Monday, May 21, 2012

For Real????

So many times when I'm looking at Pinterest or other people's blogs I'm like... FOR REAL???? Meaning: "Are you serious?? You really make homemade muffins and top it with homemade apple butter, churned by you, apples grown on your farm... and eat it on a hand-painted plate that you made in pottery class... FOR REAL????"

No wonder depression among women is at an all-time high!

We are constantly comparing ourselves to each other, and the "each other" we are seeing is ONLY what is CHOSEN to be seen.

Yes, I'm guilty of TRYING to make my family look perfect on Facebook and on this blog. I want to add some REAL! to the for real?!

This is a REAL picture of a flower bed at my house. No, those are not herbs or authentic something or another... those are WEEDS! When we moved into this house this was weed-free, now we have so much mowing to do we can't keep up.

Here's another disaster...
Our garage trash. Yes you see Wendy's, McDonald's, Arby's, Sonic, and Burger King. Now before you report us for child obesity potential know that it's not ALWAYS like this... give us a break, it's baseball season and we have 3 teams going. We sometimes eat homemade meals at home... but sometimes not, this is the REAL us.

Now as embarrassing as this is, I felt it necessary to be real sometimes. I plan on posting funny, REAL pictures more frequently... along with my "blog-perfect" family posts I usually show :). Please join me in being REAL!


Kendra said...

lol! I make my own muffins and my own apple butter but I've never been shy about pointing out all the "imperfections" in my life/house on my blog and on Facebook. Shawn thinks I share WAY too much!

I agree with you 100% about the comparison thing. Maybe it's because I'm weak and can't stand the pressure of being caught in my reality! But I think it's more that if we're real, we're more likely to encourage other women to do things like make their own muffins and apple butter when they DO have the time.

I'll join in the fun and add some photos to my blog this week. : )

Anonymous said...

loved your post! I like to post the cute, sweet and adorable photos but I also like to post the messes they make to keep it real. In my reality, those are the things I remember most anyway. lol Im old enough to know now that all of that "perfection" I see is only a small part of the big picture.

Steffanie said...

I like it :)

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Trina! Love it and love you!


Jenifer said...

Well said !! I like to be real and I like people to be real with me... =)

Holly H said...

ha! loved this post Trina. Was just reading a blog about someone making homemade laundry detergent...seriously??

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