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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

House Proud

“Nothing annoys a woman more
than to have company drop in 
unexpectedly
and find the house
looking as it usually does.”


I love that quote. It is so true. I had a little meltdown today about the state of my house (sorry guys). 


Because the reality is that it is not possible to keep all our balls in the air and have a perfectly clean house all of the time.  


With beds made every morning ...


Bathrooms cleaned ...


Fresh flowers on the kitchen table ...


And everything in its place ...


Unless maybe if you are Windsor Smith. 
I'd sure like it to be (always clean) though. And if I can't have her house (so beautiful), can I just look like that? Wow.

All Images via House Beautiful

7 comments:

Ann said...

Oh she is so gorgeous...
and so is her house ♥

And the quote is right on ♥

diane said...

Love the quote but I do make my bed every morning, don't you? I hear this discussed throughout blogland and am alway surprised...and I tidy up the bathroom when I am done. (before you think I am OCD, don't use a white glove to test my dusty furniture!)

My Notting Hill said...

I'm so with you on this! Sometimes I feel it's a success if I can keep the parts tidy that you see when you stand in the entry.

Sherri Cassara said...

Hi Diane ... no sorry to say I don't always make my bed :(

Stephanie said...

The other day my husband asked "why did you make the bed today?" "Umm because we had an unexpected guest yesterday and I was embarrassed that our bed wasn't made!" I so hear you! Yes, it is easy to do it right when you get out of bed, and yes it is easy to put that dish in the dishwasher...but easy isn't always what we do

bluehydrangea said...

Love, love, love this quote!! And it is so true. No one darkens my door the day I buy fresh flowers and vacuum, no, they always pop in the day a bomb has exploded.

SHERRY HART said...

Oh lord...it does get out of hand at times...I do try to make the bed everyday but sometimes my closet can get messy...and the bath! I am just not a perfectionist.