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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Updated Laundry Room On the Cheap

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So we were gone visiting family out of state for an entire month so my crappy washer and dryer didn't get used. I was boohooing about it before we left because the dryer was acting weird and I suspected that it was near death. I even mentioned it to a few people that I was liking going to have to buy a new one soon, I just didn't expect it would be the day after we got back. 

So here I am Sunday night doing load of laundry and go to stick it in the dryer which wasn't working. I asked the hubby to come up and look at it. He came up and just told me to go get a new set. He figured they were nearing 13 years old (in September) and we have been talking about it for awhile. 

So here I set out Monday morning to shop around for new machines. Funny thing was Sears happen to be having a Cyber Monday sale, so after I looked at the machines in store as well as a few others, I just came home and ordered them because they were cheaper online. 

They were scheduled to arrive on Wednesday at some point, so I decided to clean the laundry room some in order to make it quicker when the delivery guys came. My laundry rooms was awful. I think I found lint from 2003 when the machines were installed. After I cleaned, I realized we had some left over floor tiles from last years home project we had to do after being gone for a few weeks (the air con leaked and we had to pull out the carpet).

I laid those down and than put them on the shelves as well. My shelves are bad and I really didn't want to paint them with another layer of paint. They could be touched up some but I am not worried. I than walked around the house and found some baskets I am not using and added them to the top shelf which is usually a catch all place. 

I had the cork tiles on hand and printed up wash and dry and added them on. I had everything basically so it cost me nothing other than the new washer and dryer (It was an overall expensive week because both kids needed glasses too). 

I love how it turned out. I am thinking about putting a counter in over the machines at some point but it works for me and I actually like going in there and gulp - doing laundry. 



New machines and new decor


Top shelf



Dollar store bins to hold laundry and cleaning supplies. I had these already. 

Lost sock center. I had the frame and have been wondering what to do with it. 

I made new labels for my baskets. 

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Friday, July 24, 2015

CTC # 40- Gift Packaging Blog Hop

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Gift giving is one of my favorite things to do and we are celebrating on the hop this week for CTC!


This was so quick and easy and cased from pg 60 of the catty. I used a small jar I had on hand and wrapped Cherry on Top washi tape around it. I than punched out from the Cherry on Top DSP pack using the Decorative Label and stamped from Sprinkles on Top. So simple to make and a cute gift to give. I need to get some funny jelly beans to put in it though!


Next on the hop is: Rachel Palmieri 


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Friday, July 10, 2015

CTC #38- For Kids Blog Hob

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This week is all about the kids section of the Catty for CTC!



One of my favorite sets last year that was new was Sea Life. I loved it and did so much with it. I even imported it so my ecutter would cut it out handmade some cute backpacks for the kids. They loved them so much so I can totality see this being a kid's set. 

I used the following being inspired from Page 46
Hello Honey ink and card stock
Pumpkin Pie ink
Bermuda Bay ink and card stock
Sea Life and Crazy About you sets. 

Next on the blog hop is:  Stasia Sloma - http://stampzone.blogspot.com/2015/07/caseing-catty-for-kids.html 

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