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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Real Life!

This morning I tried relaxing on my shabby couch with feet raised on my shabby ottoman.

When I reached for the remote control hidden in a pink box, I had to laugh.

This is REAL LIFE! Everywhere I looked there were toys! On my shabby couch, on my shabby ottoman and inside my shabby box. There was no place to relax in our shabby living room. Our youngest son of 4 years is our reminder that a shabby home is not a home without toys in abundance on every pink surface. His toys are always underfoot, but his innocence and candor keep us humble and true to what is important in life.


Katrina said...

I am hearing you on this one! My house is always the same :) Very cute all the cars lined up!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love how everything is lined up. Who won the war?? The green or cream side.
You live in the real world. How great that your gorgeous shabby chic home is a fun place to play. Sad that some peoples homes are more a showpiece than a home.

SweetAnnee said...

OH la la
am I glad I found YOU
I love your blog
the sweet pics of the Kitties
and your SHOP
I'll be back..

cherished*vintage said...

Love your post! My 3 year old is "styling" my hair as I'm reading your blog - she spotted the grapes in your remote control box and was so excited because she has them too! Oh that play food.... sometimes it just drives me bonkers! I love how my girls toys that end up everywhere, keeps me "real" too! Thanks for sharing!

Fete et Fleur said...

Your home is lovely! And that kitten picture is scrumptious!!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How sweet! I raised 4 boys....and the one thing I learned is....It really hurts to step on legos in your bare feet!

Jillian said...

LOL! I likd Penny's last comment.

I definitely think you should get "THE CUTEST SITE AWARD!" If there isn't one, I should make one.

I entered you in my "A VERY BELLA giveaway"... I finally received your comments. Not sure what happened there. But they're there now! :)

Cute kitties. Cute shabby chic house!

~ Jillian

Michelle said...

I have a 3 1/2 year ols boy. His toys are every where too!

Daughter of the King said...

I have 5 grandsons...and this is what makes a house a home

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

ashy (my grandbubby) does that when he's here. i always say he "redecorates" for me - lol! whole new meaning to the word "shabby". d*e*b*b*i*e =)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL! So true! What really gets me is stepping on a metal car in the middle of the night!


love.boxes said...

I love Matchbox cars or whatever they are. My little nephew always has one on his person. So fun. :)

NAME: CIELO said...

So cute! Enjoy your shabby home and precious kids....



Alice W. said...

I just discovered your blog and love it!!! Such beautiful pink things! So cute about your son's toys everywhere...I don't have children but you can frequently find my little Cairn Terrier, Renoir's, doggie toys EVERYWHERE! Hehe...

Merci-Notes said...

I have to laugh at the contrast of the whole Shabby Chic image with the "war room" plan in your room!
My son used to refer to my front living room as "the pink room" when the only thing pink was a couch I had years ago re-upholstered. At the age of about 2 he took his peanut butter sandwhich and bit it into a gun shape and "shot it"!!! He had never seen a gun before to my knowledge!
I love your beautiful "pink toy room"!!

With Kindness,


Amen to that Cindy. My little guy is 4 as and drawings everywhere..... and i wouldnt have it any other way :)

Hugs To You

Shann xo

karin (creativechaos) said...

Cindy...I'm totally cracking up!! If Carlos could only see that army set up! He would be all over it......We have in progress Lego projects and just randomly strewn legos all over the house....and can't forget the million Thomas the train things....Hope all is well with you! I fell and bruised my tailbone last week and have been out of sorts for a while. I'm finally catching up with blog post and visiting everyone...Talk to you soon! Karin

Katy said...

i just happened upon your blog..LOL and i noticed the pic of your son's cars all lined up! One of my sons is 4 as well and he loves to line up all his little cars and trucks too! I thought it was cute! :)

Your shabby living room area is adorable! :)