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Maybe This Year

I see the magazines full of holiday decorating ideas. The houses are absolutely beautiful and the families appear so happy. The children are wearing their nicest sweaters and their hair is combed to perfection. Even the family dog appears to have a smile.

I always buy these magazines, year after year, hoping to be inspired. I think 'This year I'm going to paint the living room', or 'This year I'm going to learn to sew and make my own curtains'. I mean, look at how happy these families are in their perfectly decorated homes and their plates of baked goods on the counters!

But honestly, I'm going on year 13 of having pale white walls and curtains I bought on sale at Target. My "List of Things to Do" is so long it could be mistaken for a short novel. I don't know why I don't have the drive to make the things I dream of making. I guess I missed out on the "Domestic Goddess: Maker of All Things" gene. But I'll keep buying those magazines. The covers are so pretty, I'll use those as holiday decorations ;->

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11 comments:

  1. Yeah, I clearly lack that gene too! Along with the cooking one too. That's why I'll always live vicariously through those super-organized creative homemaker types. So with you on this one. :)

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  2. I so relate - I want to, but....

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  3. I know what you mean. I'musing Martha Stewart's magazines to dress up my house this year.

    Decorating is just something you need to start thinking about in July!

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  4. Hey I'd be all smiley too if I was making 500+ for a weekend of getting my picture taken.
    :P
    My house looks like a preschool, there are paintings and markers and the alphabet and animals taped to the wall. Don't like it? Don't come over!

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  5. LOL! Those pictures do make it look so EASY! I am domestically challenged that way, even the perfect holiday tables! In our family it hardly seems worth all the effort! Oh and those perfect family photos, LOL! Seems like that is the ONE time of the year that Tara does not want to cooperate for pictures!

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  6. My problem is that I lack the money to bring out my Domestic Goddess: Maker of All Things gene!

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  7. We could wallpaper our houses with the pictures from those magazines...because that is the only way I will get near to decorating like they do! :)

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  8. i am trying very hard to get that list smaller...

    my blogging is suffering instead..lol

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  9. The baked goods are full of zoloft. That's why they are all so happy. Even the dog. :)

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  10. I am sooo with you on this post, right down to the curtains (walmart roll-back special) LOL

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