Thursday, February 11, 2010

I will not be tempted.

With your pretty colors.
Kelly Ripa.
Her endless perkiness.
The promise that I could be even more amazing.

I will not be swayed.
Because NOBODY has a laundry room that looks like this.
Nor would eye candy appliances solve all of my washing and drying woes.


But most of all,
your turquoise fabulousness could never take this blah ivory shirt


and a bottle of Rit,
combined with my 10 year old top loader,


 and make me something teal and fabulous.

So there.

My white Whirlpool suits me just fine.
Thankyouverymuch.

50 comments:

  1. I love how you are dying things all the time. you are too fun!!!

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  2. Oh how I LOVE that laundry room!! The turquoise!! :)

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  3. I love that laundry room! I'm turquoise with envy...but I have a new-ish white top loader that goes with my 13 year old dryer. I did put the pic in a file for later though...a dream project! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Your top is beautiful!!!

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  4. Those commercials always get me.
    Saw one the other day, and said to Hubby..
    "Yes, yes I do want to be even more amazing"
    He just laughed. I'll dream a little dream.

    Love the color change in the shirt!

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  5. I am LOVING your Picnik-ness on this week's photos. I'm definitely going to have to do that to some of mine. (Maybe it will hide the fact that my lighting always sucks? :)

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  6. Girl, you are a whole bunch of inspiration. I too love that laundry room, unfortunately I don't even think those beauties could fit in mine. A girl can dream right? I agree with others, love all the fabric dying you're doing!

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  7. So Julie,

    I have never posted a single thing on your blog but let me tell you, I've stalked it forever! I love your ideas and your funny/quirky outlook! I've even tried a few of your crafty ideas which I loved, loved, loved! But the RIT...I need your secret. I tried dying a tank top black for my daughter after you craftily dyed something, and all I ended up with was a dirty grey...Yuck! So what's your trick?

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  8. How cute! :) I love those too, and what a gorgeous color! Your shirt turned out great! :)

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  9. Everything looks pretties in that color :)

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  10. The shirt looks great! And you're on etsy, yay! Me too. Isn't it fun? great blog!

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  11. Hey, I have dyed things in my front loader - it is possible!!!

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  12. This was such a fantastic post. You really made me smile. Thanks!!!

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  13. and how much laundry do you think Kelly Ripa is actually doing???????? The reason she is so perky is because someone else is doing it!!!

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  14. a dream laundry room.....nice but if a laundry room looks like that it means you probably dont use it that much. Like you I prefer my dinosaur washer and dryer :)

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  15. I need to get me some Rit dye because you are completely inspiring me with all the things you keep transforming with those little bottles! I love that aqua awesomeness (the shirt, not the way out of my price range, but oh so gorgeous washer)

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  16. CUTE! I'm afraid of Rit,but maybe I won't be anymore...

    I literally pet those Electrolux beauties every Tuesday morning, while I'm walking through Sears on my way to storytime ;)

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  17. DO IT! I would totally come to your house to do my laundry!

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  18. That is what I miss about my top loader...Rit.

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  19. I love this post. So creative!

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  20. Hi, I was thinking of dying some curtains, but I have a front loading washer, will this work. Any advise would be helpful. Thanks

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  21. what a cool shirt!!! you rock!

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  22. Move over washer and dryer, I want the double wall oven and stove top! Cute top by the way. :)

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  23. I heart teal! I recently made a teal necklace & bracelet for myself! Yay!

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  24. You're right...it would never work in that washer!

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  25. You make me smile :) LOVE IT!! And yes, NOBODY has a laundry room that looks like that- if they do, they DON'T do any laundry :) hehe!

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  26. Ahahahahahaha!!!!!!

    Kelly Ripa is enough to make me NOT want anything Electrolux. Could she BE more annoying? I don't think so.

    I need that teal Rit. About 6 bottles of it. And a set of solid white bed sheets and a buncha big ol' rubberbands.

    I find the secret to a good dye is hot, hot, HOT water and a BUNCH of non-idodized salt. Like at least half a box of salt for 1 regular size washer. MORE salt than the directions tell you. Some people swear to the vinegar trick, though I've not tried that. Salt + hot water does it for me.

    Tie-dying in the washer is sooo easier. you know what's not easy - or fun? Tie-dying 50+ little t-shirts in buckets of dye, outside with a bunch (24) of 3 year olds. Yes, I obviously used to be insane...

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  27. OK .. so when can I borrow that shirt???? Totall fab-booo!!!!

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  28. I love your blog! I'm the same as one of the other ladies that commented. I tried RIT dye to dye a couple white onesies black, and they turned out grey/purple. Then I tried to dye a pair of tan gauchos black and they didn't turn any color at all! Any tips on how to do this dye?
    Thanks!

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  29. Awesome laundry, exhisting only in a perfect world. I love the color teal, aqua !

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  30. This is a great post. I love your blog, and read it every day.

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  31. awesome. i need to get me some of that.

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  32. You are right. They are yummy looking but who's laundry room really looks like that? They CANNOT have kids or a husband! I love the shirt!

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  33. Hahahaha is that a laundry room or an art gallery? I hope those machines never get off balance and knock down the shelves.

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  34. How do you do that. I have two old white shirts I was going to throw away because they are a little dingy, I am thinking dye would be the perfect fix!!

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  35. I have been lurking for quite sometime and have been amazed with your creativity and talent. I made both the onsie tutu and the shirt tutu. They both went together so quickly with your instructions and pictures, thank you! I have a walking target so I will try to share pictures soon. Thanks again, Dawn

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  36. I love the new shirt! I am scured to try Rit, does it stain you machine at all? If not this would be a fun new crafty thing to try.

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  37. That laundry room is nicer then my livingroom... That;s not right...

    Your top turned out so cute... my one attempt at dying ended poorly...

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  38. Buy the new one for inside the house .. out the old one in the garage for your rit jobs!!!!:)Then everyone's happy!!!

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  39. We went to stacking washers and dryers (although ours are by LG) and while I do love them lots... I can't seem to figure out how to dye anything in them.. I do miss that about my wonderful GE washer.. oh well.. Your shirt is beautiful!

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  40. I LOVE your perspective on things. You are a real inspiration to me:) Ive N-e-v-e-r dyed anything. Im feeling tempted now:)
    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  41. oh that aqua shirt...i heart it.

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  42. Oh my gosh what an amazing idea! I envy your creativity!

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