Around the House

The last time I took you Around the House was on New Year’s Eve 2009, a notoriously contemplative day for me.  I shared photos from some key spots in my home, and some of you played along and did the same.  I thought it was a great way to share a little bit of how we each live and use our homes.

I avoided making any major resolutions this year, aside from a few knitting-related notions (knit more from stash, try new techniques, etc.).  A couple of other things kept coming up in my mind.  One of them is the idea that we bloggers tend to show our lives (selves, homes, projects) in the most favorable light possible (I blogged about this here). I know I strive to make things look nice before I get out my camera and take shots for a blog post.  But some days, I’d don’t feel like going to the trouble of making things look different or better; I want to share things as they are, messes and all.

I decided one way I could show you another part of the “real” me is to share a photo of my living areas at the same time each day.  I chose 3-4pm, a time I am usually home and in the midst of real life activities.  Then, without prettying things up, I took a photo of the same room at approximately the same time for 5 days.  No photo editing, either!

Things look pretty good to me!  Family gathering together, PB playing and “helping” me fold laundry, even watching a bit of Sesame Street in her diaper, and playing in her new kitchen.  Sure, things are dark (it’s winter, after all), there’s plastic toys and electronic cords peeking out, two-week old birthday balloons floating around, and Cheerios on the floor.  But that’s my life these days!

If you’d like to participate, there are two ways to play along.

1. The Around the House meme.  With the below categories in mind, take a stroll through your house one day taking photos, and post on your blog.

Here are the categories:

  • In the kitchen
  • On the nightstand
  • In your work/craft space
  • Out the window
  • What the pets or children are up to
  • On your feet
  • Knitting or knitwear in action

2. Take a photo of your living area or workspace between 3-4pm on an average day.  Post it to your blog, and leave a comment here so we can come check out your Around the House post.


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7 thoughts on “Around the House

  1. 3-4pm each day? Who are all these people who are home every day at that time?? I wish I was.

    Lovely idea though – it is lovely to get a little glimpse of every day life isn’t it?

  2. i should add i remember when you did the first meme because I meant to do it myself – how time flies. I will try that one though. I think that’ll be nice.

  3. Thanks! I had been eyeing it at Target, then one day it was on sale and had to come home with me.

  4. Love your around the house idea. Not sure how to go about it. I’m really new to this blogging thing… well, not really new, but really newly active, I suppose.

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