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FANCY UP your bathroom (EDITED: April Fool’s!!)

EDITED: This was just an April Fool’s Joke.

Not an actual project.

(scroll all the way down to see the joke revealed, or click here for the follow up the next day.)
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Sometimes I feel like the bathroom is a bit drab.

And considering how much time we spend in there showering, doing hair/makeup, (and other less exciting things)………I am always trying to think of ways to happy up the bathroom space.
So today, I’ve added some love to the toilet.
And I’m so glad I did.
The seat tassels add such a great spunk to the toilet.
And are removable in case they need to be washed.
And I’m kinda crazy about the big bow around the tank, giving my toilet a nice warm hug.
Would you like to brighten up your dim bathroom?
Scroll down for the full tutorial………
Ha.  Come on…
You didn’t think I’d really tie tassels to my toilet, right?  Gross.
(Well, I guess I actually did tie tassels to my toilet seat…….but, you know what I mean.)
Oh wait, did you forget that it was April 1st? April Fools’ day??
(Or maybe you don’t celebrate.  If not, humor me.)
Remember last year? I fancied up my Easter Pots…….and many of you thought I had a loose screw.
Okay, maybe you all totally knew that was coming.  You probably did.  But I couldn’t resist.
And I chuckled the whole time I was attaching those dang tassels to my toilet.  They just looked so odd.
Did you trick anyone today?
Pull a fast one on your family?
Let me know…….I’m still scheming to get my husband.  Heh, heh.


  1. Mandy says:

    haha this is the only april fool's joke i've fallen for so far today!! and i was so worried because i love your blog and i was thinking, "…uh, what? seriously? noooo!" you had me there!

  2. Emily says:

    You got me! I was in the process of copying it and pasting it in facebook and saying "are you kidding me!" Then I scrolled down!

  3. nyshamurray says:

    good joke, i was think that is gross! way to go!

  4. The Wade's says:

    You had me! I was thinking, Man this is one tutorial I will NOT follow. Tassles?? Gross!! hahaha- glad to see you haven't lost your mind!!

  5. Kim says:

    HAHA! I was really hoping this was an April Fool's day prank… the tassels is what blew me away! Funny!

  6. Manni says:

    omg!I was thinking to myself, "has this lady lost it??"
    lol!! you got us good :)

  7. The Unfinished Room says:

    LOL!! My first thought was, I really love her stuff, but this is kind of gross. Maybe because I have little boys? But that was a good joke! You had me!

  8. Holli says:

    I was really concerned for a moment there. I was praying you weren't serious!

  9. pedilu says:

    I came by chance … and believed for a second. Oh no!

    Great joke!

  10. Sarah says:

    You totally had me going, and I was like "huh?" Normally your creations are so awesome I couldn't figure out what you were thinking – post-pregnancy brain maybe? :) "in CASE they need to get washed"? – that's disgusting!" lol. that was awesome.

  11. mnoble says:

    I was thinking "really????" And the fabric doesn't even match the rest of the bathroom. lol so yes you got me for a moment. Happy April Fool's day!

  12. cheldi says:

    got me – i only opened the little picture on facebook to see exactly how CRAZY this lady is to put bows on her toilet! LOL

  13. Amanda says:

    I was thinking… "Well this is one thing I don't have to worry about finding it's way to my to do list!!!" I'm glad to see that you haven't totally lost your mind!!!

  14. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya says:

    oh you GOT ME.
    I was like "ewww…backsplash!"


    I'll admit the bow was cute tho.

  15. Erin says:

    that was a good one! i'm sooo glad you were joking :-)

  16. Samantha Kennicott says:

    Oh my gosh I totally believed it!!! I was like, "Well, she had to make SOMETHING I didn't love eventually, right?" So glad that was a joke, I was picturing how nasty those would get with little kids around. Ha! Good one!!

  17. Jill says:

    *whew!* Yep…I'll admit you got me too. {she said with a smile}

  18. Vicki says:

    The bow on the tank… kinda tacky looking, but I thought, well maybe. But as soon as I saw the toilet seat ties, I knew you pulled another joke. So funny! Thanks for a smile first thing in the morning. :)

  19. Hannah says:

    Is it wrong that I kind of like that bow? And I also kind of like the decorated Easter bowls.

    I apparently have my own problems…

  20. Christine says:

    Very good. You got me – again!

  21. Kimberlee says:

    My five year old just asked if we could please, please do that to our toliet because it is sooooo ccuuuuttteee. :)

  22. Nicole says:

    You completely had me fooled till the end, I kept thinking 'that is sooo nasty, why would she do that?? yuck! :) Thanks for the laugh this morning

  23. ...julia... says:

    OMG! I was like seriously, she would so not do that! I cannot believe this, I cannot believe this……UGH! You got me….. But so glad it's not true. :)

  24. Jenn says:

    Um, you had me! I was thinking, Wow, having that baby has made her a little loopy! :D So glad to know it was a joke! Might have to try it on my hubby!

  25. LeAnne says:

    You totally had me for a minute and I seriously thought you'd lost it! Then I realized the date…good trick! I wish I could think that sneakily. :) Put a smile on my face this morning.

  26. Rhadonda says:

    You got me for a second too. funny! Didn't do it this year because they are now in college but a few years back we put dry kool-aid mix in the shower head so when they took a shower well……

  27. Dana says:

    I changed my voicemail to "hello. Hello? Hello? Is anyone there?"

    My husband is just on pins and needles waiting for a joke that will never come…..

  28. Elisa says:

    That was hilarious!! Totally got me!! Ha ha!!

  29. Alison says:

    Lol! I kept thinking, "Gross!!!" but after scrolling down for a second I realized you had to be joking!

    I love a good April Fool's joke!

  30. Jennifer says:

    You TOTALLY got me – too funny!!!

  31. Anonymous says:

    You got me…..and I really did think that it would be really gross if it got "dirty"…..ewww. Haha!

  32. Belinda says:

    I was confused at first. I knew you couldn't use the toilet with those ties…. you got me! Congratulations.

  33. Jeanne says:

    I'd take a tassled toilette over some of the other jokes, which in my opinion are kind of mean.
    I will be attending my kids' elementary school so I am sure I will hear the best jokes there with K-1st grade!

  34. Erin says:

    I knew it was coming. lol. I remember the last two years! But I still loved it, I was grinning as I was reading it and thinking, "I wonder how far she's going to go, telling everyone how awesomely cute this is…" LOL

    I did get my husband this morning with an email to work that said, "OMG, you never guess who's finally getting married!" And then hinted around, he totally fell for it. hehehe.

    Happy April Fool's to one of the best tricksters (with flair I might add!) I know. :)

  35. melliepetunia says:

    very good one! I was freaked out for a minute there.

  36. Bethany says:

    I absolutely love this! LOL!!!
    Happy April Fool's Day, Ashley!

    ♥ Bethany

  37. McCoys says:

    That was hilarious ;) Good one!

  38. kerra says:


  39. Football Wife says:

    You totally fooled me! I was thinking, gross, those ties would never last in my house! Blech! haha

    I'm fooling my students today.

  40. Jason and Danielle says:

    I was wondering if you would do another funny post for April's Fools day. I am so glad you did. They are always good for a good laugh:>

  41. Emily says:

    you totally had me there hahah i was like, "gross!"

  42. Maygan says:

    You definitely had me fooled for a bit! Good one!

  43. Angie says:

    You so had me! I kept thinking ewww those are gonna get dirty. Especially with little kids around.

  44. Elaine says:

    You had me. I DID forget it was April Fool's Day! Saw the toilet and thought "I don't THINK so!" and then scrolled down. Well done! LOL

  45. Tiffany says:

    I had decided not to leave any negative comments on people's blog posts but my first thought was "that is really gross.. they're going to get peed on!"

    … so glad it was a joke :) good one!

  46. Jocelyn and Jason says:

    For a second, I was like what the heck? But then I realized, and I started laughing. Really good joke!

  47. Kristina says:

    I was got, but I was thinking- really? Not only does it seem gross, but uncomfortable, too. The bow doesn't look too bad, though. ;D

  48. Kristen says:

    Not going to lie, you had me there for a second!

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