Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

CATCH UP ON RECENT POSTS

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What My House Really Looks Like

 I always crack up when someone askes me if my house is ever a mess.  Now I admit that I am a little bit of a clean freak, but there are times when I just don't care.


This is what it looks like this weekend.  My Son and Grandson are making guitars and they are here using some of DH's tools.  So lots of wood all over the place, Nascar on the TV and tons of dust.  But look at the wonderful guitar that they've finished.  It's gorgeous.


The coffee table hasn't escaped either.  Lots of templates, tape measures, parts and snacks all over the place.  DH has his newspapers scattered all over also.


Father teaching Son and some precious shared moments.


Dad keeping a watchful eye to make sure it's right.


 The kitchen island is of course the best place in the world to glue the pieces together.

Such a huge mess and I love it.  I can always clean it up, but I can never relive these precious moments watching them spending time together and having fun.   This has to be one of the biggest of God's Blessings.

Hope your day is Blessed too.

65 comments:

  1. That's what families are for :o)
    Love the honesty Marty, and what clever guys you have!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Real people live here, right? Real talented people.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Marty, do you have a camera in my house LOL. What a wonderful weekend. You are right, a house can be cleaned, but those memories can never be remade. What a fun post! Hugs, Kat

    ReplyDelete
  4. HeHe, Iam loving the re-cycling of your magazines!! My house is always out of sorts, mostly the den area, thats where I store my e-bay stuff that I sell!! Familys are special, who else would we let just come in a destroy our homes? Rhonda

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is just too cool. I love what they are doing together. Thanks for sharing. Your coffee table and my coffee table looked similar huh? You needed a BIG basket. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Marty,

    This is so neat!!! I had my daughter and 4-yr old granddaughter yesterday. And little princess had to "clean the french doors". So I took the curtain down and let her clean away with a wet dish cloth. What we do for our grandchildren ;) I love these memories. Hubby and I were talking after she left about the memories being made.

    Blessings,

    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  7. That looks like a very technical project they are working on. I have the same coasters as you from Pier 1 Imports!! Have a great Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm impressed with their craftsmanship! And, your house is still beautiful, even with a few projects laying around. Nice to see a lived in look. :) *Becca*

    ReplyDelete
  9. Precious time together as a family. Can't be beat! Have a wonderful week. Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh Marty... What a special time. And, I so agree, the mess is easily put away, but that day will not be forgotten.... What a sweet family.

    Huggies,
    Spencer

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now this is what "living" is all about! Time spent together, priceless and is the spice of life!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Priorities!! what it's all about!!
    Guitars, really??? The kind you can play?? I am so impressed!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Marty,
    Life is good when family abides in your heart and your home! My dad, his brothers, and my brother all play(ed)guitar!I grew up on bluegrass strings! I adore the stabilizer your son and grandson used for their claps and gluing. . . decorating magazines! Evidence that a ladies influence and support was in that room. Also, her love. Thanks for shairng!
    Fondly,
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  14. Even "messy" your house still looks awesome! Mine is always strewn with Sophie's (the dog, although don't call her that because she thinks she's human!) toys everywhere! I pick 'em up, she drags them all back out! LOL! Our houses are made to live in and that looks exactly like what we both are doing ~ living and creating everlasting memories! Love, love, love that guitar! You are blessed with such talented offspring!
    Hugs,
    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Marty, I LOVE this post! I never even thought about people making guitars at home, or considered how they were made even. It is fun to see your family and the mess that we all have in our homes every once in a while. We are sitting around in our p.j.'s watching NASCAR too. We aren't that into it yet, but maybe this will be the year.

    Take care and God bless,

    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  16. Cute post Marty... Do you realize what magazines they are using???? For their project..LOL Thought you might flip out...It's nice to see fathers and sons doing things together. I went up to Home Depot early this morning about 8:30 and it was so nice to see all the Dad's with their little boys out shopping. Have a great Sunday.

    ~~Pattie~~

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Marty, I see they confiscated your decorating magazines for the project! I know how proud you must be watching your son and grandson working together.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  18. Marty, I do believe that is a mess, but a good mess. Look at the wonderful piece they produced. I see your magazines didn't escape either.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I feel so much better about my own home now. Thanks for keeping it real. Have a great weekend and enjoy that race. We've got it on here too.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Marty what a great sight. the best thing in life is our family, and definitely a gift from above! Enjoy your Sunday, Martina

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi sweet lady...

    Wow...your guys are really good at crafting guitars! I have seen the process done a few times...it's quite the craft! Girl, you have wood and such all over the place...hehe! You're right...so many great memories being made!

    I just took a peek at your last post! Ohhh...I love your new English butter slab...it's gorgeous! I'm sooo happy for you, sweet friend...sounds like you got a great bargain for it! It sure does look fabulous in your kitchen and works perfectly for holding your oils! Love it!

    Have a super Sunday, dear lady!
    Chari

    ReplyDelete
  22. I think that is a fantastic Mess Marty! How fun!~ XO

    ReplyDelete
  23. "Oh Marty",
    What a BEAUTIFUL and Memorable Mess!!! LOVE IT! They are SO Talented...
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is what the real life is Marty :)... I am also freak about cleanliness but sometime it brings such lovely moments that you ignore all the tension... isn't.. Very lovely family photograph... Wish you a happy family life Marty with your loved ones...
    Can you please spare a little bit of your time for my new post, its something different I hope you enjoyed
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love it, Marty! Great post!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Just found your blog and have been spending the last few minutes reading old posts. I LOVE your style, particularly how you use silver.

    I'm a collector, too, and I'm always on the lookout for new pieces at resale shops, thrift stores and garage sales. You have given me some really creative ideas for displaying some of my finds!!

    I agree that a home is for living, laughing and sharing. It should never be a museum! :-)

    Daytona 500 is on the tv here, as well.

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

    ReplyDelete
  27. You are so right! This is what it's really all about! Enjoy the mess!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Marty, That is a gorgeous guitar! Your grandson does great art!
    Those are precious moments Marty. I would soak up every moment. I miss having my children around, they all live in different states.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi, Marty! I am your newest follower and have loved "strolling" through your site this afternoon. Please, come visit me when you can...p.s. My house looks like this many days...projects...you gotta love 'em!
    Angela

    http://amcinnisartworks.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Father and son....precious! =)
    XO ~Liz

    ReplyDelete
  31. You've made a beautiful home for them Marty, and obviously more than just in the decor sense. It is home and your family is welcome there and you are so right that those are the precious memories.

    I just had to say that I love the older clamps they are using, the rusty ones with the wood handles! Gorgeous. So is that thick wood for the guitars.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I always enjoy reading your posts and looking at your pretty corners and displays. However, this one gave me a big smile because this one says HOME with a capital 'H' and I love it. This is your best Tablescape yet!
    Star x

    ReplyDelete
  33. That is real living! :)
    That guitar is a beautiful work of art - they are very talented.

    ReplyDelete
  34. How sweet! This is encouraging because my kitchen is messy right now from lunch after Church this morning! Your home is beautiful with the mess and all :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I only wish my house looked "Messy" like yours! Lol! It's starting to look like a used furniture storage space...and I am NOT ever gonna share it! And it's also NOT because those I love are making beautiful things (or memories) either! *winks* That guitar looks amazing!
    Looks like house perfection to me Marty! Vanna

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Marty,
    What a precious post. There is nothing like family.

    hugs
    Sissie

    ReplyDelete
  37. Looks like a mighty happy home with folks who love to be together.. No perfect scape of any kind can compete with these lovely photos of love in action.
    thanks for sharing and I may need some help choosing plants for my back wall in a couple months. yours look great~!

    ReplyDelete
  38. What wonderful moments! Great blog.

    ReplyDelete
  39. But oh my, they're using your magazines! Gotta be real sometimes though. I just love the views of your backyard. I think it's so cozy back there.
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  40. How fun, Marty! I love the way your family is enjoying your home. That's what it's all about! Looks like they have created some fabulous instruments, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  41. Marty I love this. I only see FAMILY, no mess at all. I will admit I notice the design magazines under the clamps, hazard of the trade,hehe. Love you,Kathysue

    ReplyDelete
  42. HI!!
    I am also a NEAT Knick and a bit of a clean friek, as I get older, I say Aww...who cares and lets live life to the fullest!!
    So I LOVE LOVE this post!!
    So true and what great memories!!!
    Love that guitar!!
    hugs,
    jamie

    ReplyDelete
  43. Oh girl I loved this post!!!!! That is what real life is all about..just loving snd enjoying our loved ones! Girl you should see my kitchen when the grands are here the colors and coloring books are all over the table....I love it!!!! Like you said I can always clean up after they leave but I can never go back and redo the precious memories those 'messes' have given me....great post girl...have a great week! Picket

    ReplyDelete
  44. It is so wonderful for father and son to be working together and having the same hobby, Marty. A kodak moment for sure! And messy is good for that reason...Christine

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your house looks a lot like mine, minus the guitars, which are awesome!! Seems I am always picking up after others!

    XO,
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  46. Oh Marty, what a treasured time. Father, Son, and Grandson and Mom in the middle. It truly is what life is about. . . Messes can be cleaned up, but precious moments like these can not be relived. You are truly blessed. Hugs, Karie

    ReplyDelete
  47. A beautiful mess! Making guitars is pretty cool and a house is meant to be lived in!

    ReplyDelete
  48. What a great talent to be able to make such a beautiful guitar!!!! Love the old, old clamps they're using too! Great project and what great bonding time together!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh Marty I would love for my house to be in a mess (which yours is definitely not!) just to have my guys home. How blessed that your guys are nearby and come to your home to play!!!

    I got to see Jonathan when I was down for Mom's B-day. He surprised me when I saw him- he had cut his dreg locks off that day! Gosh he looks so cute with that short messy hair but it is kind of funny - I really grew to love those locks on him!

    bee blessed
    mary

    ReplyDelete
  50. Loved this post. Now that is real life. I think most of our homes look like that a good part of the time. This was a reality post!!! ~~Sherry~~

    ReplyDelete
  51. Blessings to you Marty!! I wholeheartedly agree with your philosophy; a clean house is so nice, but creating memories and touching hearts is the most important part of our homes!!
    Peace and Blessings, Cindy :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. How cool - making a guitar! My husband makes cigar box guitars and has always wanted to make a guitar from scratch. I'll have to show him your post!

    Kacey

    ReplyDelete
  53. Wow, that is really cool to see them making a guitar! I am going to share this with hubs and son....

    ReplyDelete
  54. You are so nice to let them go at it! I gave you a shout out today, stop on by to help us celebrate.
    http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-and-thank-you.html#axzz1EcSLgIwj

    ReplyDelete
  55. Marty,

    How are you doing, sweetie?

    Oh, I loved seeing your family and your house!

    Have a blessed week!

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the Day: A Retreat in Brazil/ Britney Spears' New House.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Marty, you are a patient mom/grandmother. Looks like they are pretty talented guys. I don't suspect it is easy to make a guitar. What an accomplishment!
    ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  57. Awww...isn't that the beauty of Diy projects! many times we do them with the ones we love!

    Jane
    FF

    ReplyDelete
  58. Love that the family time is more important than a mess. Warms my heart.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Wow! They are artists. They obviously take after their mother/grandmother. Love this post. Family togetherness is a wonderful thing to say - no matter how much mess they cause! laurie

    ReplyDelete
  60. OK that cracked me up - kitchen island only place to glue!
    And wow can't wait to see how the guitars turn out!!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, Marty, you just made my day with this! I laughed like crazy. Thank you for keeping it real, because you know we all always feel like the only ones with messy houses.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Wow! What an ambitious project! I can't even imagine where you would begin building a guitar! The finished one is just gorgeous. Glad my house isn't the only one that doesn't escape the men folk tools, newpapers, drink glasses, and snacks! Make sure you post some pictures of the others finished. I think this is SO cool! Blessings <3 Paula

    ReplyDelete
  63. WARNING! Tarn-X tarnish remover WILL damage your silver! Read about and see the results here: http://www.hermansilver.com/tarn-x.htm.

    ReplyDelete