Thursday, May 1, 2014

Because the Link-Up is where it's at

I think the internet can be a hard place for ladies. I remember when I first started reading Soule Mama (who I LUV), after a while I found myself thinking "stoking fires, homeschooling, painting walls, being a shepherdess, BAKING PIES. And blogging it all. I might as well curl up in a corner and die." This wasn't Amanda's fault, it was mine. It was unfair to her. I could and should have tried harder to see past the pretty. But it's easy to compare. I bet you have someone you are tempted to measure yourself against, I know I do (x87). But deep down, we all know they still live a normal, sometimes crazy, life, just like us. They still wrestle tantruming babies and they still have messes that pile up for weeks/months. We all do.

But isn't there something cathartic about seeing it? Connecting to woman all over the globe via the common denominator of babies insanity? And laughing about it? And remembering how much we are all the same?

I love a good/terrible real-life story and I love a good link up.
So... Ahem...



Welcome to the newest way to share your ish on the world wide web (because you were dying for another way)- One Hot Mess.

Here is what you do- go about your regular ole business, and if it is really hitting the fan (which it will, it definitely will)- document it. And then link it up and put yourself on blast for all the world to see.

It could be as simple as a photo or as complex as a photo with some words. There aren't any rules because it's not that deep. Just link up here with me every Thursday. It'll be a good little therapy sesh for us all- a reminder that we are all in it and that it's really ok.




This week my installment is our closet. Behold!



Last week, Kirby's side of our very fine Ikea closet solution collapsed. Kirby's clothes are just stacked up, still on hangers, on top of our shoes. Kirby has solved this tricky situation by just sticking his shoes in his underwear drawer. My shoes are stuck under Kirby's clothes and in that wicker basket you see not-upright in the lower left. That little plastic container you see perched on top of our camera bag contains many small beads. So, it being halfway dangling out of our closet is a really, really good thing. On the floor just out of view are 5 sweatshirts and an upside-down basket of swimwear and nighties that fell when the closet did. There is an old tangerine segment there, too, now that I'm looking.

Ok! Your turn!! Do you have a hot mess somewhere in your life? Is your four year old throwing a fit on the floor of the library right this very minute?? Take a pic, link it up. 

*The link-up will be open until the next link-up begins, everything Thursday. It's easy, just click on it and follow the steps. I can't wait to see what you got!


19 comments:

  1. I rush ordered you a post and I STILL wasn't the first to link up. This was bound to popular one :)

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    1. HOW TO GET OVER MARRIAGE OR RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS SOLVED WITH LOVE SPELL: CHECK ON DR. SAMBO WEBSITE: http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb



      Hello to you all,i want to use this time to thank Dr. Sambo for what he has done for me last week here ,my names are marjorie mc cardle from Australia,
      I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i contact this man called divinespellhome@gmail.com Execute some business..He is really powerful..My Husband divorce me with no reason for almost 5 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love him so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and he woke up one morning and he told me hes going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when he came back from work he tender to me a divorce letter and he packed all his loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have him back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 5 years So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and his picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos have tried so many spell casters and there is no solutions when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that hes with a woman and that woman is the reason why he left me The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring him back.but i never believe all this he told me i will see a positive result within 24 hours of the day..24hours later,he called me himself and came to me apologizing and he told me he will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and i got pregnant a month later and find a better job..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him


      divinespellhome@gmail.com CONTACT THIS GREAT AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CALLED DR SAMBO… HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS divinespellhome@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW AND BE FAST ABOUT IT SO HE CAN ALSO ATTEND TO YOU BECAUSE THE EARLIER YOU CONTACT HIM NOW THE BETTER FOR YOU TO GET QUICK SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS,
      visit his website at http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb
      Phone number:+2348039456308.


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  2. *be a

    unsuccessfully typing while rocking a fussy one in the ergo

    #hotmess

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  3. Oh, Blythe. This is just a million shades of awesome. At first I thought it might be all crying babies, and well, my kids smile all the time (coughcoughcough) so no way for me to link up to that. But household hot mess? Oh, my dear, I've got them in spades

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    1. Oh yeah, girl. The options are endlessssss.

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  4. Hi! I'm new here, but this is so my kind of blog hop. Love your humor. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Hi Blythe- I came over from Grace's blog and I've been reading your blog backwards and I'm loving it! Every time I click on your blog my two year old is so amazed and comments "that boy is super super dirty." Love it! And this hot mess thing? So happy to feel and see all the others in the trenches of motherhood with me. We had a five temper tantrums (from one child) before I just stopped counting type of day. Motherhood is messy.

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  6. LOL - I love this idea. I'm going to have to participate next week, because this is basically my life. (I'm currently living with a swimming pool in my living room, because at least it keeps my kid busy when I'm exhausted after work. Whatever works!)

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  7. I love this! I linked to an old post (I hope that's ok!) because I haven't documented enough of the hot mess lately! But what a good reminder to snap a picture of those moments! Love the idea!

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  8. Here I was thinking we didn't have anything mess-worthy when I discover the mural my 4-year-old created during nap time yesterday... So yeah, here with you!

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  9. I just fell in love with you. This link-up is right up my cluttered, spastic alley.

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  10. Ok, this is officially my new favorite link up. I can almost guarantee I will have at least One Hot Mess to contribute every week!

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  11. Brilliant, brilliant, a thousand times brilliant. Just found you via Grace and I look forward to reading more.

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  12. Hi Blythe! I'm Ellen, and I'm just one of the millions who are insta-fans of yours recently. I don't even know what else to say because I already feel really awkward and homeschooled. Anywhoo, what an awesome idea for a link-up! And I totally have lots of material for this one, very frequently. Ok, all the time!

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  14. HOW TO GET OVER MARRIAGE OR RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS SOLVED WITH LOVE SPELL: CHECK ON DR. SAMBO WEBSITE: http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb



    Hello to you all,i want to use this time to thank Dr. Sambo for what he has done for me last week here ,my names are marjorie mc cardle from Australia,
    I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i contact this man called divinespellhome@gmail.com Execute some business..He is really powerful..My Husband divorce me with no reason for almost 5 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love him so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and he woke up one morning and he told me hes going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when he came back from work he tender to me a divorce letter and he packed all his loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have him back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 5 years So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and his picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos have tried so many spell casters and there is no solutions when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that hes with a woman and that woman is the reason why he left me The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring him back.but i never believe all this he told me i will see a positive result within 24 hours of the day..24hours later,he called me himself and came to me apologizing and he told me he will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and i got pregnant a month later and find a better job..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him


    divinespellhome@gmail.com CONTACT THIS GREAT AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CALLED DR SAMBO… HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS divinespellhome@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW AND BE FAST ABOUT IT SO HE CAN ALSO ATTEND TO YOU BECAUSE THE EARLIER YOU CONTACT HIM NOW THE BETTER FOR YOU TO GET QUICK SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS,
    visit his website at http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb
    Phone number:+2348039456308.


    ReplyDelete