myra said...

Friend, I was supposed to unpack all the clothes today and put them up now that we are finally in our new place and yet I didn't do it, haha. Maybe I'll have it done by the weekend...maybe. I'm still also chuckling at the selfies statement -- it's so true. Haha!

Kristen said...

I do my makeup in the car EVERY morning....so bad!

Emily said...

So true, behind the pretty lies real life which can be chaotic or disorganized at times....even more so for me after traveling which you've done a fair share of...hope the weekend will help to get you back on track before the holidays.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

At least you have your cards ordered! We haven't even done that yet! And we totally didn't put up laundry for almost a month because finally the cleaning people were coming and we had to. Life isn't always sunshine and rainbows, but it would be nice if it was!

Donna said...

I hear you on the suitcase...It's been two weekends since I was away and my suitcase is still on my bedroom floor 90% unpacked. Unpacking is an incredibly daunting task and I just don't feel like doing it, eventually it will make it to the top of my to do list!

Kristin DiCristofano said...

I had popcorn after breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday... Whoops! And I think you get a thumbs up for already having your Christmas cards! That's three steps ahead of me :)

Nadine Lynn said...

You just reminded me that I need to get on my Christmas card game and figure out what I want to do! I have been eating a ton of hot aired popcorn lately!

Candace Shiflet said...

That makes me feel better, sometimes our guest room turns into the "we'll put these clothes away later" room haha or the extra sign room. Jason just TODAY was like "we need to organize our fridge and throw old stuff away!" SO I totally feel you with this post. You're not alone!!
xo C

Andrea Jones Stevenson said...

Oh man those three bowls of popcorn sound REALLY good right now! The snooze button is basically my bff when I happen to go to bed a little too late (Ie: last Friday night before a big boutique day I was apart of!)
-Andrea
Pics O Andrea

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Haha! Amen to real life! I have the laundry struggle so bad lately!

Megan said...

Yes to the clothes still being out! I just put away some that were air drying from Sunday.. haha. And I can already tell that tomorrow is going to be an up-do kind of day too!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

LOL @ the number of selfies. This was me last Saturday. I actually felt like I looked good and I wanted to document it... literally took at LEAST 25 - and not a single one was even anywhere close to decent!!! How do people take so many that look good all the time??? lol

Christina Lea Loves said...

Love that you already have your Christmas cards ordered! We're ordering this week and they'll probably stay in the box until week two of December, ha!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

My suitcase always sits out far too long after a trip! And selfies...so hard! 25 takes is just never gonna cut it and refuse to ever use the facetune app!

Jessica (The Newly) said...

Love this. Right there with you. Real life.

Leslie said...

Such a refreshing post, but it still sounds like you are doing great!

Illegally Blonde said...

hah so true. Maybe your hat is stuck in the back of the fridge lol. love you

Life with Lolo said...

I'm with you on so many of these! Sub popcorn for way less healthy evening snacks though. Sometimes it's good to look back at the oh-so real stuff in life. It's not perfect, but it makes me smile!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

bahahaha girl you do not want to see my hair today. so not cute, i've been rocking a (bad) updo for the last 4 days or so. not cute. and our fridge is a mess.. actually so is the spare bedroom haha.