Welcome! Make Yourself at Home…

by SomeGirl on April 21, 2010 · 22 comments

What an exciting day! Today I get the honor of being featured at Gather Inspirit, a wonderful site that provides great Christian encouragement for bloggers. Each week they’re graciously highlighting people who plan to attend The Relevant Conference in October, and today is MY DAY! :)  So, to do something fun for this “open house” I decided to make a video welcoming my fellow Relevant bloggers to SomeGirl’sWebsite! I also thought it would be fun to give you, my sweet readers, a peek into our home… I know I’ve really enjoyed seeing some of my favorite bloggers in video format, I hope you enjoy it, too. Go ahead, knock on the door…

If you’re not familiar, Relevant is a place to connect kindred hearts; to enjoy sweet and fruitful fellowship; to engage one another in sharing, inspiring, and learning, and to figure out how to integrate our lives fully with our faith and family…all the while glorifying Him amidst this blogging tidal wave.*

I am SO excited about going! Staying up tweeting ’til midnight EST, waiting to buy “early bird” tickets the night registration opened, was SO MUCH FUN, I can’t even imagine how much fun the actual conference is going to be!!

So, as I said in the REALLY cheesy video above, ;) WELCOME! Make yourself at home and feel free to look around! ♥ It’s GREAT to have you here!

And now… it’s:

Thought Provoking Thursday

The first time I went to the house of one of my best friends, we had set a time to meet. When I entered her house I was SO impressed by how CUTE and SPOTLESS it was. She mentioned something about bleaching her sink and I nodded, thinking “Wow, you bleach it… never thought about that.” (I’ll throw in here that she was washing and cutting my hair, so I’m really glad to know her sink was clean!) :) But, for the next couple of weeks I struggled trying to keep my sink as spotless as hers! How did she do it with 4 children? How did she ALWAYS have her sink empty, clean and bleached?? I tried to be like her and kept telling myself, “She does it with 4 children I can do it with 2!” Then, one day, we were hanging out and unexpectedly went into her house… guess what I  saw? DISHES IN HER SINK!!! I was SO relieved!! She wasn’t PERFECT at keeping her house spotless… her sink wasn’t always empty and bleached! That, seriously, brought SUCH relief and filled me with GRACE toward myself. It makes me think of how many times we try to look perfect and how much more gracious it is to let some of our imperfections show. I know I don’t really like to be around “perfect” people in “perfect” homes…. it’s just not comfortable. So, let’s keep our house tidy for our family’s health, well-being and sanity, but let’s spread a little grace by letting our friends see “the dishes in the sink” every once in awhile.  ;)  Something to think about.

Love,

♥ Michelle (aka SomeGirl)

*from The Relevant Conference mission page

photo from here… in my kitchen (what you didn’t see in the video). When I know you better I’ll show you the LAUNDRY ROOM! Aagh!  And, to my friend, I LOVE YOU, Girl!!! ♥

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DON’T MISS OUT on the GREAT GIVEAWAY! I’ll be choosing a winner with a random number generator FRIDAY 4/23 at 8pm (central)! I’ll post the winner at that time! GOOD LUCK!!

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{ 20 comments }

Shell

Aww… I needed to hear that today! Dishes in the sink and laundry overflowing the hampers…

You always hit the mark with a great message. Thanks.

Robin

this is so true. we always think other people have it more together than we do, but it’s not always true (and usually isn’t).
so nice to know we are not alone!

Karen

Another mommy trying to keep it all together. Just like that common bond……..I think all of us going to Relevant with keep finding our common bonds especially our life with Jesus. I can’t wait to meet you. Thanks for sharing your home and introducing yourself on Gatherinspirit!

Stacey

I’m a fan….and my sink at this moment is overflowing with the dirtiness and grace…

Can’t wait to see you in October!

Stacey

P.S. Love your house!

Rachel Pereira

OK ~ I just loved the video!! Such a cute idea, and I felt so welcome in your home! =) Also, your story was so true!! It’s easy to feel the need to be perfect in front of others, but they are not really getting to know the true person inside! It is important to “leave some dishes in the sink” every once in a while!! Thanks for the reminder, friend! Can’t wait to meet you in person in October!!!

Alicia The Snowflake

Yep, there are dirty dishes in my sink! I just can’t seem to get it empty. It seems like the more I do dishes, the more dishes need to be done. Thanks for the grace!

I loved your video. I can’t wait to meet in October. It’s going to be so much fun!

Michelle

Man, I just knocked on your door and noticed my arm is really hairy!

(love it all!)

Some Girl

Hahaha!!! That cracked me up!!! :P

Colleen

Cute video, what a great idea! Great thoughts too, I hate being around “perfection,” so its definitely good to let flaws show! Can’t wait for October!!

Some Girl

Aw, thanks you guys!!! ♥ It’s GREAT to have you here today!!

Now, if your husbands or roommates ask why there are always dishes in the sink, don’t go blaming me! ;) lol

Erin @ Closing Time

My house is often a total disaster area, and I try to keep it from getting that way. It’s definitely my strong point, and I’m amazed at those who seem to always have it together. I’m trying to work on these areas, but it’s always comforting to know that others struggle with the same things!

Some Girl

I agree… it’s VERY comforting! Thanks for the comment… it’s GREAT to see you here! ♥ Michelle

Sherry

Congratulations on being featured! What an honor! :D My sink is clean; however, you should see my desk. LOL! I can never keep it clean. ugh!

Some Girl

Oh, don’t even get me started on my desk! ;) lol

Btw, it’s GREAT to see you here! Thanks for taking the time to comment!! ♥ Michelle

aplaceforthoughts

Well, I can assure you that there are dishes in my sink! Congratulations on being featured at Gather Inspirit! What a blessing! I’m going to go check it out now!

Some Girl

Thanks, Place! I commented back to you there. ♥

Kelly

Thanks, Michelle! So true! I have a weekly gathering of friends at my house for Coffee Day where we just sit around eating treats, drinking coffee, and chatting. But slowly through the months, I’ve stopped cleaning for them. I think I’ve let loose a little too much, but . . . . in your line of thought, I think they feel VERY comfortable in my NOT PERFECT house! :)

It was great to meet you yesterday! I’ll check into Relevant . . . .

Some Girl

It was GREAT to meet you, too! Loved your “inspired” blog post! ;) lol

Brenda Williams

That video was a great way to “meet” you, Michelle. It’s great to put a face and voice to the words on the screen. I am loving your blog as I discover it bit by bit!

SomeGirl

Thanks, Brenda! I’m SO glad you’re here!! ♥ Michelle

Hope things are getting better in Nashville!

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