The Bling Factor. Jewellery

by Carol Jones on March 7, 2014

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Jewellery.

It not only dresses you up.

But its pizzazz makes you glow inside and out.

It makes a difference to how you look & feel.

And is the ‘eyecatcher’ for those who look at you.

All jewellery is ‘good’ jewellery if it looks amazing on you.

You can mix expensive with Big W treasures.

And only you know the difference.

There are no rules for mixing and matching.

Gold with silver. Silver with bronze. And colour with everything.

And antique finds can blend well with modern pieces.

Choose your jewellery to match your skin tone.

A cool/winter complexion looks fab in silver.

Gold best suits a warmer complexion.

And if you’re a borderline cool/warm, you can wear the best of both worlds.

To be well dressed. Be well pressed. And wear outstanding bling!

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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Pressing Matters. Keep The Heat Down.

by Carol Jones on March 6, 2014

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Keep The Heat Down

Are you prone to leaving your iron face down while you rearrange what’s on your ironing board?

And find you’ve worn a hole in your cover?

In the very spot where you rest your iron?

From too much heat?

You can stop that in its tracks.

Your first thought is:

I. Must. Change. This. Habit.

But changing habits is soooooo hard.

Sometimes too hard.

Don’t change your habit.

Just help it be better behaved.

Because there is an easy fix.

Buy a heat proof silicone mat.

Purchased from any good kitchenware shop.

That’s large enough to take your iron when it’s face down.

And place it on your board where you rest your iron.

It will absorb the heat from your iron.

And your cover will love you for it.

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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How Do You Get Ahead?

Just like a car.

With petrol.

And a gas pedal.

Substitute petrol for a desire to achieve.

Substitute a gas pedal for . . .

. . . putting your foot down and doing something . . .

– regardless of how small –

every day

. . . that moves you closer to what you want.

Easy?

Too easy?

The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies has more than 300,000 customers in 29 countries.

Acquired one customer at a time.

By doing nothing flash.

Just putting one foot in front of the other.

And doing something.

Every day.

That moves me closer to where I want to be.

Rain.

Or shine.

Sometimes the best solutions are – simple.

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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Chalkboards. Instant Messaging.

by Carol Jones on March 4, 2014

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I do LOVE chalkboards. And have a few.

The one in my kitchen is the dinner menu. So the dogs know what’s for leftovers.

My office is for urgent matters.

The one in my laundry room hangs on the wall above my ironing board. Covered, of course, with a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Ebony. To match my black Morphy Richards iron.

Written in chalk is ~ Smile! ~.

And just to make sure I do, there’s a little convex mirror in the upper right hand corner. Wonderful for catching light. And a smile!

And I have a double sided, easel type chalkboard that we used to take with us when we travelled the countryside like gypsies, spruiking our wares at any place that let us set up and use a microphone. Memories!

There are chalkboard table tops in restaurants that cater to kids. To keep them entertained.

And chalkboards are a great way for families to message each other.

Working mum to her teenage children: Take the lasagne out of the freezer by 4pm if you expect me to make dinner tonight. Otherwise, don’t bother.

I love making my own. Because they’re so easy to do.

A firm surface. Any shape will do.

A few coats of quick drying chalkboard paint. A box of chalk. A chalkboard eraser.

And you’re ready for instant messaging.

My next one is for outside. Beside my front door.

The message?

Welcome! Ring the cowbell for attention.

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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Pressing Matters. Ironing Linen.

by Carol Jones on March 3, 2014

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Ironing Linen

Do you struggle to iron all the wrinkles out of your best loved linen shirt?

Struggle no more.

Dampen your linen shirt.

Roll it up tightly.

Put it in a pillowcase or towel.

Put it in the fridge overnight.

Take it out the next morning.

Iron it like butter.

Hang it on a hanger.

Allow an hour for it to completely dry.  It will still be damp.

Wear with panache.

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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Hot Tips. Water Is A Hazard.

by Carol Jones on March 2, 2014

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Water Is A Hazard
 
Do you fill your steam iron over your ironing board cover?
 
And the water spills out of your iron and wets your cover?
 
And you want to iron the wet spot dry?
 
Don’t!
 
This is how you scorch and burn holes in your cover.
 
And wear it out prematurely.
 
Let your cover dry naturally.
 
Hard. I know.
 
But trust my advice.
 
~Carol,  Ironing Diva❤

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From Hatchlings To Fledglings. Wilhelm & Wilhelmina Wagtail

January 3, 2014
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My sister and I were hatched the week of 17th December 2013. I’m not sure of the exact date because my mum hasn’t shown me my birth certificate yet. Our nest is in a lush and shady English Ash. Behind the rock wall in the hectare of garden of Carol Jones and Victor Pleshev. By [...]

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The Elegance Of Bespoke

November 6, 2013
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I come from a family of elegant dressers who caught the eye of passers by when we promenaded on the streets of New York City in our finest Sunday attire. On the way to Grandma’s. My mother was a couture dressmaker. My father was a talented commercial artist. And the two of them could rub [...]

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A Smidgen Of Gossip Podcast. A Table To Sit At.

July 30, 2013
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A Smidgen Of Gossip is my monthly email newsletter. This is an audio version that highlights a segment called A Table To Sit At. And the lifelong memories a table can create. A Smidgen Of Gossip is free. To subscribe, click this link. You would make me a very happy rural gal! All the best, [...]

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A Smidgen Of Gossip Podcast. My First Encounter With A Louis Vuitton Vintage Trunk.

July 29, 2013
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A Smidgen Of Gossip is my monthly email newsletter. This is an audio version that highlights a few topics only. A Smidgen Of Gossip is free. To subscribe, click this link. You would make me a very happy rural gal! All the best, Carol❤ The Welcome Swallows are courtesy of Ironing Diva and taken at [...]

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