Outdoor living spaces are a wonderful way to expand the size of the gathering areas of your home. Our home has a fantastic pergola and deck off the kitchen/dining area, and it gets lots of use in the warmer months. When it’s just the three of us, we often dine al fresco in the evenings. Plus, it’s like having a second living and dining space, especially when we have guests during warmer months. And while it doesn’t need attention weekly like most indoor rooms, it does require care so that cushion and fabric items last longer than 1-2 seasons.
Last month I went wedding gown shopping with my niece, and it was exhausting. She made two appointments – one in the morning and one in the afternoon at two local boutiques, and it seemed to me that she tried on every dress in each location. When she arrived at the first location, the attendant asked her questions on cut and fabric preferences. I had no trouble understanding what she was looking for when it came to cut, but when she started talking about fabrics, I admitted I was lost. I had no idea what tulle was.
It's every kid’s dream – to play in the mud in their Sunday best, but is this something adults would want to do? We asked both Madison Bryant, Miss North Carolina USA, and Marley Stokes, Miss South Carolina USA, if they would be willing to wear a formal gown while playing in the mud, and they both said yes. Seriously.
Much of the nation didn’t take a vacation last year because of COVID, so I suspect vacations will be even sweeter this summer. Sadly, neither my husband nor my son wants to hit the beach this year, so we are opting for a trip to New Orleans. But for those of you that will be enjoying the beach, sun, and water, this post is for you.
Tips to help your swimwear look nice and last longer.
When I think of the word “heirloom”, I immediately think of something old that’s been in a family for a long time. In fact, when I searched for the definition of heirloom, here’s what I found: a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations. But it took me a number of times trying several different combinations of words to find that definition of heirloom. That’s because heirloom is also a type of sewing that uses fine fabrics and delicate sewing techniques like lace insertion, tucks, and embroidery. These terms were once used to refer to French hand sewing; howe
The term vintage can apply to clothing made in a previous era, but the industry standard states that items made between 20 and 100 years ago are considered vintage. Because styles seem to come and go, it can be difficult to determine whether a garment is actually vintage; however, things like metal zippers, side-snap closures, saw-toothed edges, pinked seams, and union labels printed in blue can indicate if a garment was manufactured before the mid 1960’s.
This year has been exceptional, and I don’t mean in a good way. COVID-19, political discourse, and economical challenges have all wrecked havoc on many of our lives. So, what does all this have to do with clean sheets? While clean sheets can’t solve all of life’s problems, they can keep you healthy and improve your quality of sleep.
Side Effects of Not Washing Your Sheets Weekly
When I was a little girl, I had a Christmas dress that had black velvet at the top and red, black, and white plaid at the bottom, so whenever I think of velvet, I immediately think of Christmas. Even though my velvet Christmas dress was from many years ago, that dress seems to never go out of style – especially for young girls. And now that it’s January, it’s likely that that very dress your daughter wore or that lovely velvet dress you wore is sitting at the bottom of the laundry basket. That’s the last place it should be.
Velvet is Considered a Royal Fabric
Sometimes you shop for need, and sometimes you shop for want. And when you find a new outfit that really speaks to you, it can be hard to wait for it to be washed or dry cleaned before you wear it for the first time. But you should. Read on to learn why.