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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Keeping it Real - Tour of My Home

Heather is hosting a "Keeping it Real" Blog Carnival of photos of what our homes really look like (as opposed to photos where we've cleaned or tidied specially for the photos) so today just after I put Little Girl to bed for her afternoon nap I went round the house taking photos:

First off when you walk in the front door, this is what you see.Those boxes are some of the boxes from Little Girl's room waiting to be sorted. The thing at the top of the banister is an old towel I keep ready for mopping up any spillages upstairs quickly.

If we turn right we come to the living room.

We don't usually keep a bookcase lying in the middle of the floor but yesterday the estate agent (who manage the property - we rent) sent someone round to paint the skirting board which needed repainting due to the damp proofing work in January. There's some more pictures of the living room from just after that work was done going from very messy to nice and tidy here.

From the living room, we go through into the kitchen.

Going clockwise from the bottom left is: the knife and chopping board I just used to chop the veg for slow cooker chicken casserole for tonight. A bin of car cleaning stuff because I washed one side of the car this morning while Little Girl was playing in the back yard. (I try to wash one side each week as it makes it easier than doing it all at once.) To the right of the microwave is the kombucha brew and an old margarine tub of bits of veg and tea leaves waiting to go on the compost heap. Our coats (only Little Girl's shows up well because it's pink) are hanging on the inside of the cupboard door but we keep the cupboard door open because we have our bikes in front of it and we wouldn't be able to get stuff in and out otherwise. The bucket under the highchair is drying and when it's dry it'll go in the cupboard with the bin of car cleaning stuff inside it. Finally my Home Keeping Folder is on top of the fridge with this weeks menu (which should be on the freezer door) sitting on top of it.

Looking in the other direction, there's some rhubarb and apples on the worktop waiting for me to either shuffle the food in the fridge to make space or make a crumble - whichever happens first. The grill is open on the cooker because I just used it for lunch and I am half way through the washing up.

Now we go upstairs. First we come to our room. Thanks to the painting downstairs, we brought Little Girl's main toy box up here so there are toys everywhere:
There's some "before" and "after" photos from last time I did a big tidy in this room here.

Last week's project was the bathroom so it is very clean and tidy.

Little Girl's bedroom has boxes everywhere at the moment but I couldn't take a picture because she's in bed so that's the end of this little tour.

Pop over to Heather's blog to join the "Keeping it Real" Blog Carnival and read other people's posts.


Heather said...

Thanks for playing along. I really like that floral carpet on your stairs, BTW.

Also, I sent your PIF gift out yesterday afternoon, via First Class Intl. It should arrive in 7-21 days, according to the postmaster. I hope you like it!

Toni said...

Thanks for "Keeping it Real" Susan!! I love seeing peoples homes!!Have a blessed evening!!

Anonymous said...

Your house seems very cozy.

Joy Comes in the Morning said...

Love the pics. I wish my camera was working and I would post my pics. Uh..... on second thought maybe I wouldn't. My kitchen table has been turned into a Hot Wheels car lot.LOL Blessings

Anonymous said...

I tagged you! But don't feel obliged to do it if you don't want to.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all for the lovely comments and I'll try to do this tag quicker than my last one!

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