Friday, January 27, 2012



Just so you know, reality happens to be the picture on the left about 70% of the time. I like having a clean house. A place for everything and everything in its place. However, after my two lovely children were born, there wasn't quite as much time for cleaning, and a whole lot more messes. I do still love a clean kitchen/house, so every-once-in-a-while my kitchen looks like the one on the right.

"Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens, and happy kids." -  Lovely quote I found on Pintrest

I thought I would also share the lyrics of one of my favorite songs:
(I tried to find an audio version to imbed, but the only ones I could find had random family photos of people I don't know attached to them. And apparently, uploading my own copy of the song onto blogger is WAY too complicated and not worth the time.)

by Caedmon's Call

This house is a good mess
It's the proof of life
No way would I trade jobs
But it don't pay overtime

I'll get to the laundry
I don't know when
I'm saying a prayer tonight
Cause tomorrow it starts again

Could it be that everything is sacred?
And all this time
Everything I've dreamed of
Has been right before my eyes

The children are sleeping
But they're running through my mind
The sun makes them happy
And the music makes them unwind

My cup runneth over
And I worry about the stain
Teach me to run to You
Like they run to me for every little thing

When I forget to drink from you
I can feel the banks harden
Lord, make me like a stream
To feed the garden

Wake up, little sleeper
The Lord, God Almighty
Made your Mama keeper
So rise and shine
Rise and shine cause

Everything is sacred
And all this time
Everything I've dreamed of
Has been right before my eyes


Mallory Crain said...

Yeah, I don't like my reality. Haha...I keep saying "if only I had a bigger kitchen." I'm going to guess that I need to just accept that my house is never going to look the same. I love your before and after :)

Mahina and Lucas said...

Wow. My reality is the "before" picture! I found you from Mallory's blog. My Project 52 this week was about "remembering our angels" aka my grandparents. Let me know if you want to link up Project 52 posts!

Jessica Brammer said...

I try to end the day with a clean kitchen, but I realize it will be a mess while everyone is awake :) Let's just say that my floors haven't been mopped in a long time and I am lucky if I get the crumbs swept everyday.

Find one small area to keep clean so you can focus on the beauty of that and not the mess everywhere else. I have made it a point to wipe my table down frequently and put nice looking things on it so that I can always glance there and feel happy.