Thursday, January 20, 2011

Real Homes, Real Messes, Real Life…Link Party!

  Show me YOURS and I'll show you MINE....Okay, you convinced me.  I'll go first.

So I'm not even sure how I stumbled upon it, but I am so glad that I did, and it was PERFECT timing too!  Just when I was feeling about this big for not having our house completely decorated, completely organized, and completely on routine after having moved in about 5 months ago.

It's nice to know that so many others fall somewhere between compulsive OCD perfectionist overachiever and being a feature presentation on some psychological phenomenon show about hoarders.  I am not alone!  I have one room in the house that I keep perfect.  I love it.  If I'm feeling overwhelmed, I just sit there in that room sipping my coffee and thinking, "I LOVE this room!"  The rest of the house, not so much...but it's OKAY!

So join the link party!  Here are my messy pictures, and I threw in one of my favorite still needs some accessories, but I am on the right track with it, and it makes me happy.  Too bad it was a very cloudy day, and I couldn't get a good picture of it!  Check out my pictures and link up your own!

Here's where I found the party.

Such a terrible picture on such a gloomy day, but this is the room I love <3


 My side of the master bedroom...I need a small dresser for a nightstand!  I have nowhere to put my clothes!  Also notice the paper "blinds" still in the windows :-(

Front of the master bedroom.  I have managed to get all that stuff on the floor picked up!

 Steve's side of the balls, of course, and those are two boxes that STILL need to be unpacked.

 This is my workspace that is constantly covered in unfinished projects so that I can never actually use it for "work".

 I'm trying to keep that little baker's rack a craft-free zone so that there's at least one pretty space (except for the printer).

 The bed/backup workspace.

 Pile of stuff that still needs a home.

Hopefully this will help some of you feel better about your messes, and hopefully I'll have some awesome "after" pictures to share sometime in the near future, but I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't!  Please don't leave me hangin' out here alone!  Let's see your mess!


  1. Yea! I think we are channeling the same thing here! I wrote a similar post last week! (some of our phrases are even eerily similar - are you sure we haven't met before?!)Thanks for being brave enough to keep it real!

  2. Thank you so much for linking this to my Reality Collection. It's real life, and I love it! Thanks for writing about what we are all already thinking about :)