1.19.2012

Home Made Lovely House Tour! and my MESSY house photos too



Ooohh, I have some really fun news today! 
My home is being featured in the series Home Made Lovely over at the fabulous Life Made Lovely blog!  So super awesome.  

>>Click HERE to see all the neat and tidy pics of my home tour.<<

And then you can scroll through the rest of this post to see my what my home looked like just minutes after I took the "tidy" pictures.  I'm telling you, this was the very same day!  We really live here, folks.  Honestly, most days I feel like all I do is clean and pick up toys and do damage control.  And I know most of you moms feel the same way sometimes.  It's hard for me to just walk away from the dishes and play picnic with Astair or give my littlest one the attention he craves.  But at the end of the day, all they will remember is whether or not mommy made time for them and let them know they mean more than a clean house.  It's the memories we're making that are the most important, after all.  As hard as these days are while my babies are still babies, I'll never get this time back.  I'm learning that sometimes I have to just embrace this mess:


{little print i made inspired by pinterest}










Just keepin' it real.

15 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Loved the tour! This part is how homes with kids should look. ;)

Mary said...

how exciting!
:)
love your beautiful home!

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Love the nerf dart on the mirror! Even though my kid is all grown up, we still play with nerf guns and intermittently find the darts behind & under furniture, etc. :) Just looks like a house full of life to me

dave said...

i love the words you wrote about your home in Heather's post!! My favorite reasons for what makes a home lovely yet:). (aaaand your house is awesome!)

Mich said...

Your house is beautiful...even when decorated with little ones.

JuRita said...

love it. i need to do the same type of blog! thanks for keeping it real. :)

tinyparticlesoflight said...

Hi, Joye, just took your home tour on Life Made Lovely - I loved it! And p.s. I really like your 'real' photos too; makes me feel better!

We have twin boys who will be 3 in May so when I see other twin rooms I'm always interested! Just curious when you switched your twins from cribs to big beds? Any advice?? Haha, we need all the help we can get! ;)

Glad I found your lovely blog.

xo
cortnie

special 'k' said...

I adore the excuse sign! Thank you so much for sharing. What a beautiful space (what mess!) you have created my very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. By the way love your chairs! Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Ashley said...

Just found your blog through Life made lovely!!
It is beautiful and refreshing :)
So excited to read through your archives!
Hope you're having a great Thursday!

Kelly said...

You are amazing! I love your beautiful home! I love the print you made - is it a printable that I could print and frame?

Jelisa | Blogging Ever After said...

Lol! This is sooo my life. Tidy and I used to be friends - and then I became a mom to a miniature tornado, and there went that!

carissa at lowercase letters said...

congrats on the feature!!! woohoo!

and thanks for making me feel normal. sometimes i think i'm the only one with unfolded laundry and a loose hurricane in the house!

Fairlightday said...

I found your blog through the house tour. :) I just wanted to say "thank you" for sharing your out-takes. Some days I despair of ever having a picked up/photo ready/blog worthy/inspiring home with my 3 little ones running around all day long every day. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in the baskets of laundry and blanket forts. :)

ginanorma said...

I my word, I just did a home tour too, last week! I saw this tour, this is you??? Now I'm puttin it all together..haha LOVED this tour, your home was super sweet and cozy and warm and beautiful!

ruth@gracelaced said...

I love this! I included a few "real" pics on my tour, but I love that you did the behind the scenes post on your site! That's brilliant...I wish I thought of that! :)

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