I absolutely LOVE laundry.
I love putting dirty laundry in the hamper. I love sorting laundry into little categorized piles. I love pouring the bluish detergent into the clear water. I love filling up the mysterious, magical Downy ball. (Seriously. How do those things work?!) I love putting smelly clothes in the washer and then pulling wet, clean-smelling clothes out 20 minutes later. I love emptying the lint catcher. I love piling wet clothes in the dryer. I love the thud sound the dryer lid makes when I shut it. I love the glory of pulling out clean, fluffy, warm clothes from the dryer.
I love laundry.
Love, love, love it.
Sadly, my laundry room looks like this:
Beautiful, I know.
Actually, this doesn’t even count as a laundry “room.” We live in a mobile home, so the washer and dryer sits in a corner between our bedroom and the bathroom. And when it’s full, the spin cycle rocks the entire house back and forth.
Not so glamorous, but I love it. I love the Disney stickers on the top and the paint smears on the bottom. I love the way the white looks against the dark walls. I love that I can only fit four regular-sized towels in it because that means I can make more laundry piles. I love that it’s the perfect size for our laundry “corner.”
I love it, but I do want to make it more functional and appealing. That’s where this post comes in!
FRIDAY’S FAVORITE FIVE!!!
These are five of my favorite laundry rooms. And may I say, they rock out!
Doesn’t it look like you’re doing laundry at the beach? And I love the chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
Click on the picture for the entire article of how this room came to be!
This picture instantly makes me want to label everything in French.
I love all the containers and textures in this room.
Whoah! A desk in a laundry room? Yes, please!
Can you imagine doing your bills to the sound and smell of laundry? Or is that just me?
Anyway, I love this room so much. It’s organized without being sterile and it’s feminine without being too over the top.
This is a basement laundry room turned gorgeous. It looks so clean and lovely.
Click on the picture to see the full story.
Oh my. This one made me weak in the knees.
I don’t even have words for its greatness.
Well folks, what do you think?
Does that make anyone else want to do some laundry???
It makes me really eager and excited to start in on our laundry corner! And who knows, maybe Timothy and I will someday live in a house where we can recreate one of these fabulous laundry rooms! Ahhhh, the possibilities.
I hope anyone reading this has an amazing weekend! I’m crazy excited about mine! It’s going to include lots of church, a car wash, some good food, my amazing father’s birthday, and going to the airport to welcome home a dear friend! She’s been in Ireland working as a missionary for the past five months. Talk about an adventure!
Anthropologie is undeniably my favorite store. I mean, I’m so overwhelmed with adoration that I can’t even think of how to describe its wonder. Let me just say, if you have never visited a store do so immediately. Even if the closest one is hours away, please, drop everything and go. And while you’re there, be prepared to spend all of your extra spending money, your grocery money, even your bills money. Be prepared to spend it all.
Why? Because it’s amazing. And because it’s EXPENSIVE. Ahhh yes, my favorite store has a tragic flaw.
But anyway. In light of my undying love, I thought I’d share with you some of my current favorite things from their home section. Oh be still my heart!
if you’re drooling right now, I would totally understand
this rug is perfect!!!
oh my … this is more perfect than the rug pictured above. who knew that was possible?
if I put frozen lasagna from the grocery store in this gorgeous thing, no one would know I didn’t make it myself!!!
I’ll take 12 of these please…
… plus maybe 12 of these also
food would probably taste way better if I could wear this while cooking
EEE!!! My favorites – yellow, gray, and owls!!!!
I left these adorable salt and pepper shakers for last because THEY’RE MINE!!! I ordered them online about two months ago and have been in love with them ever since. Timothy and I were married for about nine months before we decided on a salt and pepper shaker set. I don’t know why. We just chose to be super picky. But these beauties came in and at only $12 changed the day!
So that’s the list of my current favorites at Anthropologie. If you have a chance, stop by their website and look around. It’s one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. Sometimes Timothy tells me that our house looks like Anthropologie and it makes me one happy woman!
When I first got married, my mom gave me tons of recipes to help get me started. This is one of them that I absolutely love!
It’s a super easy, super fast, super tasty cheesecake!
You put your three main ingredients – an 8 oz. package of cream cheese, an 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip, and one small box of vanilla pudding – into a big bowl.
Then you mix it all together.
Mix it really well so that there aren’t any lumps left. (You can put a little bit of milk in it if it needs help.)
Then get your crust ready.
Spread your cheesecake into the crust. Then you can pick any toppings you want! Cut up strawberries, raspberries, Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate sauce, canned cherry pie filling … use your imagination!
So there you go – an amazing, tasty, and easy recipe! I hope you enjoy!
One fun thing about being Mrs. Gothra is that Mr. Gothra is AMAZING at planning things. Our first date was perfect, he always wanted to try new things with me, and the way he proposed was, in my humble but accurate opinion, the best way anyone has ever proposed. The man is good.
And he made my 22nd birthday absolutely wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that I just have to share it with you!!!
My birthday started early Saturday morning. I woke up and got to open presents first thing! My mother-in-law had dropped by late the night before after I was already asleep. She came just to bring presents and see us – isn’t that sweet? Well the goodies she brought were amazing! One of them came from her and Timothy. If you read my post yesterday, you know what that one was. If you don’t know, hurry and read that post because it was a good’un!!!!
After they left I had an entire lazy day to myself. Timothy’s mom brought some Indian food from his dad’s restaurant, so that was my lunch. Mmmm mmm good!
If you haven’t tried Indian food, just know that it tastes much better than it looks. It’s pretty much heaven on earth.
After lunch I read some of my favorite blogs, read a book, had dessert – it was basically the perfect afternoon. Oh, I also had my first experience with the show “Hoarders.” Has anyone ever seen that show? It was like a train wreck. I couldn’t take my eyes off it!
Timothy left work early to pick me up for a birthday evening. The plans? Dinner and a opera! Yeah, I told you the guy was good.
I had fish with thai coconut bisque. It was very, very good … and it looked cute too!
After dinner we headed over to IU’s opera house. This place is gorgeous! It’s decorated in a really weird color scheme, but it somehow just makes everything seem more dramatic.
We sat in one of those balcony-space-ship-pod things. It was a really neat perspective.
The program was called “Opera From a Sistah’s Point of View.” Angela Brown was the soloist and she sang several arias from different operas and explained them from a “sistah’s” point of view. She came out on to the stage dancing to some r&b song.
We were all a bit confused. Then she said “sike!!!” and started singing in this beautiful, pure soprano voice. Talk about dramatic!! She had on a leopard print dress, enough jewels to fit a queen, and a feather jacket. Yes, it was made of feathers.
I loved the way she explained the story of each opera. She called everyone “boo” and was so entertaining! Then she would walk over to the piano, compose herself, and sing in such a way that you got chills.
After intermission, she came back in another outfit that was even more blinged out. For the second half, Angela sang spirituals. I was a little skeptical as to how spirituals would sound when sung opera-style, but she quickly set me straight. She rocked out!
Timothy’s favorite part was the encore. She and her pianist left the stage, and then she came back with a new pianist – Lamar Campbell! He is a very talented gospel artist. They performed “Give Us This Day” and it was definitely a highlight of the show.
It was the best way to spend my first birthday as a married woman. I love this wife stuff!!! We had such a wonderful, fancy evening, yet I laughed so much the entire night. Sometimes I wonder if we’re even mature enough to actually be married?!
The above pictures were inspired by this great moment in movie history.
All I need to say is that I had the best birthday weekend of all the birthday weekends ever had. I’ll share everything soon, but this morning I had to rush to blogland to share one of my favorite parts!
Isn’t she beautiful??? It comes with 80 built in stitches and 120 stitch functions, a whole bunch of quilting accessories, a monogramming font, and a slew of other features. I don’t know what most of them mean, but I sure intend to find out.
I’m so excited I can barely stand it!!!!!!!!!!
I'm honored that you took time to stop by my blog! My name is Whitney, and I'm a diy loving, piano playing, sewing obsessed, thrifty, non-house cleaning, crafty newlywed. I love God, my husband, and life as a wife. If you'd like to know more, just check out my About Me page. Much love!
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