Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This is real life folks!

(This is me in the morning with no make up and wet hair!)

Hey friends! I thought I would start sharing a little bit more of my real life here. I try to be transparent in what I write, but there's just some stuff that never makes it to the "publish" button...you know what I'm talking about...the stuff that is the complete opposite of glamorous. I got to thinking that it might be fun to have some confessions of sorts about real life stuff. It might be about that day, that week or just life in general. I thought I'd include a very "real" photo as well. Maybe it will become a weekly thing!

1. We have chocolate milk every single night. I feel incomplete without it.

2. I am a neat freak, not to be confused with a clean freak. I have been known to shove papers behind a pillow...just so I don't have to see the mess. If I don't see it, then it's ok. Haha. I am an odd soul.

3. I'm a horrible driver. Ok, I'm really not horrible. I'm just not observant when I'm upset or very distracted. When that is the case, I make mistakes...aka accidents happen.

4. I used to go to bed by 10 pm every night and get up by 6 am, until I met my husband. He turned me into a night owl. I blame him for my urge to sleep in.

5. I dress up way more than I dress down. Yes, that means I sometimes wear dresses when I'm working in my office...by myself. Ha!

6. My 9 month clothes fast ends in 15 days. Yes, I am counting. I might be just a little bit excited about it.

7. I recently found leftovers that had been in our fridge since the Ice Age. Seriously, I couldn't remember when we ate whatever it was!

8. My brother is getting married this weekend and I am secretly not ok with it. I love that he's getting married to this AMAZING girl, but I don't like that we are all growing up! :(




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38 comments:

a girl with a smile said...

I like 'real' on you! I couldn't even tell you didn't have makeup on. You look as pretty as usual.

I'm still laughing about your driving skills!!! Hahaha

Emmy said...

Ha! I'm the same way with messes. If I can't see it... then it doesn't exisit.

Mckenzie Jean Lund said...

chocolate milk every night sounds like a fantastic tradition...I might just have to start it : )

Olivia Grace said...

You look beautiful!!! And I think it's amazing that you did the clothing fast, what an awesome cleanse for your soul!!

Sarah Kate said...

You're beautiful - with or without makeup! And I'm the same way about cleaning. I hardly ever vacuum or dust, but I can't stand seeing clutter. It drives me crazy!

Cassie said...

You are so beautiful, even without makeup! Chocolate milk is the best & I think I am in between a neat freak and a clean freak I think, hehe.

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

I like this! You're gorgeous without any makeup!!!

Autumn said...

I dress up a lot apparently too. I figured this out the other day when someone asked me "where ya going?" haha :)

Kaylee said...

This was cute! And I am totally with you on the neat freak - if I don't SEE it, then it's neat, ha ha!

Purposely at Home said...

awww! i love this! i know, tell me about it. getting old and growing up isn't fun...and yet it is....i have 8 more months till my bro gets married...sigh....it's still very exciting though! ;D

Elle said...

I love this new idea of sharing information! You still look gorgeous sans makeup :) And I am the same type of neat freak as you!

Stephanie said...

Haha! I love these...I have to tell you, my brother just had a baby (my youngest brother) and I'm not ok with it. I love him, I adore his wife, and that baby is delicious. I'm just not sure how my BABY brother had a BABY. : )

Lisa @ MMT said...

Seriously? That's what you look like with NO make up!? Life's not fair haha, aka you are gorgeous! Wish I looked that good without make up and wet hair..just saying..

This is a cute post. I like the idea of real post! And don't worry I am a horrible driver too. For some reason I get major anxiety when I drive :/

Breanne said...

"7. I recently found leftovers that had been in our fridge since the Ice Age. Seriously, I couldn't remember when we ate whatever it was!"

story of my life. This morning Kendall opened the fridge and said. "seriously Breanne, it smells like something died in the fridge." I should probably go find those leftovers...

And you look beautiful!

Carly Anne said...

No makeup? For real? Could have fooled me, girl!

Heather said...

No makeup, seriously!?! You look as stunning as ever!

I am a bad driver, too! hehe!

Anonymous said...

You got the "stack and hide" method of cleaning from your Mom! That is what she taught me!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing Jen! I love to have chocolate milk for dinner every night too, but I just found out I can only have chocolate every once in a while. :( I guess I will have to start having more grownup beverages! :)

Beka said...

You look gorgeous! :) Serious! Love your warm and Godly spirit and thankful that God brought our blogs together! :D

Jazlyn said...

I can completely relate to the chocolate milk obsession, it is one of my pregnancy cravings!

kimberly said...

You are so beautiful even without any makeup! I am also a very bad driver (for me, it's just in general...haha!). Mm, and chocolate milk every evening sounds divine!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Girl, I think you're more beautiful without makeup. I meant that the right way...take that the right way, ok?!

I liked this little confessional you did. I say more. :) Its ok to show a little bit of the not so glamorous side. We still all love you. ;)
Yay for your countdown!!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

I'm a total neat freak and a procrastinator combined so I know what you mean about hiding something, just so it looks clean! Thanks for sharing some things about you!

p.s. night owls rule :)

Bon Bon said...

Chocolate milk is a main staple in my life! I like you:-) xoxo

Erin said...

That's you WITHOUT makeup?! Dang girl! You are so naturally beautiful!! Ha ha ha I love to hide stuff in order for my place to look neat and tidy! It was hard to watch my brother get married too...I just realized how long I have been out of high school...it freaked me out!!

Bethany G said...

I love this idea! And oh my goodness... congrats on almost completing your clothes fast!! So impressive, girl!
Also, hope you have a blast at the wedding!!! I love weddings :)

Olivia Joy said...

Ahhhh, transparency. Love ittttt! And Jen, you look as gorgeous without make up as with. Seriously. And ditto on the driving.. ME TOO! ;)

gina said...

I LOVE this, I want to get to know you, thank you for sharing! My daughter would fit right in having choc milk every night, she loves it too!
So so fun getting to know you, and you are beautiful with or without make up!

Jeanine (Wayfaring Girl) said...

A few thoughts...

Chocolate milk and hot chocolate equals a necessary soothing destressor.

I too love not needing an excuse to dress up. Totally fun.

I love that you are a "neat freak" and not a "clean freak".

And that I'm not the only one who has not so small colonies of unrecognizable organisms growing in the back of my fridge. hehe

Jeanine :))

Kendra said...

Is your clothes fast what I really think it is? 9 months without buying anything? If so, hats of to you! Just found your blog. Love it!

Annie said...

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate milk. i drink it all the time!

Allie said...

You look just as beautiful!!

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Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

This was fun. What? You went on a clothes fast? Doing that you have certainly managed to look fabulous. I think I've been on a unintentional one for a few years now. Yikes!

Hope you had a fun day at the wedding!

Kristen said...

I love this post! Your chocolate milk comment made me smile!

LeeLee said...

This is such a sweet post.

meme-and-he said...

I can't believe you don't have makeup on! You are gorgeous no matter what :)

Courtney B said...

You are STUNNING!! Can I look like you... please?
We are the couple that goes to bed between 9-10 each night and get up between 5:30-6 each morning. I wish we stayed up late and slept in though :)
And chocolate milk every night is a genius idea!

Anonymous said...

Oh your gorgeous without makeup! Sometimes natural is best :)

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