Friday, December 5, 2014

Behold: The Laundr-tree!! (Laurie Boyle Crompton)

For those under deadline this season I present to you my patented four step guide to building your very own traditional Laundr-tree. Preparation for the holidays just got a whole lot simpler. Get ready to bask in the glow...

Step One: Begin with a sizable pile of laundry. For those of you stalled on this step - go choke on some eggnog. For those of you who glanced at a corner and replied, "Okay, got it," you are my people. Proceed to step two.
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Step Two: Put that ugly Christmas sweater to some good use and camouflage that pile. You may either stop at this step, or else skip it entirely. This project doesn't have hard and fast rules, and if you haven't realized it yet - I'm no Suzy Homemaker. In fact, I should've probably opened with the disclaimer that I'm completely unqualified to give crafty homemaking advice. I'm the worst. 
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Step Three: (Optional) Steal the lights off the neighbor's bushes and spread them ever so gently over the pile. For those looking to give that little bit extra - add an angel to the top of the pile. Or perhaps a spritz of pine scented air freshener if your laundry happens to be extra-funky. 
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Step Four: Throw on some holiday tunes and relax! I present to you... The Laundr-tree!! Look how festive it looks at night.
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Happy Holidays to all!
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Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of Adrenaline Crush (FSG 2014) Blaze, and The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High (Sourcebooks 2013, 2014). She lives in Queens, NY, but often escapes to New Paltz where she and her family can be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest. Visit her at lboylecrompton.com or friend her on Facebook. She likes friends.

8 comments:

  1. This cracked me up! Very original, and festive, too.

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  2. Yes, I laughed pretty hard at this, too! Thanks!

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  3. Oh, my God. This is awesome beyond all measure.

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  4. THIS IS SO AWESOME! And since I am on deadline, I may have to create my own!

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  5. Oh my gosh, this is so brilliant! I could totally have my own laundr-tree, well, I could probably have at least three.

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