Friday, February 19, 2010

Laundry Ideas

 
Image Courtesy Ballard Designs

Oh I have to have one of these pretty drying racks in my 'next time' laundry.... even if I have to ship it in from the northern hemisphere or heaven forbid....learn how to make it myself! Why can't we find something pretty like this on the shelves of Bunnings? Maybe that could be my next project?!... importing drying racks... I've already considered cupolas, decent gable vents and other architectural home accents, that haven't made it down here to the 'colonies' yet.

Well, I'm spent. This week has been ever so busy so I think I will take the weekend off from posting and catch up on the books. Thank you for all your lovely comments here this week. Your visits here just make my day. I will endeavour to visit you all over the weekend (when I am supposed to be studying... always looking for an excuse!).

I got a coffee machine brewing thingy for my birthday... can you hear it bubbling in the background? I am sitting in 'my spot' in the Great Room, waiting for it to brew as I keep forgetting to put the timer on so that it has brewed when I rise in the morning. Poor hubby, chief coffee maker is now redundant!

Oh and my little boy's award yesterday was "for always being courteous and setting an example for his classmates". He got to shake hands with the 'Big School' principal and also the Prep School principal, who also announced over the microphone that he is a "fine young man". Our boy was beaming and looked up at us (sitting in the mezzanine level of the assembly hall) about a hundred times. Hubby and I looked at each other with tears in our eyes every time he looked at us...we were a mess... pathetic but that's just us!.... does being a parent get any better?!

Have a great weekend and I will see you bright and early on Monday morning.
A-M xx

24 comments:

  1. I would love one of those too! What would also be brilliant is a heated towel ladder for jumpers or just those, I need it in the morning Mum moments.

    Aren't proud mummy moments great...I did the assembly thing too last Friday for master 6 who got his for "demonstrating all of the school values"

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  2. Isn't it divine - I want one too! On the subject of importing things, can you please add light switches from the UK to your list - what's available in Australia is awful! Leigh

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  3. That laundry rack thing would be so handy......shouldn't be too hard for some talented hubby to put together! KG

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  4. Those drying racks are lovely , but wouldn't hold the amount of washing I do in a day.... I think you would probably be able to whip one up fairly easily...actually it looks like they have used bead board and playpen sides, and i remember seeing one in a post of yours a few days ago...there you go,.... another use for your playpen :)

    Have a lovely weekend A-M, with your boys!

    Rachael!

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  5. I love it!

    There actually is something similar over here for laundries, and I have a feeling I saw it in Bunnings! It may have been behind a cupboard door in their flat pack section. I can't quite remember, but I remember seeing something and telling the husband I wanted it for our new house!

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  6. Gorgeous drying rack - i kind of think i have seen something somewhere once on how to make them - maybe even somewhere like better homes and gardens of all places! Not sure though - could be making that up :)

    i love merit certificate days, totally understand the tears in the eyes, happens to me every time!

    have a relaxing weekend, julesxxx

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  7. i've actually seen diy tutorials on how to make these online. you could probably google it to find the directions. good luck!

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  8. Have a great weekend A-M. See you next week :)

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  9. A-M I am amazed at your son and the leadership he already posses. I'm in awe that he's already picked an occupation and wants to study here (I have been excited every since you told me :)). I hope you have a fabulous weekend and do get some studying in, the Olympics will still be here when the weekend is over!
    XX, Andrea

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  10. Oh, that brought a tear to my eye A-M. I can't wait till my boys have a similar experience. Congrats to your little man.
    Cheers
    Engracia

    PS love that drying rack.

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  11. Congratulate your son for me - that is the best kind of award. Being a fine young man, being courteous, and setting an example mean far more than any award for marks or running fast.

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  12. Love that drying rack - would love one for our laundry but don't have a place for something like that unfortunately - would be so handy for rainy days. I can smell your coffee brewing now. What a great gift. What a lovely award your little one received - being courteous is such an worthy virtue. Enjoy your weekend x

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  13. I'll 'export' that drying rack if you 'export' one of those little cake stands~tee-hee!

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  14. It so hard to hold back those tears. Children do that to you. LPxo

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  15. Love the rack - here's one I found on the web .. how are you with hammer and nails?
    http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/07/diy-laundry-room-drying-rack/
    It's so rewarding to find that children are thought well of - manners still maketh man!

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  16. I have that rack on my wish list, but alas, another item not available on the lovely little island that is Australia! What a lovely story about your little boy, he must feel so proud. And as Emerson said: "Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste." Rx

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  17. A-M, on an earlier post when you talked about laundry rooms and drying space I posted we have one of these in our home its a double one and lets say its about 6 feet tall or so, it came with the house and was painted in a nice creamy color like the one in the photo, needless to say we didnt take it down, I love it. Its kind of behind the door so it not in the way at all. Happy weekend and enjoy your coffee.. Julie in Holland x

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  18. Hi A-M!
    Beautiful pictures in your last post!
    Congrats to your son too!
    have a beautiful weekend!
    xoxo alice

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  19. You have a lovely home, I read several of your entries and THANKS for saying GO CANADA! when you blogged about the Olympic opening ceremonies!!! I live in Canada and I am so proud of how our athletes are doing!!! I have done my share of watching the various sports. My sis-in-laws nephew is on Canada's Curling team and for the first time in my life I have been watching Curling, do I understand a thing about it? No, but it does remind me of Crocinole, but on a much larger scale. It is fun, though! Hey, GO AUSTRALIA! Hugs, Cindy S.

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  20. What a great moment for you and your boys! They sound like such sweet and proper young men...and this world def needs more of them!!!
    xx TTrina

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  21. Wow! Thats a huge surprise you are starting over again!! But I guess next time around it will be easier as you will not make same mistakes again. I know at least I will go a lot different would I start over again. Which I even though I am quite tired of this house project feel I would definately do again. But I would never live in the house - I would live somewhere else!!!! Petra

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  22. Those times with our children make all the sacrifices and inconveniences worth it. Payday for parents. And a compliment to you -- being the kind of parent raising him to be "a fine young man." Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Hi A.M,
    It was lovely to talk to you this morning. Thank you gorgeous neighbour for the step by step instructions for my google i.d. Hopefully i have followed them to the letter and you receive this. I hope to hear from you soon.
    Love ya, Miss ya already,
    Miss D xx

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx