There comes a moment for every blogger (and selfie editor) out there when you have to decide how completely honest you’re going to be with the internet. I started to do this post yesterday and I was MORTIFIED. I honestly just couldn’t do it. I have this
teeny tiny HUGE problem where I stick my head in the sand when I get overwhelmed. There have been two major areas of my life that have ALWAYS suffered, finance and cleaning, because I get sick of fighting the war.
You know how it goes, that perfect budget ends up not working out how you expected. Those hours of cleaning are gone to the wayside in a matter of days. For a long time rather than dealing with those issues, I honestly got tired of it and ignored it. Fortunately, I realized these two specific issues were probably some of the most important things I need to handle. I made a deal with myself to make some changes this year, (mend those wheels) and get myself back on track.
The living room has been finished:
But, there is truly one room in the house that makes me absolutely bonkers, the kitchen. As I have mentioned numerous times, my husband does almost all of the cooking in the house and he does the dishes 99.9% of the time. I love that he spoils me like that. The bad side, is that I rarely look around in the kitchen and in the past head=sand because it’s ALWAYS a wreck.
I took some photos for blog posts while I was in the kitchen one day so I could show off how much progress I was making on my cleaning to do list. To begin, let me show you that at one time my cabinets were fairly clean.
And now it’s time for me to be totally honest…and mortified.
First, let me mention that NO MATTER WHAT you do, white cabinet paint WILL break down over time. These cabinets were painted like 15 years ago…and they look like it. A lot of the staining around the knobs is actually from the paint wearing down over time and various cleaners working their way through the paint. Even if these were wiped down every day from the day after they were painted, it would still look a BIT like this. But, OH MY GAWD. This particular set also happens to be right above the stove. Gross.
Second, and this photo is really the one that is absolutely mortifying to me. This photo is the one that makes me think “Why in the *%$# did I not see this?” every time I look at it. How do you live in a home that got like this without noticing it happened? HOW? Gross, EWWWWWW, NASTY, and #ISWEARIAMNOTAFILTHYPIGEVENTHOUGHITLOOKSLIKEITRIGHTNOW!!!!!
Now that I have completely overexposed myself and my imperfect world I’m going to go hide under a rock and die. I might even clean my cabinets.
Have you ever found something in your own home that mortified you because it was DISGUSTING? (please tell me I am not alone!!!)