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Fall is FINALLY starting to rear its head in the hot South...in other words, it has hit 70 degrees! Hallelujah! To celebrate relief from the summer heat, I decided to add a little fall to my decor.

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I have been making my own laundry detergent in a large quantities for a while. Usually I fill up an empty OxyClean container with detergent to sit beside my machine and store the remaining bulk in a larger storage container. I have to do a LOT of laundry so I have to refill the OxyClean container often.  I've been brainstorming on making a refillable container of its own.

A few days ago when I finished off the last heavenly drop from a gallon sized bucket of ice cream (don't judge me), I knew I had solved my problem. The plastic ice cream buckets (with their nice shape, capacity, easy snap lid and handy handle) would make the perfect container for my homemade laundry detergent.  Then I thought, why stop with just a new laundry detergent bucket? I also like to drag craft projects from room to room as well.  Why not make a bucket for organizing and transporting craft tools and supplies?   So I pulled out another ice cream container from the recycle bin.