Friday, June 24, 2011

What It Says About Me: Refrigerator

While my bedside table may say that I'm organized and love pretty things and reading, my refrigerator tells a completely different story.

Take one look at my fridge, and the busyness that is our lives becomes apparent.

It probably looks like a thousand other busy family refrigerator doors. There is the expected child art work and a multitude of magnets.

But there is also a little bit more.

Chore charts for the boys: because it's important they learn responsibility and helping out.
Our Christmas card: because the boys' pictures were just too cute.
Birth announcement of a friends baby: The baby is nearly 4 months old now.
Shopping list: There are just too many things to keep track of otherwise.
Two of Bug's tests: He got 100%, and he should be honored.
Monkey's preschool graduation certificate: because he is so proud.
Homemade Father's Day card: The boys made it by themselves.
Leap Frog Alphabet Magnets: Best educational toy of all time!
Art work: All the "featured" artwork is Monkey's. He puts it up himself, and don't anyone dare go taking it down!
A post it note with my favorite recipe: I'll have to share this sometime.
Bits of paper behind souvenir magnets: Contain phone numbers for babysitters and doctors, appointment reminders, and random notes to myself.

Yes, it's a bit of a mess. Occasionally, I go through and thin the artwork, remove the old wedding and graduation invitations. I'll organize the magnets. But odds are that it will look exactly like this within 2 days.

We are a family with two creative, busy boys, and this is our refrigerator.

What does your refrigerator say about you?


  1. Our refrigerator was full of pics of family, new babies, and take-out restaurant magnets. Now it's bare because the kitchen is newly painted and we're trying to keep it 'classy'.

    We'll see how long that lasts.

  2. Love it! When we moved into our current home, we installed a stainless steel fridge. I didn't even think of it at the time, but have since realized that magnets don't work on it, so—other than the fingerprints—it's stayed clean. The baker's rack next to it is a different story . . . that's where everything that used to go up on the fridge now goes, and it's a royal mess!!

  3. Our fridge looks much like yours. Calendars, chore charts, shopping lists, 2 of your boys Christmas cards (they are sooooooo sweet!), and the ever present post it yourself art. We tried a bulletin board but pins keep falling out, getting snagged on clothing, or papers tearthrough. Nothing works as well as a message board as the fridge. When I want the kitchen to look clean. I move everything off the fridge and PRESTO we have a kitchen face-lift.