My 'Your Home and Garden' magazine. It's a gift subscription from my parents, but I fear it's going to run out soon. Well it all looks fairly innocent, does it not?
Mmmm, well, until you arrive at this page! I think anyone who wears pastel blue would have to be more organised than myself at the best of times. I dream of living in an organised home. Well OK, probably not actually dream of such things because that would perhaps make me a little obsessive with cleaning, organising, tidying etc. But more along the lines of, gosh I wish this place were a little tidier.
It's a bit of a one (or two when hubby is home) man game at keeping this house tidyish. I really lost that battle years ago with four children. But I do have the odd area that I do have well organised and it really does keep tidy.
Now click on this little bit of writing. Go on, just for a laugh!
OK are you thinking you are outrageously filthy, like I now do? Or are you wondering what the problem is? Now be truthful! I have to admit that I'm failing pretty much all of the above. I won't say I'm proud of the fact, but it's just how it is. Personally I would consider these things a 'once a year' spring clean!
Then I happened upon this dinky little photo of a very neat and tidy bookcase. Well I thought, where better to start with a bit of a tidy up than here. Pretty harmless really. Oh please No.3's toes. You know how they are sometimes!!
Here we have a pre-prepared, messy bookcase for your viewing...
And now we have a very neat and tidy bookcase, where one can actually find a book with ease. It's a bit like using the local library really. Would you care to borrow one? Please just remember to put it back in the correct place when you return it. There's a love.
Well today I need another wee project didn't I? No.1's wardrobe. It's a dangerous place at the best of times. Takes after her mother this one.
I now have tidy shelves and a jolly sore bruise on my right foot. Seems mother put a farily large glass picture frame, on top of a whole pile of papers, on the top shelf. Mmmm and I can't even blame her.
Does it look more organised? I think it does. Well if she could only see what I threw out!! Oh the paper and the pencils we own. Goodness, does anyone else have enough to open their own stationery shop?
And of course, just for us, there was a section on revamping your bathroom. Ours is about to have a makeover, along with our bedroom. Jolly exciting I can tell you! Did I tell you this man of mine is on a mission??
I'm thinking ours will be along the lines of the clean/minimal picture. But with coloured walls. Not sure of the exact colour yet. Perhaps darkish, brownish, greyish? Or a half strength if I chicken out. Oh and some outrageous accessories! I'm prepping hubby for some splashes of orange.
This is our current bathroom. So plain and boring. The shower is about to fall apart. And there's the same boring wallpaper on the walls. It was a whole house job, the wallpaper.
So that's what I'm up to at the moment. So if I go missing for a few days you can picture me surrounded by bags, boxes and rubbish. Lovely isn't it?
Anyone inspired to join me in a little clean out?