Love, homemaking, and ear wax

There are some things I knew marriage would be. I knew it would be fun. And challenging. I knew I would get to live with my very best friend, that we would share a lot of laughs, some tears, and that we would grow closer than we ever knew was possible.

But three weeks in, I never knew we’d be SO COMFORTABLE with each other. Like, scary comfortable. Look-at-each-others’-ear-wax-comfortable.

That’s right, we decided to undergo an ear candling experiment, and we’re hooked! It was pain-free, effective, and both of us will do it again. We’ve had a lot of “I can’t believe we’re doing this” moments since we got married, but this one might have been the funniest. I’m not sure a couple has ever laughed as hard as we did as we took turns holding a giant flame 12 inches from one another’s heads. A total riot.

I think my hippie husband is starting to rub off on me. He even has me listening to NPR. (gasp)

Other than the wild and crazy ear candling date, we’ve been hard at work trying to get our home unpacked and organized. I’ve lived here for four years now, but suddenly combining my things, his things, our new wedding gifts, plus all of our wedding supplies made for an unruly house. Slowly but surely we’re tackling the house room-by-room until everything is finished. As if everything ever could be finished.

Here’s what I want my entire house to look like:

(photo from the decor8 blog)

But this is what my spare bedroom looks like right now:
Now, in my defense, this is the VERY LAST ROOM on our list. This is what we have so lovingly called “the wedding room” because it housed all of our wedding supplies, wedding gifts, and anything else that I had to furiously move out of the way so my beloved Mr. Right could move in. It’s still where we stash all the stuff we don’t know what to do with, and it’s so easy to close the door and make everything disappear. It’s my lowest priority. But very soon, I promise it’ll look like this:

(Photos from decor8… can you tell I’m sort of in love?)

Never fear, my whole house isn’t in shambles… just that one room. And maybe a closet or two. Last night I tackled my home office, and I’m quite proud of how it turned out! I even ended up with TWO EMPTY CABINETS! Go me.

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