Thursday, March 19, 2015

behind the scenes

I like to keep "it" real here on blog and I think I may have mentioned once or twice or a million times that Instagram is my favorite form of social media?! The sad thing for me is that I'm no photographer and my editing skills hardly exist (okay, they don't exist) but that doesn't stop me from posting a million pictures. Sometimes I am just dying as I post a picture while thinking, "if only they knew what was really going on behind the scenes of this photo..." and then I usually text a friend to check out that photo and tell them the real story behind it ;) I need someone to laugh at me, with me, ha ha! But then my genius blogging friend, Tawyna, started sharing a series of her Instagram vs Real life and I couldn't stop myself from playing along! So here's my behind the scenes on Instagram photos from my past!

Sometimes it just feels good to get outta my comfort zone and wear something a little more daring than my every day "mom" attire. Date night for the win, my friends! Thank you @hohshop for helping me look so snazzy for my man, we are lovin' these shoes (outfit will be posted on the blog soon!) #ootd #prettyinpink

Here's the deal, there was definitely no date night that night! I needed pictures for a collaboration but I never got ready for the day. After we put Mia down for the night, I threw on these pants and shoes and told Eric to only snap photos from the knees down... because up top I had a ratty, old blue shirt, no make up and air dried, frizzy gross hair. It doesn't get any more daring than that ;)

This is my ridiculously, awful "I was thiiiiiiiiiiis close to going to church today" #selfie. Eric was called in on an emergency, Mia had a blowout and then I discovered her fever and baby girl was sent to bed. I wish this had all transpired BEFORE I got ready... it's a shame to let the rare occasions I DO get ready go to waste #someoneteachmehowtotakeaselfie #isuckatthis

I wasn't kidding around with those hash tags... I suck at taking selfies! As in I literally spent ONE HOUR in my bedroom snapping photos, hiding messes and rearranging the mirror. In the end the picture still sucked but hey, after all that effort of getting ready AND trying to snap a selfie, I couldn't let that time go to a complete waste ;) Yes, I do realize how pathetic I am!

Oooooh this picture loving family of mine... How I love them so :) Happy 6 years indeed! Eric and I had a great time celebrating yesterday... without our picture "loving" monster #miagram #foreverfamily #happyweddinganniversary #keepingitreal

"6 years of marriage, Eric. You owe me! Just pick up your daughter and take the dang picture! And Mia, don't even get me started on what I had to go through to give you life..." Such a sweet photo to look back on during that point in our lives, HA!'

Mia tried undressing herself (for the first time) after nap time yesterday. Clearly she was NOT pleased with her result! #miagram #moreontheblog #icantstoplaughing

Occasionally Mia's misery makes my heart swell and I literally can't stop laughing. Does that make me a bad mom? In this case? I think not ;)


After discovering that every single photo we took of Mia and Santa was blurry, I did what any social media addicted mommy would do... and I stuck Mia (who was already traumatized) back on Santa's lap to get a clear photo. Eric definitely thinks this makes me a bad mom! I suppose that if Mia's still terrified of Santa by the time she's 16, I'll have to agree with him.

Typical family photo... Eric is ornery about taking a picture, I'm in the middle of threatening his life (or something) if he doesn't smile, and Mia is content as always... ha ha! #happyfamily  

No explanation needed here. This is what our "behind the scenes" looks like most of the time ;) Real life, ya'll! 
P.S. Baby Miaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Ah!

Two peas in a pod, ya'll. I love my people! #miagram #myloves #excusethemess #reallife

Then there are moments like these, where Eric slyly gets my attention to hurry and snap the perfect photo of our adoring daughter copying him.... and all the past times he fought me on pictures are forgotten :) amiright?!

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26 comments:

P!nky said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, this post is so awesome. I'm like you, I suck at taking selfies, too. It just takes forever and I hate all the pictures, haha.

The last one of Mia and Eric is so stinking cute!!!

Kelly Mock said...

OMG! That last picture! LOVE it!

LOVESTRONG said...

Haha Ok that was fun to hear the behind the scenes. It seriously is amazing how much effort goes into one picture to post!! At least at my house, I'm throwing toys, dirty clothes and whatever else behind the kitchen island. haha. Life with a toddler is awesome!

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Every selfie I have of a cute outfit is taken in front of a dirty mirror... you would think I would clean that stupid mirror someday! #selfiefail

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

lol love this post!!

BLovedBoston said...

Oh my gosh the picture of mia undressing herself is just too funny! P.S. what you were going to wear to church was amazing - you look gorgeous! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Love these!! Mia is so adorable- love her copying daddy!!

I love those shoes and those pants!!

Tawnya Faust said...

LOVE it!! Haha especially the first one, it made me laugh out loud. I'm not above taking photo's of my feet when I'm a hot mess on top ;)

Thanks for giving a shout out to my blog! XO

tina bumblebee said...

Bahahaha people always ask how I get Lyla to smile and pose cute in so many photos and I'm like noooo I follow her around for 2 hours annoying her with my camera and after about 800 photos 20 of them come out good. Behind the scenes I'm running, laying on the ground, and promising her candy/treats if she just smiles one time. HAH.

Brittany said...

This is such a great idea for a post! I'll have to go through my Instagram and see if there are any good/funny stories behind the pictures. You're not a bad mom for getting that clear picture of Mia and Santa. I'd do the same thing! It makes you a true blogger who wants to document everything. ;)

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

OK a few things.. 1. Those bright pink skinny jeans are gorgeous!! 2. Love that purple dress, you look beautiful! 3. That picture of Mia undressing herself is hilarious. 3. That last picture is my favorite. Absolutely adorable!!

Kristin DiCristofano said...

Okay this is the greatest! I also suck at taking selfies... Horribly...

meandmr.com said...

I love these pictures!!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Brooke said...

hahaha I absolutely adore the family photos in this post. And that dress!!!! GORGEOUS!
xoxo
Brooke|LookBrooke

Hall Around Texas said...

Haha! I love these kinds of posts. I sometimes think "I wonder what was really going on here" when I scroll through Insta. Especially on those pictures where they post no caption! Love this.

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Hahaha I love this! And no, you are not a bad mother for laughing at Mia's misery! I mean, sometimes you just have to laugh! But yes, if she still has issues at 16 thennnn maybe you can feel bad about it ;)

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Jenn said...

Oh I think we have ALL been there when we take a selfie (or some of the other photos that go on Instagram). For my post yesterday with the glasses, it took me forever to get one with the right angle where the glasses didnt look ridiculous (for some reason when I'm taking a selfie they just looked massive when theyre really not in person). I totally get it!
Love that you shared your behind the scenes moments with us :)

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Ha, my favorite is the santa one, we have ALL done that, girl! Too funny!!!!! ;)

ashleynicole @ [real life, real love] said...

Haha what a fun post :) I was wondering . . . why do you always put your CB right on Mia? Is there a reason? Just curious :)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

haha yessss I love these stories!!

hello erin said...

I died reading this. Because HELLO TRUTH. A lot
More goes into pictures than meets the eye ;) but this just makes
Me love you more!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

I love this!!! I wish I could do one of these posts but I seriously just snap and upload. Seriously NO editing done, no nothing lol. Girl, you and I are in the same boat! I have no editing skills (nor any patience to edit or learn to edit) so I just post and know that they won't be gorgeous. I wish everyone would do one of these posts because I love it when people keep it real. Love ya girl!

Mandie said...

Tee hee! I love the "quick" selfie pic. Too funny! :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

these are all fabulous! I should definitely do this more often as well! And I love the pictures of Mia undressing herself...Elyse manages to get hung a lot too! I think I'll be dressing her until she's 15!

Sara Elizabeth said...

These pics all crack me up... but the last one makes my happy heart burst!

J and A said...

Love this for sure! You are awesome!!

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