Monday, April 21, 2014

inspiration monday: cleaning for mom

the inspiration
Taylor Swift
megan bird



dress, shoes ~ thrifted
watch ~ online??
earrings ~ Opitz

nora bird



dress, shoes ~ thrifted

My mom is traveling to Las Vegas today so she can be there when our baby sister has her first baby (yay!). Because of that, my mom asked if we could have Easter at our house. And by have it at our house, she meant, "I will cook, I just need your house." So we didn't really have to do anything but clean.

Our house isn't a pit, but it's not always the cleanest. We keep it tidy, but I don't mop the floors on a nightly basis or anything. But, because my mom was going to be at our house without me around (we were at the in-laws), I felt that I needed to really clean it....and not because my mom would judge me for our house not being clean, but because I know her, and if she sees something dirty, she will clean it. We would come home and she'd have a perfect Easter meal cooked, plus all of our laundry would be washed and folded (and probably even put away), and our fridge would be all cleaned out. She's nice like that.

But, I didn't want her to do any of that, so I really cleaned. And by really cleaned, I mean I even cleaned the microwave.

xoxo,
megan bird

22 comments:

  1. That's good of you to do that!!,; I.have to clean for my Mum because it is,usually a tip here!! X

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  2. Happy belated Easter! Sounds like you had a fab one and a great week is in store! Love your dresses. Big thanks for this fab link up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  3. You both look so cute in your pretty spring dresses! Ugh, cleaning is the worst. But it does feel so nice once you're done to have a clean house. (If only it lasted longer...) I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  4. My mom is the exact same way...she always wants to clean when she comes over to visit! Even if I feel like my place is clean, her standard is much higher than mine I guess. :)

    You both look so pretty in your dresses!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  5. Cute dresses! Hope you both had a wonderful Easter!

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  6. love taylors outfits lately..she is keeping it simple and chic and so are you two! love these looks ladies ;)

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  7. Yep, my mom would be the same way, if something was even a little out of place, she'd fix it for us if we weren't there! My dad's been known to do projects for us when we've been out of town too - it's nice of them, but you feel so guilty!!

    Love both of your dresses! So excited for your baby sister too!! Yay new baby!!

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  8. Man, you have a great MOM! She reminds me of an Aunt {my Mom's sister} that always cleaned my Mom's home when she came to visit. We would always know Aunt Ruth was in town {she lived in Arizona} because the drawers had new liners and the cupboards had new shelf paper, type cleaning was done.

    You two birds both have such adorable waistlines. Both of your dresses are charming on you. Hugs to you both for your friendship and consistent encouragement. ♥, Renae

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  9. Ooooooh! My mom is the same way--in fact, she did this same thing yesterday. LOL She came over, told me she was going to mop for me, cooked the entirety of Easter dinner (and dessert) and then didn't let me do the dishes. Gotta love moms!

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  10. I hope you both had a wonderful Easter! My mom would be the same way:)
    Cute dresses!

    Alena

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  11. My charming birds, you looks awesome in your dresses, thrifted- yay! Love the texture of the first one, and the red bra, too, and the pattern of the second. Do you think your mom might adopt me...?
    :)
    Kiss, elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  12. The first time my mother-in-law came to my house, I felt like it needed to be spotless, so I cleaned like a madwomen in preparation for her visit. She helped us do yard work then watched TV and ate pizza and didn't even notice the house! The second time, I swept up dog hair, swiped over the toilet, and called it a night! =) I would've been horrified if she had seen my microwave LOL

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  13. I always clean like a maniac before we have house guests. My mom could care less but I feel like my mother in-law has a "opinion". You both look so cute and springy in your dresses and look at that sunlight!

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  14. I love this, you guy's outfit is just beyond adorable plus it's amazing! I have ocd to cleaning, so anywhere I am or at home I start cleaning even at my friends house's too LOL.

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  15. Linked up now! I also forgot to say earlier, the dresses are really pretty!!! I love stripes and the shape of your dress Megan. Nora, those shoes are so nice and your print on your dress is very pretty and unusual!

    Oh and the reason you don't have our Smarties in the USA is because of your brand of Smarties- they have the rights to the name in the USA, so UK Smarties can't be imported to there or produced there or something. I should send you some!x

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  16. you both thrifted those dresses? very,very impressive, and timely with the arrival of spring this week :)

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  17. MY Mom does the same thing!
    Look at you with the open back Meg! Saucy minx.
    Nora, you have legs for miles.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  18. You both look so beautiful! And I really like the shoes from the first look. Have a great day! x

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  19. congrats to your baby sis! my mom doesn't live near me so i don't get to experience stuff like that, but i know she would do exactly the same if she did!!

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  20. you both did a great job with this look
    i really, really want Taylor's dress though :)
    Brett

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