Hamilton Beach Durathon Iron

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Review & Giveaway! Do you like to iron? It's not one of my favorite tasks. But it is one of those tools and tasks that I love - because of the results. I use the iron for a lot of decor and craft projects. I am preparing a Spring Tablescape and one of the most important things is to have a well-ironed tablecloth. It sets the whole … [Read more...]

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Fragrancing the Home

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Before going on my short holiday, I did a deep clean throughout the house. I even cleaned a few closets and drawers...you just never know! One of my favorite things to do while cleaning is to bring summer's beautifully fragrant flowers into each room. In the dining room, I placed two shallow bowls with magnolias - one is the first picture. On a … [Read more...]

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Natural Cleansers

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For many of us, our budgets are getting tighter and tighter. We watch the sales papers for deals at the market and at department stores. Stretching our spending dollars has become an important part of our life - similar to the frugal days during World War II. Rekindling 'Victory Gardens' has come back into vogue. So too has thrifty homekeeping, … [Read more...]

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Romantic Dinner for Two

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Cottage Style   I love cozy round tables in a room, especially near a couch or two chairs...they invite an amiable atmosphere for two to sit together to enjoy each other's company.   I love the Romantic Cottage style of my green room, the room I often refer to as my retreat. There I have my grandmother's couch, … [Read more...]

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Household Chore Schedule

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What to do When Would you do anything for your children? Sure, you would. As mothers we typically do our best for our family - take care of their needs. While talking to my newly married daughter about things in general, I mentioned my blog's new look and upcoming posts. She then asked if I would do a post on doing household cleaning chores. … [Read more...]

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New Bath Towels

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 I shared with you last week, that now is the time for me to resupply our home with bath towels. After searching for information on buying towels, I began my search and settled on two options. I decided to purchase my towels online because good stores are over an hour away from our home. Knowing what I was looking for (GSM rating), I selected … [Read more...]

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Buying Towels

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I have an old monthly calendar that lists the traditional sales for each month of the year. Despite the fact that you can find items for sale generally throughout the year, you can still find what Department stores traditionally call their 'White Sale'. In 1828, John Wanamaker, founder of the Wanamaker Department stores in Philadelphia decreed … [Read more...]

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Homekeeping

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The Three P's Preserving Propagating Polishing While getting a few things done, off my list of things to do - I realized some began with the same letter. Preserving. I have shared with you some of the bouquets I have made from the Hydrangea flowers I picked from my Mother-in-law's bush. It is a large, very old bush and … [Read more...]

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Homekeeping

TarnishThe tarnish that eventually forms on all silver is silver sulfide.Cheryl Mendelson advises in her book, Home Comforts - The Art and Science of Keeping Home, 'to keep silver bright, use it.'I am creating pockets of projects for myself.In my dining room I have created a chair hospital.This will take a while, so I will share more later.I am … [Read more...]

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My Cottage Life

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Celebrating  Homekeeping  Nesting   I shared earlier how and why I put a chicken in my kitchen. I believe our homes are a reflection of ourselves. When we know guests are to arrive we busy ourselves with dusting and straightening - to get your home just right.     You want your guests to feel at home - but as … [Read more...]

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