Well, hi…and welcome!
ooph. I had a hard time with this first post.
I dreamt up this big plan to kick-off this new blog of mine with pretty lifestyle-type pictures of our house and family. Naturally, all of us would be coordinately dressed (but in a cool way, not a matchy matchy way)…and my outfit would totally be on point – giving off that “cool mom” vibe. We’d all be smiling and laughing…totally enjoying our time together in our beautiful (and clean) home. I mean, duh.
…but then I realized, ummm. Hello. That’s not my reality. I have three kids, our house is a mess, our home is far from “finished” and…I’m tired.
I then got frustrated and felt completely defeated, because I couldn’t figure out how I could possibly manage to make this blog everything I wanted it to be and more. My best wasn’t good enough. The more I stressed over it, the more I realized…what the F am I doing? If I’m staging my life for a blog post, it would be gaining followers under false pretenses – like, Hey! Here’s my dreamy life complete with a perfect home, full of beautiful things, and we are ALWAAAAAYS HAPPYYYYYYY. That is just so far from the truth.
While our life is incredibly beautiful, it’s not the Pinterest-worthy type. It’s just not and I’d be setting this blog up for failure right off the bat, if I pretended it was anything other than it is. It would not be a true reflection of who I am or my current circumstance in life. Not to mention, I would burn out so quickly (and so would my family, probably) if I was trying to keep up with the impossible standard I set for myself.
JUST BE REAL, Cams…Be real? How?
…and then it just hit me. We were all winding down together on the couch this past Sunday evening and I just grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures of our home. I didn’t clean, I didn’t rush to style a space just for the photos, and I didn’t make sure that I had perfect lighting. I captured these moments just. as. they. were. I cringed a little, as I looked at the toys strewn all around, the mountains of clothes that somehow to inhabit every room, and dishes that constantly seem to be in the sink. But, as I clicked I felt my body relax. aaaaaa. It felt natural. It was easy. This was real.
So. Get your pinning finger ready, because here it is…our first official home tour.
That’s our home.
Welcome to Cams & Co.
…aaand now that I’ve set the standard really low, it should be easy to wow you with whatever I manage to get done. Perfect. 😉