Tuesday, February 21, 2012

~the bigger picture~

 The kids mid winter break started yesterday.
We have no major plans, maybe hit the mall, go up skiing, bake cookies daily :)
Yesterday we settled in on the couch to watch movies, it was a rainy stormy day.
I took the picture above~the light was coming in and everything looked so cozy.
I even posted it on my facebook page.
The Nester is doing a little link up party about celebrating the imperfections, because really, our house is not clean ALL the time.
So, here you have it.
The bigger picture........
 Behind the couch, and what didn't make it into the photo.
Dogs chewing on their toys which are strewn all over the floor.
On the bench I have packages to ship, drop cloths waiting to be made into something, a bucket with cake plates I need to return to my sister in law, and a shopping bag with supplies that need to go out to my studio.
Under the table and behind the little green stool we have a dog crate that Harley out grew a few months ago, needing to go on craigslist.
 And the other side of the couch. 
Cody made a cozy little bed with his panda pillow pet and plenty of blankets.
Trying to squeeze the life out of my one last hydrangea.......
And, while we are keeping it real, here's the kitchen.
Point of this is, this is real life. 
 In no way is our house perfectly clean and styled all the time.
I have no intentions of cleaning this week.
Happy vacation to me!
Linking up to the Nester.


melody-mae said...

And...this might possibly be my FAVORITE post ever!!!! :) Thanks for keeping it real for the rest of us! Gives me hope!

TuesdaySusan said...

Amen, Sister! Enjoy your kiddos!

Erin said...

You're house is def a home. Looks warm and cozy for sure:)


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Nice to be real huh! We all live in our homes, that's what they are made for right!Enjoy ~Cheers Kim

Kathy said...

Hey Melaine I am looking for a wire dog crate for my small dog...what size is it?

Between You and Me said...

Friend...I love your lived-in house. :)

Thanks for keeping it real...makes me like you even more. :))

Kristle Jones said...

Love this post - makes me feel like I don't have to "stage" my home daily to look like all these cute blogs ; )

xo Kristle

Anonymous said...

Great post! Thank you for you transparency. Blessings, Kimberly

The Polished Pebble said...

Love to see ya keeping it real!

no staging required to live life fully

xo kelley

Jennifer Stern and Angela Gilman said...

It always makes me feel better to see other people's messes! My townhouse is a whopping 1,100 sq feet and with 2 kids it gets messy fast and is quite frankly a loosing battle to keep clean all the time. Thanks for sharing! :0)


Anonymous said...

Melaine- My favorite EVER! Thank you...I just got home from my 12 hour shift as a nurse and for once don't feel guilty for putting my feet up and Not picking up the signs of life around my house.

Gena said...

Thanks for keeping it real! Love your home but I think I love it even more now that I see you have days/weeks where it's not perfect - just like me! Enjoy your time with you kids!

Anonymous said...

Melaine - So glad you posted this. Real people with busy family lives really appreciate this! Kids, dogs and our daily stuff sometimes get the better of us! Makes us appreciate a clean & styled room!!! Love your honesty & willingness to post!

Liz VanKirk

pve design said...

And to think I thought you were perfect! Oh, I am so glad you are a kindred spirit! Life is to be lived and enjoyed, mess and all!
We all have to focus on the big picture!

Dear Lillie said...

Love it, Melaine! As I am sure you remember from the iphone pic I sent you that's what my house looks like too right now =) I hope you guys have a wonderful break!

Jodi said...

Have a great break with the kiddos! Your home is beautiful; it always looks so cozy! :)

I have a question for you about the dogs. We have a yellow lab, she is in the house too, like yours. Bailey is 9 months old and is a chewer and sheds terrible. Do your two shed alot and is your little harley a chewer? Now that she is 9 mo. we can not keep stuffed toys but just a few minutes and she has them shredded! Would love to hear about yours! :)


Lindsay Logic said...

I love your chalkboard door! So cute! I love your house, too! :)

Alissa Brackin said...

oh my gosh, i love your music selections! i'd come back just for that!

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