As party preparations continue at my house, I spent an hour tonight ironing. Those 24 monogrammed napkins are now crease free. They were joined with 5 red napkins from last week and a denim shirt.
I have a relatively new find that I wanted to share on the ironing front. It is Mary Ellen’s Best Press. It comes in several different scents as well as scent free.
It advertises several things including that it won’t flake, even on dark fabrics and that it won’t leave a residue. I have found all its claims to true from my experience. My iron stays cleaner and I don’t have to pick white flakes off my fabrics.
Along with using a hot iron and steam, I find that Mary Ellen’s Best Press really does help to get rid of stubborn wrinkles and make my clothes, and dinner napkins, look well pressed. Try it, I think you will like it.
I spent my weekend getting my house ready for an elegant dinner party that I will hold next weekend. It involves a seated dinner for 22 people. Preparations have involved unpacking, washing and drying dishes, glassware and silverware for 22. Guests will be seated at 3 tables, so we brought in an extra table and… Read More
Who doesn’t love a flavorful, juicy, tender steak? At my house, we love to grill steaks on Friday night. It sets the tone for a fun, relaxing weekend. Main Man grills the steak, after I have marinated them. I also cook the sides (usually a baked sweet potato or broccoli). You will need: 1 great… Read More
Have you been admiring the fabric and leather poufs that can be seen in magazines, catalogs and on TV? I sure have, but I am not going to spend $250 or more. So, I decided to make my own. The pouf I made is for my vacation rental cabin in Beaver’s Bend, OK named My… Read More