It’s amazing how much has changed over the years as social media has gotten so popular. While there are some really good benefits of all of the social media sites, there are some drawbacks too, especially when it comes to sharing pictures. It’s so easy just to share the edited, good parts of life. So much so that people spend time ‘staging’ pictures: using filters, editing etc. We share the good parts of our lives, but what about the bad, not so pretty moments?

Because of this, I had a desire to create #LetsBeRealTogether. The idea and hope behind this movement is that we share the real moments of our day. Unedited. Unfiltered. Raw. Vulnerable. Real life.

I never want to anyone to think that my life is perfect. It’s far from it. It’s hard. I have bad days. I struggle. Our house is often a mess. I go out in public looking like a mess. The list could go on all day long. And while I get why no one chooses to share these moments (because really, I don’t want or desire to see someones messy life) sometimes it’s nice to set pride aside and share the humble, not so pretty photos as a reminder that we are all human and none of us are perfect.

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday to be real using #LetsBeRealTogether! While I’m sharing on instagram please feel free to use any outlet to share your real moments!


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  • Elena
    Posted at 08:15h, 22 June Reply

    Yes!!! Love this so much!

  • Tiffany | A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 10:51h, 22 June Reply

    I’ve been forgetting this since during the week I usually don’t get on IG until the evenings, but will try to remember this week. Such a great idea Caroline!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:55h, 22 June Reply

    I always love seeing everyone’s posts 🙂

  • Jessi
    Posted at 11:24h, 22 June Reply

    I have forgotten to do this a few times but boy was it fun when I remembered!! I love everyone’s posts!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 12:26h, 22 June Reply

    I love these posts. Seriously some of my favorites!

  • Lauren English
    Posted at 14:19h, 22 June Reply

    I love this idea! So much of my heart in starting a blog is based on this…I want it to be a place where we can be honest about the fact that we all struggle and that is okay. Excited to take part in this! 🙂

  • Amber
    Posted at 16:51h, 22 June Reply

    I think I am going to do this tomorrow!!

  • McCall
    Posted at 16:59h, 22 June Reply

    Such a great idea!

  • Christine
    Posted at 17:18h, 22 June Reply

    This is such a good idea. I love this. I wanted to do a future blog post on something about this. We all make our homes and blogging lives look so perfect at times. Thanks for sharing this idea. I hope work doesn’t get in the way of joining you all tomorrow.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 17:33h, 22 June Reply

    Thanks for being real, Caroline. 🙂

  • Jody @easypeasymom
    Posted at 17:33h, 22 June Reply

    Love this idea! I am definitely very thankful for photo editing but it’s nice to also see the unedited side of things sometimes as well. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  • Ang
    Posted at 04:43h, 23 June Reply

    What a great idea! I’m pretty lazy so most of the time I just post what I shoot but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t sometimes retouch. I’ll have to give it a try next time it comes around!

  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 07:53h, 23 June Reply

    i need to remember to do this! love the idea.

  • mommymischief-Jessica
    Posted at 08:56h, 23 June Reply

    So a great idea. Mine would involve s sink or dirty dishes, a crying toddler, spilled milk and Kix covering my floor….yep life is real sometimes

  • Lisa @ Strum Simmer Sip
    Posted at 10:05h, 23 June Reply

    I love this project! It’s so hard to see perfectly curated Instagrams and compare my own account. But being relatable is so important too!

    ♥ Lisa
    Strum Simmer Sip

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 10:07h, 23 June Reply

    Yes, just this morning I was negotiating armistice between my kddos. Real life is real hard sometimes.

  • Alex
    Posted at 10:21h, 23 June Reply

    Love Love this!!!

  • IttyBittyFoodies
    Posted at 11:45h, 23 June Reply

    Boy do we need more of this! Thanks for posting

  • Melanie
    Posted at 12:24h, 23 June Reply

    I tend to post as I take the photo, then cringe at the pile of laundry or clutter in the background.

  • Kelsey Ferguson
    Posted at 13:06h, 23 June Reply

    Oh, I love this! I can’t tell you how many times I was going to post a picture on Instagram only to realize that you could tell I had vacuumed in a couple of days. After seeing if I could crop out the mess, I would just not share if I couldn’t. That’s just silly! I’m not the only one with a toy and crumb scatter floor. 🙂 Thanks for this hashtag. I’m looking forward to joining in! 🙂

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 14:46h, 23 June Reply

    Oh no! I’ve been forgetting this and I LOVE the idea behind it too.

    I need to write the days on my calendar!

    Thanks for the reminder.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 14:49h, 23 June Reply

    looking forward to this!

  • Carol
    Posted at 15:56h, 23 June Reply

    Love this idea! It’s so easy to get caught up in others’ top moments that we mistakenly feel our lives are lacking. Thanks for doing your part to expose this problem.

  • Chardae
    Posted at 16:06h, 23 June Reply

    This is a great idea! Not sure if I have the guts to do it though.

  • mommymischief-Jessica
    Posted at 19:43h, 23 June Reply

    you inspired me…come check out my blog post for today http://mommymischief.weebly.com/blog/letsgetrealtogether aka toddler Pinterest Fail

  • Coach Natalie Palombi
    Posted at 22:01h, 23 June Reply

    I absolutely dig this idea – I try to be my authentic self in my social media posts, but naturally it can be hard to even realize when we AREN’T being totally authentic… When you look or feel terrible, or your home is messy or you burn dinner (lol), your first thought typically isn’t “Hey let’s share this with the world!” whereas we usually DO want to show off a little when we do something great, outfit looks fabulous, new makeup is on point, house is totally squeaky clean, or cooked an amazing dish. So, I love the idea of a conscious effort to be real, raw, and pointedly imperfect at least a couple days a month, at least. 🙂

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 09:28h, 24 June Reply

    Thanks for letting me co-host with you! It was fun!

  • Buena
    Posted at 17:14h, 24 June Reply

    Love this… It’s about time to be REAL!!! 🙂

  • Kandi
    Posted at 21:27h, 24 June Reply

    Love it! I think more people need to be real on social media, and their blogs. I recently changed mine to include the word Chaos in the title because well- whose life doesn’t have some form of Chaos in it! I love reading and seeing real stories of people!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 02:19h, 25 June Reply

    Can I just say that I love the 2nd and 4th tuesday of every month because of this challenge?? Even if I don’t have anything to post, it is SO refreshing to see real life on my feed instead of the usual perfect pictures that make me feel like I don’t have anything worth posting. Thanks for the encouragement to be real and authentic!

  • Life Breath Present
    Posted at 10:54h, 25 June Reply

    This is a great idea! I once had a bit of a series on my blog where every Wednesday, I posted “Mostly Unedited Photos”…or in other words, those messy parts of life. I love doing things like this and still will occasionally. Not posting every day though frees me up to do other things, which I also very much enjoy. Maybe I’ll join in one day just because 🙂

  • Amie
    Posted at 13:06h, 25 June Reply

    This is such a great idea!! I think in the infertility world we do tend to share our bad days as well as good but like you said, in this world of social media I think people mostly just show one side of their lives.

  • Finley
    Posted at 06:56h, 28 June Reply

    gah i LOVE this and missed it again…..will just have to stalk you on instagram so i don’t miss it 😀

  • Mindy
    Posted at 13:12h, 13 July Reply

    Love this!

  • NiftyBetty
    Posted at 19:09h, 09 November Reply

    How awesome is this?! I love it. I’m always trying to keep it real.

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