Wednesday, January 14, 2009


So I tried to avoid this one I really did, but Mama from It's Me called me out. She basically dared me. Since she was my first BFF she's known me the longest and I'm sure she knows that I can't resist a dare. here goes.

(A couple hours later...gulp.)

The deal is you have to stop what you are doing and go take pictures of your house. Just the way it is, and show The Whole World, or at least the poor fools that read your blog. You have to post them right then and there before you loose your nerve and your rational brain takes over. The brain that reminds you that you don't even like it when people stop by unannounced, because you like to be prepared, and spotless (which takes a concentrated effort around here, and only lasts a moment). I HATE it when people see my house when it's a mess, as in I might cry about it after you leave. The thing is I clean my house multiple times a day, and rarely have anything to show for it. It's a never ending struggle.

Any ways I mistakenly thought that since I had tagged the person who tagged the other person, who added this horrible dare (thank you Megan at The Gardener's!), that I would be excluded. I guess I was wrong. The thing is my friend, Ms Perfect, doesn't have to worry about this one because she has apparently developed into an obsessive compulsive cleaner (and isn't running a daycare in here home *ahem*). Her house is beautiful, and clean, and looks pretty much like it's out of a magazine. I on the other hand, live in a Zoo. For real. I think I just spotted some Monkey's, oh yes and there goes a Tiger, yikes!

So yesterday when I discovered I wasn't getting out of this one, I grabbed my camera, but the batteries were dead. Seriously, no kidding. So to be fair I took pictures today at the same time of the day that I was initially going to do this thing. One of the worse times of my day. Right after lunch...dun, dun,'s scary people! Thankfully the playroom is clean because I make the kids clean up before I feed them, I'm mean like that. I changed my mind though and just for fun, cause I am loving this so much, I decided to take a before and after picture of the playroom. If I am going to do this I might as well go all out. I also decided to end with a picture of the lovely pile of laundry that is waiting for me in the laundry room, it never ends! That's how it goes when you live in a house full of boys, laundry up to my eyeballs!

Oh and I will never in a million years post a picture of our master bedroom, never, there just isn't a dare big enough.

Our lovely bathroom, surprisingly enough there is no toilet paper all over the floor, Spike is slacking today!

The boys room, all three share one room, it's no easy feat. My hubby made the bunk bed, love it!
Another shot of their room, haven't had a chance to paint the walls in their room yet, but when I do it's going to be some shade of green. Hubby made the wood dresser, it was originally a changing table, but no need any more, so now I use the top for books. I know it looks like I am just taking pictures of the corners of their room, but it's just that it's sort of a small room with lots of stuff in it, so I couldn't get a very good shot.

Playroom during playtime, see those cardboard blocks all over the floor, ya, I hate those things. The babies favorite thing to do is fling them all off the shelf, and then walk away, urg!

Clean up if you want to eat! Notice Bubu trying to sneak into the picture.

The living room, they aren't allowed to play out here, so it stays clean for the most part. It's still pretty empty, haven't completed it, got lots of ideas, not enough money.

This is what Spike looks like when I take to long to feed him his lunch.

Ahhhhh, least favorite place in the house right now. The kitchen wasn't finished when we bought the house, and my hubby won't be working on it probably until this summer. Until then I am going to go crazy, there is seriously No counter space! Or places to hid things, or any were to put the food. I am using an old changing table as shelves for food right now, I should have taken a picture of that, it's beautiful.

Dun, dun, dunnnnn....actually it wasn't as bad today as normal, go figure. I actually made porcupine meatballs for lunch, I got a really great recipe from Kat at Seeking Sanity-Thanks Kat! The kids loved them, which means less food ended up on the floor.

That being said, they didn't want to disappoint...

I knew I spotted a tiger! Bubu's laughing because I told him he should wash his face before he lays down for nap, apparently this is laughable.

And now I leave you with a lovely picture of all the dirty clothes in my laundry room. It multiplies like rabbits!
So if you were able to pay attention long enough to read this whole post...I DARE you, double dog dare, go ahead, chicken...just passing on the love.


Mama said...

Yes!!!! You did it! Way to go! I am proud of you.
Honestly its not that bad. For someone with 3 little ones and a daycare, you have it under control!

Kat said...

That looks pretty damn good to me! Wow!

Lisa said...

okay Riahli, game on!! what are you complaining about? I thought your house looked great!! seriously! good job. :) I shall now go get the camera...oh crap. lol.

smiles4u said...

Honestly, your house looks great for being a zoo. Great job in taking on this dare! I too clean multiple times a day, so in one moment it can look clean and other's like a tornado hit!