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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Capture the Everyday: Our Island


This is the perfect shot of part of our every day life, especially after my PYHO post from yesterday. [Here's that link, but wait til you finish reading this to go read, or read it and be sure to come back, OK? PYHO!] See how I mentioned that so much of my days of late is me trying to (or wishing I could) turn our house into a cleaner and less cluttered place?

This is our kitchen island. And oddly enough, the place I have started with is my kitchen. I am reading a book right now, or parts of it on and off, where they say that if you have anything in your kitchen that does not relate to eating, serving or cooking food get it OUT of there. And so I am trying. So this picture is a bit old, but the island is not yet clear. Interesting how I have half of it with bowls of cat food (never mind that this shot actually captured the cats, that's a whole other aspect of our every day life!) and the other half is clutter.


That's cause I'm trying to get that crap off my kitchen table. And counters. And somehow the island is still fair game. But I'll get through it. Somehow. Eventually. Soon. Or I'll die trying. Not really. But it sounds so serious, heavy and dramatic to say so, doesn't it?


Anyway, that's my shot. That's my every day. With a little picnicking to slap some creative drama into it. And my "watermark" or something. Aren't our sweeties beautiful though? The gray and white one is Angel. She's our only girl. And the other one is our fatty Clyde. He's a feral cat from the streets of Brooklyn. As in NYC. As in one of my peeps. We saved him and he doesn't even let us get close. Remind me to talk sometime about the scene we had in our house when we got all four cats to the vet a while back. Hilarious. Household comedy at its best.


But for now, well, there's my island. Half covered with arts & crafts paper, flashcards, newspaper, coupons and probably some artwork that didn't make it onto the fridge. You can see that in the background. And if you've gotten this far thanks for reading and not just stopping at the picture, Because it is pretty cute. Despite the mess!


I'm Capturing the Everyday today with my friend Melissa from Adventuroo, but for some reason I can't seem to copy over her button coding without ending up with a box around it so I'll skip that and just link back. If you want to join in and share your household piles feel free to do so by heading to her place to link up.

10 comments:

LucidLotus said...

Haha, awesome! We are all clutter island girls today:)

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

This post made my day. I guess there is a place in every house where all the stuff just ends up piling up :-)

I don't have a kitchen island, so my place is one end of the dining room table. There's only 4 of us and we have a large dining room table, so as a result one end is home to piles of books, my laptop, and random crap :-)

No kitties though - but I am sure that's just because I don't have any :-)

Convertible Girl said...

I can never keep my kitchen counter cleared off for more than a day. It's a curse.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

omg omg - I just realized that my comment may have sounded like I regarded the items on your kitchen island as crap, and I promise I don't! I just meant that I thought it's funny that everyone has a place that's the comfy "anything goes" space, where things tend to land, but also a space to do crafts, blog, etc :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the cats! My kitchen counter is always junky but I have to tackle it before Saturday as I'm having a (gulp) brunch here.

Melissa {adventuroo} said...

The kitchen is always a junk magnet, isn't it?! Good luck with the decluttering! I'm on a mission as well!

Kelli MW said...

I hate the endless kitchen pile-up, I have tried so many ways to attack it, and I always fail. I do believe the clutter-free kitchen is a figment of our imaginations.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I NEED to go to IKEA and get the bookshelves that I have had taped off on my living room floor for 4 years. If I do that, I WILL get everything non-eating related out of the kitchen. I finally got my pot rack hung today and I LOVE it!

Alissa said...

I love that the cats are part of the shot too.

Mandi Miller said...

Your cats are cute! And I really like that idea about getting all of those extra things out of your kitchen... I think I'll do that too!