The strangest thing happened,
last week while I was painting away,
my creative juices flowing in a fury,
getting things ready for my new booth,
....MY laundry did NOT stop for time! ha!
Nope, it grew and multiplied to scary heights!
While I was painting,
my children were busy cleaning their rooms,
(encouraged to do so, to get their gaming controllers back from Mom's hock, ha!).
And I do believe they threw everything but the curtains on the windows down to be washed.
Pretty good cleaning strategy, huh???
So instead of doing fun, creative projects this week,
I've been doing laundry,
...and cleaning my own bedroom,
(got to lead by example, you know, "smiles").
Which I kid you not, has taken on a sad resemblance to Hoarders,
Pretty shameful, huh???
Just keeping it real!
We've also been getting ready for Ashley to move back to college!
She made the super cute hanger for her dorm room,
to remedy the plight of losing her keys.
She started with a plain wood canvas, found in the craft section of Walmart.
After painting the entire board white,
she taped off half to create a chevron pattern, with black craft paint.
Screw hooks were added to hang the keys.
And a bow was added, hot-glued to the back,
for hanging to the wall.
Last year, her dorm linens and accessories were more muted,
with a pretty, soft tealish blue being the main color.
But against the stark, white dorm walls, it all lacked a little luster.
She is using most of what she had,
but brightening the room with more hot pink, and touches of black.
Having gotten a little shabby, her comforter needed replacing.
But I was able to wash it, sell it at a yard sale, and recoup a little $$$.
Below, is the new comforter...
(Stock photo, borrowed)
She also added a black monogram, to the pink trashcan from last year.
Hard to believe the summer has almost passed,
and she will be starting her second year of college!
....yep, it's 'bout that time!
And we are about ready!
Well, physically that is, ...emotionally, I'm not so sure! :)