Sunday, August 30, 2009

Challenge Excepted!

One of the blogs that I read The Lawsons did Dallas! is having its readers take the Let's Get Real 2009: Perfect People Lie.  The challenge is to take pictures of your house the way it looks in its normal state...NOT the way it looks when you are having friends over!  I desided to take pictures of the places in my house that really need some attention.  Looking through the pictures of other houses makes me feel normal for having clutter, dishes, toys, and other random things laying around for days, and sometime weeks at a time.  So hold on because I have clutter galore!

This is my kitchen.  As you can see I have a good amount of counter space, but it is covered in mail, school papers, toys, cups, and everything else that doesnt have a home yet!  I dont really have a problem with doing dishes, but mail and paper work just takes over my kitchen!

This bench has been a problem for me ever sence we got it!  I dont think its ever been totally cleaned off and it has turned in to my clean clothes rest spot.

 Our laundry room is right off the garage, and when the boys or I come in we put all our bags, helmets, and dog stuff on the washer and dryer.  I tried to solve this problem by putting over the door hooks on the back of the doors, but as you can see we still are not using them!

This is our dog Lucy's space.  This summer I cleaned out the closet right next to her crate as you can see what I took out never left that spot! 
I am a stay at home mom, and some times feel like I should keep the house "perfectly clean", but being real about it....its never going to happen!  Well I guess it might happen when I dont have two boys making extra messes for me:)  I hope you will take this challenge with me, and if you do let me know!


  1. thanks for the sweet comment amanda! i LOVE seeing what your house really looks like! good to know i'm not alone - esp your resting spot for clean clothes. why it's so hard to get dirty and clean clothes to their rightful spot, i have no idea! it looks like life is going well for you! can you believe we've been out of high school now for almost 10 years?!? crazy!

  2. Love this! And you are so right. Being real! This will probably never happen in my house either. I have 4 kids and 1 messy hubby to clean up after.

    And I say I would rather have a cluttered, unperfect house and spend time with my family, enjoying life, than having a perfectly clean house.

    Great post. I will have to take pics and post them. I have to say though, you are one brave woman to post them. You rock!