Hi Clueless Girl's Guide Readers.
I'm Kate. You probably don't know me. Yet. So let's change that, shall we?
I blog with my husband, Adam, over at the "florkens".
I bet you're thinking -- "Why is "florkens" in quotations marks?"
You don't miss anything do you?
Well, because I didn't take Adam's last name when we got married. Therefore, to be playful, we often mash up both of our last names and refer to ourselves as the "florkens". We also have this even more playful habit of calling everything we do "Very 'Florken.'" For example, when we got married, the tagline was, "A Very 'Florken' Wedding." Back in March of this year, we bought our first home and you guessed it, it's "A Very 'Florken' Home". How you might ask? Well, let's explore how one goes about having a very "Florken" home.
1. Seven Months Later You Still Need Boxes in the Closet
I know that most people find it perfectly acceptable to unpack boxes quickly. I get that desire. We had it too. But if you are "Florken" you start to kind of lose hope at about month 4 and decide that the two closets in the spare bedroom are a great place to store all that crap that you just can't seem to find a home for. Sure -- once day we'll clean it out. But that day is not today. Or tomorrow.
2. You Start Projects, But Don't Finish Them
"Florken" weekend warriors are a very specific breed. We have all the bravado and gusto necessary to tackle a project until 2 o'clock rolls around on Saturday afternoon. It's pretty much downhill from there. That's why you'll likely end up with a room with freshly painted walls but carpet that you swore you'd rip up your first weekend of renovations back in March. Or with a flagstone pathway that you randomly decided to rip out because it was so uneven and overgrown with weeds but have failed to "re-install" for like a whole month now... Opps!
3. You Own Exactly Three Throw Pillows. And None of Them Match.
If you have a "Florken" home, you likely got really, really excited about ditching the old tan microfiber sofa when you moved into the new place. You probably got even more excited when you found a sofa and loveseat online that coordinated so well of the precise shade of gray you planned on painting all the kitchen cabinets. However, you really let things slide in that whole "accessorizing" department. So you likely only have three throw pillows that you found on sale at different stores and thought to yourself, "Why the hell not?" As a result, your living room won't be rising on the Pinterest Popular board anytime soon.
4. You Had to Buy a Dyson Because Pethair is like Oxygen.
A "Florken" house isn't complete without more pets than people. That's why it is mandatory that a "Florken" home invest in a Dyson vacuum cleaner before it even buys proper throw pillows. You'll likely have to use it at least twice a day because those three dogs and two cats you have really tend to throw fur like it's going out of style. But if you're truly "Florken" you won't really care. You'll vacuum. You'll get over it.
5. There is More Fun to Go Around Than Imaginable.
The defining characteristic of a "Florken" home is that it is filled with love and fun and laughter. It will never be the nicest house on the block. It will never be filled with the finest things. It will always manage to have mismatched pillows and probably noticeable wear and tear. But when people start to look past those things, they will see that your "Florken" home is overflowing with the kind of things that money just can't buy and contractors can't install. It is filled with life. Oh yeah... that's the good stuff.
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