Y’all, it is not always sunshine and rainbows over here. In fact, it’s usually storm clouds and damn tornado sirens.
I’ve told you before about how I don’t do it all every single day, so by now you know that all those pretty styled pictures you see in my home tour are just that – pretty and styled. Yes, that is how those rooms look when they are cleaned. But 99.9% of the time, they ain’t clean.
No, no, no. They are littered with toys, last night’s dinner and this morning’s breakfast. And usually there’s a project going on in some other part of the house so furniture from the kitchen may be currently residing in the living room.
Myself and a few other bloggers are lifting the veil today – we’re airing out our dirty laundry. We’re showing you what our homes look like when those storm clouds and tornado sirens come through.
My guests are greeted by dead flowers. Remember that really pretty entry I finished up in May? I was determined to keep those flowers alive through summer. They lasted for maybe two weeks tops. Have I bothered to pull them out of the planter? Nope.
On Thursday, in my fall home tour, you’ll see a shot of this space. All that hot mess right there was just out of the camera frame of the photo you’ll see. Now, I actually made the Circus clean this mess up shortly after I took this picture. This is what the room looked like a day later.
We really have great talent at keeping spaces tidy, no?
The kitchen is currently in the midst of a project.
That means the kitchen table and chairs are randomly placed in the living room and dining room.
And other random items from the kitchen are propped against the wall and on top of two rugs that have been rolled up, sitting in that same place since May.
The Circus’ room is also in the middle of a project. Also, I just realized I have no idea what she’s done with her duvet cover.
Here’s another part of her room, she really keeps things picked up well.
She jacked some of the pumpkins I was using for decor and propped them in various locations in her bookshelf. Very clever use of books, no?
And her dresser is always a hot mess.
I don’t make the bed. Ever. If it’s made, it’s because Grunt Labor did it. Also, I let my kid eat breakfast in front of the television and then usually don’t take the plate to the kitchen until that afternoon. #sosueme
And here resides the pile of laundry that was supposed to go to the dry cleaners two weeks ago.
Would you like to see the backyard?
We have a weed problem. The outdoors have taken a backseat to all the interior projects.
Also, those boxes have been there for at least a month. Oh! There’s the Shop Vac on top of the deck, I need to take that to the garage – I forgot I left it out there.
And the crown jewel of our backyard…
The filled-in swimming pool.
It has become a fantastic race track for the Circus and her friends and also a mini-walking track for adults, as one our friends referred to it.
Oh wait, I almost forgot. That’s not the crown jewel. This is.
The old toilet that is currently residing in the backyard.
I just solidified my redneck title right there, y’all. #nailedit
Here’s to dirty laundry.
There are five other bloggers airing out their dirty laundry today too – you don’t wanna miss those either! Click below to get the juicy details!
Chelsea from Two Twenty One
Chelsea from Making Home Base
Taryn from Design, Dining, & Diapers
Charlotte from Ciburbanity
Katie from Bower Power