I think it's because we don't see enough "normal" homes on the internet. I would consider my house a normal home. It's not huge. It's not fancy or perfectly decorated. My sister-in-law did help me update my living room two years ago, and I'm sure thankful for her! But it doesn't look like something someone would put on Pinterest.
So I think I'll post pictures of my house. When I thought we were moving, I took a picture of every room - even the bathrooms. I took pictures of the front and the back of the house. I wanted to remember it!
|Close up of front|
|Our back yard (probably my favorite part)|
|Living/dining as looking from the front door|
|Living room as looking from kitchen|
|Boy room (we painted it recently...I'll have to update!)|
What is it like to see a normal home? I think what prompted me to post this is seeing a post (or two, or three) on Pinterest where people say "Come tour my home!" and the homes are just crazy huge and crazy perfect. Which is fine, don't get me wrong! I have friends who have homes that could easily be pinned. :) But for others, I just think it's important to know that if your home doesn't look like that, it's ok.
It's more than ok.
I think the most humbling thing for me through our house selling/not selling experience was when I found out the family who wanted to buy our house was the same size as ours. That's right...six people would be living in our house...the house I wanted to leave for the sake of more room. Which brought me to realize something...it's true for me and it's true for you, no matter where you live:
There is someone somewhere who would love to have what you have.
I still don't know if I'll be here forever. I don't know if we'll add on to our house or just leave it as is.
One thing I do know...when I clean my house, I'm glad I didn't move to that big house. :)