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The $1, 5 Second Laundry Bag

I can’t resist a good DIY when I have the supplies on hand and it’s this simple (and I’ll actually have a use for it). Like a kid in a candy store. I saw this quick fix on Pinterest and had a light bulb moment while staring at my kitchen wall the other day. I currently use a basket to hold my kitchen laundry, but I have very limited floor and cupboard space so it’s never been a long-term solution. Walls tend to be underused for storage purposes and if you read any small-space living blog/article, it will tell you to look up and utilize your vertical space.

Enter the $1, 5 second laundry bag.

Supplies:ย 

– One .75ยข pillow case from the thrift store.

– One .25ยข embroidery hoop from the thrift store.

Assemble.

You’re done.

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I decided to also add some adorable trim the bottom of the bag to spruce it up a touch. This red trim was bought at MCC a number of years ago for .25ยข…so I suppose my bag was $1.25 if you want to get all persnickety.

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And there you have it. Easy peasy lemon-squeezy as Amelia would say.

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THE Party Dress.

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A dress and a pinafore.

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Spring Fling Bib Necklace.

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(Photo taken by Rhys. Aw.)

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Off the top of my head.

  1. I drank a soy beverage today and I actually liked it. I may even purchase it again. Weird…I know.
  2. I picked-up my parenting book again today. It’s good to re-read every once-in-awhile, especially when I’ve asked my children to clean the basement 38 times in-a-row and they decide to ignore me and play with a bouncy ball. It’s helpful having a go-to book when I feel exasperated and need reminding that bribing my children with gigantic chocolate Easter bunnies is not the best parenting tactic.
  3. I thoroughly enjoy mornings. After I stumble out of bed and have a moment to focus I truly love being awake. It could be that I enjoy a sleepy cup of coffee or quiet devotions or the first light of the day or the first moments of the kids waking-up or pretty much any breakfast food. Regardless of what I like about being an early riser I just can’t seem to sleep-in. If I can stay in bed past 8:00 then that’s sleeping-in for me (which works well for having small children). I think that it drives James nuts.
  4. On Sunday I found-out that the girls from our church that live in Haiti are putting some support in place for Joseph and his siblings to go to school and get food every week. I can’t even begin to describe how excited James and I are at the prospect of those kids being taken care of and that we’ll be able to help-out. So praise God for that answer to prayer!
  5. I can see the floor of my office again. Yay.
  6. I really want to buy a dress form but don’t want to pay $500…any ideas?
  7. James and I are taking the kids to Fargo in a few weekends and I’m so excited that I’m tempted to start packing. Why? It’s FARGO.
  8. I taught Ammie how to do butterfly kisses today. Cutest thing, getting a butterfly kiss from a toddler.
  9. We made plastic bag flowers today. The Target bags worked the best because of the cute pattern, so I’ll be stocking-up on those while we’re away (like I really need any more motivation to get things from Target). This was a super-duper easy craft and you can find the tutorial over here. The only thing that I did differently was make really small squares to make really small flowers instead of the over-sized ones the tutorial makes. Rhys took the craft to a whole new level and modified the process to make the plastic bags into butterfly wings and then attached them to a popsicle stick. It worked well.

That’s about all.

Goodnight.

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Mail Sorter and Reverse Applique

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Sewing Machine Dust Cover

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