'I am very proud of this home and all the love and mess it holds. We are blessed beyond measure and so very fortunate,' she shared.
Being on social media seems to be putting pressure on people to have "perfect" lives and that includes aesthetical homes that look straight out of a modern-day magazine. But now there's a viral song doing the rounds reminding people to appreciate homes that still look like what they did in the 80s with oak cabinets, mismatched appliances, crayon-covered walls et al.
Emily Vondy paid tribute to her '80s aesthetic home through a catchy original song that showcases the reality of her house. The video has gained hundreds of thousands of likes and comments on Instagram since being uploaded.
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In the video, she sings, while strumming her guitar “Not every home is minimalistic. Not every home is new and clean. Not every home may look like what’s showcased on your screen.” In the background, there's an open cabinet stuffed with diapers along with other household items.
“You see, sometimes homes still look like what they did in ‘84, and this one’s got oak cabinets and green carpet on the floor,” she adds, while next to a patterned green carpet. In the next part of the video, she sings against crayon-stained walls, “But this is normal, too, crayon on the walls, no place for shoes. The appliances don’t match and every surface has a scratch.”
She then moves on to her unmade bed. “Got stuff shoved in every drawer, in every closet. Hey look, there’s more. Sometimes it’s a mess and sometimes it is clean. But typically, it’s someplace in between. But what makes a home a home is not the things that we compare,” she concludes while her husband sweeps into view and plants a kiss on her cheek. “Yeah, the most important thing is the love that we share.”
Appreciating her husband's quick kiss she adds, “Right on cue.” Vondy captioned the video: "I am very proud of this home and all the love and mess it holds. We are blessed beyond measure and so very fortunate."
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The post is an important reminder of how we should appreciate everything we have. It's okay if things aren't perfect. What's most important is to focus on things that matter.
Many netizens agreed, with @abrar.jalfi commenting, "Thanks for being realistic and authentic. Like I keep thinking, how do all these vloggers keep their house so clean and intact while having all these kids?! I’ve got oak cabinets too. Watch they’ll be back in trend." @jenn_mcd added, "My kids are embarrassed of our house because it’s not new and modern. But I’m PROUD of it! This is the house that my husband and I bought when I was only 24 and it’ll be paid off in 12 years!"
Like Emily says, it's okay if you're house doesn't look like an architectural magazine cover; as long as there's love within the walls, it's a home!