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Tomorrow begins a journey to turn our house into a home. Tomorrow I will have to to turn our shack into chic. Tomorrow I will hang pictures, hang shelves, and perhaps hang myself.
I'm dreading tomorrow.
I've thought about rebooting my topic everyday since I announced it. Why didn't I do something simpler, that wouldn't demand hours of my time every single day? How am I going to turn this place into a Martha Stewart masterpiece? Cue panic, self doubt, and terror.
Then I realized something.
It doesn't have to be perfect.
In fact, it shouldn't be. Our house is very much lived in. We bustle around it getting the things we need to do done, we play, we laugh. We're real.
And so this challenge is going to be absolutely realistic. Does that mean lowering the bar for myself? Absolutely. I don't want people to follow my challenge and say "Wow, that is absolutely impossible for my to achieve. I'm a working mother. I'm a stay at home mom with children to home school and care for. I'm a person with better things to do than spend hours a day making my house the epitome of homemaker perfection." I want people to be able to follow my journey and see little things that they can do to make a change.
I'll be coming back to this post after each step I make and to link here, so if you're following me, this is where you'll want to be.
Thank you lovelies.
Day 1: Come To The Table
Day 2: It's Curtains For You
Day 3: Comin' Clean
Day 4: Brrr It's Cold In Here
Day 5: It Might Make You Eat Butter
Day 6: Declutter Bug
Day 7: What Really Makes A Home
Day 8: Store Don't Bore
Day 9: Eat, Pray, Love
Day 10: Upkeep
Day 11: Skeletons In My Closet, Part 1
Day 12: Failures
Day 13: Little By Little
Day 14: Planning Meals & Repurposing
Day 15: Bathing the Bathroom
Day 16: Dear Paul
Day 17: Mason Jarden
Day 18: Below the Bathroom Sink
Day 19: Skeletons In My Closet Part 2
Day 20: Ten Second Tidy
Day 21: Putting Baby In The Corner Part 1
Day 22: Sorting and Sorting and Sorting
Day 23: October 23, 2007
Day 24: Putting Baby In the Corner, Part 2
Day 25: Putting Baby In the Corner, Part 3
Day 26: Putting Baby In the Corner, Part 4
Day 27: Paint!
Day 28: Putting It Back Together
Day 29: Pipes & Cider
Day 30: Unkept Hanging Secrets
Day 31: The End