Are We Line Drying Clothes £ Ironing?

Are We Line Drying Clothes £ Ironing?

I find myself looking more and more for housewife blogs and I’m always reading. Most days my television isn’t even on and doesn’t get turned on until my husband arrives home until after 6 in the evening. It’s a great way to save on electricity. I came across and interesting book and had to read some of it. The name of it is:

The Art of Homemaking

There was a chapter on laundry and I think we’ll all find that if we’re choosing to save, have our wardrobes last long and be consistent about encouraging ourselves to iron plenty in our lives we will all enjoy all that’s listed here.

My mother was a stay at home housewife and my father worked at General Motors. I remember hanging clothes on a clothes line and using a ringer washer as a young girl and they do get your clothes clean!

Since it is now the Spring season I thought it would be the perfect time to bring these factors to light when it comes to doing laundry and the art of it.

Things the French Know About Laundry:

1. Use different stain fighters for different types of stains.

Whether using a stain pen on sauce, mustard, or ink of some color instead of keeping the same formula in your laundry room for stain fighter there’s a better way. Grass stains are not the same as ink stains and stains are different on silk. Explore the different stain removers for different types of stains that are out there.

2. Air dry

Don’t machine dry delicate clothing. We as Americans want to stuff huge loads of laundry into a huge size washing machine. Dry on a clothing line or invest in a clothing rack. This saves on electricity and dryers are to be avoided unless absolutely necessary. It causes more wear and fade on our clothing.

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3. Iron Everything- Invest in a small hand held steamer that you can pull out to prep your work or dress apparel for the day at hand. You’ll still look dressed up and presentable but you won’t have to devote your weekends to ironing every single piece of clothing.

4. Always check garments and turn them inside out. Ironing may be a little dreadful or ambitious for some of us but this is a tip for everyone. Reversing garments helps protect them and prevents the metal from jeans or other attire from scraping the inside of the washing machine or even the dryer if your choosing to use it. A simple extra step that takes only a few minutes.

5. Learn to Fold everything the right way. Ironing jobs will be useless without the proper folding techniques.

I hang and fold every item as soon as its done being washed and dried whether on the line or in the dryer. Another way to save is to tumble dry an article until it is wrinkle free and still damp and then just hang as usual until it is dry.

Are we hanging clothes on the clothes throughout this spring and summer.

Please comment and let me know…

Happy Friday and What’s For Dinner? Here’s What I’m Having…

Happy Friday and What’s For Dinner? Here’s What I’m Having…

My husband is working his part-time on this evening and I’m watching old movies and will do some reading later.

I wanted to have something simple since its just me here tonight and I cook for him later.

I wanted angel hair past tonight and it’s as if I was craving it. This is a simple meal and it takes no time.

I opted for can tomatoes even though fresh is better and I think garlic in the jar is more potent so I like to use this kind even though I do use fresh at times.


Angel Hair Pasta


Olive Oil

Italian Seasoning

Can tomatoes seasoned with basil, garlic, and oregano

Parmesan Romano Cheese

Cook the angel hair pasta 7 to 8 minutes or until al-denta,

Drain pasta and let it simmer with tomatoes and garlic,

Toss pasta with olive oil, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning,

Then top with the best part! Parmesan Romano Cheese and it’s done and time to eat!


After a movie, it’ll be time to read a good book!

Enjoy your weekend…

Comparing Ourself to Others…

Comparing Ourself to Others…

I’ll be blogging about the first 2 weeks of our Why Her study…

The truth will always set us free.

This book comes with in 6 truths we should and need to always live by.

1. You need to be honest.

2. See it for what it really is.

You need to be honest.

2 Corinthians 10:12 In measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves to themselves, they lack understanding.

We’ve all as women of the world and in our homes at one time or another have “compared ourselves to others” and have probably ask ourselves the grueling question “why her”, as to why is she a better cook or why is she able to live in a nicer home or even as a housewife “why can’t I get my floor to shine like that”, or even why don’t I have q green thumb when it comes to gardening or growing colorful flowers”?

Comparison to others can become even obsessive at times or create quite the havoc in our lives if we allow it to.

In this book “Why Her” and for the study they use the story of Leah and Rachelle in Genesis and how Rachelle was able to have love in her life while Leah wasn’t yet she was able to bear children and Rachelle wasn’t. After Leah continue to bear children and tells herself maybe Jacob will love me now it isn’t until she gives birth to her fourth child that she has had enough and says to herself “I will praise the Lord.

We learn through this reading and study that You need to be honest.

We love to shout out our successes but seldom show or let others see our secret sorrows.

Do I always feel there are other writers and bloggers out there that produce better writing content than I do for readers? Why of course and it’s a competitive world for all of us. Even though I write and blog as well as read blogs because I enjoy it first and foremost but I enjoy reading and learning from others to! Thank you for blogging out there along with me. We all have something worth reading to write. Don’t ever think or believe you don’t as I have doubted myself a time or two. Oh, okay let’s be honest more often than that at times.

See it Like It Really Is Verse:Proverbs 31:30

“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. ”

Any comparison struggle welcome up against is a struggle.

Our pastor delivered a message worth perceiving yesterday morning in church about how if we allow the enemy to “he will have us and our minds all twisted up in knots”. Of course that’s his plan to seek us out and destroy us!

Our pastor used the story in Matthew about where the lady was hunched over for years and had ask us “could you imagine being as this lady was for this long?

The enemy wants us to believe she has a better life.

Us getting personal with God is the best way we can disarm the enemy and not give him what he has set out to accomplish all along.

And by asking God to give me eyes to see what I need to see, not what I want to see.

This is the reality of it all and this is what Nicki writes about in the book.

There are plenty of areas in my life I can reflect on where I have compared myself to others when I think back long and hard and even at times still do.

We need to be supporting, loving and encouraging to each other in our walks and in being successful as we write and blog daily and in other areas of our lives. I’m just using this for an example. I don’t worry at all about competition because I find and get my most pleasure out of reading, learning, and educating myself from others if I haven’t already read or learned about it elsewhere.

Are we missing God’s blessings when we have our eyes or hearts elsewhere? Most certainly we are at times I’m sure.

My husband and I don’t have a huge amount of money but, we don’t need a large amount of money either. We have all we need and my heart is full of joy on most every day when I look around and I am thankful and grateful for all we do have. With us having this land we are rich as my husband told me and it will never let us down. God blessed us with this land. It may take months and even years for us to have it how we dream about and no hurry. I’ve learned to enjoy the process of all things in life.

As women who choose to fear the Lord, we are asking God to show us.

Honesty can lead us to much quieter places. Wisdom helps us to enjoy the learning process of what God is teaching us.

There are times I’ll say to myself “there’s a lesson in this” at times I’ve even went into seeking the lesson out, and being joyful in the learning of the lesson when God practices grace in my life.

I’ve learned I can control myself and what I allow to affect my life.

There is always more than likely a blessing after the storm or as Nicki states in the book:

We always have choices. We can settle and pout.

God doesn’t want us to settle. He wants us to come to him and shift and praise.

1 Peter 5:8 We have an enemy that is prowling around to devour us.

Fear of the Lord is the opposite of being scared or wanting to hide.

I no longer look back at what I can’t change I keep my eyes and heart on Jesus and praise him for all I do have.

Wisdom teaches us to not ask “why is this happening” to “what can we do about it”?

God made us all unique in our own way and there’s to much that’s beautiful about each and everyone of us to lose it all on another.

Honesty is teaching us to stop fearing what we don’t have, so we can see what we do.

By accepting what we have we are able to get honest with ourselves and be able to remain honest and to not let the enemy ruin the excitement of our grace filled life.

Being able to recognize when we are feeling this way is important for us then, we are to be honest and do something about it before it gets out of hand or before we let our minds and hearts get out of sorts, in order for us to be able to stay on the right path that God wants us on, and has laid out before us. It’s up to us to choose.

God has given us a longing to know him, and be known by him. I like how Nicki says this in the book. It leads us out of comparison into restoration.

I’m going to end the first couple of weeks for now and leave us all with plenty to think about!

Go to Him and let him know how you feel. He’s always available for us.

There is so much more in the book as you can see I have a notebook already full of notes.

I definitely recommend this book and doing the study.

You can still sign up and you will receive the first 3 chapters of the book until you receive your copy of the book.

As time goes on I’m sure I’ll have so much more to write about in and during my study. I’m trying not to give to much away yet, and in trying to say and write so much, with out giving to much away so I hope your getting this. I sure am! Powerful words within this book!

This is something us as women all struggle with so I say: Purchase The Book and Enjoy the Study!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this and I’m off to go read “Why Her”.

God Bless…

Something to think about below and do you know Jesus?

3. You don’t always have to be okay.

Oh! That’s coming up next week!

See you for my next blog about “Why Her” study next week