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Thursday, June 12, 2014

I have a Home

My Pinterest feed has been blowing up lately with beautiful houses, interior and exterior photos, and it got me thinking ... I have a Home not a House.

What do I mean??

Well, let me take you back to 'high school Laura'. Piles of clothes everywhere - cleaning really wasn't my thing unless I got the sudden urge at 3 in the morning! I would rather have been hanging out with friends, watching a movie, or reading a book! Totally opposite from my little sister; she always said, instead of reading she wanted to use her time for other things {and yes cleaning was in that category for her}. 

Not much has changed for me, my philosophy is to enjoy my days and not worry about a house that looks magazine or pinterest worthy {aka Un-lived in}. Some people have the cleaning gene, I am not one of them. I have enough things to worry about and piles of clothes is not one of them. 

Now I am not saying I don't dust or vacuum - that stuff has to be done and is done. I'm talking about the dishes in the living room from last nights supper; the blanket that Brea drug all over the house still laying on the dining room floor; the pile of unfolded {clean} towels we pick from instead of folding them; the spare bedroom that has become my giant closet full of clean clothes strewn about. These are the things that make my house a home - the hints that we Live there and inhabit the space - the hints that we got too busy in the field, watching a movie or playing with Brea that we didn't want to waste valuable time with each other worrying about the things that were out of place!

I don't have a Pinterest living space and that is just fine with me. On any given day you will walk into my house and find what can be considered a mess but that is okay because it is my mess not yours; it is my reminder we are living in a House we have made a Home.

So don't walk into my house and judge the catastrophe ... walk into my house and enjoy the company!!

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  1. I love this. My husband always gets a little worried right before we go to bed because that is usually when I decide I want to clean. I feel like Pinterest is setting a lot of women up to feel like they aren't doing things right if their home isn't Pinterest-perfect. This is such a great post!

  2. Oh this is so lovely, LB. Just so lovely.

  3. Exactly. If we'd all look at Pinterest as if it were a magazine, we'd be better off. We all know better than to compare ourselves to a magazine!

  4. I love, love, love this. My apartment is always the same way. Sure there may be some things out of place or a pile of laundry in the corner that is just sitting there instead of getting put away, but there is always life in my home. Togetherness and company is really important to me. Pinterest-worthy cleanliness? Not so much.

  5. Ditto, girl! My house is def not pinterest worthy. LOL.