Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday House Tour Ready

Or ready as I'll ever be. **Phew** It's been a lot of prepwork but I think I am officially DONE. Done decorating, done cleaning, done washing and done stressing. It is what it is at this point and I hope the people who paid to come through like it......or at least half of them.

Some key points to remember if you will be touring my home on Saturday:

1. I realize my style isn't for everyone but if you don't like it, please lie to my face. If you don't, I might cry.

2. I'm really exhausted so ignore the dark circles under my eyes.

3. I'll make every attempt to have a coherent conversation with you but if I sound like a bumbling idiot, refer to number 2 above.

4. We have 3 kids and 2 dogs. One of them sheds like crazy and I doubt I could possibly get all the hair up. If you see some, kindly ignore it. You know how you had a real Christmas tree last year and then you moved furniture and found needles on the floor in June? Yeah, it's kind of like that. Same goes for Silly Bandz, Legos and assorted tiny superhero figures.

5. Yes my house is always this clean.

6. Do not, I repeat, do not open my closets. You may get injured from things falling on you and I'd be super embarrassed and really, who needs that?

7. Ditto for the basement.

8. I may have lied about number 5.

9. This is how we really live. I didn't really change much except do a whole lot of cleaning and put some excess toys away. I started ironing pillowcases and such and then thought, nah...that's not really us. We are casual, no iron, toss shoes in a basket, it doesn't have to be perfect kind of folks and I wanted to show you the real us.

10. MOST importantly, I am so happy that you are taking time out of your weekend this busy holiday season to tour my home. I'm thrilled to be on the tour this year, so excited to meet everyone and no matter how much work it was getting ready....I would do it again in a heartbeat. I love decorating my home for the season and the fact that I get to show it to you is just icing.

I'll be back soon with lots and lots of pictures! Have a beautiful weekend everyone!

Wish me luck!!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, are SO funny, and REAL! I thought I was the only one with closets overfilled and a basement out of the Addams Family! And baskets for shoes, yes!! And my kids have long outgrown Legos, although I think I may have found a few the other day...

I can't wait to see your holiday decor!


LuLu said...

I know it's just beautiful!! can't wait to see and be down right jealous!

Dawn said...

Wish I could be there. I told Chris to take lots of pics, so I can see how all ofthe homes look. Have fun, and enjoy the great comments that I am sure will be coming your way.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Just wondering if this is town tour??? I was thinking of organizing a Christmas tour of Homes in out little town...just wondered if your was something for charity or??? thanks, Dianntha


So funny, enjoy, it sounds like so much fun and i sure wish i lived closer so i could come see your beautiful home in person!!

Carol said...

Oh, Michelle,
It will be wonderful. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Esther@fleurcottage said...

we had ours here on saturday...i was exhausted till the six hrs were up! it was fun meeting the poeople coming through & listening ti some of their comments! enjoy your day! :)

Heather said...

You are so funny! If I had a tour of my home, everyone here would have to move out for at least a month! :) I bet everything looks great!

Robin said...

Oh, this is so exciting. I wish so much that I lived closer so I could come check it all out! I just know that it is all fabulous and that I could walk into your home and be perfectly at ease!

Good luck this week.

p.s. do we get to see pictures?

Amy R. said...

Good luck! I would love to be on a home tour one day, but this year, I'm glad it's you and not me. I know everyone will love your home!

Theresa said...

I got a real kick out of this post! So goes our lives, Christmas needles left from last year... yep, had some of those:) Hope you will get some rest after the tour! Can't wait to see the pictures! HUGS!

beth said...

Oh, I so wish we lived closer to you, so we could tour your beautiful home in person!
Can't wait to see the pictures! I know you have been busy, but you hurry up and get them on here, you hear?! :)
Have fun!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I can't wait to see your pictures! Hope you can get some rest now!

janet said...

LOL Michelle, i got a big chuckle out of your key points, and I love that you don't live fake because none of us live like those magazine homes. If i was in your part of world, i would have to visit because you have one of my most all time favorite homes. Im sure everything went fantastic.

Anonymous said...

It was truly amazing to see other people get to appreciate all your hard work. Great Job Hun! Love you Ron

Shelly said...

Michelle and Ron, Your house was amazing and so cozy and loved! Thank you for letting us tour it!

Kristen said...

I can't seem to keep mine picked up long enough to take pictures.

I enjoyed your post. It made me smile.

Dawn said...

Too funny! Hee hee! I totally wish I lived closer and could attend the house tour!

Good luck and most importantly, have fun!!!