Thursday, March 31, 2011

Get A Life...

is exactly what you should tell me after reading this Post!!!
You see, it all started when I bought these two "Dick and Jane" paper suitcases at separate times last year. I looked and looked for the middle-sized one...to no avail.
So I did what every other non-obsessed person would do...... I took the biggest suitcase (below) down to the copy center and made several color copies of it.
Wow! That's what I call desperate!! Or...we could call it a few other things...but let's not.
I recently found the perfect middle-sized suitcase at Ross, but the dresses had to go.
The rest of the insanity went as follows:






Ahhh...Now I can sleep again! J/K (I promise). But it sure makes me smile : )

44 comments:

Barbara said...

Too stinken cute!!! You are so smart...come to think of it,those would go great with the Dick and Jane big books that I have....♥

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You did a great job! When the thought comes to mind..the project must get done! Perfect!
Warmly,
deb

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Hey ML! Get a Life!
(and you can do it at my house lol
Too stinkin cute is right!
I love the way your mind works!
Enjoy
Mercy
BTW...little sister's fb for old ladies is fun!...fb for old ladies...did you see my eyes roll? hehehe

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't believe you went through all that trouble...but then again, I can believe it. It (they) LOOK adorable!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! I love this! I have a few of these little suitcases...I may need to look and see if they need a change! Great idea! ♥ You are so smart! ♥

Angela said...

Well the obsessive (I mean detailed person) I am had to click the pics to enlarge them and get a closer look. I adore what you did (and would have done the same thing too,.lol)

~~Carol~~ said...

WOW, this is proof that you can do anything when you set your mind to it! It looks perfect!

Outofmymind said...

WAY ADORABLE!!! Love it. Thanx for shring

GRAMS said...

Those are absolutely precious. Best job of overdoing I've seen in a long time. Where did you find the originals? I "need" those for my "Sleep Over Room"

Creative Breathing said...

Mary Lou, This post is so you, it just makes me giggle! There isn't anything you can't make over! I so loved your post about your daughter's Old Lady Blog. Just as cute as can be, I must tell my TSG about it as she is also quite the fashionista! Love your spring banner! Such fun! Elizabeth

Sandy said...

Hello...
I found you over at my daughters blog...Lollygag-Inn and came to visit. I think your suitcases are darling...sounds like you HAD to have it. I know the obsession. It can drive us crazy, can't it. You did a fantastic job...WOW...
Have a wonderful week.
xoso Sandy O

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it !!! You did a great job!
I have one of those paper suitcases just sitting on a bookcase - may need to find a use for it other than just collecting dust.
Enjoy your day.

Diane Mars said...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment... and to help me better understand my Million Dollar Question.. I do appreciate your lovely comment about my work and I believe it has to do with the economy. Here 1 gallon of unleaded gas is $4.00 ouch! So more people are feeling the crunch in their pocketbook. I just love how you figured out a way to get that middle suitcase, genius and very patient I might add. xoxox, Diane

Liz said...

Yep, I'd say you're obsessed. But I once did something similar for a board game so I'm not sure I can talk.

Ashley @ Coffee and Apple Juice said...

Oh my goodness, this is too funny... my husband's grandma found that exact same midsize one at the Goodwill while I was pregnant and sent it to us for our little man. I need the other two!!!!!

Stacey said...

Oh my!!!... those are just too darn cute! I love Dick and Jane! You did a beautiful job on recovering your little suitcase! The match is PERFECT!! Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my Duckie Blocks... it is so exciting to make new friends!
~Stacey @Lollygag-Inn~

Devonay said...

Those are fabulous! I think you did a great job! Now I want some!

NanE said...

Obsessed? I think not! A girl has to have cute, matching little suitcases, sounds like a priority to me! :) Those are so cute and you did a fab job on your revamp, Nan

Sandy said...

ML...You are amazing!!!! NO one would ever know that you didn't buy this this way! I love your answer to the problem!!!! Thanks for the sweet comment...:) Sandy

E said...

I don't think anyone here will tell you to "get a life" ... girl this IS the LIFE !! I started to giggle the min I started reading I knew where you were headed ! Great job they are so stink'n cute. E in TN

Scrap for Joy said...

You are too clever for words! When you can't find what you want you just invent it...that's having a life for sure! Always love to see what you're up to. Loved seeing Sara's blog and her adorable pictures. She needs to be a stylist...what an eye for fashion she has.
xoxo
Joyce

Joyce said...

Super idea. I have a few that I was going to toss but now I think I will just a redo on them.
Joyce

Sara Shoemaker said...

this isn't called insane it's called BRILLIANT! way to use your resources, Mom! I love this cheap alternative. You're too funny.
love you!

www.makersofshoes.blogspot.com

vivian said...

ahhh! A woman after my own heart! I get obsessed like that ALL THE TIME!!! It doesnt take much! its like that elephant I just made. I seriously laid awake two nights thinking about how I was going to make him and what he should look like!!
your box turned out perfect!
have a great weekend!
vivian

Mimi said...

HI!!!
MY MOUTH is still opened to the floor!!!ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW--DOUBLE WOW!!!
you amaze me!!!
I love those suitcases!!!So unbelievable what you did!!!
I will be calling you the next time I have a dilemma I cannot figure out!!!
Hugs,
jamie

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

LOL, you are brilliant! And you did a great job - congratulations! My mind would not have even considered the idea! Leslie Anne

GrandmaBev said...

Wow, you did a great job on your suitcase.

Jacqueline said...

Where there is a will, there is a way and you found it! Clap, clap...you are so fun. Some days I just want to go back in time and see Spot Run! Smiling and wishing I was having coffee with you on my patio this morning...a loving fun thought.

VintageBettys said...

Wow!
You did a wonderful job, they are so cute :) We just love the print.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Oh I can sooo identify! Sometimes these things just HAVE to be done!! Looks fabulous!! :)

Mimi Sue said...

Hahahaha! I NEVER would do something like that! OK maybe never. It surely did turn out cute. Where there's a will, there's a way! Have a great conference weekend. Mimi

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Yowza - you are toooo, tooooo clever, Martha MacGyver!!!!

SueLovesCherries said...

I wouldn't say "get a life", because this is your life! And I'd do the same thing if I thought of it!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Awesome job!! Change the title to Dick and Jane suitcase tutorial and I bet you'd get a zillion hits from other strange ladies like us! :)

marie said...

Absolutely perfect! You are a genius!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love that you made your dream come true! These are precious! Love Dick and Jane and this is such a unique little vignette. You are amazing, Sweets! Lori

Your daughter is precious! You certainly are the cutest pair!;)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Now, I don't think that's strange at all, M.L.!!!! I'd say it's quite genious. LOL I would have been the same way - not resting until I could complete the look the way I'd envisioned it.

What are you storing in them, BTW?

Brooke R. Harper said...

Wow! You are amazing!

Yarni Gras! said...

I grew up with Dick and Jane too....my obsession was the fabric...both my kids had Dick and Jane sheets once I was done...love it....such memories. Your suitcases are da bomb!

Delightful Order said...

This is so great! I'd love, if you linked to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party, which is going on right now.

http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_18.html

Hope to see you there,
DaNita

Delightful Order said...

Hey there! I featured this today at my party. Drop on by and grab my button, if you'd like.

http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_25.html

DaNita

Patrice said...

Those are so, so sweet! I want some too!

Lisa Anderson said...

So cute!! I love them :)

SH said...

Great Job < I really want that paper!! I have a couple suitcases dying for a makeover wonder if you could scan us a copy? New follower hope you'll stop by www.bargainfun.net