Saturday, December 13, 2008

Alice Does Modern Design

It's been a while, but this post practically wrote itself.

I guess having a blog where you haven't blogged in over a month does tend to attract businesses that would like to advertise to the three people who swing by every now and then to see if I've decided to write about the extraordinary ability of students to write profanities on my graphing calculators while failing to add two numbers together correctly.

I was contacted via e-mail.

Hello,I'd appreciate if you can give me some feedback on our site: and our item hanging Ball chair.

I realize that you are home decor-modern design connoisseur :) I'd like to hear your opinion/feedback on our products. Also, it'd be swell if you can place our link on your

Thank you,Sean

Well, thank you Sean. I am indeed a home decor-modern design connoisseur. You're the first person to acknowledge my latent talents and I'm here to showcase what I can do for the average blogger's home.

I call this UTILITY BIN, or in IKEA-speak -URFNA

For $11.35, not only can you fill your cat litter box, but you can place your pruning shears inside so that when it fills with water from the rain, they'll be good and rusty by next spring.

And because I AM a home decor-modern design connoisseur, I like when things are multi-functional. Fortunately, URFNA is great for storing batons, baseball bats and swords too.

This lovely little dandy came from some leftovers my mother-in-law sent. Little did she know that the lid was great for catching MOST of the water and even better at trapping water underneath on the window sill.

Home decor-modern design connoisseurs strive for new and exciting looks. I call this: I'm-too-lazy-to-pull-out-all-the-Christmas-ornaments-because-we're-going-out-of-town-so-I'll-let-the-kids-hang-deflated-balloons-and-assorted-crap-on-a-prelit-tree.

Keeping with the spirit of URFNA, SAMAD does a fine job of keeping all your wrapping paper together. Sorta. When it doesn't tip over.

I'll leave you with the blogging world's home decor-modern design connoisseur's ultimate design secret. When you have a large empty space that you don't know how to fill - BEACH BALLS.


Kylie w Warszawie said...

I have several URFNAs! They come in incredibly handy, but I never thought of storing swords in them.

Of course, before this week, I didn't actually have any swords to store.

Alice said...

Hi Kylie!!!

Miss you. Have a great Christmas!

Marinka said...

I can't believe that you're giving us all this great advice for free!

The beach ball suggestion is especially awesome and brings some warmth to the winter months.

Memarie Lane said...

sooo nice to see you back! i got an email like that, maybe even worse. it was a company that wanted me to try and review a new cell phone, because they could tell from reading my blog that i'm really into music and love to talk on the phone.... except i HATE talking on the phone, and don't really listen to music. AND they weren't even offering free product. they wanted me to pay for it and write about it out of the kindness of my heart! yeah right!

sorry my typing is so bad, i'm typing with my left hand, baby sleeping on my right arm.

Bobbi said...

Welcome back Alice!! Nice to see you decorate your home like mine. Actually, your decorations may be better than mine!!!

Cocotte said...

These are hilarious, Alice!!! We always seem to have various blown up balls hanging around our house too. But that is one sad Xmas tree!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Seriously...this made me snort with laughter Alice! With URFNAs like that, who even needs IKEA?

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Jess said...

Those tips are AMAZING!

I am dying laughing over here!

Hey It's Di said...

Alice! You are a genius! I would call that modern decor at it's finest (especially in a slumping economy:) and I may have to try out some of your methods. Nobody can ever say that you LACK in creativity.

LceeL said...

Gawd, I miss you.

for a different kind of girl said...

So hilarious! I find that the beach balls can be changed out seasonally, but if not, no big whoop. They really do just tie the room together!

gadragonfly said...

Finally a new blog. THANK YOU!! You made me cry I was laughing so hard. That tree is sad, hope mom & dad's is better & isn't another "Christmas lava lamp". Love you. Can't wait to see the fam next week. It'll be fun.

Queen Goob said...

O. M. G. That tree is BRILLIANT! Good to see you posted before the year was out. Hope you're teaching those heathen spawn this is the season of giving.

I'm still laughing my a$$ off here and may I say that hot coffee hurts when your snork it through your nose?

Soccer Mom In Heels said...

Hey Alice! Miss ya! Thanks for the beach ball idea, I was wondering what to do with mine! Happy Holidays!

That girl from Shallotte said...

Okay, next time you make the trip South, promise you'll pick up I-40 from I-95 and swing by Raleigh. As you teach me your master-decorating tips, we'll have a couple of adult beverages and snicker. I've missed you and hope you have the rollickingest new year ever!

Kelly said...

omg you are hilarious!
I miss you!

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