My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pressing Matters!

Hello and happy Friday.  Today I wanted to speak to you about some pressing matters.  Important things that have been on my mind.

That of being a homemaker.  Every mother has the desire to be a good homemaker.  Sometimes these matters can be quite pressing.  I thought I would share a few tips with you.

  Every good quilter knows that there is a difference between ‘pressing’ and ‘ironing’.  What’s that you say?  “Thought you’d never ask.  When ironing you move the iron back and forth.  This method is used to remove wrinkles from clothing.

When pressing you do exactly that.  You press down with the iron but do not move it around.  This method is used to press seams, as well as many other steps in quilting.

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Finding the perfect tool can also be a bit taxing.

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Don’t be afraid to experiment until you’ve found the perfect size for you!

As homemakers and mothers we have a lot on our plates.

Not only do we  have to worry about staying within a budget. . .

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but often we will make things for our homes and children to help stretch that dollar.

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All this and still managing to take care of our little ones. . .

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Busy, busy, busy!  Yet, we still serve up the perfect pot roast.

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How do we do it, I often wonder?

One things for sure. . . We must take a little ‘me’ time!

Even if it’s for something as simple as a ‘spot of tea’.

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Do this and hubby will come home to a beautiful happy homemaker!

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Happy Homemaking from my grandie, Saydee and Me!

*Model is not an actual homemaker. lol!

Hope you enjoyed a few of my vintage toys.

Saydee and I sure had fun playing house!

Hugs,

Jann

p.s.  I want to thank Kerry Anne from Shabby Art Boutique for featuring me at Shabbilicious Friday (My One Weakness! post)

and Rooted in Thyme for featuring the same post.

It was also the most viewed at Pink Saturday last week. 

What a nice surprise!

I will be sharing with:

Bernideens Tea Time blog for Open House

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Sunday View

Sunny Simple Sunday

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

One More Time Events

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

Knick of Time Tuesday

Fluster Buster Party

42 comments:

Salmagundi said...

Cute post! I think I have almost all of those toys left over from my childhood, my daughter's, and granddaughter's. Is that darling Saydee your granddaughter? Sally

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Adorable post....Love the vintage toys!!

Old Time Cindy said...

Okay, this post is way too cute!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Super cute. Love the old kid's irons. I don't have any corded models.

Shelia said...

Oh, Jann, what an adorable post! Your little grand daughter is so beautiful and has the perfect little poses for each of your words. Love all of the olden toys!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LV said...

Good advice especially for quilters. I love the young lady that knows what she is doing.

Shannon Fox said...

So made me smile.
Such a sweet post and what a darling model you have there.

A real treasure ;)
Happy weekend!!

NanaDiana said...

Jann-She is just a darling, darling little girl. What fun to watch those mini-homemakers in action. Aren't we blessed? xo Diana

Bernideen said...

They don't makeup any cuter than this!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a sweet post!
Your granddaughter is adorable!
~Cindy

Peg said...

Saydee is so adorable, looks like you had so much fun playing. I need to come and see you so you can give me a lesson on pressing. It might help make me a better quilter.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a cute post and an adorable grandie!

Linda W. said...

Your granddaughter is adorable! What a great collection of photos.

Nell at njschout said...

What fun! It made me smile. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh she is a treasure! What a beautiful little helper you have there, Jann!

Kelley Dibble said...

Ack!!!! This is precious!

Maria Elena said...

Oh, she is so adorable!!! Love, love this post! Too cute!

Maria Elena said...

Oh, she is so adorable!!! Love, love this post! Too cute!

DearHelenHartman said...

Super adorable post! Love those little irons and your grand daughter is darling.HPS

priscilla said...

So cute ! She is a beauty :)..Love all your vintage toys !

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Cindy said...

Love this!!!!

Infuse With Liz said...

OMG so adorable! Not only is your grandie absolutely the cutest but the story is too! I'm glad to see she's learning the basics!! You must teach them early on! Haha! I bet she loves those toys! Her sitting with the sewing machines is just adorable! Well heck all the pictures are! What a sweetheart for posing nicely!

Mama Zen said...

These are just precious!

Emilou said...

Hi Jann, I read all of the above comments and agree with them all. Your pics and story tell of such love and care and tenderness. Thank you so very much.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an adorable and creative post!
Such a cute little homemaker, too.
Hugs,
Patti

Sandy said...

Jann! What a delightful post! Your granddaughter is adorable and she has a great teacher to model expert homemaking skills! Thanks for dropping by today. Your comments about procrastinating made me laugh. I'll drop most anything to take a trip to Home Goods! My mantra, "There is always tomorrow" gets me into trouble!

Kris said...

Oh my, she is precious! What a darling post!!!!
xo Kris

J9's Happiness in the Every Day said...

Oh I adore this post!! So gorgeous - thank you! J9 x

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
What a little darling she is...
This post was so much fun to read, the toys are fantastic! So wonderful that you have kept them all of this time.
Have a great day today!!
All the Best,
Christine

Jill said...

Love this post - so cute!! I remember my little ironing board.........

A Garden of Threads said...

Adorable post:) Enjoy your Monday.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your granddaughter is sweet and has demonstrated very nicely for your post.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of the pretty vintage things....but this cute model makes everything look so special! HAVE FUN! Don't work ALL the time!

ThrifterSisters said...

These are the sweetest photos! What an angel and a big helper:-)

Erica

Kaye Swain said...

Oh what a cutie-pie! Thanks for a lovely visit for Rednesday.

Debra said...

Oh what a little darling she is! This was so much fun to view between her, your story, and those toys! Love love love it

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, can I come play with all those cute toys and that cutie pie??
Your grandbaby is adorable!
Happy Rednesday,
Dorothy

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Love it! Your little model is just darling. Makes me miss the days when my girls were little enough to play like that :)

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

Maureen said...

This has got to be the cutest post I have read in a long time! What a wonderful read - you have me smiling big with all those awesome photos. Adorable!

Pondside said...

Like everyone else, I think this is simply adorable - what a sweetie!

Kc W said...

What a sweet child! How did you find a dress that would so perfectly match her cookware? Do all homemakers do that? :)