remember back in august when megan unpinterested her life? it was supposed to be a series of posts where we talked about and showed you our "real lives". you know, the laundry, the dishes, the mess. well, she posted hers and i took photos of the messes in my life for a future post. i sent megan a joking email that was like, "oh, ha ha, now that you posted yours i am totally not going to post mine, sucker!" and it was a joke, i swear. and then i kept looking at the photos and getting more embarrassed and putting it off. of course, i never meant to actually not post it. that would have been rude. it just took me some time to get up the courage, which, honestly, i still don't quite have. but i'm sucking it up and posting this now. please don't judge me too harshly! i may not be the most organized person and i may have far too many clothes and shoes, but i am working very hard on both of these things as we speak!
to be honest, my house is usually pretty neat and clean. i mean, as long as you don't look into any closets or cupboards! a random person walking into my living room would never be disgusted by a mess or anything. but, then, i would never let them see my shoe closet. you know, unless they read my blog. jim is a total organization freak, which is why he also does not go in my shoe closet. it would just make him crazy. and, because of that and because it is just better for my mind if i try to be a bit more organized, i have started doing just that. i have worked on the linen closet and the bathroom cabinets and those are just beautifully clean and organized now! and, as i mentioned yesterday, i have moved onto my bedroom. my closets are full and cluttered and just plain messy. i have too much and nowhere for it to go. anyway, i am just going to stop talking and show you. i'll ask again...please don't judge too harshly!
my shoe (and blazer and cardigan and purse and shoe box and random straw hat) closet:
you guys! i know! it's so bad. about once a year, i go in there and really clean it out and organize everything. and it stays that way for a few months. but, slowly and surely, i just begin to throw my shoes in there after wearing them, not caring where they land. and after a while it becomes this again. ugh. let's not even talk about why i even have this many shoes and boots. that, in and of itself, is a whole other issue.
my clothes closet:
can somebody please point me in the direction of the nearest denim anonymous meeting? i mean, really.
what is even happening here?
does anyone need any belts? i literally wear two or three of these.
this hot mess is being remedied as we speak. i know i already said that, but i just wanted to reiterate. because i know how this looks. it looks bad.
and as long as we are up in my room, i might as well show you that this is always what my bed looks like.
unmade, is what i mean. this is pretty good actually. usually, there are a lot more clothes and laundry baskets full of clean clothes that i am too
busy lazy to put away strewn about on the bed. you caught me on a good day!
oh, and just for the hell of it, let's venture out of my bedroom and into my kitchen for a second and take a look at the one place in the house that jim cannot even bear to look: my pantry cupboard.
this cupboard is super deep. and chock-full. it's one of those cupboards that you open with caution because something is sure to fly out and hit you in the head. it's a hazard. also, good luck finding any spices in there without emptying out almost its entire contents first. cooking dinner is like an extreme sport in my house! i can almost guarantee that i have anything you need to make any dish you could think of. you just have to dig (and dig and dig) a little to find it! i will point out that this is really the only cupboard i have in the house to store my non-perishables and spices. so, it's really not my fault. i just need to re-do my entire kitchen! (this is also hopefully happening in the near future! yay!)
okay, that's enough
embarrassing unpinteresting myself for now. i hope you all have a great day!
xoxo, nora bird