I have loved reading your sweet comments every week as I share my home and my projects with you. I do my best to take “pretty pictures” and show off each room to the best of my ability… but most rooms take a lot of effort to get camera ready! Which is why I absolutely LOVE the messy home tour that I found on She Lives Free!
Sybil is the mind behind the blog and she is participating in a fabulous round-up of bloggers just trying to share real life photos of the way our homes are the other 99.5% of the time… you know when they’re not in blog photos!
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. 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!
While I love the concept it was HELLA hard to take these pictures without tidying up! It probably doesn’t help that I decided to take them first thing when I walked in the door from work… that way I wouldn’t be tempted to clean up before the pictures were done! I tend to spend a couple minutes tidying up when I walk through the door every evening… I am not a neat freak by ANY means… but a couple minutes gives my brain the illusion I tried. I had to fight that urge tonight. Don’t worry y’all, I powered through for you!
So here it is in all it’s glory… the real deal… how it looks the other 360 days of the year!
This is how my computer normally looks… complete with phone charger, sd card reader (for my camera… hello I have to edit pretty blog pictures! hehe!) and my hubby’s chair pulled around to the side. It’s the best vantage point when we both want to look at the computer screen. Plus my lovely chair massage-y thing is in full view… I love that thing!
The trash can is literally on the right side of the counter… but we don’t put things in it… we’re rebels like that. Also we apparently do our hair in the kitchen. To be fair the hubby has been banned from using his hairspray in our bathroom because I hate the smell… and he uses enough for a small army!
You may have seen this chair a time of two… it’s on both of my home tours! Don’t you love how I “artfully” draped the throw over the back of the chair… it really flows over the arm! Yeah right… this chair was claimed by the kitties and no matter what we do they insist on using the arms to sharpen their claws! Yup, blankets aren’t just pretty folks… they’re functional too.
I would just like to point out that the laundry on the chaise is CLEAN… we are talking washed, dried and brought in from the garage… that’s 75% done people. We’re talking break time!
There is a whole bunch of amazing ladies (and gents? are there any gents?!) participating in this fun little link-up… pop on over and see the other “messy tours!” If you’re a blogger feel free to link-up… and if you aren’t a blogger but would still like to show us around your humble abode jump into the fun by using #KeepinItRealHomeTour on instagram!
So much fun!
Linking up with: Tatertots and Jello
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