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It’s A Keeping It Real Type Of Day……

In case any of you think that I have it all together, hopefully that picture is some proof that I don’t…………I had planned on writing another meal plan/grocery shopping post today, but I decided that it was a keeping it real type of day.

This is that is what my kitchen looks like today. Yes, these pictures were taken this morning.

Last night’s dirty crock pot is still sitting in the sink. The cookie sheets from yesterday’s cookie making are still waiting to be taken care of. The dishwasher is full, so the dirty dishes sit. The overripe tomatoes need thrown out. Very ripe bananas sit on the counter waiting to be dealt with…….

Newspapers and mail are on the counter waiting to be put where they belong. School work is on the table.

And the reality is that the rest of my house does not look much better and we don’t even need to talk about my desk. I’ll spare you the pictures of those things, but believe me   my house is not looking pretty today.

The reality is that I am like all of you. We all have those days and weeks.

If you are feeling like everyone in the blogland and pinterest world have it all together, I hope I just helped you feel better, because we don’t, or at least I don’t.

A few years ago I wrote a post on only seeing a small picture of someone’s world and it is still so true. Most of the time you see what we want you to see and today I am glad to share my mess with you.

And now I am hoping a little chocolate and a Dr. Pepper will motivate me to deal with my mess.


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  1. Are you sure this is not a picture of my house!! We all have those days that seem to come more frequently for me .

  2. I think you took a picture of my house!!! We all have those days and mine seem to come more frequently than I like.

  3. Thanks for sharing! Nice to know I am not alone! Love the pot rack where did you find one like that, what a spacesaver. Been trying some of the recipies. I was planning on doing the pulled pork (with the Dr. Pepper) in slow cooker. Short on time my husband decided to try it in the pressure cooker my mother-in-law had sent us. (They scare me a little) I have to say in a fraction of the time it was wonderful, and all 4 kids ate it! Thanks for everything you share.

  4. Sheila Wintermantel says

    LOVE this! So many times we see glimpses, but only the perfect or near perfect aspects of people (especially internet folks). So refreshing to see that I am normal – and so are you! Thanks for sharing!

  5. You got my kitchen down to the tomatoes and bananas! How is that possible? Thanks for keeping it real, it’s nice to see we aren’t alone in our kitchen pursuits and the epic messes that sit around after.

  6. Bless you. This makes me feel much better as I run around in circles on the morning of Prom. 🙂

  7. Wow! When did you take pictures of my kitchen and counters, I do not feel alone now. Thanks

  8. THANK YOU! I barely get to look AT Pinterest, much less have my house look LIKE Pinterest. This post will help me whistle while I work this morning, knowing that I’m in good company alongside such excellent folk as you and your readers.

  9. Oh my! If you could see my kitchen this morning it would look very much like yours. Yesterday I was in a cooking mood but lost steam as the day went on and my allergies hit hard. I went to bed early and the kitchen was left. My family helps out a bit but not much. It’s funny because when I take pictures of things for my blog I crop out so much of the mess, most people probably think my kitchen is immaculate. So far from the truth on many days. Thanks for helping us all keep it real–and to know we’re not alone!

  10. LOL!! Thank you for being so real. Typing this while taking a break from my spring cleaning. Have a great day. Love your blog

  11. Love it, Lynn! This is one of the reasons I love your blog.

  12. My crockpot is “soaking” in the sink right now too! I had to laugh at that as I was looking for your breakfast fried rice recipe while also trying to get around the mess! I actually have a thorough weekly cleaning schedule (OCD) lol and normally do pretty good at keeping up with it since starting using it BUT not last week! Oh well I’ll start over again next week;)

  13. Thank you for sharing this! This is everyday for most of us out there. I like to “keep things real” on my blog too 🙂

  14. I just did a post about something like this last week. I’ve been so sick. It seems like days. I always compair myself to others. Especially since I started blogging.

    Thank you so much for this post today!!

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