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  1. Amen. That’s part of the reason I am sharing about my struggle decluttering on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is an awesome post Victoria! My house is usually clean but the clutter comes out quick 😉 Thanks for the tour of real life!

  3. Your house is beautiful, tidy and clean. Toys that your kids are playing with is not mess 🙂

    We had church people round the other day, I had to spend several days cleaning up and I was praying that nobody would need to use the bathroom.

    The fakeness of so much stuff on the internet bothers me a lot, along with the experts who make you feel that you’re doing it all wrong. Being real is much better 🙂

    1. Thanks Anna, I’ve had those moments too hoping no one would look behind the closed doors! 😉 And I agree, being real is better and so much easier!

  4. Your house looks a lot like mine, even the little girl with clips all over her hair! 🙂 I agree, we should all stop pretending to be perfect!

  5. Thanks for sharing this! My wife and I constantly feel pressure to keep up the social media facade that everything is always perfect, but that’s just silly! Then things are even a bit more complicated with me being a work from home dad.

    I found your post very encouraging. Thanks so much!

  6. Ah… but then no one would pin their pictures, no one would want to have them in a magazine, and no one would vie for advertising on their blog. That’s the honest truth, albeit with my tongue firmly in cheek. It’s what Blogland has turned into. Sad as it is.

    I can’t remember how exactly I found this post, but I thought it was spot on and well said, so I took the time to say so. My two cents… You keep being you and just so you know, I think your life and your home are beautiful.


  7. I choose authenticity over perfection any day. I am Type A so clutter gives me the itchies.Although, I do imagine from time to time. A day when there won’t be kids toys on thr floor and I can top scratching. Great post!

  8. Love. This. Post. I a currently in the process of deep cleaning/decluttering my house (it was getting well out of control!) and was kind of feeling defeated that it still wasn’t looking ‘right’. Thanks for reminding me that we don’t have to have a spotless, perfectly decorated house in order to have a home.

  9. I Love this! I would totally love to have a Pinterest board of cozy lived in Family homes instead of all the magazine cover type! Your home looks cozy and lived in by a sweet family! The way it should!

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