I’m sharing with you a post I never thought I’d share…
Yes. Behind all of us “home decor bloggers” we have homes… And we live in our homes. We have pets, kids, & busy lives so you best believe our homes don’t always look the way we post them. At least mine isn’t any way. 🤓
Let me give you an example:
Let me show you how it really looks:⬇️
I’ve had friends/family and followers ask me how I’m able to keep my home so perfect with kids and the “man child” and everyone thinks I’m some sort of wonder women when they see my posts. When in reality, I’m far from it! It’s all an illusion my friends. 💁🏼
Toys in the loft… ⬇️
There’s even toys in the great room! ⬇️
Half the time when I’m snapping pics real quick I’m either A) scooping up crushed crackers real fast or B) kicking a toy out of the way really fast to get “the perfect shot” that or I’m just angling the camera in such a way I can hide the fact that I nanny and have two toddlers of my own!
You should have seen the mess behind me while I painted my kids’ murals! I do toy transitions where I hide away a toy and re-introduce it once the kidlets start getting bored. You best believe those toys were out when I was painting! (See previous blogs for murals) any ways…
Let me show you more crazy:
But want to know another secret?
This: ⬇️ (not the tiger tent lol)
That closet is a piece of heaven… That’s where all the toys are thrown before nap-time, bed-time, or when guests come over. When we built our home our stairs had to change! Our stairway was supposed to come out in two directions (the other being the entry way) but a calculation was missed so we have just the one! But as an outcome that closet is HUGE! It’s where all our electronics are for the tv and… Toys!
Do I dare show you how it looks right after Christmas? 😱 ok… You better sit down. It’s horrific!
But I’m so incredibly thankful it exists.
Looking back: would I rather have two stair entrances or one giant closet? Hmmm It’s a tough one. Ha!
On a side note: the dishes are done everyday… Yes. I do vacuum everyday too and my bathrooms are pretty clean! So yes, I am clean and do get a little nuts with having clean things. But you best believe my home is lived in, my closets unorganized and quite frankly a little scary! 😅
But Just go on back to thinking our home looks like this 24-7. 😂