Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Keeping it Real

Do you think you can handle the truth?

I'm not sure you can handle the truth!

For the past 6 weeks I have been refining the book, editing it, and re-editing.  Setting up a new website.  Meshing this blog to that new website and working on book promotions.

I love doing online computer work because at the click of a button I can create beauty.  There is a plethora of backgrounds and fonts to choose from.  I can edit my pictures just so to make exactly the image I want to leave my readers.


Back to the truth.

I'm not known as a "Neat Nellie."  The main rooms of my house are always company ready.  But, do not venture up my stairs to the second floor.  And never, ever walk into my sewing room.  

But today I am revealing what my sewing & laundry room look like on a regular basis.  Oh, I'll clean it up from time to time and it's not always this bad.  But drastic times call for drastic measures.  I must motivate myself this week to declutter, organize, and clean this room.  So, without further ado...

 YIKES!!!  When I'm wrestling with the clutter while I'm trying to sew I know something has to give.

UGH!  I can't get to the door nor the blinds to open them during the day.

BLECH!  That futon has become a dumping ground.

WOW!  It's sad when the bunny cage is the cleanest thing in the room. ;-)

GOODNESS!  I'm surprised I can even find my way to the washer & dryer.  Now, in all fairness that pile of laundry was not there yesterday.  I had finished everything that was in the room.  That pile appeared last night from the kid's bedrooms.  I think they may take after me!  Well, at least Stephen & Emily do.

I also think it may be time for a new ironing board cover! ;-)

So, we are on spring break this week.  I know what I have to do.  By posting it here, I'm hoping I will humiliate..er....help motivate myself into getting it organized and clean.

I'm off to get busy!


  1. Looks like home to me.. grin.. xo

  2. Ah, reminds me of my home sweet home!! (and no, I will not be brave enough to post pics of MY cluttered corners, lol!) xx

  3. You are brave, Terri! You wouldnt want to see some of my clutter, most of which is in the Garage which seems to be acting as an extra room.........!

  4. We had a friend come by on Sunday to help us with our computer and the whole time I kept looking around our office/craft room thinking what a mess!!
    I cleaned up quite a bit yesterday, but still have more to do today!
    Happy Spring Break!


  5. I don't think I'd dare to do my "truthful corners", Terri!.
    Yours are tidy by comparison!
    He hee

  6. The warm fireplaceMarch 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    You are brave, we have a back bedroom ...... must tackle that room, when youve got a full house its hard to keep all in order :)
    God bless sue

  7. Sewing just naturally makes a mess! I clean my sewing room up once in a while, but sure enough it gets right back that way a little more with each project and passing day. As long as the laundry and sewing are getting done, that's the main thing. :o)

  8. Thanks for the encouragement ladies! I'm glad I'm not the only one. lol


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