BUT you were here waiting (i hope) to see my success, so i couldn’t let you down.heinous is probably waiting for my before pics, so he can laugh at me, don’t try to deny it mr! i probably would be too 🙂
oh, and the pink paper sorter thing that is FULL of papers to file, i haven’t sorted it yet. i just cheated and moved it out of the pic. hahaha. what? i’m gonna do it. i just got tired around 2am after 2 more freaking hours of cleaning! and this time i even got all sweaty. for those of you that know me IRL you know that doesn’t mean i was glistening a little. my hair was soaked and it was dripping into my glasses and i was afraid i was gonna short circuit my ipod! thanks evvvvvver so much granddaddy for passing on your “sweat like a raped ape” genes!
so enough jabbering, on with the show! the befores:
yeah, i could write in the dust on my tv. the sad thing is, i have dusted it way more recently and often than the rest of the living room.
notice the vacuum in the living room. i put that there thinking i would use it more often. i only have the one rug in the whole house, so you would think that i could at least do that regularly. nope. hubby went to use it the other day and it had spider webs/cob webs all over it. what the heck is the difference between spider and cob webbs anyways?? are they the same or what?
the wal-mart bags are full of books that i’ve read. i am going to the library to donate them this week, but i did move them into a box and stuck ’em in a closet so it wouldn’t ruin the nice clean look.
and now, the moment we have all been waiting for, drum roll please, my clean living room!! (that for some reason seems huge now that all the crap is gone, hehe.
you see that painting up all the wall? my mommy painted it! you can’t really see it that well, but it is a beautiful fall river scene and just happens to match my house perfectly 🙂 did i just call her mommy? ok, i guess i’m regressing a little, but since she has empty nest syndrome (bad) i’m sure she’ll like that.
on top of the left hand speaker is my gorgeous print by Marie Natale that i won from michelle over at Pandora’s Box. her blog seems to be having technical difficulties for the last couple of weeks, but hopefully she will be up and posting again soon. oh, and i did move the g-kids toys under the desk, but then i ended up putting his little rocking chair that holds all of his books where they were. i will probably have to move it back over by the little table (that mom also painted) because he has already made me move it back there once before because “it goes over here, nonna”. bless his little OCD-in-training heart.
i just threw this one in because i love my coffee table. it’s one of those that has a drawer under the glass so you can display stuff. i have my seashell collection displayed along with my clay “soccer dude” i made in high school and my newly acquired water bottle full of lake michigan water, sand, and pebbles. i got to journey up to yankeeville with seashore this summer and i had to get something to remember my 1st trip to lake michigan.
so that’s it for my living room de-clutterfication (yes, you may use that word i just made up). the next few nights/days i will be catching up on my laundry and i won’t bore you with pics of my dirty drawers 🙂 the next project will be the spare bedroom and then i’ll tackle the master bedroom, which i guess will have to be done during the day since hubby probably won’t like me cleaning it whilst he’s sleeping lol.
oh, and if you’re wondering why i’m not doing the other half of my living room, it’s because it contains 2 recliners and a love seat. even i can’t clutter those up 🙂
and i might add, i have kept the kitchen clean for the last few days and even baked a sock-it-to-me cake (cleaning up as i went!). damn i might turn into domestic goddess after all! lol