Tuesday, March 4, 2014
5 Little Confessions Link Up Party
We've all seen the posts going around blogland and social media about being honest and keeping things real. bloggers often get accused of posting only the parts of our lives we want to show off. We know we all have those less than bloggable moments in life. As readers, we all love reading those posts, but as writers we sometimes avoid spilling the dirt. In the spirit of keeping things real, we bring you 5 little confessions. Did you go 5 days without washing your hair? Did your clean laundry sit on your floor until it was time to wash again? Did you spend all weekend keeping up with the kardashians? Did you eat cake for breakfast? Dig up a few of your secrets and link up below.
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5 Little Confessions from Carrie:
Autumn loves art and crafts and is always bringing home art papers from school. I use an app on my phone called Artkive (click HERE to read more) to take photos of Nathan and Autumn's artwork (the good stuff) and then I will print out a book at the end of the year of their artwork for that grade. Well, I will be honest, I throw away 80% of the artwork that Autumn brings home... it is just A LOT and some of it is just crayon sketches or watercolor on a white piece of paper. Nothing fantastic or Picasso worthy, BUT... the other day she found some of HER artwork in the recycle bin that I keep under the sink. She was SO upset and hurt! She asked me why I had her artwork she made for me in the trash! Ughhhhh. Mommy guilt. She took it out and put it back on the table... and, well. I now throw her artwork out in the recycle bin in the garage where there is no way she will see it. I know, I know... this is artwork that she made for ME, but I am just not a pack rat and I do take photos of it to archive it electronically... and, I do have a plastic bin that I keep the really good pieces in. But, I still feel guilty. Do you throw away most of your child's artwork from school? I think I just feel bad that she caught me, I did explain to her that I take a photo of it... but, she is 5, so that wasn't good enough for her. ;)
I have heard from several people that they are giving up social media for Lent. I thought about it, but I just can't... which, shows how addicted I am to it. Ugh. So, now I am still trying to decide what to give up for Lent. Maybe Wine??? North Star Fudge Pops? I hope I can make up my mind soon... this is going to sound bad, but usually I can't make up my mind on what to give up, so I don't. Ugh. I hate being such an indecisive person. I am excited to attend the Ash Wednesday service with Nathan tomorrow at his school, I love that I can sit with Nathan and his class and that they are having the service during the school day. I'll be bringing Autumn along, too!
I've never been a bridesmaid. Am I the only one?! Brian has been best man several times and I tell him... I've never even been a bridesmaid. What does this say about me? My only sibling, my older brother was eloped. However, I still have a lot of single friends... SO, maybe I still have hope for the future. ;) It is just weird to be in my thirties and to have never been asked... :( Oh, and don't worry... I don't lose sleep over this, but it is something I think about from time to time. ;)
I can never drink the last little bit of liquid in my drinks, UNLESS of course it is alcohol. I know... strange. This started back when I was a child and my Dad told me there was 'bugs' on the bottom of drinks... I am not sure what he was referring to, maybe back wash? I've never asked :) Brian teases me about it all of the time. But, what is even funnier is now my son cannot drink the bottom of his drink. Is it because of me? Did my Dad (his Grandpa) say something to him about the 'bugs'? Oh gosh, I just don't know! LOL!
And, another confession... When I did work at my last corporate gig (a little over a week ago)... I was there almost 11 years and not once did I get promoted. I did get raises, but never a promotion. I felt the same people got promoted, over and over... I think I've learned a lot, but I think in life you really can't expect things to fall in your lap... you have to be aggressive, you have to ask for things... I am not normally an aggressive person, but when I reflect back I do wish I could have made better/different choices. You can't be afraid to do what makes you happy or to keep trying, even if it means exploring new realms. It may not be what you thought you were intended to do or it may be outside the typical box that you see yourself fitting into. Two years ago, I would never have thought I'd leave my day job to stay at home with the kids, but it has worked out wonderfully for us and I am so much happier. The break from Corporate-ville has been refreshing for me. It was what I wanted, deep down, but I was afraid to admit or ask for it for so long. You never know what is in store for your life, but God has a plan for all of us. :) I am now thinking about starting a little side business, too and I am excited to have the opportunity to do this! Yay for new chapters in life! (clink!)
Please link up, I would love to hear your confessions!