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You just described my house half the time! Try as I might to keep up with the dishes and dirt and clutter, it eventually wins out until I have a whole day to scrub it all up. I don't know how working women with spotless homes do it! No sleep?

Holly Smith

Real is always good. It helps us to go, "Yep, me too!"

Praying for Audrey to feel better soon!!


That's my house too! I actually took pictures (I know, right?) and I thought I might post them...ya know, before and afters! I just haven't gotten up the nerve to show how shameful it looked. No worries, tomorrow's another day! Sewing sounds like more fun to me anyway!! I hope Audrey feels better soon!!


I just had to pick myself up off the floor. I hardly believe you! While I appreciate you being "real" (and okay, I do believe you), you've shattered my idea that your house is always perfect. I should know better. I know how these things happen! Have fun nursing Audrey back to health and sewing the day away. Way more fun than cleaning, if you ask me!


Mine's there, too (well, not the cat litter. Which is a good thing, since I don't have a cat!) I'm hoping to work on it over the weekend. Some things are just more important than housekeeping.

Hope Audrey feels better soon!


Keep it real! You just described my house too. I'm not going to do anything about mine today either - I'm going outside to play with my girls.

miss chris

Keep it real, sistah... Take care of those important things. :) And I hope Audrey feels better soon!


Amen, sister. Isn't it good to know you're not the only person on the face of the earth who's not perfect? I'm certainly glad to know I'm not the only one who's not perfect, that's for sure! :)

Much love,


I hope sweet girl is feeling better soon.

The house (and bunnies) will still be there!

Love u.


Feel so much better about my own mess - thank you :0)

Hope your girls feels better soon.


As much as I love hearing the amazing things you do in your life I LOVE hearing that you are real and that I am not the only one feeling like my house is going to take me down :)


Some days there is nothing like throwing the "to do" list to the wind and just being a snuggle mommy right along side a sick baby matter how big they get! You rock for keepin' it real and for knowing where God wanted you today! Enjoy the chill out. That there's a good, good day! (A little NC twang for ya!) Hugs to Audrey for getting better...and a little gingerale with a bendy straw anyone?!?!? ;)


So glad that you are REAL! We all get to those places... you just have to let it go... deal with the important things. The dust bunnies will still be there when you are ready to tackle them :) Happy Weekend...

Lisa @ The PW

I am so incredibly happy when I find out my friends' houses get as grungy as mine. You made my day! :)

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