My best friend, Meagan, started doing "Truth Tuesdays" awhile ago on her blog and recently, Dana, started doing "Honest Mondays" over on House Tweaking. Although we always are honest with you here--when our DIYs don't work out, we let you know--I love the idea of exposing our home and a little bit of our lives in a truer light. And why not dedicate Tuesdays to the task?!
The truth is, as of 3 minutes ago, our kitchen looks like this:
Well, actually, if I am being completely honest, the original picture--pre-editing--looks like this:
A little thing called white balance does wonders for this blog, and the way our house appears on these pages. Of course, in real life, the kitchen doesn't feel dark or grim which is why I adjust the curves and levels on almost every photo I publish here. Is that dishonest?
Truth. Last year, when we first started blogging about our home renovation
adventure journey (Bachelor/ette fans raise your hands), I didn't have a DSLR camera or the software to edit photos, just a standard point and shoot camera. One reader mentioned that our pictures are all so dark and no one likes to read a blog with dark photos. Maybe that's true, too. Either way, we eventually upgraded. I don't want to say I was peer-pressured or bullied into it, because really--we wanted a decent camera, but the truth is, that comment definitely helped my decision. Do the way photos look on a blog influence you?
Back to the kitchen. It is a mess this morning, shoot...it's afternoon, now. Right after breakfast, which from the remnants on the counter you may conclude that we did, in fact, have smoothies (and eggs!), Greta and I drove Chris to work and then went to her doctor's appointment. On the way home, I got her a hamburger from McDonalds (I spy the bag!) for being such a good girl while we were there. Now she is napping and I am blogging/procrastinating the inevitable--cleaning it all up. The truth is, sometimes I wait until 30 minutes before Chris comes home to clean up, only to watch it get messy again as he makes dinner--which I cannot complain about. :)
Truth. I can't wait until we get our new kitchen. Things (kitchens especially included) that you love and are proud of are just more fun to clean and take care of, right?