Monday, September 29, 2008

Extreme Makeover: Dishwasher Edition

After some hard labor this afternoon, here's what I managed to accomplish:
I'm no Ty Pennington, mind you, so the plant, flowers, candle, napkin holder, and candy bowl (yes, it's true, our candy bowl is larger than life--that's how my uber-sweet tooth and I roll) are there for practical, not aesthetic, purposes. The theory is that if I have specific items placed strategically on the dishwasher, there won't be any space left where I can dump my random _________. (noun--fill in the blank with your favorite word for that which formerly occupied the top of the dishwasher and plagues other areas of my house as well.)

In the interest of full disclosure, I'll show you the same view after taking a few steps back:
Upon further review, I decided that it doesn't really count if I just move all of the _________ (again, fill in the blank--don't forget it's a noun) from one surface to another. Rest assured, by dinnertime I corrected the mistake. The Poppins's table and dishwasher are now officially clear of any and all _______. (noun)

8 comments:

Steve and Kenna said...

I think you need to come take care of all the nouns at my house.

Mary Poppins said...

kenna--word. i'm on it.

Dodge Party said...

Aw, it looks very beautiful now. I am jealous that Kenna leaves comments on your blog and has never left a comment on mine. You know the word that I filled it in with. Unfortunately my house is filled with just as much noun as yours.

Mrs Furious said...

BWAHAHAHAHA!
I very much enjoyed the 2nd shot ;)

Mary Poppins said...

dodge party--i'm sure kenna will comment on your blog if you show some ugly pictures on it.

mrs f--showing that second shot is what i like to call "keepin' it real."

Suzy said...

Isn't that what the infamous Fly Lady would call a "hot spot"?? I tried filing all of my (nouns) and then I couldn't remember where anything was. Sometimes the pile is the best method, but don't quote me on that.

Shobe said...

This really was hilarious as promised!

Mary Poppins said...

suzy--i will quote you on that. next time bert questions my piling (as opposed to filing) method, i'll state that i read online that for some the pile is the best method.

shobe--glad not to disappoint.