Friday, September 23, 2011

Laundry just might be my new favorite chore...

While Weston was away on his annual 2 week hunting trip I decided to finally tackle my laundry room. I chose this project in particular because A. It was a fairly easy one that I knew I could tackle on my own...sans hubby. B. It's pretty much the only room in the house that Weston said I could do anything I wanted...well besides the guest room. Did I mention my husband is VERY opinionated about "house stuff?" C. Doing laundry for a family of 5 means I spend a LOT of time in there...may as well make it pretty right?

I used my red washer and dryer as the way it was Weston's idea to go red. Smart man! I can't take credit for the flower arrangement...that one goes to my mother in law!

This little nook was a mess before. Picture a dirty sink with various paint supplies stacked under it and paint cans lined up along the wall. I couldn't even get to the sink before. I bought the sign at Hobby Lobby a while back and have been dying for a cute spot to highlight it! A cute basket for cleaning rags looks way better than the mess I had before.

Every room needs a clock right? I found this one at HomeGoods and fell in love! Previously this wall had huge holes that had been patched up (previous owners had dogs that apparently got locked in there a lot.) With a fresh coat of cream paint it was good as new!

A fun spot to hang shirts to dry. Another Hobby Lobby find...LOVE that place!

A cute area rug so I have a soft place to stand while folding. I wanted something to bring out the red in the washer and dryer and the brown of the counter top. This one fit the bill!

A few fun accessories to fill in the space on top of the cupboard.

My RED wall...I love it! I found these fun pictures and wall hanging at HomeGoods!

The pearls on the purse and a few from the bracelet are imitation pearls. I thought that was a fun detail!

Needless to say it makes me smile whenever I go in there. That's saying a lot that I can look past the mountain of laundry on any given day! ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trees of Mystery

On our way home from the coast we decide to make a quick detour into northern California and visit good ole' Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at the Trees of Mystery. I was in grade school the last time I was there, but I was still in awe of the beauty and majesty of the Redwoods!

After all that hiking and climbing London needed a sweet treat! Grammy and I may have had one too! ;)