The Cleaning Ladies Were Here

That is why the house is clean. 

I really liked to clean before we had children….REALLY liked to clean. 

It is now weird when I think back on it.  I would stay up until 2am on the weekend cleaning out everything. It gave me such pleasure and a sense of accomplishment to have everything organized. 

 I drove my new husband nuts….since I thought he should be up with me sharing this special bonding time. 

Three kids later, homeschooling, running a business and just LIFE….we have some very nice ladies come once a month to help me out. 

I wish I could afford once a week, but I will take what I can get. 

So if you are invited to our house you will understand why we will always invite you on Wednesday…the day AFTER the cleaning ladies have been here. 

Enjoy the pictures of a clean livingroom. 

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 A clean house is HEAVEN!  Too bad it will be a mess by tonight!

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  1. Lissa

    Before we had kids I used to clean like a crazy lady. I remember one day when my husband came home to me in the linen closet and a page open in Martha Stewart Living that I was trying to replicate. He then put me on Martha Stewart restriction. 🙁
    That apothecary jar of old stamps is amazing!!!
    I don’t have a cleaning lady but we did just hire a landscaper for the first time. Just can’t do it all anymore….
    Have a great day enjoying your clean, clean house! 🙂

  2. Tracy

    AAAH, honestly, as I type this – my cleaning ladies are here. They’re here for 2 hours since that only fit in our budget…I LOVE Wednesday’s, too!
    Happy Clean House – it goes so quickly, doesn’t it!?

  3. chas at the wild raspberry

    It looks beautiful!
    I need to start rakin in the dough so I can have some help too.
    I used to be a cleaning maniac–my husband would say “we do actually LIVE here”
    since starting up the business in November…it has been a wreck! what has happened to my OCD? I need a little of it back!
    later,
    chas

  4. kasey

    oh how i love my cleaning ladies. i swear they were just here last Friday, and i see dust balls everywhere.

  5. Tricia

    Your home is just so gorgeous! Love all the fun pillows you have. I however am my own cleaning lady! 🙁 Have a fabulous day!

  6. apriliniowa

    Wow! Your living room is beautiful. Classic and classy. I love your style. Love all of the pillows and birds, too. Very pretty room with a very nice fireplace. 🙂

  7. LuLu

    Ahh I love a clean house… I’m tackling mine today…. thanks for motivation to continue… can I snag your no. pillows on my way out! I “heart” them yes I do!!! Your room is dreamy by the way!!! i could sit all day and chat!!!
    LuLu

  8. Amy Muffoletto

    Love your jars of stamps and music sheets. What w beautiful decor so soft, bright and soothing. I don’t have a cleaning lady….Our family of 6 sits down to eat together EVERY evening for dinner. We go around the table and say what we are Thankful for…On those glorious days I have spent all day making the house spic and span…I say I am thankful for the cleaning ladies…Maybe My dear husband will one day get the hint…Hehehehehe!!!

  9. traci

    what a beautiful room. you have some amazing little treasures in there. love it. i would love cleaning ladies. i hate to clean anymore.

  10. Jeanne

    Keep in mind ladies..they only come ONCE a month…the toilets are not looking too pretty when they arrive:-)

  11. paige

    hey maybe i can train my girls & i too can have ‘cleaning ladies’…sounds like a plan.
    ps, your home is gorgeous…i’d gladly come on tuesdays
    xo

  12. mkg

    Having a clean house makes me smile and feel good inside. And it’s OK that it is messy in a short while – that just means the house is lived in with love!!

  13. The Beautiful Life

    Wow! Hardly know where to start! I, too, love the idea of the print blocks on display in the jar! AND! I love the wreath over the mirror! How come I never thought of this?? 😉
    I have that same bird decal (from McMaster & Storm?) and have yet to find a way to use it — I’m scouting out a mirror right after I publish this comment! Hey… love those “number” pillows! They look so familiar!! 😉
    Great post!
    BTW — My dream is to have a cleaning lady…some day. 🙂
    Ruth

  14. a la parisienne

    Jeanne,
    I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award on my post today and also included an image from your online store!
    I hope you enjoy your clean house:)
    a la parisienne

  15. Rebekah

    You know what? I was the same way. Looooved to clean and the house was always cute and todi. Now there never seems to be anytime for it and it is always the last thing on the list 🙂

  16. Brandie Pahl

    Lovely photos and beautiful house! I so wish i had a cleaning lady to come once in a while. That’s on my vision board;) I HATE to clean so that would really be heaven.

  17. Zita - Mlle Magpie

    Your home looks lovely. I on the other hand never liked cleaning, not even before kids, although I just love the feeling of a clean house. My cleaner comes every two weeks, but I do wish he came every week.

  18. Tara

    Jeanne, your house is gorgeous..I love all the little details, love the No. pillows and the sweet bird peaking through the wreath, and I HEART your new chair soo much, and all your old books, absolutley adorable. I am the maid and I accept that my OCD rears is ugly head Saturday bright and early, I can’t help myself..maybe one day I will break down and get a cleaning lady…!

  19. jamie

    Beautiful Photos.. I had the Greatest Cleaning lady for almost 10 years. We were so Lucky and she would help me with parties and she cleaned my house like no other. A few years ago she moved away with her family and I have never hired anyone else. Every week when Im doing it all I think about her and what a blessing she was.. Oh those were the days… Your home is Gorgeous.. Jamie

  20. Kel

    Oh my, I’m moving in. I’ll clean for you, I promise? Puh-lease??! (Oh yes, and can my husband and two daughters come, too? That broke the deal now, didn’t it? :o)
    Your home is just divine. I adore everything from the pillows to the bell jar to the colors.
    LOL about posting Wednesday photos…I don’t blame ya, mama!

  21. kris

    Beautiful home you have there and I bet it’s beautiful even on the Tuesday before the cleaning lady shows up.
    I need to hire a few cleaning ladies myself. Once a week would be great, but I would settle for once a month.
    Great blog!! I added it to my list. Now I’m going to check out your Etsy store.
    Have a happy day
    Kris

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