I'm a chicken and didn't even give you a proper view of this junk pile. I just can't do it. Here's the thing-we're planting a rasberry patch behind our shed, along the wooden fenceline you see in the photo. So all that
Those yard waste bags will go out in tonight's trash, as will that roll of vinyl flooring. The upside-down patio table frame will go on the deck, and the sandbox (underneath that table frame) will go out in the kids play area and get filled with sand again. The rest of it, which I cleverly did not show you, will likely end up on freecycle or just put out at the curb for someone to take. It still won't look great, however, but what can you do?
Why do I show you this mess? Just keepin' it real, people. I read a lot of blogs, like many of you do, and I get discouraged seeing how "everyone else" has an immaculate home, a cleverly designed front yard, perfectly tended to vegetable beds and NO MESS. Well, I don't have any of those things. I do tend to only show our home & garden's best side when I blog. So I've decided to show the mess a little bit here and there-mostly to keep me accountable but also to maybe encourage others to accept things as they are and not compare a "blogland" home to their own home.