4.30.2009

overwhelmed.....

Somehow rule #1 was broken: No eating on the new sofa..........and because you ate on the new sofa, and now there are ants because of the crumbs we have a new rule.

*I will stick your hand in honey and place it in the middle of the ant pile.

{i don't think there will be anymore broken rules}

I'm off to fold my laundry pile ladies.....

have a lovely Thursday!

p.s. thank you SO much for all the lovely comments you left on my kitchen, you made my heart sing!

xo

51 comments:

C Maisy said...

messy and yet still pretty!!
how is it that you can do that??
xoxo

C Maisy said...

wait....was i your first comment?
woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Too funny! But kids will be kids, huh? The idea of a honey-covered hand and the ant pile literally made my skin crawl!! YIKES!!! You may have just invented a new form of torture! No...that would be a morning without coffee, but I digress...
I remember when my Olivia "disobeyed" and drank her grape juice and ate whatever it was she was eating on our new white couch (when she was in preschool) and spilled the grape juice ON THE COUCH....Yeah...I think SHE remembers that, too... Not a good morning as I recall. But, alas, a dozen years later, it all matters not one bit and we laugh about it. Funny how life is that way. :) Enjoy the day -- its all good! :)

flax and spindle said...

organized chaos my friend...your still looking good!
xo
Darlene

Susan said...

I love it! I think I will use that tactic....honey covered hands to get the ants.
LOL.
Susan

Backyard Candle Co. said...

It's so nice to see your home has laundry piles too! :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh darling....no need for honey for your lil ones. They are sweet enough. The ants will love em"...hehe. Boy you gonna get some mad mommas at this one,Ha! So you do laundry in the living room. I do mine all over the house. Mainly the table but sometimes I just pile em' up on the bed. I have been known to knock em' off on the floor at bedtime if they hadnt found their home yet. I do have to clean house this morning though. Having family over to check out my puffy cheeks Im sure. You know they have never seen my house messy...ever! Ok I lied but I will feel better if my house is clean. At least I can be in pain and peace....have a great Thursday my dear!

Rue said...

Good morning Kasey :)

I hope that second glass of wine wasn't this morning LOLOL

I told Annie she couldn't eat in her room and I found a piece of pie up there the other day that the cat was finishing off ... I think I might have to use your threat ;)

xo,
rue

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Ahhh Laundry. I have four baskets waiting to be folded. They'll probably still be there tomorrow. sigh. (at least they're clean, right?)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You see the mess, I see your pretty floors and white furniture. The grass is always greener . . . right?

Kasey said...

yeah....but do you see the million little black ants hovering around/?
lol.

LuLu said...

Laundry is on my to do list too! I'll be thinking of you while I fold away....:) I still think your mess looks so much prettier than mine!!! :)sooo not fair... :)
hugs,
LuLu

southerninspiration said...

So pretty, I didnt' notice....speaking of clean houses, hubby will return home tonight, so I better do a little sumpin sumpin on the cleaning of the homefront!! :)

Suzanne

traci said...

i get so tired of doing laundry. i am going to have to try the wine along with it. might make it a better experience.

koralee said...

Now i would like to fold laundry in that living room...by the way i think you have my couch and chair..mine look identical..someone ate strawberries on mine (no one will fess up) i q-tipped a little bleach on the stain and put it in the washing machine and all was gone!! Good luck on those ants! Now is i was an ant i would want to live in a living room looking like that...your ants have good taste!

Brandie said...

You are too funny! Looks like my house most of the time;)

Leah C said...

Oh I detest ants...it seems every spring we battle the little pests! Not too fond of laundry, either:) I think I may have to borrow that "honey rule"! Hugs to you:)

littlebyrd said...

Oh boy, that solution made me just laugh and laugh :0

Lou Cinda said...

Life! Gotta love it! I can SO relate! I think at some point I just threw my hands up in the air and said WHATEVER! Come what may!

Still looks good though :)

Lou Cinda

paige said...

those darned dependants...always leaving their little trails behind themselves.
atleast their trail is in a lovely shabby cottagey farmhousey, oh that's right....cottage cheesy perfectly charming home!
you crack me up

Jennifer Poppy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a laundry pile. Thanks for the photo with your thoughts!

Jackie said...

I have the same laundry pile today...ants freak me OUT!!

Allegra said...

I'm laughing at my desk!
Hand in the honey... Love it!
Reminds me of rules my mom use to make-like charging us 50 cents per wet towel we left on the floor or making us to push ups if we smarted off (even if it was in front of company)! ;)

Simply Me Art said...

Somehow that Damn No Eating Rule always get Broken... Ants, Ughhh, a Given in my house soon as it gets warm enough.. Now get your folding done and can you stop over to my house and fold some of my pile? happy Thursday! Jamie

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

That made me laugh so hard about the ants! ha! I too found a pile of cheerios in the family room yesterday....and yet nobody seemed to eat cheerios! hmm..
love the wine glass! ha! somedays when the kids whine all day....i have to wine too. :)

LissyLou said...

I'm glad your perfect home isn't quite so perfect - it makes me feel a little less inadequte ;)

the wild raspberry said...

holy cats! i just found a pile of ants in the kitchen under the table feasting on a lost jellybean. nasty!
i doused them with vinegar. i'll let ya know how that works!
chasity

Jeanneoli said...

Laundry....right before grocery stores as my least favorite thing to do. We spent hours this past weekend putting away all of our clean clothes. I have refussed to wash anything...just so my laundry room isn't full for once. I wish you would be honest with everyone that the wine...was the six glass:-)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

i *JUST* put the massive laundry piles away in my living room. They were there for 3 days.

you're in good company!

xo

Laura said...

your laundry pile and mess still looks prettier than mine. Even your MESS is fantastic!

Tara said...

Laundry laundry laundry go away and come back some other day! can I have a glass of wine...is that weird to say at 8:55 AM? It is, k..just kidding on the wine! Happy Thursday, hope you get all your chores done and when you are done can you come over and play?

goddessof4 said...

You are so funny!!!! I will have to threaten my kids when they leave crumbs too!!!! We need to see your laundry room!!!! If it's like my 100+ house it is in the cavelike basement!!! We are in the process of "beautifying" ours but will never look like the new awesome laundry/mudrooms!!!! oh well,Sara

Janelle said...

Your living room looks lovely. I can see past the laundry. My walls are green like yours, but we are about to paint them a beigie color to match our lodgie theme. I love your coffe table legs. It gives it such character.

Jenny said...

I just LOVE your blog! You inspire me.

The Little Red Shop said...

Scrap the boxed cake....tell the kids there is a new menu board item: Chocolate Covered Ants!

: )

Julie M.

Amy said...

Ahhh- ants are no fun!

Maybe you could make some of these:
http://amyandjeffmartinez.blogspot.com/2009/04/carmel-dipped-and-chocolate-covered.html

and use them in your favor- when the kids do something good they can have some, otherwise they just get to watch you eat it! :)

PamperingBeki said...

You call that a pile of laundry?!

Shoot...

:)

Brenna LaPray said...

That is too funny! I wish my room would be all clean after folding one load of laundry. If that makes you overwhelmed then don't come to my house any time soon.

Chez Zizi said...

SO happy to see that my children aren't the only ones with hearing problems. ;) And now I am off to tackle my laundry.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Ahhhhh....life with kids. It's so sweet!
~Michelle

Kristin said...

You are hilarious Ms. Kasey!!!!!

Andrea Villarreal said...

Good lord that's a lot of laundry!! No wonder you are making mac and cheese for dinner;)

Jen r. said...

YOur house still looks clean!

Jemm said...

My laundry pile can take your laundry pile.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I just knew we were related! ;)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Nice to know even YOU have messes sometimes!! :)
Maybe the ants could help fold the clothes, I hear they're hard workers.

tracey said...

What happened to the no wine Mon-Thur rule? Oh well, I guess some rules are meant to be broken:)
T

Emily said...

What? No toys! I'm shocked! You can only feel overwhelmed if there are toys as well.

Federica said...

That's so funny! You have a lot to do!!

please sir said...

I am catching up on laundry as I type!

Sweet Addie said...

I'm so glad to see your laundry pile! I just blogged about my huge mass in my http://sweetaddievintage.blogspot.com/2009/05/shameful.html

Nice to see I'm in good company! Creative types just can't be bothered with mundane tasks such as laundry and house cleaning!
-Kelly