Home, Sweet Mess

I have become obsessed with home decorating blogs. There. I said it. I love perusing them, ohing and awing over the creativity and resourcefullness I see. But along with the inspiration comes conflict. I’m always envious of the pictures of nice, clean, organized rooms, with everything put in it’s place. I’m envious because that’s how I wish my house was. Not that my house is dirty or anything. I *am* after all, a self confessed neat freak. So while dirt isn’t an issue, clutter is. And for one reason only.

I am a mother.

 

Sarah Dawson Photography

 

Who would have thought that these three angelic creatures would wreak havoc on the home? Don’t believe me? I have proof. I walked through my home this morning, shooting pictures of all the chaos that lay in the wake of these three and as painful as this is, I’ve decided to swallow my pride and share them with you. Here goes:

Kitchen Playmobil explosion

 

Close up of the carnage

 

Monster Truck Madness

 

Sling shot. Notice the fingerprints on the table? *Sigh*.

 

More kitchen mayhem

 

The mess even found it's way into my private sanctuary.

 

I share these pics with you in hopes that I will give some of you peace through your clutter. I have spent years trying to follow the hurricane around cleaning up the destruction left in it’s wake. But to no avail. I’ve made my peace with the clutter and now have employed a way that keeps everyone happy. Baskets. The best invention. Ever.

 

 

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February 4, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . All About Me, Family, Hands Full Creations, House and Home.

3 Comments

  1. momma replied:

    I don’t know how you walk through your home without impaling yourself. My feet curl up and cringe when I look at the floors in your photos. Keep up the great work! Your home is lovely!

  2. Cheryl (Copper's Wife) replied:

    That’s not clutter, that’s the look of a happy, child-filled home. Rejoice!

  3. Rheanna replied:

    I think i may have already told you how much I appreciate this post! LOL. love you friend

    and I nominated your for an award my friend 🙂

    http://cammostylelove.blogspot.com/2011/02/zippity-doos-winner.html

    scroll down to the end of the post

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