It's been a busy couple of weeks around here.
We've moved both of our boys out of their apartments.
One has moved to a condo in the city. His first time to begin learning the differences in owning vs. renting. He seems to be ready for it. We went for a visit on Saturday and found him happily running the washer and dryer and cleaning the bathroom too. I did a double take as this is a major change from his college apartment days. When I suggested that some of his work shirts needed ironing, he proudly pulled out the iron and ironing board he had just purchased. I tried to give him a crash course in "Introduction to The Iron" as I was rather surprised he even knew what this small appliance was for.
My other son has moved back home until he can find a new apartment near his campus. When that happens another move will be taking place.
All of this moving has meant for little time to take care of things on the homefront. So, today I am home catching up on my own laundry and other assorted jobs around the home.
As long as I'll be in and out of the laundry room, I thought I'd take you in there as well :). Lucky you. :D.
It will come as no surprise that I brought a bit of the garden into the laundry room.
There are plenty of gardeny pictures.
A shadow box where I've tucked in some of my little gardeny treasures.
My sister-in-law found this picture at the Habitat store and had it hanging in her kitchen. When she moved to a new house, she offered it to me. It now hangs in my gardeny laundry room. As the clothes are spinning around in the washer and dryer, I look at this picture and dream of what I want to be doing in the garden.
Speaking of gardening, I have a couple of secrets in my laundry room. One of them is hidden in that garden tool box above. Any guesses as to what is in there ??
This is where I keep all of the plant tags for every perennial plant in my garden. This way if I have a question about what a plant is called or when to fertilize or prune it, I can go to my little box and dig out the tag with all of that important info on it. At least once a year I go through the tags and edit out the ones of plants that are no longer with us.
My other secret is hidden above the utility sink.
Meet my vase cupboard.
It's so handy to come in from the garden, reach up for a vase, reach down for water to fill the vase and voila ... flower arrangement.
A few weeks ago I cleaned and organized my vase cupboard. Most of these vases have been found at thrift and antique shops. Not long after I got them all organized I was reading a post at Susan Branch's blog about her vase cupboard. Check it out here. I love when we make these little connections through blogland. Speaking of Susan Branch's blog, have you been there yet? Absolutely delightful place to visit.
Well, I guess it's time to quit talking about the laundry room and get busy doing the laundry.
I'm off to whistle while I work,
It's a new week ... might as well start it off on a happy note.
♫ Hi Ho, Hi Ho ... ♫♫♫