Lisa Leonard Designs

alternating chaos…

May 7th | older posts

i told steve a few months ago that my goal was to get every cupboard, drawer and closet organized. i should never speak words like that outloud. sure, set a goal and internalize it, but never SAY it. i am not an organized person in general. i know where everything is, but it might not look ‘orderly’. things move from order to chaos and then back to order again. piles accumulate, then i attack them, but somehow they accumulate again. it’s so wierd :) so the pantry is organized and we have flowers and candles on the front porch, but the laundry is in a state of despair (we might have to buy some clean underwear tonight if i don’t get on it!!). alternating chaos…

18 Responses

  1. Linda Z says:

    “alternating chaos” … I like that description!! :) Pretty much sounds like my house as well. I’m horrible with piles. As I tackle them, I try to think of Genesis and how God has called us to ‘subdue’ that chaos… to bring it into a place of beauty, like tending to a garden. It always feels better afterward doesn’t it?

  2. Sarah Markley says:

    i am so with you on the piles, friend.

  3. Diane says:

    I can totally relate to “accumulating piles”, it drives my husband CRAZY!!

  4. asnipofgoodness says:

    It is a never ending battle. Who needs organization when you can take beautiful photos like that! love it!
    Thanks for your encouraging posts on my blog.

  5. Kim B says:

    I definitely relate to this!

  6. Gen says:

    I feel your pain 😉

  7. lindsey cheney says:

    i ditto sarah

  8. mamaredhead says:

    I was just lamenting to my husband that I can never get every room in the house clean AT THE SAME TIME. ugh. By the way, I love your header (new? not sure as I now get you through bloglines so don’t see your site much anymore) – super cute shoes!

  9. Michelle B says:

    finally a word for it! Or an organized mess maybe? Anyway I have the same issues. I think having two little ones in the house adds to the chaos! Love the picture of your porch and the bird houses… i may have to use that idea!

  10. alexandra says:

    I cycle through the same things with organizing – just can’t seem to have everything organized at the same time. Is that even possible??!!
    Good luck with the laundry – I’ll think of you when I down in my laundry room tonight!

  11. Anna Willett says:

    i am so glad that we all have alternating chaos and piles. it’s nice to know that we are all in the same boat.

  12. D@nielle says:

    I can so relate, I’ve been at this ever since the kids have arrived but I must say rebuilding/remodeling over the last 10 years & starting up my own business have not helped either….. But my motto is, a little pile everyday will help me get there in the end …

  13. Rays Family says:

    Lisa, you just described my house, I’m glad i’m not the only one out there. Thanks on a early Thursday morning.


  14. Anonymous says:

    I had to laugh out loud reading your blog today about the laundry. I am mother of 8 children. This morning I showered and dressed in the wee hours of the morning to have a little “me” time. However, I’m out of underware also, I have on my 12 year old daughter’s Mickey Mouse underware. Hope I don’t get into a wreck today…. it would be embarassing at the hospital when they undressed me. HAHA! Remember what your mother always told you? I think I will go to the laundry mat today… I can do 8 loads in 1 – 1/2 hours for $12.00.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I am so with you on the piles. I have to make room for my girls to eat at the bar or on the table because of all my piles, which infuriates my “clutter-free” husband, Steve.

    Lisa, I received my niece’s graduation necklace! I love it and I can’t wait to give it to her!

    Shelly Primm

  16. Apple says:

    I really like your blog, I will be stopping by again.

  17. Cathy says:

    Perfect description as I put off cleaning/organizing our storage area in the basement. Same day…different chaos!

  18. Jackie says:

    I keep telling my husband how can four people possibly have this many dirty clothes !!!! You think 12 people live in our house. Guess that means I just don’t do the laundry enough during the week. LOL….My friend has a cleaning lady that not only cleans her house but does her laundry, but the thought of someone folding our underwear….EWWWWWWWW !!

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