So here’s the thing, right?
Bloggers get a lot of flack for being ‘perfect put together mom’s’ with endless hours in a day and ‘camera-ready, magazine-worthy’ lives.
(Photo by McClanahan Studio)
Can we talk about that?
I feel like I’m pretty real with you, and have been known to dish the dirty and show mountains of dirty laundry, or my train-wreckova craft room, (among MANY other things). But the truth is, I DO TIDY UP BEFORE TAKING PICTURES OF MY HOUSE… almost always.
It’s not because I want you to feel inferior, or deceive you into thinking that my house always looks this way.
Clutter is distracting in photos.
It just is.
And if I posted pictures like this of my living room when revealing the finished arches, you would probably feel compelled to send me a gift card for a massage or give me an understanding hug.
(and you’d probably tell me how unsafe it is to have a Bumbo on a chair)
It’s like this…
You wouldn’t give a speech in front of thousands of people without putting makeup on, doing your hair, and dressing presentably, RIGHT?
If a fashion blogger took pictures of herself in her yoga pants and posted it on her blog everyday, do you think her readers would keep coming back? No! She dresses up super cute, accessories and all… and her readers dig her style and come back for more! They know she doesn’t wear knee-high suede boots, striped leggings, a ruffley shirt and an obnoxiously large scarf every hour of every day. She sleeps in a oversized Hello Kitty T-shirt just like you and me! (what? you don’t?)
I know that people come to our blog because… well I’m not really sure why. But because it could be considered a ‘DIY Blog’ or a ‘Shelter Blog’… it’s important that my house looks presentable.
(TOTALLY made the bed specifically for that pic)
With that being said… I’m proud to say that EVERY PROJECT we tackle is a project we would do ANYWAY. Blog or no blog.
I don’t ever think to myself… Hmmm, I should probably do something creative real quick so I’ll have something to blog about!
We just live our life.
And remembering to take pictures along the way.