Friday, March 28, 2014

Embrace your crazy.

Rules of blogging? Never take a bad picture, don't show how horribly unclean your house is, and always make things seem better than they truly are.

You know what we say? Break the rules, break 'em all.
Be you, show off that messy apartment, and take ridiculous pictures for the world to see.

After our day date at the salon, Erin and I were taking actual head shots for our "professional profiles"....

and things got a little out of hand, and instead of deleting them all, we decided to embrace the crazy!

Blogging is hard to do, sometimes. We (especially as women) tend to belittle ourselves, and compare ourselves to every other woman out there...
"but she has a better house than me..."
"but her hair is longer than mine..."
"she's so crafty, she's so pretty...."
"and that body!? How does she find the time to stay so fit?!"

Guess what? Girlfriend isn't perfect either. That same blogger, friend, or co-worker that you find yourself comparing yourself too, she's got issues of her own. She's got insecurities of her own. Guess what? She might even compare herself to YOU.

One of my favorite quotes is; "don't compare your diary, to someone else's high light reel"

Erin and I want this to serve as a reminder that not every picture is perfect...not every apartment is decked out in Anthropologie, and not every marriage is as perfect as social media makes it seem. We live life, and keep it real. We're silly, we make ugly faces, and our lives are not perfect, but we're going with it. We invite you to show us your crazy, too. Come on...don't leave us looking like the only ones ;)

How about we take this weekend to uplift each other? I encourage you to let go of your insecurities, and love those crazy pictures of yourself, show em off... give yourself a good laugh :)
Happy Friday!

21 comments:

  1. Love both of your posts today! You're absolutely right. Sometimes I look around my house that never seems to be clean even when I DO clean it, and feel like a failure...but then I remember it's not spotless (or let's be real, even close to clean) because I'm busy living my life! It's definitely important to take a step back sometimes. Have a great weekend! :)

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  2. Hahaha love the pictures here. Maybe there ought to be a blogger ridiculous face linkup! I was working on a cupcake recipe that I posted a few weeks ago (Crème Brulee cupcakes, yum!) and as I was trying to make my display of ingredients not look like a disaster, I embraced the disaster. And I posted the disaster picture. Right there for everyone to see.

    Seriously, I blog in large part to document my life as it is. I try to put my best foot forward (because after all, I'm putting myself out there for the entire world to see and judge), but my life is messy!

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  3. First, I love you two! Second, I need to come back and hang out ASAP! I feel like our weekend was full of this between the Katy Perry dance party, girl talk in our PJs and those funny photobooth pictures! :) Can't wait to do it again!!!

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  4. I love this post and I love your pictures! I know some of my favorite posts on blogs are when the people writing them show you that they are human also.

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    1. Life isn't always as perfect as blogging makes it seem - so I'm happy to hear you say that :) its okay to "embrace the mess!"

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  5. I think I need to reread this post with Pharrell's "Happy" playing in the background. Love love love this attitude and outlook on life! Let's all be cray.

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  6. Speaking of being jealous of others... can I show your haircut to my stylist??? This is the length I always go for & can never seem to get. I love it!

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    1. Of COURSE! You're so sweet!! I'm actually loving this length right now!! Long enough to pull back, but short enough to still be sassy ;)

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  7. Love our messy lives together!! MUAH! :)

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  8. This post came at the perfect moment for me! Thank you so much Kayla! I have been comparing myself all week to 2 friends of mine that we are going on vacation with this summer. Both are a little taller than me, super skinny, in shape, and appear to have it all together. I have been down all week thinking how am I supposed to get out on the beach with them? I don't have the cute clothes like them! Etc, etc. etc. Really, thank you for this!

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  9. Love you girls! I love breaking all of the blogging rules, Rebel I am :)

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  10. Ya'll are the cutest and silliest. Seriously, no one is perfect! I like when people show the mess and the outtakes. The ones of kids crying are the best. Is that mean?! haha Now I need to go find some outtakes to post!

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  11. But see....even your silly pictures are ADORABLE!! But I really do love this post. It's so true....every one has their issues of their own, and everyone puts their best face on when it comes to their blog!

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  12. Such a fun post, you have a such a fun feel to your blog post, I look forward to more...
    xo-Brittney
    The Divine Diabetic

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  13. Love this. Love you both. Great reminders. Those are the blogs I like to read, the ones that keep it real. :)

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  14. I love this post! It's such a good reminder. I was never one to get too caught up in social media envy and comparisons until I started blogging. It's really tough to resist being sucked in... That quote is fantastic. Also, for the record, your silly faces are still extremely cute!

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  15. Um, your shirt is so cute! I wasn't even looking at your crazy faces. Just your shirt. I WANT.

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  16. You freakin rock! This post is perfect. So glad someone has the guts to call it and put it out there. And that quote is great!

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  17. Love. This. Post. You two are awesome.

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  18. YES. This post just made my day. I'm sorry but with a toddler, two dogs, a husband and working 40 hours a week I don't have the time to have a spotless house when I've got dinner to make and laundry to do. Hellllo to embracing the mess and crazy! You two always make me smile so freakin' big!

    Also, can we just talk about your blouse for a sec? Because I've been swooning over it since you posted it on IG.

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  19. You're always so uplifting! Thanks for this reminder...I definitely needed it tonight!! :)

    Tiffany

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