Until It Sparkles…
We woke up to a very grey and dreary day. It was wet from sun up to sun down.
One of those days where you wake up and peek your head out the window, and then dive back into bed and pull the covers back over your head.
Some of us did that longer than others. Ahem.
I had other plans on my agenda. Ever since we got back from Cincinnati, the house has been driving me insane. We both work from home, and subsequently spend a lot of time in the house. When our space doesn’t feel good, I find myself less productive, more distracted, and constantly fidgety.
The Christmas decorations are no longer feeling special, and they are honestly just getting in my way.
The trash situation is out of control.
The kitchen has definitely seen better days.
I honestly don’t even know what’s going on in the office. But I am guessing this has something to do with the fact that Casey has started working at the coffee table.
Believe it or not, this was clean laundry that was dumped out with the intention to fold it, and ended up turning into a dog nest.
And for whatever reason, two people who are home 80% of the time seem to be totally incapable of making the bed. Maybe because it’s on the third floor and we are never up there? Still – inexcusable.
We won’t even talk about the bathroom. Not gonna go there.
So I did what needed to be done. I stayed in my pajamas until 5pm, I let my hair get totally out of control…
And I scrubbed and vacuumed and mopped until every surface sparkled. First things first – goodbye Christmas! Until next year…
I would estimate that about two hours of my day today were spent extracting pine needles from every crevice and surface in our house.
Even so, I still stand behind the fact that the smell and magic of a real Christmas tree is still totally worth it.
Part of the reason I read Young House Love is that beyond the hilarious banter and gorgeous house photos, there is nothing I love more than a good “before and after.” There is something so refreshing about seeing progress and concrete results! I guess that’s why I am a math geek.
So here is the “before and after” of how I spent my Sunday. Pardon the evening light of the “after” photos – it literally took me ALL day!
Living Room before…
Desk in the Office – Before and After…
Full Office before…
Totally unnecessary bedroom mess before…
Bedroom that grown ups live in – after!
And of course I saved the worst for last.
But with a little elbow grease and a LOT of coffee, I had it sparkling by dinnertime.
Just in time to mess it all up again!
It was a very loooong and exhausting day.
But totally worth it to be able to relax in a clean and organized house tonight! Off to enjoy my spotless living room. Hope you all had a relaxing and fun weekend!