Keepin it real

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So…life. Life has been kicking my butt lately, I’ll admit. The house is a mess, we’re in a food rut and eating dessert and sweets way more than I care to admit, and I’m behind on, well, everything. By everything I mean laundry and grading papers and planning meals.

A few weeks a blogger friend of mine sent out an email about a blog hop she was hosting called Keepin It Real. The idea was to post pictures of our house in their natural state–aka the imperfect and messy houses most of us live in every day. I loved the idea and was so excited to take part in it. Except I totally forgot and didn’t post my pictures within the time period. Because life.

I still think it’s a really fun idea to get to peek into other people’s houses and so here I am, a few weeks late and a few messes short. Kidding. We have plenty of messes around here. I’ve never been a super-neat person. I can be organized when I want to, and I definitely know where everything and anything is, but my house isn’t always the neatest.

I’m the kind of mom who is totally ok with things being a mess during the day, and at the end of the day, once the kids are in bed I take 30 minutes to put stuff away and get organized for the next day. In that time I usually tidy up the family room because it’s where my husband and I hang out and watch tv. I also focus on the kitchen. I do whatever dishes remain and get rid of whatever clutter is on the counter tops. Some days I get more done than others.

So…here goes with the Keepin It Real Home Tour! Rather than bombard you with 100 pictures I only did the family room. You’ll get the idea.

The Mess

aka what it usually looks like…

Keepin It Real

Keepin It Real

Keepin It Real

Neat (or…neater)

with a few littles who just could not stay out of the pictures 🙂

Keepin It Real

Keepin It Real

Keepin It Real

In the comments, tell me about your house! Are you messy? Neat? Do you clean up as you go or just do a once-over at night?

If you’d like to see more houses, check out the Keepin It Real Home Tour Blog Hop!

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  • Reply Amanda

    I love your house! Such cute decor!! My house is super messy and I thought about joining in the fun but decided not too! We live in a 2 room apartment so there’s never enough room for everything! Can’t wait to move in July!!

    5-07-15 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Krista

      Thanks Amanda!! We still have so much to do, but the family room is pretty complete and it’s prob my fave room. Good luck with your move!

      5-08-15 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Lynne Childress

    WHAT a great idea for a hop!! And thanks for sharing your pics!Your mess is not so messy!!

    5-07-15 at 3:54 pm
    • Reply Krista

      I thought it was so clever too! Too bad I missed the original post date, right? LOL

      5-08-15 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Traci@tracesoffaith

    I’ve learned to compartmentalize because I am the only one who is bothered by clutter. If my areas are picked up, I am happy. Especially the main living area. I am pretty good at ignoring the rest!

    5-07-15 at 4:15 pm
    • Reply Krista

      Traci–I know what you mean. SOmetimes clutter drives me nuts but most of the time I can shrug it off. LOL!

      5-08-15 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Don’t hate me! I clean up as I go. I can’t stand waking up to yesterday’s mess. And, with no little ones home, except when the grandchildren visit, another story, my house is kept pretty clean. Let me encourage you here, it won’t always be this way.

    5-07-15 at 6:17 pm
    • Reply Krista

      I think once the kids are gone, i’ll be the same way. I do love the way the house looks when it’s neat. It’s just so hard to keep it that way!

      5-08-15 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Heather

    My husband is military. My dad was military so we are extremely orderly. It’s in our DNA. I will be in a wretched mood if the house is messy. It just makes me feel good to be in a clean, orderly home. I always try to keep it so that if someone stopped by unexpectedly, I wouldn’t have an issue inviting them. NOW…that written, my husband’s kids live in another state. We are about to move into a giant house near them. We’ll see how it goes once they’re over more LOL.

    5-07-15 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Krista

    Heather I really really wish I was the same! Let me know how it goes when the kids are nearby.

    5-08-15 at 8:52 am
  • Reply love

    Thanks for keeping it real! I have little ones too; so I know all about the mess…how quickly it can be made. Your living room is set up so well everything can go back into place rather quickly, and that is what I strive for. What brand are those adorable little children’s chairs???? I’d love to get one for my toddler.

    5-24-15 at 2:43 pm
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