Thursday, June 17, 2010

Two Products for Laundry Room

There are two products that really work for me in my laundry room:

Both these items get a lot of use in my laundry room.  I used to hang my wet wash cloths outside on a wooden rack holder and the wood would (wow!) seep into the cloth and discolor it.  I would be so mad about it.  The according rack isn't made of wood so I no longer have that problem.  Plus, since it's indoors, I no longer have to worry about the wind knocking it over.  I love the fact that I can push it close and it's not in my way.  I also like the fact that it isn't on the floor taking up valuable space.  Altogether, it's makes my "Love It" list of products.  I like the 2nd product as much as the first.  As I would hang my cloths from the dryer, I would put the hangers on the door knobs.  Well,  you can only hang so much stuff on those small knobs and I would have to stop hanging to put the already hung cloths in the closet, which isn't near the laundry room.  I solved that problem with the instaHanger.   I love that it can hold many cloths at once, it's very study on the wall , it closes up and takes no room at all!  Who doesn't love that!  My husband said that they were pretty easy to install.  I can't imagine doing laundry without these two gadgets.   I bought them from the Container Store locally but you can also purchase them online.  Below the pics are the links to both items.  No, they didn't ask me to sell their products!  I just want to share what really work's for me.  Please, if you have an item that works for you, won't you share it with everyone by leaving me a comment.  

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Progress: Sewing

 My Pillow is Finished!!!




This is the pillow I made for the pillow swap at Modified Mix.  I have never made a pillow so I was a little nervous about making one for someone else.  When I read about the pillow swap, Jamie, the organizer of this pillow swap, said this was the time to try out any skills you wanted to work on.  So I said, "What the heck, not only will I make a pillow, I'll try adding some embroidery to it" and I did!  Originally, I had a totally different pillow in mind but when I looked at the many different colors of fabric purchased, I decided against the original design (although, I still plan to make this pillow in the future).  However, I did incorporate the back of the pillow just like the one (in the original design)  in this picture: 

(picture by Moda Bake Shop)

 I think I got scared when I saw that the fabric I purchased just wouldn't look right for this pillow so I made up the design of the pillow you see in the first picture.

Here's a look back at the fabric I thought would work (but didn't):


I'm sure that I will do another pillow swap and will become more adventurous with my design.  As far as the pillow I made,  I wished I had used a dark solid blue for the closure.  Even though the dots are the same color as in the outline of the flower (I think  it is) it just looks a little weird when I look at the finished pillow.  Hopefully, the person who gets this pillow will know it may not be perfect but it certainly was made with love!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Capri pants Rock

A blogger friend of mine, Sara of Saving for Someday, wrote a blog post about Capri pants; go check it out.  I believe most women in their forties that had children can relate to her and most woman's dilemma of what to wear.  I certainly relate.  I have decided to post a pic of me in capri pants and people don't have to like it.  I have seen many worse fashion no-no's then this pic of me.  Women can wear them and still not look bad!  Here's to all the women who wear them! Cheers!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mini Vacation:Lake Powell

This is what I've been up to:

My honey and I went to Lake Powell for some down time!  It's been a while since we've gotten away from our homestead so we decided to go camping.  It's 280 miles from our house and it took about 4 hours to get there.  I love that we traveled through so many different topographic areas.  So here are some pictures of our final destination:

Our Home Away From Home!

Sleeping Arrangements

My Honey... Being his usual Neat Freak!

View from our Campsite: Priceless

Morning Coffee....
A Necessity!

Lake Powell Dam

Beautiful Scenery
while Rafting

Causing Ripples in the River

Now all I have to do is unpack, clean up and get ready to start my work week... hey, no problem!  Remember, I'm now rested from having downtime!