The No Makeup Home Tour – a Glimpse of Our Imperfect Life
We live in a very “curated” world these days. Hop onto Instagram or Pinterest and you’re bound to see brightly lit photos, styled dressers, and perfect hair/makeup/wardrobes galore! Everywhere you look you’re inundated with perfection.
It can be a bit much, and can definitely make you feel like you’re not enough. Heck, we feel that everyday scrolling through our Insta feeds. How is she so fit? How is her home so clean? How is her hair so glossy? It’s easy to feel inferior when everyone posts photos of their curated lives.
That’s why we were so excited when Kyla from House of Hipsters invited us to take part in the “No Makeup Home Tour.” A home tour unlike any other, in the sense that every blogger would showcase photos of their authentic home. No fluffing every pillow, no styling every surface…instead just real life, including the mess.
I decided to take photos of my home on a Sunday and I promised myself I wouldn’t move or change one thing as I took each photo. I would just capture life on a regular ol’ Sunday in the Finn household.
Here’s a no makeup look at our home.
I must admit that we are a pretty clean and tidy couple. We don’t have kids, we don’t have pets, and we’re both organized people. So while things are far from perfect, we do like to keep things fairly nice around here. In fact, last week I wrote all about the habits we do on a daily basis to keep our home pretty clean!
Our bedroom sees the least amount of mess. I make the bed every single day and I try not to bring too much clutter into this space.
However, my office desk can get a little crazy when I’m working away back here.
On Sundays, I’ll usually take photos for the blog, edit the pictures, and then write posts for a majority of the afternoon (glamorous…I know!). So you’ll find me sitting back here working away on my laptop in our sunlit bedroom.
Kitchen & Family Room
While I work away in the back, my husband is out in the main room cooking up a storm. His favorite way to relax is to watch sports and cook. So on Sundays, it’s all about the NFL, fantasy football, and cooking tons of food for the week ahead.
On this particular Sunday, Finn made a delicious slow cooker chili recipe while watching games.
This TV mount allows us to swivel the television towards the kitchen, so he can chop away and still catch all of the action on-screen. You’ll also notice his laptop on the counter, where he has quick access to his fantasy football teams.
Near the sink, you’ll find wine and champagne glasses from Saturday that I was way too lazy to clean by hand that night.
We will sometimes bring the monitor from the back office out to the dining room table on Sundays to do work. That way we can both be in the same room while getting work done. But that does make for quite the mess (albeit temporary) with the cords. We’ll usually block off the walkway with dining room chairs, so one of us doesn’t accidentally trip over them.
Here’s our back entryway that leads out to our deck and the garage. This door is where we always leave bags or items that need to go down to the car. We have a strict “one in, one out” policy, so we don’t accumulate too much stuff in our new home.
Since we just purchased new white towels, we had to get rid of the old dingy ones. That’s why these are hanging by the back door waiting to go down to the car and eventually to the donation center.
Finn uses the guest room closet, so I’ll often find random clothes in here. I promise he isn’t pants-less, ha! Instead just threw his pants from last night on the bed, and hopped into his comfy clothes.
I rarely go into this room (isn’t that the case with most guest rooms?!), but for the most part, it stays pretty clean and tidy!
So there you have it, a look at our home without any makeup. It was kinda fun to show you guys a real view of our house, and it was a heck of a lot easier than doing a perfectly styled home tour! You can check out my full home tour right here.
Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs who participated in this fun series. It’s nice to know that no one has a perfectly styled home 24/7 and that lived in homes are the happiest homes.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.