Sunday, April 24, 2016

"Is that peanut butter on your wall?" A look inside our home...

We hear it all the time... "Man...I'd love to see you house someday!"  Let's just pretend that that doesn't sound at all stalkerish (is that even a word?) for a second... there is another little problem.  You see...we have 3 boys under the age of 5.  3 of them.  Boys.  3 boys.  See where I'm going with this?  Most days the bottom 3 feet of our walls and woodwork look like some dickhead of a toddler decided to make a mural out of what vaguely resembles a mix of peanut butter, juice box, and dirt... could be shit (it's a very real possibility) but...lets just pretend it's dirt.  To top it off we we're very naïve first time parents and homeowners.  We thought at the time "let's have white woodwork...it'll be fine", or "let's use flat paint on our walls", or "let's have dark espresso floors", or my favorite...let's buy a light fabric living room set (cause that shit will stay clean).  Side note:  That was fun when we tried to get rid of the living room set.  I couldn't decide if I should burn it, take it to the dump (that would have cost money), or post it up on Craigslist with some brutally honest post and hope that some poor soul would decide they wanted it.  You can see the post here... "Free Couch".   That was the first time we failed at parenting, adulting, and well...pretty much life in general.  Side note:  don't be us...you're better than that.  You see the problem?  In order to take pics of our house that are post worthy...we literally have to re-paint the entire house, re-do all the woodwork, clean the carpets replace the carpets, clean throw a bunch of shit in the closets, stage, clean the weird sticky stuff off the camera lens on my phone, drink...a lot, and then...ta da.  Ahhh screw it... we would literally have to burn it to the ground, sell the kids, and buy a new house... then we could take pics.  Ummmm...no thanks.

Well.. as fate would have it... we are now selling our house and "apparently" potential buyers don't like to throw up in their mouth when they walk into a property so that means I had to...you guessed it... re-paint the entire house, re-do all the woodwork, clean the carpets, clean throw a bunch of shit in the closets/ boxes, and a 20 yard dumpster, stage, clean the weird sticky stuff off the camera lens on my phone, drink...a lot, and then..."ta da" we have ourselves some pictures ladies and gentlemen. 

So here it is... "Our Home"




















-Mike

8 comments:

  1. I am not alone in thinking the swearing in your posts is way over the top.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback! My wife will be happy to know that there is someone else out there that shares her opinion! Although...I probably wont tell her. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Beautiful home. Beautiful family. Beautifully blessed.

    And yes, I was surprised by the swearing but also understand that even us Christian parents sometimes have these thoughts about the challenges and stressors of parenting little people into big people. Maybe better left inside your mind than on your blog that represents your amazing store. Just my two cents...

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. You're right...I believe we do all have these same struggles and thoughts which is why I choose to just say it as it is. I write on topics when and how they come to me. I don't edit them so I can somehow come across better. It's just life...real life...and I'm just not scared to talk about how it actually is. As far as representing our store... anyone who comes in to the store sees me. I am exactly the same in real life as I am in the blog and I think that in a lot of ways that is what people like about us... I don't try to be something that we're not. I go to church, I listen to Christian music, I love my family, I swear, I drink, and I sell sweet furniture. Thanks again!

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  3. I thought your post was hilarious, and had to read it twice - once through tears of laughter. No judgment from this mere mortal. Well done on the painting/cleaning AND writing.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I don't like to edit my posts too much because I just kind of write when and how it comes to me. I try to keep it a little more "real life". Thanks again!

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