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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weekend Lurrrrve.

I'm in a livin'-for-the-weekend phase of life right now.  It's not that I hate my life during the week, which I assume is fully understood by everyone (but somehow feel the need to state it anyway).  I don't hate the week.  I just LOVE the weekend.  My weeks this year so far have been so full, busy, rewarding, and exhausting with parenting, homeschool, a very young daycare crew, livestock management, and the list goes on and on like every other mother's list does ;) ...and the weekends around here lately have been so dang fabulous.

I jumped onto the iPhone bandwagon last week and might be currently addicted to Instagram.  FYI.

We hung that heavy mirror on Saturday, using some flush wall mount thingies I found at Ace.  I'm nervous it isn't going to hold, but so far it's stayed up.  The package didn't specify a weight limit and only half the screws made it into the stud because the piece was just too wide.  If it falls, the worst that will happen is the furniture will be damaged.  This is why it isn't hanging over the bed ;)

I also finished that second chest of drawers, which I think looks pretty awesome.  It makes the room look completely different!  Once again, I'm left thinking I should have done it sooner.  Does anyone have an opinion on that wall color combo?  We are painfully undecided about it.  It's the Kentucky Bluegrass that we used in the master bathroom, and it matches the sheets...so I thought it would be a good accent and a way to tie everything together...but I'm not sure.

I got my laundry box finished and I couldn't be happier so far with how it turned out!  Time will tell if we need a tweak or two.  It doesn't really make anything easier...it just hides the mess.  I am sick to death of multiple ugly plastic laundry baskets taking up space in my bedroom.

There are three bags hanging on hooks inside, so you can sort it as you go which should save a bit of time.  Our method up until now has been to dump everything into one basket (stored in our bedroom), haul it downstairs, and sort it before it went into the machine.  This has actually worked fine since the kids haul laundry down daily and I have enough to do several loads per day, and it stays relatively caught up.  

The bags are made from two size XL t-shirts and they hold at least one load of laundry each.  I channeled my inner Marcy to make the bags.  She suggested using t-shirts after I told her I was going to buy canvas.  Such a genius idea.  We have leftover JDRF shirts that I can't bring myself to throw/give away.

I even used scraps to make the hooks so the bags were completely free.

I stole bought the wooden box off Linconsign for $10 (thanks, Phyllis!!) and painted it white to match our "new" bedroom furniture.  The metal ceiling hooks were less than $4 at Ace.

The finished product-looks just like a window bench or something, and you'd never know it was full of dirty laundry.  Definitely less cluttered feeling than the laundry basket "situation" we had going on before! Yay!  For times when the laundry isn't caught up, I'll have to use my wicker basket for overflow.  We'll see how it goes ;)

After a fun Sunday afternoon of photo-shooting while DJ Steele caught up on sleep (fun means no one cried or yelled and we got great pictures!), we checked a fall must-do off the list.

A sneak peek at the fruits of my labor ;)  HA!!!  What a bunch.

The kids are completely exhausted which works out great today since Mitch napped and the Cardinals will be kicking some Giants you-know-what at 7:30p.  I see early bedtimes, Chinese take-out and some relaxation with my main squeeze and my Cardinals on the agenda to finish off this weekend!  See what I'm saying?  I just lurrrrve me a good weekend, holla!



Amy Miles said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the color combo! But I LOVE colors on walls.

Also, I feel like an idiot for never using my crockpot for melting caramel. DUH!!!!! :)