My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Laundry Rooms 4

I read recently about New York hospitals locking up the baby formula from new moms. What?! Both of my kids were raised on baby formula as I couldn't breast feed. What a crazy world it's turning into.

I got an email from a blogger recently about the quote I had at the bottom of one of my blog posts asking if it was my quote or someone else's. I told her I paraphrased it somewhat but that is truly how I live my life: By creating beauty and order where you live and work, you will be controlling the private hours of your life. It is what I believe, how I live my life and my philosophy about life. Yes, I certainly do live my life beautifully and wish others would do the same. I cannot control some of my thoughts but I can control how long they stay in my head. I can definitely control how I live in my home and how I think about living.

Whatever happened to watermelon plugs? I know some of you will remember them. When we would go to a grocery store or buy a watermelon at a roadside stand, the seller would cut a triangular plug into it so we could taste it. Not anymore. Ya take yer chances now. I always wondered what they did with those melons we didn't select to buy.

We eat at Jack In The Box every Monday night. It's our salad night there. When we walk in they know exactly what to make. But recently we walked in and had to tell them we were having their Bonus Jacks at two for a dollar. Threw them all off! Funny to watch them. So the next week they looked up and asked if it was back to the usual—salads. It's pretty bad when the local JITB knows us so well they don't normally have to ask what we want.

Hubs had to help with a funeral today. Setting up chairs and tables for the bereaved family to have a luncheon. It reminded me of some of the catch phrases to friends who've lost family members. The polite response should be: I'm sorry for your loss. You should never say Bummer; at least he's out of his misery; or I had a brother-in-law that had the same disease. Show some class, people.

Small, elegant and red!

Love everything about this laundry. Containers, folding table, high stool to sit while folding clothes, enough storage space and trinkets to make it lovely and homey.

This vintage ironing board is so cute with its flowered cover.

Drying rack for towers and socks. Small wire basket to hold dry clothes.

Something simple like old clothes pins in a wire basket along with linen fabrics to cheer up a small space.

Got everything in a very small space here needed for wash day.

Cute storage area for sewing and washing. Lots of cabinets and light.

I like this one a lot.

And it does sparkle! Chandelier, gorgeous blue color and tiles reminiscent of french decor.

This one kind of reminds me of being in the garden with the green color and lattice doors on the upper cabinets.

Small closet just big enough for this homeowner's laundry room. NO wasted space for her.

Another laundry reminiscent of a garden with flowers, pretty paint the color of outdoors, pretty arches in the doorways and flowers on the bench and countertop.

I would love something like this. I need extra folding space other than the top of the washer and dryer. I could probably put a table top on let on the other side of my laundry room.

Eye candy for the laundry room.

Pretty fabrics stuffed into cigar boxes. Not a laundry item but I thought you'd like it.
Linking up with Mosaic Monday
and WOW.


  1. Those laundry rooms are so pretty! We just got rid of our dryer as we opted for a clothesline on the balcony. I am even contemplating getting rid of my washer and getting an old fashioned wringer instead. When the electricity goes out, I know I can still do my laundry! :)

  2. Some people don't have any class and yes, some of the statements they make at funerals are rude and mean. When I lost Mom in 2010, it was hard because it brought out the worst in my 2 brothers, especially the youngest one. I was the brunt of his anger and my cousins who were with me kept saying to me, he is hurting and that is why he is lashing out at you. I understand that he was hurting but so was I. My family was so much more concerned with my brothers than me and I was her caregiver. I am thankful I was because I have the lovely memories of her and no guilt. I also was very lucky to be able to say "I love you" right before she died and her last words to me were "I love you". how many people can say that?


  3. I had two different friends lose a family member within the last week. So hard to see them suffer but so glad for the little things you can do to help ease their grief. Providing a meal is one way. Just attending the service is simple and means so much to them. On a happier note, I am stealing the green laundry room for when I remodel. Question - what is with the laundry with three machines? What am I missing?? :)

  4. Three washing machines is just showing off! I love the Sparkle laundry - that is a room I could definitely spend time in. RE funerals etc, one side of my family is staunch Methodist, and when my grandfather died there was a underwear check by one of the matriarchs, to check we all had black underwear on. Very worrying...

    Happy PS!

  5. I love everything about your posts, but nothing compares to your personal views.They are the best.I have eaten many a watermelon plug.

  6. Well, now I have laundry room envy. They are fabulous!! I want a Sparkle sign in my laundry room! And I, too, wonder about the laundry room with three machines. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  7. Fabulous laundry rooms. I love the pale green/aqua with arch doors, so lovely and romantic. I also love the green one with the yellow floors. Great images! I'd be envious had I not remodeled mine 3 weeks ago. I hope you go and visit mine at Laundry rooms party at, Kelly's Corner, right now...and maybe you'll join too! Have a great weekend.

  8. Inspiration for the laundry room...I need it AND some momentum to work on mine.

  9. I especially like this part of your discussion: I cannot control some of my thoughts but I can control how long they stay in my head.

    Enjoyed the various inspirations you offered today ... some of those laundry rooms are really something, huh? I bookmarked this page (it goes w/the other bookmark I did on one of your laundry room postings). I'm garnering ideas for my laundry closet. I saw some that would work if I work it. Hmmm. Inspiring.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    PS Loved the JITB story!

  10. Hi Connie, Love your mosaic - it looks like beautiful pieces of your life. The laundry rooms are fantastic too. Mine is nothing like that - but it is a real workhorse! lol

  11. My laundry room is in the dungeon so any time I see a beautiful laundry, I start to grin. You've gathered some lovely examples here. If I were to create a new laundry space, I'd go with the one in the closet.

  12. I showed my husband the red and white room and told him that's the one I want - he looked nervous!

  13. It would be so nice to any any one of these laundry rooms. Mine is in the dreary basement. I really love the one with the arch. Great post, thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

  14. What an enjoyable post. Loved the laundry room ideas and your philosophy to making your life beautiful. Nothing the matter with that. Valerie


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