Here’s the “skinny” on Skinny Saturday in a nutshell…
I’ve gained (kind of a lot) of weight.
I’m workin’ on it.
My foot still hurts. So I put it in a boot.
I’m really tired. Sort of all the time.
But I really am workin’ on it. Promise.
Behind the Instagram
I’m not sure where the motivation for this new series has come from, but I’ve decided to add something new into my weekend rotation of posts. I’ve been trying to settle into an every-other-weekend routine with Skinny Saturday. And I thought it would be neat to fill in the other Saturdays with some behind-the-scenes action from my life using my Instagram photos from the week!
It occurred to me that my Instagram stream is sometimes misleading. Because sometimes the house looks way cleaner than it is; oftentimes Emma looks way better behaved than she’s really being; and, no matter how you cut it, there’s no fitting the whole picture into a 2-inch square.
Sometimes what’s behind the Instagram is funny and happy. Sometimes it’s a little sad. Regardless, real life is happening behind the pictures. And part of what I love about Skinny Saturday is sharing my real life with you– and that’s exactly what I want to bring to this new series…
This is my sister, Addy. I’ve mentioned a time or two on Instagram that she’s come to spend some time with us, and that we’re having a blast. While that’s true, there’s more to that story. The rest of the truth is that my first book deadline is coming up in a couple of weeks, and the pressure of the deadline has literally driven me to the point of no less than 3 ridiculous, emotional episodes in less than a week. I begged and bribed her to come take over my house and child for me so I could lock myself away in the library and work on the book. And bless her heart: she’s been finger painting, pb&j making, and running around with that crazy 3-year old until she’s plumb near worn out herself. I have no idea what I would have done without Aunt Addy this week.
I’ve been wanting to review an Epiphanie Camera & Laptop bag for about 3 years now (basically since the beginning of blog time for me). But I’ve always been too “small potatoes” to actually be able to offer any decent advertising exposure to the company. Welp. I asked for it again. This time they said yes! And I’ve been squealing and dancing on the inside every time I look at this gorgeous pink bag of mine. (Review forthcoming!) But I’m working really hard to just “be cool” on Instagram ;)
I labeled this post: “Brain Food… I hope!” I should have labeled it: I’ve-been-procrastinating-working-on-the-book-for-6-hours, I’m-hoping-these-cherries-wake-me-up! Oh, and kill-me-now.
I totally posed for this picture. I noticed I was having a cute moment with my daughter and hoped my husband would pull out his phone and snap a shot. So I held her perfectly still and held a smile for about 20 seconds, hoping he’d get the picture so I could Instagram it. Wish granted :)
I decided this pie needed more chocolate chip cookies. So in an effort to be lazy… I tried microwaving some frozen cookie dough I had on hand. Instead, I burned them to bits and filled our little house with tons of smoke at 11:30pm! It smelled for 2 days and I had to ditch the chocolate chip cookies altogether! Although, it worked out in the end.
So…. that’s me. And us.
And our not-so-glamorous real life of mayhem, burnt microwaved cookies, and frequent sob-sessions over my book deadline… all behind the Instagrams. :)