I’ve been a
lot little under the weather these past few days. Appears as though I have caught a head cold so I have been camping out on the couch with my trusty iPad, my box of kleenex and my cold remedy tea with honey. Poor me. This has given me a lot of time to play on the internet and look-up some fellow bloggers. It seems as though everyone I see offers a “home tour”. This is where you get to go into their homes and see how beautiful everything looks. How they decorate, what they make, how they live. Well let me tell you it is very depressing. If I wasn’t sick already I am now!! I mean, have you seen some of these homes?? First thing I do is look at the pictures on the house tour. Then I read the “About” section of the blog to see if these women have children, pets, a family. Because, seriously how can children live in houses like that? I mean where are the stinky socks, the dishes in the sink, the garbage that’s overflowing? Where are the endless amounts of school papers that come home and need to be taken care of? Where do these families live???
So I started stressing over this (big time) and decided I want to do a house tour as well. I want to show you all how wonderful it can be to live in my world, in my house, with my beautiful decorating skills, my Vignette, my never messy, always perfect home~Not. So you too can achieve the same thing. Because I will show you how!!
But first I NEED ABOUT A MONTH TO GET EVERYTHING CLEANED UP!! And then I need to ship my family off to go live somewhere else so it stays clean. I have to get rid of the dogs and the cat. I have to find a home for the gazillion papers and what not that always seems to be laying around….”Who’s song lyrics are these?? Can you put them away? Do these sweat pants belong to anyone? Who’s keys? Who’s bag? Who’s shoes? Socks? Belt? Boots? Hat? Who’s bone? Why is there a bone in here? Isn’t that supposed to be an outside toy??” Ya get the picture??
When I feel better I will post a beautiful clean, picked-up and put away house tour (maybe). In the meantime….Welcome to my world as it is today. Oh and better pour yourself a good strong drink… you are gonna need it!!
Let’s start at the kitchen door that most people will see when they enter my beautiful home…
Actually it looks pretty good today. Usually there are at least 4 pairs of boots out there. What I want you to notice is the Christmas garland that is still around the door because I was thinking I would make a bunch of hearts to decorate it with for Valentines day. This is as far as I got so I either need to get my act together and make the rest or take it down and add it to my pile of un-finished projects. I lose interest with things, I never follow through, and this is a perfect example!!
Moving on to the family room:
That is the hubs chair. That is the pups blanket. We had a nice table in-between the couch and the chair but the dogs kept running through it and I was afraid it would get knocked over so I moved it…temporarily. What you can’t see from this picture are the 2 dog crates that take up half the room!
On to my craft room, sewing room, the hubs office. We share the space. His side is neat and orderly (Type A personality), me…nah. I’m all over the place.
Here we have a laundry basket filled with odds and ends leftover from Christmas sitting in my dining area waiting to be brought downstairs.. That would normally not be such a big deal except it is Mid-January!!! Oh Karyn!!
Last but not least on my house tour is the basement. Now most ladies do not include this part of the house on the house tour but seeing as I’m putting myself completely out there for the whole world to see…Airing my dirty laundry, so to speak, I thought I would show you my dirty laundry!! Here is where I need to insert a caution..proceed at your own risk type of disclaimer. Do you dare go down these stairs into the dark, dank, damp, dingy basement?? I have some folding to do.
So that concludes my house tour. Come back and see me again. You know where to hang your coat, throw your keys, and leave your boots.
Mi casa Su Casa!!