miscellaneous ramblings.


 While chatting to my mom about blogging, I realized how many people who blog make their lives seem so perfect, happy, and wonderful.  Why?  Why do we create this perfect image of ourselves?  My life isn't perfect -- so I don't want to make it seem that way.  I want to be able to write about the real things in life.  I want to be able to write from my heart and not have to make my writing ''plasticized.''


  Speaking of a perfect life -- this girl seems like she's got one.  But, of course, no... she hasn't. :)
  But his video is so fun I couldn't resist not sharing it with you.

                                      jamie delaine || photographer from Hello Tomorrow on Vimeo.


  Pinterest inspires and refreshes my creative self.   Every picture seems so fresh, realistic, vivid, bold... I can almost ''feel'' the pictures because they're so creative and lovely.

//   Making my hair curly by simply putting it in a perfect messy bun.

// whimsical colored cosmetics

// knitting loveliness
There's something so therapeutic about knitting.  The click of the knitting needles, and the smooth, fine stitches that are produced is so rewarding. 

// playing with the tap

Miscellany.  A word that evokes the words random, fun, different. 

What is one miscellaneous thing you want to share?   

xo Acacia

{ linking up with miscellany monday }


  1. I loved that. Really cute video. Yeah, I love Pinterest, too. It's oh so lovely!

    Kianna Rose

  2. Oohh, I was thinking exactly what you're thinking!!! Blogger's lives aren't perfect, and no one's life is for that matter. You totally read my thoughts.
    And I LOVE that video. I've seen it before, I just wanted to watch it again. *sigh* So awesome.
    Great post, great photos :))
    -Jocee <3

  3. We love that video at our house.

    And yeah, no life is perfect. Nope.

    Blessings on your monday.

  4. Amanda~15.8.11

    You are so right about people who make their lives seem so perfect on their blogs... Its like we try to make the life that we want to live not the one that we are really living. the video was soo cute, of course we all want a life like that, but nobody except for Jesus is perfect...

  5. I've watched that video SO many times. I love her, she is so cute! :]

    No life is perfect for sure, a lot of bloggers lifes seems to be perfect but just remember their not.

  6. I always try to be as honest as I can on my blog even if it's not all puppies and rainbows. I feel like maybe my downfalls can help someone else realize they aren't alone and that can be a good thing.

  7. I LOVE that video! Thanks so much for sharing it :) And Pinterest is kind of the best addiction in the whole wide world :) I will totally have to find you because some of these pins are GORGEOUS!

  8. AMEN to the first statement-- I was just journaling about this tonight. i SO do not have the perfect life. ♥

  9. @ Sarah Aww... thanks so much! My Pinterest user name is :: pinterest.com/capturelife

    Thanks everyone else for you wonderful comments -- they really did make my day!

  10. Hello Acacia!

    Your comment intrigued me...where exactly do you live? And you're in England now, correct?

    Enjoy your time in Paris!

  11. I also try to be as honest as I can, but at the same time trying to maintain a positive outlook. It's all a question of balance really. To me, bloggers like Kelle Hampton have the kind of honesty I want to emulate--they can laugh at their weaknesses, confess to their messes, and make the best of a bad situation.
    As for Pintrest? It's excellent!

  12. Yeah, sometimes reading other people's blogs makes me feel like they have it made, and their lives are perfect, and it can be discouraging. But thanks for the great reminder!

  13. @ Katie: I live in England... for privacy: sorry, can't say exactly where! :)
    You're an avid traveller, I presume? -- yaayy! Like me! :)
    @ Simi: Your welcome! Thanks for following! You really made my day!
    @ Libby: Yes! You're definitely right! Thanks for the wonderful reminder. :)

  14. I agree that on the Internet people make their lives seem perfect. It makes everyone else feel worse about their imperfect, unique life. It's easy to come across that way anywhere online, where you can create a false image of yourself, even unintentionally. It's hard to walk the line of staying positive (I want my blog to be a happy place, not full of negative thoughts and complaning: "Today I fought with my sisters" etc :-) ) but not seeming fake.

    It's tough to do! No one's life is perfect, and it's good to keep it real!! I think you read The Pioneer Woman's blog too- yes? She does a great job of what I'm talking about. She laughs at her weaknesses but still keeps it light and fun. That's what I try to do as a blogger.

    still trying to repair my blog, however... :/

    Thanks for the great post!


  15. oh, this was such a charming post. blogger perfection is only perceived, yet i struggled wrapping my mind around it anyway. i thought her life was exciting and my own was humdrum. but now i'm seeing that, no, she isn't flawless. i'm not either. && you know what? i like people who find a way to be positive without feeling the need to appear flawless. because imperfection is a gift.