Monday, April 14, 2014

Storing Tablecloths

  I've been missing you!  Did you notice that I haven't posted for a while?  I'm sure that, like me, you've been too busy to notice.  Spring is here!  And, with the arrival of Spring comes a whole lot of work to be done-inside and out.  If you moved during a December ice storm, as we did, moving boxes in the garage compound your springtime activities!
  I'm not complaining, simply filling you in on what we've been up to.  The weather has been beautiful, and  working in the yard and clearing our garage this weekend was especially labor intensive for the guys (our sons were a big help!), but enjoyable at the same time.  We are not finished with that project, but made a real dent in it. 
  As far as inside, Spring cleaning has begun!  My next assignment is to clean my wood floors.  For everyday cleaning, I like to dust mop with Febreeze Swiffer dry cloths, but I'm going to try Bono for a deeper cleaning job.   I heard about it as I was waiting to have my sticker inspection done on my car (in Texas).  The lady sitting across from me, also waiting, was a professional cleaner and highly recommended Bono.  I'll let you know how that goes in a later post.
  I'm closing this chat today with a space-saving idea for storing your dining room tablecloths.  
  As I was clearing out some moving boxes, I came across a men's slacks hanger that we don't use.  At the same, time, I had been folding and storing my tablecloths.  This had taken up an entire drawer of my buffet!  Here's my solution:
It hangs in the pantry or closet!  So simple!
Have a great week :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day at Our House

I really enjoy my Irish heritage, and when St. Patrick's Day rolls around I love decorating the house with my Irish collectibles.  Here are my little touches of Irish!  For dinner, our menu includes:  corned beef brisket, colcannon and soda bread.  'Tis a shame it comes but once a year!

Whatever your ancestry, own it, celebrate it....and enjoy those special days with your family!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kraft Cheese Cookbook-1942

Here's a new addition to my old cookbook collection.  I thought you might enjoy it.  This little book is full of great salad, entree and sandwich ideas using the delicious Kraft brand cheeses.  I love the colorful pictures in this old cookbook! There is a 2-page spread of product pictures, so for anyone who loves vintage advertisement design, that's a bonus!

It's a very thin book.  It has 63 pages including a guide to cheese variety.  The book's copyright date is 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Kraft Cheese Company.  The printer was Neely Printing Company of Chicago.  Love this one!