A Tip for Tuesday: Laundry, Simplified

Anne KimballLife on the Funny FarmMultiple Choice Test:Q) What is the hardest part of the laundry for you?a) Putting it in the washer.b) Putting it in the dryer.c) Sorting and folding.d) Putting it away....more

3 Simple Laundry Tips

For some reason I always end up ruining my "cool" clothes. I'm not very stylish. Every time I buy something that approaches being stylish, I ruin it. Well, "ruin" is a relative term...especially since the advent of blogging and Pinterest.So, I decided I was not going to end up trashing the few "cool" clothes I had just because I had "ruined" them somehow. I hopped on the Internet and decided there had to be a way to rescue my poor articles of clothing. Here's what I found. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me!...more

Pinterest Project: Liquid Fabric Softener and Fabric Softener Sheets

I am really excited to tell you about this weeks project because it turned out so wonderfully, and I have added this to my laundry system in full confidence. ...more

The Magic Button

Baby Boy was getting awfully impatient as I folded two giant loads of his and Darling Husband's laundry."When can we go play outside??????""When I am done folding all of your clothes."Insert pause long enough for me to fold two pairs of I-want-to-be-just-like-daddy boxers, three have-seen-whiter-days white undershirts and match you-are-close-enough-to-black navy with black socks."Mama? What if there was a button you could press that would make someone else come and do this instead? Can you get someone like that?""Yes, sweetie. It is called 'you'."...more
Hey there, Sexy! Love the readjusted priorities once the little someone realizes he may be ...more

How to Fold Things ~ Just in Case You Need a Review

 Today I thought I’d share some of Martha Stewart’s laundry folding techniques or maybe it’s because I’m staring at a mound of laundry that needs to be folded.  Even my font is Fluffy Slacks!  I guess I have laundry on my mind.  Haha!  These would also be great viewing for a home economics class.  Happy folding! ...more
If I recall I think many years ago she wrote an article about it (I think it was martha). I know ...more

My Dirty Laundry

I love doing laundry.I love the fact that there is a beginning (dirty clothes on the floor of the garage) a middle (sorted and washed, dried) and an end (folding and stacking)....more
 @sharongreenthal And I think I can read you smiling here, just knowing they will be home soon. ...more

Busy Saturday

Today has been a busy one.  One of those Saturdays for getting chores done and things accomplished.  It didn't exactly start out that way.  I was pretty lazy for most of the morning.  Enjoying some coffee, some time with the grandkid, some doing nothing.  Then I got to work.I laundered the sheets and remade the bed.I have done several loads of laundry - hung on the line to dry out in the fresh air and sunshine.I have cleaned up the kitchen.I have rinsed down the chicken house and helped The Man of the House move it to a new location.&...more
Man-o-man-o-man, Beckey, you make me tired already.  lol!    Today I have swept the kitchen and ...more

Homeade Liquid Laundry Detergent

      Last November, I made laundry detergent for the first time. I was very proud of myself. Laundry detergent is the one thing I loath purchasing. I hate that it adds $13 onto my grocery bill....more

The Laundry Fairy: An Experiment in Teaching My Husband a Thing or Two

 I walk into our beautiful bedroom and glance out of the glass doors that lead to our deck. I never tire of the view of the ocean. I marvel at the kayakers and sailboats on the cold, dark water, straighten the photos of our wedding and our three children on the walls. I move to the pale blue duvet I spent months finding. There is the wedding quilt my mom made for us at the end of our bed and a stack of books on each of our nightstands. I admit to having the larger, messier pile. I sigh with gratitude and contentment. It is our sanctuary....more

My Water Broke

I am cooking breakfast for the last time. On a massive scale anyway for awhile, my son goes home to Washington state today. So I won't be doing sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and sometimes gravy for a very long time. I usually eat lighter, and have soup or a sandwich for breakfast. The dog is now spoiled in another way. ...more