We've been in our new home in Ohio for just over a week now. I wish I could say we're unpacked and settled in....I wish I could say I knew where everything went and everything was tidily in its place. I wish I could say I even knew where my razors were so I could rid my legs of their annoying stubble.
In reality, we're still surrounded by piles and piles of boxes. Some are opened, waiting to be put away, while others are yet to be touched. None of my house LOOKS like a home yet. It looks more like a big storage unit! The worst part? None of the boxes are organized. They just don't make sense. Kitchenwares mixed with clothing and baby toys? Yep, the husband packed most of our things. No labels. No organization. Just random things placed in boxes. I am so thankful we own our home and will not have to move for a long, long time.
It has been really overwhelming trying to make sense of everything while taking care of 2 toddlers, trying to get my 12 year old to help, and now chasing THREE dogs around. (That's another post entirely!) Add to that trying to cook when I can't find half of my things, trying to clean up the many, many messes my kids make in a day, and trying to make the time to blog? I have to admit, I am more than a little bit stressed out and exhausted.
But everyday, I get something accomplished. I am trying to celebrate the small victories, such as locating my favorite pair of shorts or figuring out how to use the washer and dryer that are hooked up in our basement. After all, I should be happy right now, so I am trying to focus on the good things rather than drown in the 5 billion things that still need to get done. There are a ton of great things, too...We're finally back in Ohio, in my wonderful hometown, we fully own our own home with no mortgage payments, and we're close to tons of family.
But we still have a LONG way to go before our house looks and truly feels like a home. Here's where we stand today. Like I said, it's not pretty....
There's still so much left to do, as you can see! I will be featuring tons of must-have products and home services over the next many months in an ongoing series "Home Sweet Home." Keep your eyes open for these reviews, decor ideas, and some amazing giveaways, too!
To kick this off in style, I would love to offer one lucky reader a great prize pack to help their home shine. Included in this prize package are:
(2) 22oz Banana Nut Bread Yankee Candles. Yep, these are the HUGE ones! And this scent is amazing. It makes the house smell like you've been baking all day.
And also, I am throwing in a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card. This way my winner can choose whatever their heart desires from one of the world's biggest online marketplaces!
Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below!
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