Monday, May 2, 2016

April leftovers.

So I haven't been blogging much...but I have been taking more pictures! Mostly OF FOOD though, hahaha! I'm sorry. I really do need to focus more over here (instead of FACEBOOK, WHAT?!) but to be honest, I'm having mixed feelings about blogging lately. I still love to write about my life and read about other peoples lives, but when I scroll through my feed and it's all people making up stories about products they were paid to talk about...that's starting to bother me. The fakeness of it all. I never cared for that from the beginning and chances are if I read your blog it's because you're a REAL PERSON and you don't do that, but lately I guess I'm just having a hard time understanding what blogging is all about. What's the point almost? Where's it going? WHO the hell is it helping? I don't know if that makes sense, but that's kind of where my head's at right now. I don't plan on going away, I just am trying to decide how to use this place best and what I want to use it to talk about. (And how to NOT waste my time scrolling through a blog post of someone pretending to put on makeup. Who ALREADY has on makeup?! See what I mean. What's the point?)

ANYWAYS, though. Just thought I'd explain why I've been a little MIA over here. To anyone who is wondering, which is no one, but hey...makes me feel better at least. So moving on, here's what's leftover on my camera roll from April.


I might not loove it here, but I do find the South charming. I'd love a front porch and a few of these someday. 


And downtown (or "uptown") Charlotte is SO CUTE! I take the baby I nanny for long walks around their neighborhood and all the houses are just adorable! I try not to be too creepy taking pictures of peoples houses, but I can't help it. This one had a bright yellow front door! (A very pretty women did drive by in a very nice Mercedes and catch me mid-snap lol, oh well.)


And while I'm talking about the South...I have a confession. I've started saying ya'll. It started by texting, or just typing it. And then it started coming out of my mouth. Not a ton. Not even every day, but it's in my vocabulary now. We've been here too long. (Not "here" here, but a combination of the "ya'll" states too long.) 


And now onto the food...because food is my life right now. It never not was before...but I feel like it really is now. This is one of my favorite, favorite snacks right now. Half (or a whole, but this was right before I worked out) a whole wheat tortilla with almond butter, banana and cinnamon. It's like a little breakfast pizza.


And this is a big deal, I put my big girl pants on and learned how to grill!! Why does it seem like such an intimidating thing? I don't know, but I've never done it by myself before. If Johns not around, I usually don't even think about it. But I went out there TWICE now and grilled up some dinner. It's not so scary after all. And it makes food taste 1,000,000 times better.


John had to go to Chicago (always it feels like) earlier this month and I just love getting these pictures in the mornings. If you didn't know, this is our thing when we're not together. We always send each other a morning selfie! Not sharing mine because it was literally a MORNING selfie, lol. 


And here's one of Teddy, because he's the other part of my life. It's basically a triangle of John, Ted and food, lol. We still talk every single day about how glad we are that we got Ted. And every single night, we lay in bed and laugh at him. He still acts like such a puppy. (I kind of hope he always does.) Just last night John was like, "he sleeps with us like we're his litter mates still" haha. It's true. He has to be touching us in some way. This was on the way back from our hiking trip. He has the upper part of his body resting on the center console so he could be right in-between us, and has his legs spread out like this resting on the back seat. 


Annd one more food picture. Because I feel like this would have made a great Instagram. I actually used it in my "clean eating group," so it's not really a leftover picture. But it should be recycled. Also, I just love breakfast. Like, a lot. 

And that's all ya'll. (I have a hard time knowing when a "ya'll" makes sense? Does that make sense? I like the rhyme of it.) Happy Monday and happy May!! 

xx

19 comments:

  1. Girl I take pictures of people's front doors here in Boston because they are so pretty - so I don't think it's creepy! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Oh my gosh one of our dogs tries to do what Ted's doing with the center console thing, but she will try to like LEAP into the front, so whoever isn't driving has the task of holding/pushing her back. Sometimes it is an insane arm workout, it just depends on how crazy she is that day hahaha. I wish she would just lay on the console like that instead!

    Also I have to say your Snapchats with John's face on everyone had me literally laughing out loud. I always feel weird about Snapchat because I don't use it very much and I'm like BUT I CAN'T COMMENT AND TELL SOMEONE HOW GOOD THIS IS so I had to remember to comment it here hahaha.

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    1. hahahhaha I got a lot of good responses from that one. I just wish I knew more people to put his face on. I put it my own quite a bit...but I haven't posted any of those lol.

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  3. I'm with you on blogs. I subscribe to a lot of blogs and I tend to scroll over them because they're so rigid and I hate reviews. If you really love a product, talk about it. I do (/did, because I don't really now I guess) but I've never been paid. I like the blogs that are about people's real lives. And the worst is when people who talk about their lives never talk about real stuff and then write a stupid post like, "I like to keep it positive but I'm a real person too. We fight too." Like, what? That's the depth you use to show you're a "real" person too? I don't really want a blog to help people either. I just want a blog so I can talk about my life. It's like free therapy. If people read it and are inspired (which I can't see happening because I'm not very inspiring) then great... But I'm not about to try and blog for money. I love all the random pictures! If I did that, it would be all Jackson or my cats (/cat, since one died- I need to get used to saying cat singular).

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    1. "FREE THERAPY!!!!" That is the best thing I've ever heard. That's exactly why I do this haha. And YES YOU ARE INSPIRING!! I thought your posts on Motherhood were some of the most honest thing's I've ever read. I find that very cool that you could be open about that. Um, by the way seriously all the recent pictures of Jackson on your instagram ARE SO FRICKING CUTE!! He's not like such a baby baby anymore, he's growing up already!!

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  4. All I have to say is a whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter, banana, cinnamon (and I use honey too) is the BEST THING EVER. I wrap it up and take it to work and by lunch time it all melds together. OMG soooo gooddd!

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    1. Lol whhhhhat! Such a good idea! I should make one and just let it sit out so that happens haha.

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  5. I've been seeing a lot of blogs where every single post is something that was given to them or some type of sponsored post. Some of my favorites are slowly turning into that. I use affiliate links in some of my posts but that's about it. I like reading blogs that talk about real life too! I wish I could write more real life things or issues but I'm so paranoid about someone finding it (like if I talk about how awful my job is or something). I wish it was acceptable to say y'all here, haha. I would totally use it all the time! I want a grill SO bad! I agree, food tastes so much better when it's grilled!

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    1. Oh the affiliates do not bother me at all, I'd love to make a few cents here or there lol! It's these dumb posts where everyday it's telling us about something we HAVE TO HAVE OR ELSE WE WILL DIE! Like, no. I don't know why it's just starting to really bug me lately. I just want to talk about life!! But I hear you on that. The only reason I can talk about a lot of the things I talk about, or feel free to really talk about whatever is because there's no one I'm hiding anything from anymore. Sometimes I worry the family I work for might stumble on here, but really, I'm not like posting pictures of their kids or even talking about them (maybe here or there, but not enough to matter) so who cares. Of course I wouldn't say like, "ugh I didn't want to work this week" or things like that...even though it's true sometimes lol.

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  6. YES to the first paragraph!! I can handle some sponsored posts, I expect some. But when a whole blog is just sponsored posts, it's hard to stay a reader, ya know? So yeah, and yay! I'm glad you still read my blog and think I have a real life!! haha I mean, I do, and I try to be as real as I can, but you know what I mean. ANYWAYS I love that Ted HAS to be touching you guys always hahah that is too cute and melts my heart because he loves you so much!! I keep taking mental notes of your food because it all looks/ sounds so good!! And the grill!! i've never grilled, also intimidated over here. But those hot dogs are literally making my mouth water right now.

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    1. And I love when they post like 100 pictures and then at the bottom of the post just say like three lines. Like, really?!!? I don't have time to WRITE on your BLOG?! It drives me nuts. You are the perfect example of actually taking the time to do it right though, like when you did that airbrush thing, you made a video (time consuming) and you wrote about it, AND you used it for real! With no makeup on first! This girl I'm talking about had full makeup on and was like putting a brush to her face and just smiling..like come on. I don't know why but it just makes me mad. Get a real life lol. Ah, anyways. Food is good. Lol.

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  7. lol i text or write y'all but i won't say it - it sounds different coming out of my mouth with my accent lol. i suck at real grilling, but i do my george foreman and i love it!
    i agree kind of about what you said about blogging. i think i've been at this properly for over 2 years and i have weeded out the fake people that i didn't even know or care about. some of the bloggers i follow, or my friends as i call them, get free stuff and i am happy to read about it because i trust them that they won't lie to me, you know? but just a blogger i don't know very well or a new one talking about dishwashing detergent or something.. like no. stop. but then at the end of the day, we all gotta do what we want to do, and i'm gonna keep doing what i want, and i hope you keep doing what you want.

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    1. Hahaha I bet it sounds interesting! I love hearing you talk on snapchat. I bet that gets super annoying people saying that, but I just knew you were australian forever but finally you spoke and I was like, "YES she definitely is" haha. People tell me I have an accent though all the time, so me saying ya'll probably sounds odd lol. Yeah, I don't mind when people genuinely get something for free and they admit that and talk about it honestly, I think that's cool, but I just can't with everyone else. I feel like this has become commercial's almost..like, "here's a product, now make up a story line about it!" I find it so dumb. I also follow a lot of those kind of bloggers because when I first started I thought that's all there was. It took me a while to find the hidden gems ;)

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  8. The homes in Charlotte are beautiful!! I love driving down the wide streets and picking out my favorites!

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  9. Very nice life, and i want to have life just like this

    Akilina www.missydress.se

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  10. I share your enthusiasm for taking photos of people's houses. I just feel like 1. I need inspiration for when I buy a house one day and 2. they are just so dang pretty! I need more photos of Ted in my life :)

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