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.

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249 Responses to “FANCY UP your bathroom (EDITED: April Fool’s!!)”
  1. 1
    Kristen says:

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

  2. 2
    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

  3. 3
    Jocelyn and Jason says:

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

  4. 4
    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!

  5. 5
    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

  6. 6
    Angie says:

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

  7. 7
    Maygan says:

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

  8. 8
    Emily says:

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

  9. 9
    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:>

  10. 10
    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.

  11. 11
    kerra says:


  12. 12
    McCoys says:

    That was hilarious ;) Good one!

  13. 13
    Bethany says:

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

    ♥ Bethany

  14. 14
    melliepetunia says:

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

  15. 15
    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. :)

  16. 16
    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!

  17. 17
    Belinda says:

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

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

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

  19. 19
    Jennifer says:

    You TOTALLY got me – too funny!!!

  20. 20
    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!

  21. 21
    Elisa says:

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

  22. 22
    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…..

  23. 23
    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……

  24. 24
    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.

  25. 25
    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!

  26. 26
    ...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. :)

  27. 27
    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

  28. 28
    Kimberlee says:

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

  29. 29
    Christine says:

    Very good. You got me – again!

  30. 30
    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…

  31. 31
    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. :)

  32. 32
    Jill says:

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

  33. 33
    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!!

  34. 34
    Erin says:

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

  35. 35
    Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya says:

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


    I'll admit the bow was cute tho.

  36. 36
    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!!!

  37. 37
    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

  38. 38
    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!

  39. 39
    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.

  40. 40
    pedilu says:

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

    Great joke!

  41. 41
    Holli says:

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

  42. 42
    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!

  43. 43
    Manni says:

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

  44. 44
    Kim says:

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

  45. 45
    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!!

  46. 46
    nyshamurray says:

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

  47. 47
    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!

  48. 48
    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!

  49. 49
    Kendra and Eric Lafferty says:

    Totally had me!! I was like "you have GOT to be kidding me." I seriously thought about not following anymore because this woman is carazy… hahahha

  50. 50
    Kenna says:

    I totally got my husband a couple of years ago by giving him a positive pregnancy test that a friend of mine had taken the day before. Our third wasn't quite a year old and we were still trying to adjust to three kids- I think he about hyperventalated and passed out. I'll probably never be able to get him that good again!
    Given that you just had a baby it probably won't work for ya!

  51. 51
    Carrie Hanna says:

    Got me! That was great!

  52. 52
    Nicia says:

    Ha! That was good. My thought was, "are you serious? This is the first thing she has ever thought up that is TOTALLY tacky! …and gross" haha. I didn't even realize it was April Fools Day! Hmm…what can I do?!

  53. 53
    Maggie says:

    wow…I was like REALLY? then I remembered it was April 1st and was praying this was a joke!

  54. 54
    Kari @ Ucreate says:


  55. 55
    Lindsay Thomas says:

    Oh geez… I stopped on the picture where you see the tassles and thought, ok, she's lost it. This is the craziest thing I've ever seen. HAh!

  56. 56
    Teresa says:

    Totally got me. I'm easy to get though. I'm surprised my husband doesn't take advantage of that. I was like, "noooo way. You have to sit on them!" and then I scrolled down and had a good laugh. Thanks!

  57. 57
    Brenda says:

    Yep, you had me! I was thinking, cute but I don't think so! LOL

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    OMG! That was just too funny! I really thought for a bit that you were a sickie.

  59. 59
    A pretty nice little Saturday says:

    Oh my god! You got me! I was about to comment and say this is very very wrong.

    So funny!

  60. 60
    Alexis says:

    If my husband was going to be home today, I would totally do that! Great/terrible idea!!

    Actually, though, the bow on the tank would be super cute for Christmas.

  61. 61
    S says:

    hahaha, you got me.

  62. 62
    Jodi says:

    I got on-line, very cautious, knowing that it was April Fools Day today — but you got me. I thought you'd lost it. It's my husband's birthday, and to honor his request, we celebrate his birthday, not the holiday. (Too many bad experiences with horeradish filled twinkies with candles in them or something.)

  63. 63
    Adelina says:

    yeah, you got me. I was disgusted.

  64. 64
    Steph and Tony says:

    Oh my goodness, I totally thought you had gone crazy for a second…the whole post I was thinking, "This has to be a joke, right?" :)

  65. 65
    Emily S says:

    LOL I was wondering if post-baby-brain was worse than pregnancy brain :)

  66. 66
    Casey says:

    Oh wow! That's totally fantastic! I have GOT to go do this right now! This would look so amazing!


    Great prank! I must ask how you came up with it. :D

  67. 67
    LeighAnn says:

    I was going EWWW! I made a "sponge" cake for the kids and super glued coins to the porch.

  68. 68
    Emily says:

    HAHA! I remembered last year and thought… she has to be joking again… right? please?
    Too funny! I might copy the idea, my husband will think I've gone crazy. You're so awesome and funny. I laughed when I read the ties can be removed in case they need to be washed. haha… they WILL need to be washed!!
    Love following!

  69. 69
    lovinmesomeKFC says:

    I was totally fooled!!! My first thought was to take a picture of it on my phone and send it to a friend saying 'Can you believe THIS'! I really like your blog so I was pretty shocked to see something so, well, ugly. But I do think the bow is kinda cute! Also, before I stared reading, I saw the picture and thought you were going to give us a tutorial on how to train your husband to remember to keep the toilet seat down! Thanks for the laugh!

  70. 70
    MotherMay says:

    HEHEHE!! You totally had me! :) I took pictures of it and sent it to my husband, we are in the middle of remodeling our bathroom and I said I wanted to do this to our toilet and that it was SO cute! :) Spreading the prank

  71. 71
    Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy says:

    Too funny!
    This is what we did for today. Lots of fun with the kids.

  72. 72
    MisJosephine says:

    Very nice joke :) i luv it :)

  73. 73
    Malori says:

    I totally bought it! I was sitting here thinking "I usually like what she does, but I really don't get this one – it seems kinda gross!"
    You totally got me! So funny!!

  74. 74
    Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    LOL – you totally had me! All I could think about was how disgusting it would be to take those off and clean them…ewwww. Fancy up our toilet…very funny!

  75. 75
    Caren says:

    HILARIOUS!!! All I was thinking was: she must make children go to the outhouse! :)

  76. 76
    Julia Mar says:

    Wow. At first I thought you were going crazy. Hilarious!

  77. 77
    Heather says:

    By far, the best Aprils Fool's post I have seen yet! LOL! Just may have to share this one on my blog later.

  78. 78
    Heather J says:

    hilarious! you totally had me going and I was thinking, 'wow, an unusual 'miss'!!!

  79. 79
    Natausha says:

    haha, you got me good. I was thinking, "wow, this is the first thing on her blog that I've thought looks completely silly!" (not to mention disgusting). Way to bring on the laughter.

  80. 80
    RHulsey says:

    You got me so good. I was just about to text my sister-in-law and ask her if she thought you were as weird as I did. Very good joke.

  81. 81
    Amy says:

    hahaha… that was really funny. I read this in my blog reader and thought I was reading ;)
    Love xx

  82. 82
    Aaron and Carolyn says:

    Nice!! You had me too! I was relieved that it was a joke.

  83. 83
    Shannon says:

    Oh, you totally had me and I was thinking…"Well, she did just have a baby-she has officially lost it!" Soooo, glad this was an April Fool's joke!

  84. 84
    Denette says:

    SO GREAT! Loved it!!!! LOL! I am going to look for that stencil though! ;)

  85. 85
    Emilee says:

    I did think that was a silly idea and even fell for it.

    I do have a silly question. When you added Make it and love it to facebook, what page did you create? For example: local business, brand or product, etc… I'm looking to add my Sweetly Made Just for You blog to facebook but need some assistance. Please help. Thanks.

  86. 86
    Raquel says:

    KKKK.. loved it !! But thought it was kind of gross…..
    :-).. Raquel

  87. 87
    Graydens Mama says:

    Oh my gosh! I didn't read the whole post at first! I was disgusted by the idea and confused that you would ever do something like that. I sent the link to my friend and she was the one who pointed out that it was an april fools joke! GREAT ONE!

  88. 88
    Jen Isackson says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha. I was going to say how disgusting and unsanitary that was whether you were serious or not ;)

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    I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes says:

    lol!! You totally got me. I was thinking hmmmm… this may be the FRST project I don't Good prank!

  90. 90
    ruth says:

    Love this I am so going to do this to my husband tonight he will totally think i have gone insane!

  91. 91
    Rebecca says:

    You totally got me!! Not even the unfinished edges on the tassels could deter me from believing. Nice job! A fake engagement, Google motion, fake Harry Potter show on FX, and a web comic going text based didn't get me but you did!

  92. 92
    Nicole@Thrifty Decorating says:

    LOL….got me! All I could think of was my boys and how much the miss and how gross that would be after about 2 hours in my house!!

  93. 93
    Kelsey says:

    Oh goodness, I opened this post and said to myself "I hope this is an April Fools Day" joke. I was a little worried about you for a second there!

    XO Kelsey

  94. 94
    Melanie says:

    Ha! You had me going! I was thinking 'gross–IF the tassles need washed? C'mon, I have a SON!'

    Good one!

  95. 95
    Tif says:

    Hilarious! I love it!!

  96. 96
    Amy says:

    oh thank goodness! Thought I was gonna have to take you off my blog list. LOL

  97. 97
    Pixy Print Lane says:

    That was awesome! You should have seen my face as I reading through it…too funny! I love it!

  98. 98
    PearlsForMyGirls says:

    Haha! Happy April Fools!

  99. 99
    Megan says:

    Um yeah, "incase they need to be washed?!?" that's when you lost me. But funny!!!

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    - Sarah :-) says:

    Ha ha – I knew from the mini-picture in my blog feed. There is NO way!! ha ha… this was a good one, though. Can't wait to hear how you got the hubs. ;-)

  101. 101
    Natalie says:

    BAHAHAHAHAH!!! Oh my gosh, you got me. You got me REALLY good. :) Thanks for the good laugh!

  102. 102
    kathy says:

    Ahaha, I forgot it was April Fool's Day! Good one!

  103. 103
    *ashleigh says:

    You got me! That was a good one! Even better than the pots last year :)

  104. 104
    the hatch batch says:

    Ya got me to, dang it! My favorite prank is to bake cupcakes with a cottonball in the middle and then frost them. No one knows they're there but you can't bite through. It's hilarious. :)

  105. 105
    Nicole says:

    Oh, thank goodness that was an April Fool's joke!!!! Good one!

  106. 106
    Ron & Ashley says:

    I got my husband today, twice. I sprinkled a little glitter on his bath towel, which makes for a great day on the construction job site. I also stitched closed his boxer shorts. Nothing too cruel, just silly and fun. Now I might have to go home and spruce up our toilets….

  107. 107
    PDCScarbroughpage says:

    Even though I read last years, you totally had me going! probably because I'm just not expecting a trick when I read craft blogs! GROSS GROSS GROSS!!! :) Good one!

  108. 108
    Melissa says:

    haha, that is awesome :) At least the fabric is fabulous, right??

  109. 109
    Shannon says:

    I totally fell for it and I was going to comment about how ridiculous it was. Phew, glad I'll still be able to follow your blog.

  110. 110
    *reyanna klein* says:

    You.Are.Fabulous. :-)

    At first, I'm like, "WHAT?!?!?!? Has she gone mad?!?!?!" And then the next *second*, I was like, "OH! It's April Fool's Day!" Tee hee. And I guess I haven't been reading your blog for a year yet. (Now I'm curious *when* I added you to my Google Reader…)

    Anywho, I laughed out loud through this WHOLE post! Seriously! Thank you SOOOO much for this! I can't wait to share it with my friends. You're so awesome. :-)

    p.s. Reading the comments to this blog also got me laughing. ;-)

  111. 111
    Sara says:

    Man you had me wondering!

    Got taken good at work this morning. One of my co-workers brought in a fabulously yummy looking chocolate log cake with a nice card…we couldn't wait to dig in…only to find it was really a wooden log covered in icing!!! ARGHHH we were SOOO disappointed because the chocolate frosting looked and smelled so great, not to mention the sprinkles!!

  112. 112
    Resweater says:

    That's too funny! I knew it was a joke as soon as I saw the picture with the seat up, lol! I hope you don't mind, but I "featured" you today on my blog, and made some toilet tassels of my own in wool!

  113. 113
    Sarah and Chad says:

    Good one!! I totally thought you had lost it for a minute there…

  114. 114
    Emily says:

    That was awesome. You totally got me!

  115. 115
    Sally says:

    Hilarious! I was cringing at the thought of undoing those ties and washing them…..yuk!

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    Anonymous says:

    WHAT A RELIEF! The fabric around the tank was alright, but on the seat??!! I was like…ummmm….that's awful. And I just subscribed to your blog and almost thought of unsubscribing. Ha! Glad it was just an April Fool's joke. Love love your blog!

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    I remembered yours from last year, and couldn't wait to figure out what you were going to do this year!

  118. 118
    The Gunter Family says:

    Haha..i've been waiting for your april fools joke all day!! :) I've been reading since you did your joke in 2009 and I love what you come up with every year! You got me the last two years, but I knew it was coming this year!! LOL

  119. 119
    Kristina says:

    OH THANK GOODNESS! I was thoroughly skeeved out with those tassels!

  120. 120
    jrussell says:

    I thought…are you serious…do people really like this? Then I thought, maybe is the new Europeon style…and then I thought, this could get messy. Thank God I took the time to scroll all the way down…GREAT April Fool's Triack!

  121. 121
    Beth- the mama bee says:

    I've been waiting to get home and see what you were going to fool us with this year. Good one!

  122. 122
    Cathy says:

    I was "got". I confess it looked cute but not when you thought of the BOYS.

  123. 123
    Kataroo says:

    THAT WAS AWESOME….I had thought you had lost your marbles :) LOL

  124. 124
    Melody says:

    LOL! That's funny. You completely got me – I was sitting here thinking, "She obviously has not potty trained her boy yet if she put those on her toilet!" Duh.

    For our April Fools' joke, we announced our (for real) pregnancy on Facebook. We hadn't officially announced it yet. It's funny seeing who thinks we're joking and who really believes us!

  125. 125
    quinn emery says:

    okay, you got me! i was like, "i am so grossed out. i can't believe she would do that!"

  126. 126
    Cara says:

    WOW! I was really starting to wonder if all the baby hormones had really gone to your head . . . then I remembered the date! Good one! LOL

  127. 127
    Domesticated-Bliss says:

    Ok, I can admit for a second I thought you were serious and my reaction was EWWWWWW gross! Best April Fools Joke I've seen yet today :)

  128. 128
    UBee says:

    Oh my! That was hillarious! I thought you had lost it completely!!! I haven't gotten anyone yet… still hoping to though. Thanks for the laugh.

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    Sarah says:

    I was reading your post thinking you don't have boys because there is no way those tassels would work with boys in the house!!

  130. 130
    Kory says:

    Oh man, you totally got me, I was completely baffled at how anyone could think that was a good idea! Too funny!

  131. 131
    Jen T says:

    Got me! I thought, "What the heck? This girl is crazy! I'm sorry but that's just not cool – and usually she has such good taste…" :) Glad I can trust your judgment again :) hee hee. Good one!

  132. 132
    kelly l says:

    that was hilarious. i just kept thinking, so gross!

  133. 133
    KPWog says:

    I thought you really lost your mind.

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    freckled laundry says:

    Hahaha! You got me on this one. I saw a thumbnail of this post in someone's blog roll and thought, "Gross. Does she realize how unsanitary that is?" I just had to click over. Too cute!!!

  135. 135
    Bonnie Sotelo Schoos says:

    You had me! I thought "that's disgusting!" Glad to see it's just a prank :)

  136. 136
    Cherie says:

    I was sitting here wondering about you. I was thinking, "does she have any idea how gross the toilet gets and how many germs are there that can't be seen that are going to stick all over that fabric? but whatever, it's her toilet!" You got me. I must say I was relieved to read that it was a joke.

  137. 137
    Connie's Place says:

    I was thinking she must not have very many boys, they would pee all over that thing lol :) So you got me, too funny. I remember last years too.
    Have a happy day <3

  138. 138
    Anonymous says:

    This was my first smile of the day…thanks! I needed that…:)

  139. 139
    BECKY says:

    i actually came here hoping for a good one from you… and you didn't let me down. :)

  140. 140
    Gina says:

    I seriously thought you had lost your mind. Something you might see on Regretsy. Very, very funny.

  141. 141
    scody says:

    LOL. Thank goodness this was a joke!! Great one! Thank you for a laugh!

  142. 142 says:

    Oh my gosh, you totally had me going! Best prank ever. :)

  143. 143
    Marisa says:

    I saw this and thought, you actually sit on those? gross! So, so glad that it was a joke! I thought she must be really good at this stuff because I really don't get it but hey, maybe it's what people do. The fact that you had such a creative idea for an April Fool's joke just shows that you are really good at this stuff! Love your blog!

  144. 144
    Jennifer Remnet says:

    So funny… I reposted on my FB page and had my friends all going!! FUNNY!

  145. 145
    Anonymous says:

    I could do a fast 'sanitized for your protection' joke for my toilet seat since DH is away for a bit. Could use a nice pink flower print for the banner across the seat. Hey he flips it up anyway.

  146. 146
    Sarah says:

    The first thing I thought when I saw these pictures was THAT IS NOT PRETTY. You're good! :)

  147. 147
    Becky says:

    LOL!!!! I thought NASTY who wants to sit on those things.

    Good joke!

  148. 148
    Sarah says:

    PS. The bow around the top just *might* be acceptable, but barely!

  149. 149
    Leigh the sewing diva says:

    you are the 3rd person to get me today!! i blame the fibro fog!

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    Mike and Shayla says:

    Haha, love it! April Fools' day is so fun.

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    Ellie says:

    I haveta say that is the funniest April Fool's I've seen/heard all day!

    I have 2 boys and a husband and you grossed me out :(

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    Jenny @ says:

    OMG…lolz..u really had me i was afraid to click on thepost…hahah

    good one….i'll remember this!!

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    Maysem says:

    PHEW!!! You really got me there! I thought you had gone mad!!

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    Stephanie says:

    You got me! I was thinking… what the heck is wrong with her???

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    Stephanie says:

    You got me! I was thinking… what the heck is wrong with her???

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    mrsdiff says:

    WOW! That was pretty clever. I was thinking that lack of sleep from that beautiful baby must be getting to you!
    You sure had me. And…THAT IS GROSS!

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    Kristy - Crafty and Inspired says:

    That was great, lol … I definitely thought you were serious. And I just kept thinking 'Man, oh man, she's gonna be sooo sorry the first time she pulls those off to wash them'. Thanks for the chuckle!

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    Meta says:

    You definitely fooled me! I've been enjoying your baby's pics. Makes me wish I could have my babies back…my youngest is already six.

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    Nicole says:

    HILARIOUS! I think I went cross eyed frowning so hard at the idea of tassles on the toilet. HA! :) Thanks for the laugh.

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    L2L says:

    ha ha, I sooo fell for that one. But I do like the bow could ya tell us how you made that, lol!!!! Happy April 1st, he he

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    Morgan says:

    You totally had me! And I was thinking, that is disgusting! I don't want to gross anyone out, but I'm always disgusted when I lift up the toilet seat to clean it and I can't imagine having to untie tassels that were now icked up by what is under the lid!

    So glad you were joking!

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    The DeGiulio's says:

    Haha oh you totally tricked me! I was like oh my gosh are you serious tassles on your toliet yikes & gross!

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    HOMEmomMADE says:

    Bwahaha, I was thinking ewww gross but if she's doing it then maybe it's just a fad that won't last.

    Always need a good laugh, and that was great!

    I'd love to feature this in the 2nd edition of Make & Share 4/8/11

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    Karan says:

    Oh my gosh. My first thought was how gross. LOL You sure got one over on us all.

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    Southern Belle says:

    I confess you totally fooled me, lol, what a fabulous April Fool's Day joke. My first thought was that though I thought the bow around the toilet was cute the ties around the seat spelled g-e-r-m-s! A friend sent me a link to your blog and I am so glad she did. Good to meet you! I am so sending my readers to your blog…hoping they get a good laugh too!

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    Sara {Sara's Closet} says:

    I just kept thinking, "You have got to be kidding me??!!!" Thank heavens! I would have loved to see the hubs face when he saw this one!

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    Michelle says:

    Last year (with the pots) was when I decided I had to be a follower. You are too cute!

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    korylloyd says:

    You got me!
    I toilet-papered my kids' bedroom while they were sleeping last night and I drew a face on the underside of the toilet lid, along with the words, "Peek-a-Boo!"

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    Donya says:

    That was a good one, had me for just a second as I tried to imagine tassels on my kids bathroom toilet. You are funny!

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    a.parke says:

    I just sent a text to my friends to check it out. Wow you really got me.

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    Bev says:

    As a grandmother to three little boys who have horrible aim, I was thinking EWWWWWWWWW.

    LOVE IT!

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    Joan says:

    You got me!! I was like "oh my gosh"…what in the world….
    Happy April Fools

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    Joan says:

    P.S. Bev…..
    Did I ever get a chuckle out of your comment!!!!! Thanks for the laugh!

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    Hannah says:

    You had me completely fooled! I was thinking "she has little kids; she doesn't think they will be able to keep those clean!" thanks for giving me a laugh.

    I guess I'll have to think of something to do to my family!

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    Deanna says:

    You totally had me barfing in my mouth. I'm thinking…well, kinda cute, but gosh…with all boys, my kids are gonna ruin that, and it'd be like wearing someone else's underwear. LOL!

    Good one!

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    LethargicLass says:

    You totally got me… I was thinking about how normally you have such great ideas… and I couldn't figure out how any man would be ok with that LOL…

    Good one!!!

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    Casey says:

    Good one!!! my hubby & I both got a great laugh out of this! Love people with a great sense of humor. Thanks for "laugh of the day".

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    Clare G says:

    Best joke of the day so far…but that bow on the tank -that could work! I'd love to do it just to get a reaction out of people.

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    Lindsey says:

    You totally got me as well! I was thinking, "there is no way I would ever do that to my toilet!"
    Haha, nice joke! :)

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    Anonymous says:

    um, yeah. You got me. I actually just told my husband I usually like your stuff, but this is DEF NOT my style! LOL!

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    The Sullivan Sitcom says:

    Crack me up! You totally had me for a minute…I was just about ready to call my hubby in to show him the picture! My first thought was, "she obviously doesn't have boys that use the potty yet! Thanks for the laugh!

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    Annie Perez says:

    LOL. For a minute there I thought maybe it's post partum.

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    The Wright's says:

    LOL!!! You got me! I was like.. OMG she can't be running out of craft ideas! hahaha

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    Jillian says:

    You totally had me fooled, I am sitting here on the phone with my mom discussing how I needed to inform you that this was a bad idea. So I'm reading her the post and I keep scrolling down and then I realized it was April Fool's post. This one was really good! LMAO!

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    viento says:

    Oh my gosh! I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes! I so thought you were serious at first! I was thinking yuck! how funny! I will have to share this post on fb…you are good.

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    Kari says:

    Ha, ha! I totally needed that laugh. I thought you'd lost your mind. I was sitting here thinking how gross that is, and then I saw it was a joke. Perfect!

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    Terry and Kalli says:

    you totally had me going! I was calling my husband in to see if he would ever put up with something like that! I put package ribbon in my kids waffles and they thought taht was pretty cool.

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    Heidi says:

    I didn't fall for it – you would never leave unfinished edges!

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    Anne Magee says:

    The selvage on the tassels was a dead giveaway… you would never do that, right? Thanks for the giggle!

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    Rhiannon says:

    i honestly thought, who the heck would do that?! LOL

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    Marian says:

    Okay, you totally got me. This seemed so against anything you usually make! I was thinking the entire time, yuck, yuck, yuck! Really? Does she really think this is cool???
    Thanks for the chuckle!

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    CarleeKajsa says:

    that is hilarious! when i first saw this i was like, "she must not have boys…in fact she must not have kids…or a husband…" too funny!

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    Caroline @ Rugrats + Royalty says:

    OMG! You definitely had me going!

    I was thinking "normally her stuff is gorgeous but this is WRONG".


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    Jessica Sorensen says:

    You totally got me 2 years in a row. I was reading it and then telling my husband what a stupid unsanitary idea that was then I saw April Fools.

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    Danielle says:

    tricky, tricky! i was just about to send this to my friends and ask them if i was the only one that thought this was disgusting. good one!

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    Kristy says:

    You had me! I totally thought someone was crazy enough to do it and was like that is just gross!!

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    Creating Sarah says:

    hahaha! That was hilarious! You had me for a split second and then I just had to laugh and laugh! Thanks!

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    Dominique @ Craft Couture says:

    omgoodness you had me going for a second…I was like they can't be serious that is really gross & they are removable incase they need washed?! lol I'm sooo glad to see it was an april fools joke like I was hoping lol!

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    Cami says:

    I totally fell for that and was about to holler for my husband to come see the soon to be totally nastified tassels on your toilet! Good one!

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    Christie says:

    My mom called me and had me look up your blog so that I could see this fabulous new idea. She said that she wanted to decorate her guest bathroom with this fabulous idea. I looked at it and said, "Mom, I don't know about you but I could never do that to my toilet, gross."
    She told me to read it and scroll down…she started cracking up! So funny, I had to show my husband too!
    Fabulous April Fools joke! Love it!

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    Rosie says:

    I didn't catch on until about half way through. I always adore everything you do but when I saw the toilet I figured everyone does a few bad crafts ;) LOL. Nice one!

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    Emily says:

    Ha! I was thinking "no she didn't . . . " but then I remembered – April Fools!! Good one!!

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    Fab says:

    yes you got me, jajaja still laughing. :)co

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    Stephanie says:

    You got me. That was good. And yes, I thought you were crazy for tieing those silly things to your toilet seat. All I could think of was how weird it would be to sit on the seat when those were on!

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    Fernanda says:

    hahaha!! I love it…you totally got me! I was actually on the computer and my husband looked at it also…we both looked at each other and were like what? no way…that is so gross!! I kept telling him that there had to be something wrong because everything you make is practical and beautiful! I am glad that I kept scrolling down! YOU TOTALLY GOT ME!

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    Anonymous says:

    good one! having a third make you go a little loopy? thanks for the laugh

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    Melissa says:

    so funny…you're cute…I DO remember the pots and pans from last year.

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    Brenda B. says:

    Ha! So happy to see this was an April fools day thing. I seriously thought you had lost your mind- Baby hormones? ;) Thanks for the giggle.

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    Andrea Lee U.R. says:

    Oh my gosh! you totally had me and I was wondering what in the world you were doing to your bathroom. ha ha! So funny!!

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    Ruthie says:

    SERIOUSLY?! It's 10:30pm nobody got me all day and you really got me…I even showed my husband before I scrolled down I said look at this!! can you believe someone would do that gross he agreed then of course I scrolled down…hehehe good one thanks and have a marvelous weekend!

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    Ruthie says:

    I mean it's 11pm central time:) geez I need to get to bed!!

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    bethanndodd says:

    I am not gonna lie…I thought you had gone crazy at first! Thanks for the giggle :)

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    joolee says:

    i totally thought u were serious! how GROSS would that be?? :) loved it. thanks for the laugh.

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    The Domesti~Babe says:

    I cannot describe the sense of relief I felt when I finally got the words, "April Fools"!!! Very clever.

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    Melissa Hislop says:

    I remembered last year's joke so you didn't get me. But I actually think the hugging bow around the top was quite cute.

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    Scott says:

    Hey, If the tassels get dirty, just flip them inside and run a few "wash cycles", then flip up the seat to dry.

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    Pam says:

    Ya got me! All I could think was my dog shredding them into nothing or my hubby having a cow cuz I fancied up his throne! LOL! Thanks for the chuckle!

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    Kristina says:

    Lol. After the Easter pots last year, I knew you were just foolin'.

    I didn't get to get anyone today :( I couldn't think of anything to do. (I ended up in the ER in the afternoon, nothing big, but I kept thinking, "they wouldn't pull a joke on me HERE, would they?? Like pull out the paddles and go 'clear!' and then 'JK! April fool!'?" Lol…)

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    Rachel says:

    I was reading this post and thinking, "…..wha-at?…" ;) I love April Fools Day and try to get my family every year. Even something silly like meatloaf and mashed potato "cupcakes."

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    Jude says:

    I pulled a great trick at the office.
    I work at an Episcopal church, and we are hosting five other parishes when the Bishop comes for Confirmation on Saturday.

    We have two copiers, and I put "Use other copier!" on both of them. The Rector saw the first (hadn't even seen the second sign yet)…and got really, really concerned. His wife pointed out the other copier, and we both yelled "April Fools!" It was great — we got him good.

    (Am I going to hell for fooling a priest?)

    I LOVED your April Fools last year and this year — what an inspiration you are!

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    Hagit says:

    Thanks for a good laugh!! I looked at the photos, and thought, oh-oh this is disgusting! I was fooled, and you Made me smile! :-)))

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    Anonymous says:

    This is such a great idea. It's eco/green, too!

    No longer will you have to buy that wasteful one-use toilet paper. Now, after you've done your business, you have the cloth wipes that are close at hand. You simple remove one and use it for your clean-up duties. then, throw it in the laundry for washing and reuse!

    I award you three eco-friendly points for this idea.

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    CathyVal says:

    I was about to email this out to my girlfriends and say, what is she thinking????? LMOL

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    Kristi says:

    This was my first time on your blog…and I almost never came back.
    Glad I scrolled down!
    So funny.

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    I'm Jess says:

    I loved that. Totally hilarious!

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    Jessica Van Vleet says:

    My sister posted this to her FB page and said she liked it. First thing I thought was that my boys would pee all over them. Gross!

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    NaDell says:

    You didn't even mention that it would save the cold seat sensation in the middle of the night. =) Good joke.

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    firecoast1 says:

    i mixed melted chocolate and chopped peanuts, then let it cool and dropped it in the toilet with a little yellow food coloring, and i didn't forgot the little bit left on the seat! unfortunately, no one noticed it so I just ended up flusing the concoction.

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    Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country says:

    This is awesome!! You totally got me. And because you did I passed it on to my girlfriends that love blogs like I do. Many of them didn't finish the post and asked me if I lost my marbles liking that. HAHAH It was awesome!!! I thought what many did here.. GROSS! HAHA

    Thanks for the joke!!

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    Syndee says:

    Ok…totally thought, "wow, sooo gross!" Can only imagine the crud my 3 boys would leave on that.

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    Wrightfamily says:

    You got me too! I thought that that was the least practical idea I have seen on your site. Very good.

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    LL says:

    My husband teases me for my love of crafty blogs, and when he saw me looking at this yesterday he almost put his foot down!! Good thing it was just a joke or I'd be out one of my favorite blogs ;)

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    Amy says:

    My husband was looking over my shoulder when I was viewing this post he was like "NO WAY! You are not doing that…"

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    Brittany says:

    Ok, so I didn't leave a comment yesterday, but you had me for a split second, then I remembered the day. I was like, that's a bit weird… anyways I showed my hubby the pictures just now and told him I really wanted to do the same to our toilet. He said NO, that he would never want to sit on that, it would be gross to sit on and very uncomfortable. Then I scrolled down to show him it was a joke. He just kept pinching me after that, b/c I totally got him! hahaha

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    The Akins clan says:

    That was great….kind of cute if it was not so icky : ) Love your blog

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    Jenny says:

    Love it! My April Fools always backfires on me…and I tick people off…this was really, really funny!

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    shantel says:

    I showed my Husband and had him fooled that it was cute and I was going to do it too! Hahaha! Good one!

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    Courtney says:

    I can't tell you how happy I was to see this was an April Fool's joke. I just saw the picture on FB & was so horrified I didn't read the post. I just went to it from your latest post and am so relieved! Your taste is typically flawless so I jut decided to pretend I hadn't seen the bathroom atrocity. Well played! :)

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    The Pittmans says:

    Call me weird but the bow on the tank is cute! LMBO

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    Danielle says:

    I just found you through a google search (for your cute wipe case, which I made and LOVE by the way)and so I didn't "fall for" this post, but oh, I laughed until I cried, reading all these comments! You're great!

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    Maria says:

    I showed it to my husband, acting like I just loved the idea and was totally going to do it today, and he was all grossed out, and upset, "They're going to get pee on them, and be uncomfortable! That's really gross and weird!" Then I cracked up and scrolled down, showing him it was a joke. Haha! So your April Fool's became mine, thanks! LOL!

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    Katrina says:

    this is the best april fool's yet!!!

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    Courtney says:

    OK, so I know it was April Fools, but the more I look at the big bow around the tank, the more I kinda like it! Haha maybe I'm the one with the screw loose!

    (the ones on the seat really are just gross though) :-D

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