Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Wonder when the laundry fairy is coming to visit and giving my laundry room a fresh new look??

Sunday, September 11, 2011


September 11, 2001 Memorial

Most of us thought about where we were 10 years ago today and probably shed a tear or two. I asked myself what good things have happened in the last 10 years and I came up with the following....

Brock and Meme 

Grady and Mac

And look how far they've come in 10 years.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Laundry room of the day....

This is for you Moms....

Haven't you always wanted to get your childrens' black and white portraits done so you could display them in your perfectly polished laundry room? Wouldn't it be nice to gaze into their perfectly posed faces as you worked on getting out the grape juice and ballpark stains?

Friday, June 24, 2011

I have been waiting all summer.....

LAUNDRY!!! 2 boys, 2 weeks, 2 trunks, 2 pugs to sniff it.....My laundry room is rejoicing because the boys are home from camp today! Wanda the Washer is really causing a stink this afternoon but she's gettin it load at a time.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Laundry Room of the day....

She looks ready for summer huh?

I am guessing in the part of the room you can't see she hides wet bathing suits with sand in the pockets and wadded up beach towels. I am impressed the laundry fairy who frequents this room also looks to have a green thumb---Laundress/Gardener?? That would look good on a business card.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Does the laundry fairy.... this house really sort the laundry according to each member of the family?

THEN does aforementioned family member take their own personal basket to their room?

THEN does family member put up laundry? 

THEN does the laundry fairy meet family member back in the laundry room to replace empty basket in the proper slot? 

When I find this laundry fairy, I will bottle her and poke holes in the top of the jar. She belongs in the Laundry Olympics. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Laundry room of the day....

Chandelier and wallpaper---yes! Judging from this laundry room all the laundry must be sent out.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When life gives you lemons....

....squeeze them on your laundry.

I will remind you again---I love/hate to talk about laundry. The boys now know how to do laundry literally by osmosis. I haven't taught them how. Brock and Mac told me yesterday that if I put a 1/2 cup of lemon juice in with the laundry it would whiten our whites. Who knew? Apparently the folks over at Zombie Farm---some *≈(*&^%^ video game that gives you "fun fruit facts" everytime you nail a zombie with a piece of fruit or sumpin like that. Headin to Publix for lemon juice. Summer is coming and I LOVE white whites.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Laundry room of the day....

Do you think the Laundress of this household reads biographies of former 1st Ladies while she sips a martini in her striped chair while waiting on her delicates to dry? I like to imagine her that way.

The key to happiness.... ORGANIZATION!!! I knew it wasn't weird that I've been having an affair with my label maker.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Stepford Wives....

....must do laundry here, because no real wife or mom looks like she's ever really worked up a sweat in this one. Though, I could really sort some lights and darks in here--on 2nd thought it's so spa like--the darks would get their feelings hurt because the lights would talk about them behind their backs. A girl can dream...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Laundry room of the day....

Dreaming of the peaceful mom who soaks stains in the room above. 
My boys came home from a weekend camping and my laundry room looks like this....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Honesty is funny.

Me: I will see yall in awhile. I am going to the gym. Dad is upstairs. Love you. Be good.

Mac to Shelby: Dad doesn't do much while mom is gone.

Keep it real.

Friday, March 25, 2011

You can tell a lot about laundry... the person who performs it.
These are the baseball pants that have only been through 15 or so practices but I am hopeless. These ball field stains never had a chance. I probably put them through the dryer cycle a time or two before treating the stain but so be it. At least it looks like Brock is really putting in a lot of effort. Tips?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Real Simple thoughts on laundry

It's interesting that not only my friends and I incessantly talk about laundry but Real Simple has a stand on it as well. Some interesting tips in the linked article.

What kills me is one of the author's brilliant suggestions: have a stain stick in every child and spouse's hamper so when the clothes are put in hamper--the owner of said clothes can go ahead and treat the stain preventing stain from soaking in for two days.

I don't know what planet her spouse and kids are from? Maybe she's married and has another WIFE!!

Anyway there are some good tips, but even more interesting comments from Real Simple readers at the end of the article. One reader actually brags she's a laundry bad-ass. She has 5 kids and says "is laundry really that hard for you people." You people? She must employ the services of a Laundress. Maybe I can be her 2nd Laundress when her 1st one reads about her making "light" of laundry and quits.

For now I will just lust for this laundry room. can you imagine sitting on top of one of these babies while on the spin cycle?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Much ado about laundry

There's a lot of talk about laundry around here ALL the time. I mean ALL the time! Did I say all the time?

I seriously am thinking of a new career---Head Laundress. I think there's a market for it.

For crying out loud---I gather it. I frown at it. I accumulate it. I tackle it. I re-arrange it. I sort it. I fold it. I re-locate it. I put it away. I repeat.

I now estimate that after successfully managing my own laundry and the laundry of my family and friends, I have washed and folded approximately 12012 loads! 22 years of laundry at 52 weeks a year at an average of 1.5 loads a day equals 12,012 loads. Surely, when applying for said Head Laundress position I would have the equivalent of an MD, JD, MBA, Phd in experience. How could I get passed over?