Behind the Scenes Link Up


This blog is all about finding myself and being me… being real in an online world of “make-up version” only. So I thought it only fitting to take part in this fun link up from Crystal Stine. You can find out more about the link up here, but the general idea is to post a photo of a very real moment and tell the story. It’s an opportunity to be real and show the world what takes places outside of the cropped photos and edited blog posts.

A few years ago, I read on a blog somewhere about a woman who had friends over for an Easter dinner. While there, the friend asked if she would like help taking down her Christmas tree. I laughed and thought, “How can people leave their Christmas decorations up until Easter?!”

Well, I think I know how that happens now. We got the Christmas tree put away within the first week or two of January. But the rest… well, let’s just say it was well after Christmas when I finally got them packed away and carried back out to the garage.


This photo (of my new can lights in the kitchen ceiling) proudly displays a Christmas garland still hanging up on February 28th. I was slightly embarrassed that it was still up then. Hahaha. If only I had known how long it would stay there.


This photo was actually taken on Christmas Day after my 4 year old set up a fort with his new fort kit. But picture the sheets not there and the nicely arranged festive décor all in disarray with toys and general clutter mixed into it and that’s what it all looked like… (not too long ago).


And this photo is of my sweet daughter who kindly agreed to help me pack up all the Christmas decorations, oh you know… about a week ago… on June 7th. I think we just might skip Christmas decorations next year.


  1. I love this :) There are some very good (ahem..similar to this post) reasons why I am NOT a home decor blogger. Also, don’t let me hang any pictures on your walls – it will (eventually) look great but you’ll need a can of Spackle to fix all the practice holes under it 😉

    • haha. Yup. I’m not the greatest decorator either. I have wonderful ideas, but don’t know how to achieve it. I guess I’d call myself decorating clumsy.

  2. This is honest and hilarious at the same time. Isn’t there a “Christmas in July” trend? They show Home Alone and stuff on TBS? Sounds to me like you are just getting an early start for this year 😉 Stopping by from #behindthescenes linkup :)

    • Thanks for stopping by, Christie! Sorry I didn’t say that sooner. I clicked through to your blog and spent so much time over there reading that I forgot to come back and say thanks. :)

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