I wrote yesterday about my messy tendencies and wanted to quickly share my clean living room:
There are little bits on the floor that need vacuuming, the shelves are still overstuffed, but it’s not terrible, right? I don’t think so. I’m happy with it. It’s lived in.
My desire is to make my home a welcoming a place. It’s terrible to visit somewhere and feel concerned about messing things up. I much prefer visiting homes that are cozy and warm.
I have been reading and attempting to participate in the 31 Days to Clean Challenge , hosted by Christin at Joyful Mothering. Christin is doing a wonderful job encouraging everyone to put the book into practice.
Even though I powered through reading 31 Days to Clean, I’m only up to Day 2 of the challenges!
My fridge is lovely and clean. In fact, my daughter eve gasped when she opened it. (What does that tell you?)
I took a before picture, but forgot the after. I’m all about being real, but I’m not going to show you a before picture of my fridge without an after to redeem myself!
I want to encourage you to keep on taking baby steps. As long as you keep on moving forward, you are getting there. It is going to take me much more than 31Days to complete all the challenges in the book.
In the past that would have discouraged me. For some reason, it doesn’t any more. I know my limitations. I know I have children to love and dinner to cook.
And clean home without love is worthless.
So, here’s too continuing on, inch by inch. Or mile by mile if that is possible. Just be aware of your current season. Accept it and work with what you’ve got.
In closing, I’d like to show you one of my favorite pieces of furniture:
My husband and I stained this armoire together many years ago. I love the color and I also enjoy closing off the TV. Of course, you can see I have a little problem with over stuffing the book shelf next to it. Hey, I’m a work in progress.
Don’t forget to enter to win the 31 days to Clean book! Giveaway closes on Monday night. I’d love for you all to have a copy. It’s such a great book!