Shiny, Sparkling

 
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"People turn to magazines and websites for inspiration, but it's important to remember that the spaces depicted there are exaggerations; what you're seeing is everything at it's best/shiniest/happiest/most Pinterest-worthy. In reality, there's a large unphotogenic drying rack by my sink, and the double-oven range is always splattered with grease. There are weird sticky puddles on every surface of the kitchen. Outside the frame of every shiny, sparkling picture is a messier reality most don't see." -Michelle Lopez, Hummingbird High