what's really going on

i thought i might take some time today to let you all in on a lil' secret.  
//my house does not look like my pinboards.//

it's true.
it's true. 

 in the event that you started comparing your behind-the-scenes to my highlight reel, let me show rather than tell you what i mean.... 

my pinterest kitchen goes something like this:
(source)
 my actual kitchen looks like this today: 
i dare you to find the countertop.
it's running over with crap that doesn't "live" there.
drawers open, fruit and beverages strewn about all willy-nilly, leftovers from lunch, school books for myself and the kids, large appliances waiting for me to figure out where to put them....

on your right you will find juice and coffee stains (always), sinks overflowing like too much pudding in a too-small bowl, opened cookie packages from a moment of weakness last night (okay, and this morning), dish towels and store bags on the floor, and that ain't all.

a little further in and you'll find our beautiful dinner table sprawling with school supplies and half-eaten lunch bowls; art supplies, toys and paper scraps.  

next up, living room.

pinterest living room:
(source)
my actual living room:
a little off the left of the kitchen, our living room is booby trapped with small lego pieces and pet shops.  

in short, the house is filled with ransackery... and these are only the front rooms, minus the laundry room.  i just don't even have the guts to go there.

okay fine, i've come this far. i won't punk out.

(shame spiral kickin' into overdrive)

i swear, the things i do for you people.

pinterest laundry room:
the difference is barely noticeable, right?
it's the same room, just taken from a different angle.
(source)
okay, okay.
that's all my pride can handle today.
i'm off to find these girls:


 wish me luck.

(i'm gonna need it.)


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  1. i like your house better. it says, "we have a LOT of fun
    here and really yummy food. come in and stay a while."

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  2. No difference whatsoever. ;) It's nice to have a neat and tidy, picture-perfect home, but we live in them.

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  3. girls, you are so kind and generous, and welcome to visit any time. :)

    i feel compelled (by my own inner critic) to clarify that it is not ALWAYS like that... today for instance, it is dusted and decent. not perfect, but it wouldn't be a disaster to have folks over. ;)

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  4. you are my hero. no pressure. but keep up the good work.
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    not your mom. BUT, i would be proud to be.

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