Before I wrote a blog….I was a blog reader.
It was a little intimidating.
Everywhere I looked, every blog I read….featured perfection. There were perfect rooms with perfect furniture with perfectly styled spaces festooned with throws and pillows and rugs and curtains and even a pair of shoes placed in perfect casualness next to an umbrella that looked like it had never seen a drop of rain.
I was inspired.
And a little in awe.
And so when I started writing this blog, I promised myself that I would show rooms like that.
I would fluff and fold and dust and mop and pick up all the magazines and make the bed and always, always, always karate chop my pillows.
And photo shop out all the dust.
So the room would look like this.
Clean and organized and neat and relatively well-behaved.
Without a speck of dust or crumb or piece of Captain Crunch in sight.
And most of the time this theory works.
Most of the time it looks like I have nothing better to do than sit in a chair and gaze out the window in contemplation while I casually make words with my hand-carved log bowl full of scrabble tiles.
And eat Bon Bons and read War and Peace by the fire and wrap myself in a hand-woven throw I made from the wool of my local sheep herd.
(Thanks Wendy :))
But just in case I started feeling all about my Bon Bon, scrabble tile, War and Peace self….
….life has a way of keeping you humble.
Last week, I was picking up the bedroom and putting away a box of Chicken ‘N Biskit crackers (seriously who even eats those any more) and picking up stinky socks and trying to kick a pair of shoes into the closet because my hands were full of coffee cups….
….and I accidentally kicked the pillow off this basket.
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And look what I found underneath.
Glorious, sparkling orange pumpkins.
And it’s almost May.
I literally laughed out loud.
And almost tripped over the shoes in the process.
And shared it with you. In case you needed a smile today and a reminder that perfection is never as it seems….
….and into every perfect room a few pumpkins must fall. 🙂
PS Posting some fun ideas for window treatments over at the Homes.com blog.
You can check it out….here.