Thursday, December 05, 2013


Tonight I went to a bridal shower for my lil sis.  I forgot to take my brand new fancy pants camera so I didn't take any pictures.  I kind of half forgot to take the camera because I still feel self conscious carrying a big old thing around.  I also half forgot because Greg has been lecturing about using my Christmas present before Christmas.  Honestly, the boy wouldn't have cared less if I hadn't have told him last week he couldn't wear his Christmas jeans yet.  He's been holding onto that one with an iron grip and therefore now gets mad everytime he sees the camera out.  It's a weird married world.

Anyway, what I meant to say is that I have this hilarious aunt who always unknowingly says the weirdest things about my blog.

Tonight she looked me right in the eye and said, "You still writing on that blog thing every day?!?"

"Yes..." I replied.

"Well I see it pop up on my facebook feed every once in awhile, but I don't read them very often.  I only read the interesting ones.

Thank you, aunt.

My sis got a lot of great new married stuff.  Oven mitts and measuring cups and bath towels, eee gatz!  My mom is always paranoid that family isn't being thanked enough so she always makes the "shower receiver" yell out "AUNT GAYLE GAVE ME A SET OF TUPPERWARE!  THANK YOU AUNT GAYLE!" and show off the item for everyone to see.  I will never forget the baby shower for my sister.  My sister was deathly ill and went home, so 19 year old me was designated the person to open the gifts.  BABY GIFTS.  I opened the gifts quickly and sheepishly set them down, trying to avoid the awkward thank yous.  My mom caught on- "Say thank you for the pacifiers, Bonnie!  You're not being grateful!  Say thank you for the bottles!"  she scolded.  I will never forget holding up a big box for all to see and yelling out to the crowd, "THANK YOU FOR THE BREAST PUMP WENDY!"

And that's everything you ever need to know about Mormon showers.  That and my mom is awesome.

Today I've got Erin taking over for the rest of my blog shift.  She gives five reasons why she isn't a typical blogger.  I don't know about you, but I 110% agree with #4.  Blog embarrassment all the way!

Hello Life of Bon readers!  I'm Erin and I blog over at Love, the Campbells!  I have always been inspired by bloggers and how they always seem to have their act together.  Life always look so glamorous when you have a filter on it, doesn't it?  When I first started blogging, I noticed that I wasn't as into typical blogger things that were popular.  Here's five reasons I shouldn't be a blogger even though it's not stopping me.

1)  I look terrible in pictures.  There are so many fashion blogs out there that are everyday people but somehow make their photos look gorgeous.  I am NOT one of them.  But I sure as heck try still.  I don't like to ask my husband to take my picture so I'll set up my tripod and after a minimum of thirty attempts, the best one that comes out looks something like what you see above.  It's really a disaster when it comes down to it.

2)  I never jumped on the chevron bandwagon.  I also hate how top knots look.  Thick headbands makes it look like I have no hair and thin headbands look like I'm back in kindergarten.  I've tried StitchFix almost 30 times now and have kept one item.  That one item I have worn one time.  Great use of $45 that was.

3)  When I first started blogging, I thought bloggers had to have a good solid theme and we shouldn't veer off that theme.  My first blog had to do with interior design.  That passion ended faster than it began.  My second blog was called Read, Eat, Create except I would always feel too pressured to read books under a deadline that I always failed, I'd forget to take pictures of dinners and desserts before I ate them, and I didn't have a crafty bone in my body back then.  Love, the Campbells is now my third attempt at blogging and I finally have no theme or set topic.  I write about everything and anything so if this blog fails too, I should probably throw in the towel.

4)  I hate talking about my blog in person.  Does anyone else feel this way?  The minute people mention it in person, on the phone, or even via a text message, I instantly move to another topic.  I should be proud but...let's just say I'm still working on that one.

5)  I am having my first baby in February and am beyond ecstatic!  Except...I don't want my blog to turn into a mommy blog.  And I know it's going to happen.  But here's to hoping it doesn't just end up being a compilation of cute pictures of my dog and the baby.  Make sure you swing on over come February to see the cutest baby in the whole wide world.  Am I being a little biased already?

Thanks so much for letting me take over Bonnie!  Hope to see you all around my parts!


  1. haha this post makes me laugh. Which aunt said that? Ruth? I got scolded after my wedding reception because when we got up to give a speech Ben thanked everyone but I just stood there with a smile and didn't speak up. Mom was seriously mad at me. It was the worst.

  2. My mum is the same about presents, it's hilarious! Erin's piece made me laugh, I think its definitely true the only way to do it is your own way! x

  3. This post brought a huge smile to my face. Thank you. SO funny!

  4. Don't worry, Erin, I don't like mentioning my blog in real life either. "So...what do you blog about?" is always the question I get, to which I reply with, "My life." People are always surprised that I find myself that interesting. Ha!

  5. OH my word I'm dying at the breast pump announcement. I think we have the same mom :)


  6. My mom told me last night that she's read part of my blog to my step-dad and my heart stopped! I mean, my mom is a very open person so I don't have a problem with HER seeing anything that I've posted, but I REALLY didn't want my stepdad reading "The Gentleman's Guide to Foreplay" kinda hard to look him in the eye after that one! >_<

  7. Haha bon. That's too good!!! I agree with number for too!!

  8. Haha bon. That's too good!!! I agree with number for too!!

  9. Hilarious - both of you! And Erin, I hate talking about my blog in person to fr-acquaintances (friends, but not close): "um yeah, I write about whatever okay yeah is that a scooter?!" but to my REALLY close friends/roommates, it's blogtalk nonstop and they hate me for it. "OK, I know you don't care and I swear this is the last time I'll bother you tonight about blogging, but listen..."

  10. I'm laughing so hard and trying to muffle it in class right now - perfect moment!

  11. Anonymous12:08 PM

    When I find other bloggers I love talking about my blog in person. Also, I tend to ask people, "did you read that blog post?" - because I hate repeating stories people have already read. They probably all think I talk about my blog too much.

  12. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Both Bonnie and Erin are great here! The breast pump is hilarious and if I ever have children and therefore a baby shower, that is one thing I'll buy myself and not register for, simply to avoid thanking anyone for it - awkward! As for Erin, I could not agree more on number 4! On top of that I don't particularly like talking about it, I also don't have the nerve to post it on Facebook yet. Too many people from high school still follow me there!

  13. I will never forget holding up a big box for all to see and yelling out to the crowd, "THANK YOU FOR THE BREAST PUMP WENDY!"

    Awkward, yet hilarious at the same time.

  14. Hahahaha, oh Bonnie, you are awesome! Can we hang out again sometime!?