September 23, 2011

Keeping it Real....

Um, just saying - this is real life:

When things get crazy, like trying to prep for a craft booth on top of normal busyiness, housekeeping is the first thing to go..... this is my poor craft room.  It takes the brunt of the neglect in cleaning.

We can't do it all!!  What you do drop when things get crazy???


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

25 Fabulous Comments:

I always make a big mess when I am cleaning up or creating! Can't get around it!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Its happened to me tooooo.....


Yup...would be the cleaning - lol, which is probably my least favorite thing to do anyway!

When things seem to get out of hand at my house, I remind myself of the quote, "Creative minds are seldom tidy." Then I just think, "Wow, I am really, really creative!"

Oh, I can so relate to this. My first answer was I drop my husband - not literally, though. I just stop cooking, doing laundry, etc. He's a good sport about it, too.

My main thought in looking at your craft room is....


THank you for that refreshing look at reality! I really needed that today. Housework goes for me - namely laundry.
Stacey of Embracing Change

Ironing is always the first to go for me- I hate ironing!! I also have a craft booth, so I totally empathize with you! Getting ready for it can be overwhelming, but it gets better as you get in the swing of things!


Nice space though! Good Luck with your craft booth!

YES! I'm not the only one! Woo Hoo!

I'm in the same boat right now, only the thing that I've been neglecting is laundry... and that is something I really need to take care of too! Good luck with your booth!!

My craft space is usually the first thing to go as well! Glad to know I am not the only one. :) whole house looks like this today. :) Glad I'm not the only one.

I hate to say it... But cooking. If things are too busy, we eat a lot of junk in our house! Must do better about that!

You are definitely not alone on this one. Just be glad your clutter has it's own room to spread out in! The time will come:) For now my whole apt. looks like this.... Must clean before the hubs comes home!!

Mine too and I am thinking about moving mine upstairs so it is out of the main area of the house because of it!

Oh that looks like my craft room! It's always my last priority when it comes to cleaning. Great organizational system in place...just need to use it!

I drop laundry... probably not the best thing to let go of, but its so dang easy because my washer and dryer are in the garage so it's out of sight out of mind! And well practically everything else. I wish I were more organized : )

Mandy, I love you! And yes, the craft room is the last room cleaned. If it is ever.

Haha, I love it. Glad I'm not the only one. :) The first thing to go is my laundry room, it's in between 2 rooms so it seems to gather a lot of random things.


This is hysterical....I love it! I say, a big mess means you were having big fun!

I just found your blog and I am so excited that I did-you crack me up:)

Kim @ Too Much Time

I Love it! Crafting is messy! Thanks for sharing a good dose of reality! Jennifer from

Yes! I always say "The mess isn't going anywhere!" If I blink, the clutter will still be there, but my kids will be grown up!

Unfortunately, my entire house looks like this, but it's due to getting sidelined by a cold, not crafting. BUT, after 5 days, I'm starting to feel human again, so hopefully the house will look normal.... sometime this century.

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