Do you sometimes feel like a failure when it comes to homemaking? Do you ever beat yourself up for not keeping your house spic and span? Do you thumb through magazines and ever wonder why your house can’t look like that, or when you visit your favorite bloggers you wonder how they can keep a tidy home but you can’t?
Well, let’s get REAL!! You are NOT a failure; your house does NOT have to be spic and span 24/7; those magazine photos are NOT real life; and I can guarantee you that the neat and tidy pictures you see of bloggers’ homes are hardly ever like that on a regular basis. It’s easy to clean up right before a photo shoot.
So I thought it would be encouraging and fun to do a little home tour of my own (along with several other bloggers – make sure you check out the other home tours at the end of this post). You know, kind of like those lovely house tours that DIY/Home bloggers do that show pictures of their immaculate, magazine-worthy homes? Like that, but a little different. For this home tour we won’t pretty up our houses or make them picture perfect, but rather show them as they are in their usual state – lived in! Oh boy, are you ready for this?
We hope that through these home tours that you are encouraged to know that nobody- especially me- has it all together, and that’s okay; that you have fun peeking into the life of another family and seeing how other moms do things; and also to dispel the myth that bloggers have a flawless life.
Here is my house, untouched, Monday morning. We did straighten up and vacuum the main level Sunday since we had some people over that night. But since they didn’t go upstairs or in the basement, well, you can see!
Laundry area (hallway outside bedrooms):
Sitting room/sewing/homeschool storage room:
Home Sweet Home!
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