She wondered if anyone would link up. My response, “I think it’s a fabulous idea! Do it! It’s a party anyone can join in on. I mean, who doesn’t have a mess, right? I’ll join!”
Dumb. So dumb.
Really? Did I have to say those last few words???
Sigh. Well here it goes. I said I’d join, so here I am. So before you judge me too severely remember that I have been sick for weeks-on-end, suffer from insomnia, homeschool, work part-time, and am just crazy right now. Yeah. It’s really that bad that it warrants all of those disclaimers!
Okay, here we go.
Ever since we finished our board and batten on our main level, I’ve been struggling to find time to redecorate everything. I have to make like 8 pillows, 7 window treatments, and repaint all our furniture. I DID repaint our coffee table…without priming first. So dumb. It’s waiting along with a ladder, paint tray, burlap, screen, and broken space heater to migrate down to the basement. It’s been waiting for quite awhile.
Here is our kitchen. It was recently repainted except for what your eye is immediately drawn to….the awful RED!
About six months ago, I started this stone backsplash and haven’t tried to finish it since then.
Why??? Why don’t I just put the darn stones up there and grout them? I don’t know. Call me Mo. I’ve lost my Joe. And yes, we really do use all of those appliances sitting out there nearly everyday.
Let’s head upstairs to the second level and see if things are better up there. First stop, the guest room slash library slash Hub’s office. This room isn’t exactly horrible, but there really isn’t an excuse for the room to be this messy. Oh yes, and if you’re wondering what those blue things are on the floor, they are homemade light sabers for the nightly “Jedi Training” that takes place up here before bedtime :).
My boys room typically looks like this. But if they want to watch Wild Kratts tonight on PBS then they will have to clean it. We go through this everyday.
Hmmmm. Perhaps I should put the same stipulation on myself and computer time, eh? This is our hallway. In my defense, none of this is mine. Oops. Well…everything besides the white fuzzy bathrobe belongs to the hubs. We have a nice sized walk-in closet and yet our clothes seem to migrate everywhere. (And as a side note our hallway walls are NOT this yellow. But it’s on the never ending project list of things to change.)
And here is said walk-in closet… Although, good luck walking into this thing. Perhaps that’s why hubs chooses to derobe outside the closet!
And last but not least, here is our master.
That’s it. The whole ugly truth. My real house, real mess, and real life.
I know some of you are now feeling much better about your own homes and some of you are feeling a little shock and awe‘d by this experience. I can assure you that all my projects will get done in time and that I’ll have some fantastic “AFTER” pics for you soon. Until then, know that just like many of you, I struggle to balance it all!