I love all those magazine and blog features where you get to peek into somebodys home to see how they live... doesn't everybody? Its inspiring and I get lots of ideas for my own home through peeking into others'....
But isn't it amazing how shiny and spotless their kitchen is; how their bedroom looks like an Adairs catalogue; how artfully the kids toys are arranged about their designer playroom?
We all know its a facade; nobody lives like that ALL the time... do they?
I will be the first to admit I prefer my home to look like it stepped straight out of the pages of Home Beautiful, and sometimes it does. For about five minutes. But it is next to impossible to maintain for more than an hour... at least while the kids are up!
And so, my friends, I'd like to extend a global challenge to:
Show it like it is when it isn't a showhome!
I know. You'll need to be very brave. But I feel you are up to the challenge! And just to prove I'm not afraid to air my own dirty laundry (so to speak), here's a little peek into my designer kitchen a couple of mornings ago:
I'll admit. It kinda depressed me a little. When my husband leaves for work each morning I always have a little cleaning up to do. But this particular morning, it really took the cake. Last night's dishes piled everywhere, food on the floor, breakfast ingredients all over the bench, coffee-splash up the glass splashback, bits of paper, half-filled bottles of milk, a box of garden round-up and snail pellets and god knows what else staring at me tauntingly, daring me to ignore the spectacle and risk an unannounced drop-in (the horror!) by a friend or family member. Because we all know unexpected drop-ins only occur when your house looks like the above, right? Clearly, my home was not being photographed for Home Beautiful THAT day!
And now, dear friends, I'd like to extend the 'show it like it is' challenge to YOU!
Just to be extra cheeky, I'm targeting a few yummy-mummies to play along:
Kristi from The Way I See It
Jess from Life's Little Whispers
Tracey from Procrastination Mama
Lizeylou from It's Lizzy Lou
Kalen from K Loves B
Be brave, girls... and if anyone else wants to play, please please do! x