Raise your hand if you are thrilled it is finally Friday! Now get ready to raise the other hand up and do a little dance because today Shelley, from Crazy Wonderful is over for Fess Up Friday. Double Wahoo! Shelley is one of the sweetest women I've (virtually) met and I have loved following her build and move into their new house. So Shelley, Fess up!

Hey guys!  My name is Shelley, and I blog over at Crazy Wonderful.  I luuuurve a good DIY and am currently in the process of making our new house a home.  Once you're done reading this you'll get a better sense of the "crazy" part of wonderful.
It is sooo easy to get caught up in appearances.  Especially in Blog World.  You may read a blog and think, "Wow.  She really has it together.  Her house is perfect, children are perfect, blah, blah, blah...  And, I now feel like crap about myself."  Yuck.  Ok yes, I'm sure there are weird people out there that have it all together.  But those people are few and far between.  I certainly don't have it together.  And the last thing I want is for someone to feel that way when they read my blog.
For instance... my living room.

Really looks like this.  Toys and pillows tossed around.  A collection of remotes hanging out.  A still uncompleted gallery wall with random frames leaning against the top of the TV (can't believe it hasn't fallen yet) and paper taped to the front of another frame.  Leftover sippy cup from last night.  And more likely than not, a few Cheerios smooshed into the rug.

I do have some pretty striped candles hanging out on my fireplace.

But if you were to see the backs you'd notice the stripes are actually pieces of washi tape.  I was trying it out to see if I liked the look before buying real striped candles, which I do, but honestly I'll probably just leave them as is.  Nobody needs to know but us girls ;)

Let's see what else...  Oh!  So do you want to know why I haven't posted pictures of my kitchen that I love so dearly yet?  It's because there is a constant crap pile that hangs out on the counter.  I can feel my blood pressure rising as I look at this picture.  Drives me INSANE.  Insane, people!!!  I've tried cleaning it up, but this thing breeds when I turn my back.  One of these days I will tame it.  One of these days.

I made this really cute art out of plastic animals for Sam's nursery.

Fast forward 18 months to a little boy who likes to stand while he gets his diaper changed, and you get this.  Not so cute.

There is just something about me and incomplete gallery walls.  A few weeks ago I started one at the top of the stairs.  Not only is in not done.  It's literally falling apart.  And it will look like this for a good long while before I get time to deal with it.

And this nightmare is currently happening in my bedroom.  Awesome.

 I assure you this is just a taste of the norm around here.

Despite what you see here, I love making things pretty.  When I post a project on my blog I assure you that it really does look like that.  It just only looks like that until Sam's nap is over, Izzy comes home from school, I start in on another project, or life kicks back into high gear.  But hey, that's life and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Ok, I could do without this:

Did you see that?!  That thing is eyeing me ;)

Thank you so much for having me over to fess up today, Elizabeth!  It feels so good!!!


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