Happy Monday friends. I’m super excited, but equally terrified about what I have to share with you today. You know when an unexpected visitor shows up at our door and you hear that stabby horror movie music in your head as you politely invite them in? Or, you sort of try to hold the conversation to the porch, lest they see how you really live? Well, today, I’m letting you past the porch, on just a regular old Sunday at our house. Actually, a crazy Sunday that capped off a crazy week, which resulted in the messiest my house has been in a looonnng time. Tidiness has never been my strong suit, but I’ve gotten MUCH better over the years at getting my act together. This week, I fell of the wagon so to speak. So what better week to take pictures of it all and share it with the world, right? When Amanda put this together, the ground rules were: no cleaning, rearranging, vacuuming–just our homes, as they are. So welcome to my Real Life Home Tour, I hope we’re still friends at the end–if you don’t run out screaming first
As soon as you walk into the entryway, you’ll be greeted with groceries that never made it past the front door. In fact, I’m not going to lie, I pulled something out of one of those bags for dinner last night, but was in too big of a hurry to put the rest away.
And to your right, a beautiful view of the laundry room, which also doubles as a closet, because do clothes ever really get put away? It’s a rare occasion in our house. Also, a bench that I thought would make such a cute addition to our garage entry, but realized that it’s really just a cute way to store stuff you don’t want to put away.
Oh, also in that laundry room: the same load of laundry that’s now run in the washer exactly three times. Maybe tomorrow I’ll make it an even four.
And now that I’ve warmed you up, let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? I wasn’t kidding when I said this was thee week to share my house, because there wasn’t one room that didn’t look like a bomb went off. I give you the kitchen: Two birthday parties on Saturday, family events on Sunday morning (which included me bringing food), who has time to do dishes, right? And you know what never ceases to amaze me? My husband, bless his amazing heart, CLEANED my house for me on Friday. The place was sparkling! Twenty-four hours later: war zone.
And here we have, well, I don’t know. Is it a closet? A playroom? A dining room? Oh wait, it’s the living room. You wanna know what else never ceases to amaze me? How many times a child changes their clothes in a day, and also their penchant for just dropping their clothes wherever they stand. Also, there’s a gymnastics mat outside of the picture, conveniently placed in the main walkway to our bedroom.
And speaking of my bedroom…
My bed that hasn’t been made it more than a week, and the leftovers on the nightstand of my bronchitis & sinus infection supplies from last week. I swear I’ve been sick like 3,000 times this winter…and I NEVER get sick. #OverIt
What was that I said about never putting clothes away? A little dirty laundry mixed in, and what, if I remember correctly, is a bird house made out of paper and tape.
It’s pretty much the state of my whole bedroom.
And my bathroom. I’m usually pretty good about laundry in a hamper, but this week…ain’t nobody got time for that.
And since we’re all about the real life stuff this week, I thought I’d give you a little peek into my office. I’ve never shared it because it’s always in progress and not quite “camera-ready,” but today, that’s out the window. It also happens to currently be the cleanest room in the house.
Creativity is chaos, right? That’s what I’ll keep telling myself.
And I’ll leave you with the piece de resistance: my daughter’s room. Does it really get any more real life than a child’s room? And she’s moved rooms recently (recently meaning like a year ago) so we’re still, we’ll say, working on putting things together. And yes, her Christmas tree is still up. I’ve been forbidden from taking it down.
I can’t make the same excuse for my basement Christmas tree that’s still up, that one is basically just lack of motivation.
And that, my friends, is a big fat dose of real life around my house for you. I hope you got a laugh, or maybe even feel a little better about the current state of your house. As for me, I’m off to hang my head in shame while I do some serious cleaning Be sure to head over and see all of the others who are giving you a little glimpse into their real life today too. I’m hoping someone’s is at least as bad as mine