Just in case any of you are suffering from the delusion that my house is totally clean and organized, and that every room is decorated to perfection, I thought I’d share a little bit of what life is really like around here. I’m hoping that instead of cringing with horror, you will instead be thinking, “Oh good, I’m glad Kara is just like me.” If your house is indeed perfect all the time and every room looks like a magazine cover, you should probably look away. You might even want to run far away. Because I don’t want to be the cause of you getting sick or anything.
Are you ready? Brace yourselves.
We are in the process of replacing our poorly built, unstable, ugly deck that was leaking inot our house and ruined our wood floor. This is a current picture of the backside of our house:
Be sure to notice the rotting wood and the drop of death. Fun times.
Remember the living room makeover that I started three weeks ago? My walls still look like this:
Yep, bare nekkid. I still can’t decide on how I want to arrange things. So I have piles of frames lined up on the floor, and a box full of accessories in the corner. BHG would be so proud. Not.
Next up is our front yard.
Makes you want to take off your shoes and run barefoot doesn’t it? Not so much. See a few years ago through a series of mishaps, some orchard grass took over our lawn. Two years ago we ripped out the entire lawn and laid new sod. By hand. With no outside help. Turns out orchard grass will grow up through sod. Nice. So we have to spray Round-Up on it for a few months till every.single.blade is yellow. Then start over. Our neighbors are thrilled with the new look, because it makes their yards look fabulous in comparison. And at least we are saving on our water bill. 😉
Last but not least. My brother is coming to stay with us for a few weeks/months. He’ll be here tomorrow. He will be sleeping in what is now the playroom. My boys did a fabulous job of cleaning out the closet for him:
Problem is, they just put everything into the room. Looks nice and inviting, doesn’t it.
Then of course their are the piles of girls skirts and rows of hairbows hanging from the fireplace mantle. Etsy sales are going slow, so I wanted to do a back to school boutique at my house to get rid of some inventory. But I just haven’t had the time.
Does anybody know where I can find a genie? Ore even a wizard? I could really use some magic around here.