As much as I absolutely love Pintrest and have benefitted from it in so many ways--recipes, home inspiration, style encouragement and inspiration, toddler activities, etc.--I also get fed up with pumpkin explosion every fall and the obsession with perfection.
We are all too familiar with the label "Pintrest Mom" at this point, and have most likely read various blog posts regarding the perfection obsessed, best-at-everything Pintrest Mom.
I really truly try to use Pintrest as what it was originally meant to be...an online Pinboard. I repin some things, yes, because I have friends with awesome fashion sense or who have a knack for finding the most delicious recipes, but I try to keep it as a space where I can "find that thing that I saw on the internet that one time and really liked."
My temptation isn't so much that I be perfect at everything, like the Pintrest Mom (because, who am I kidding?!), but that my blog is beautiful, and when I post photos of my home they are clean and, hopefully, beautiful also. This goes for instagram to an extent as well, though for some reason it's easier to be "real" on instagram.
That's it for my mini rant. I've been asked many times for photos of my house...and I've been waiting for everything to be "perfect." Honestly, that takes time, and I'm pregnant with a toddler and freely admit I am not superwoman.
So, you want to see some photos? These are our real life photos. They show a home where a toddler obviously lives, a home where the mother doesn't make the beds right away (...if at all some days), and a home that is still being moved into and created. But we love it, God has provided us with a lovely house in a lovely English town, and I am so grateful for this adventure.
And yes, I definitely do wear sweats, have dirty laundry, and I promise you, my stomach is definitely bigger than it looks in this photo (25w2d). Happy Friday friends :)