Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Ugly Side of BV






How different my home looks in the real world. In a little disarray. Nothing like the beautiful magazine spreads it has been in previous. I wanted to share some reality with you today. Yes. I am normal just like you all. Washing stacked up high. Kitchen untidy. Groceries arrived but yet to be put away. Ironing piling, climbing! Paperwork yet to be completed.
Can you relate?

56 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. Made my day. I always feel woefully inadequate as my house only ever manages magazine perfection for all of about 5 minutes...

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  2. Hahaha... can totally relate!!! Love your pink mixer by the way. I have the blue version, though not the original bowls, lucky you. :)

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  3. I love real world! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Absolutely I can relate! And my mountain of ironing makes yours look like an anthill!!!
    Clare x

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  5. WE all love real....thanks for being that!

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  6. Just a little bit...just kidding. I love it!

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  7. I love that you are keeping it real Simone :)
    x

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  8. I can definitely relate. Thanks for sharing a sneak peak of a 'real' home. It's refreshing to see x

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  9. Course not. My home is always picture perfect ;-)

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  10. I can relate. Though my home has not been photographed for a magazine yet. But just photographing it for my blog makes it look prettier than in real life..always.

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  11. Oh yeah...I can certainly relate. I'm the one that needs 24 hours notice before anyone can come over!

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  12. yes i can definitely relate to the never ending piles of stuff. the first shot of your home is so cute, but love them all tidy or untidy!
    x

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  13. Oh YEAH Simone...i can TOTALLY relate..

    i was just walking around my home cringing at how dreadfully untidy it all is...
    i literally have crochet "goodies" ALL OVER the place..
    maybe i shall give a good clean at the weekend!!

    xx andrea

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  14. Oh dear friend...I can soooo relate!

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  15. Yes I think we can all relate, at least your real life pics transform into those gorgeous mag pics...mine dont,lol!

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  16. I can relate, oh my, how i can relate :)
    I have the very same one rug as the one in the 1st photo. just had to put it up for sale on Sell simply it no longer fits in my new home. ouch!

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  17. It's nice to see a little reality, most of the time in magazines and in the blog world you only see the beautiful, then when you look around your home and see the mess you feel like you must be the worst housekeeper in the world, I need to remind myself that what I am looking at is prettied up stuff not the reality and that everyone else's house probably looks the same day to day

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  18. oh ya...but when the relatives are enroute...all procrastination stops...and the clean up begins...then it looks great too....

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  19. oh Ya! We have to live in it too.Great post~Cheers Kim

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  20. Hmmm hate to tell you Simone but your ugly still looks pretty wonderful to me...and I am loving the pettiskirt crumpled on the chair.
    Nice of you to share your 'other side' though but I dont ever think I would describe you as 'normal'...too much fun for that!
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  21. But the word is 'home' it is not just a house x

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  22. Snap, only difference is I don't have the lovely befores ha. xx Katherine

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  23. Of course I can relate! You're too sweet Simone for trying to make us all feel better. xx

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  24. Haha, thanks for sharing, we had to move out of our house while it's on the market to keep it in magazine condition!
    Sarah

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  25. Good on you!!!! Thanks for keeping it real. Yep, can quite easily relate to this. Seems like you are staying put, I am happy for you as you have a lovely home by the water - bliss. ;-)

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  26. Can I relate? But of course! My life is an ongoing state of chaos! Thanks for sharing Simone :)

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  27. I can certainly relate to the reality of it all!! I have one of those baskets exactly like yours Simone - Ha! Full of clothes! xx

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  28. Ha Ha Simone - this is what my house looks like AFTER I've cleaned up!!!!

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  29. Glad to see your home is not always perfect - it is true - sometimes you just want something real. It still looks pretty darn good though!! xxx

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  30. I linked to this post today - hope that is OK. Just love it so much.

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  31. Sure can relate. You should see my sewing room. On second thoughts, best not : )

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  32. Ahhh totally. Thanks for not being perfect all the time Simone..:)

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  33. You are so brave to share just how normal you are!!! Yes... SNAP!!! I am very normal too! Isn't housework a drag! Got to be done though! Dishes, washing, shopping... the reality of life... but it does make those other times (when you are not doing those things) EVEN more special!!!! Cheers to those few moments you get to yourself that are housework free!!!! X

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  34. Oh yes, I can relate and sympathise! Though my house has never been in a magazine.

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  35. Hi simone

    I relate - relate and relate!

    thank you - phew! I am normal too.

    x
    Loulou

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  36. Oh Yea! I think it is refreshing to see reality at work. All of us experience reality daily but we really don't like to share that with our friends in blogland. Kinda funny huh???

    Thanks for being real.

    melinda

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  37. Love it! I think to live in a magazine shoot style home we'd have to ditch the husbands and children, quit work and just clean and tidy up all day. How dull would that be?
    Love your honesty!

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  38. Oh brother! That was a loaded question.....you betcha!

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  39. It was so nice to see a reality shot! Thank you for sharing

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  40. I can totally relate! It feels great to be able to sit and appreciate a beautifully cleaned and styled home, what doesn't feel so great is knowing that when the kids arrive home after school it's all going to end!

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  41. Ha Ha Simone. I can sooo relate.Between renovating, running two businesses, maintaning small hobby farm and extra curricular activities for our 3 children and us.It's got to the stage where when we have a big tidy up and clean , the kids ask "who's coming over?" Jenny

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  42. I certainly can,that's why I wrote my book,"How to organize your home in seven easy steps" a little book for working mums x

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  43. Certainly can, that's why I wrote my book, "How to Organize your Home in Seven Easy Steps" a little book for working mums xx

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  44. Love your honesty Simone! You are such a 'real' blogging friend. Thank you. Pxxx

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  45. I think anyone who is "normal" can relate!! I'd better get to my dishes...

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  46. Can I just send you a huge virtual hug and a bottle of french wine...we could share it virtually whilst we both fold laundry and do *real life* stuff!

    Great post!!

    Melissa - Miss Sew & So
    xx

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  47. yay! i can totally relate and have done similar posts. love that you shared the real side.

    xo
    elyse

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  48. Hi Simone, I have been a reader of your blog for some time now, it inspires me! I also have a blog on blogspot and my twitter followers read it but i have no clue how to get readers on here, i figured i'd ask you as you have over 2,000 .?. p.s. your pom pom trimmed skirt is beautiful! x

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  49. Too funny Simone! I know that house..it's just like mine!

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  50. Fantastic! it's nice to be real :-) x

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  51. Thanks for keeping it real... I always wonder what most of the lovely Homes profiled in the Mags & Decor Books look like hours before the camera crews arrive? *winks* Or days afterwards. *Smiles* Now I don't feel so bad that there are only small portions of this Ole' House that are foofed sufficiently for a Photo Op for Blog Fodder ... *LOL*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  52. Now that brings a smile to my face:D
    I had my house looking like a magazine shoot last week for visitors and it was back to "normal" within 24 hours lol.
    Lee:)

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