Monday, February 7, 2011

Brightening Up My Least Favorite Job


Ever feel like there is just no where to hid from it no matter how hard you try??


Like it just creeps up on you with no warning at all?


UGH LAUNDRY!!!

Actually I don't mind the laundry, it is the ironing that I can not stand!!
Back and forth, back and forth with something that could burn the ever-loving tar out of you and no matter how hard I try, I can NEVER get the wrinkles out!

And then I have to look at
this??


Yikes!!

Well, thanks to my friend Tami at High Street Cottage I can now at least enjoy what
I am looking at!!!!

Looky at what I won!!!

(I love the key and card Tami, thank you! )



Isn't she pretty!??



Here she is all unwrapped and ready to go!!
(Excuse the mess, I am re-doing)


And here is am enjoying time with her!!

I love looking at her and now ironing is more enjoyable thanks to
Tami!!! :)

Now I just need a room as pretty as she is to put her in!

hhmmmmmm.......


just kidding...


or am I???



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46 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how do you look that cute ironing? must be the new cover- it's really made you glow! ;)

Stacey said...

Haha, the only time I pull out my iron is when I am working on a sewing project and need to iron the fabric! And that's not that often! I haaaaaaate it with a passion! I'm currently refluffing clothes in the dryer so I don't have to iron them! :)

I found your blog a few days ago, added it to my reader and read all the way back through it! I starred several things to go back and read or try later! Love it!

Guess I should go get those clothes out of the dryer! But here's another dirty secret- I usually just lay them out on my couch (it's a big sectional so still room to sit!), and leave them to wait until my mom comes over to fold them! She's been coming about once a week since I had my baby and actually TELLS me to leave laundry for her to do! Not a problem with me! :)

Have fun ironing on your adorable ironing board!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

You are adorable . . . blog looks great. I HATE ironing. Pretty much because it doesn't seem to look any better when I am finished! Maybe I need a fancy cover as well!

Low Tide High Style said...

Who knew ironing board covers could be SO pretty! Congratulations on winning it, and you look like you're having the time of your life ironing, love the picture!

Kat :)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I am glad you won something that is pretty and makes you enjoy yucky ironing. I rarely iron. I do more in the summer when I wear shorts. Heck if summer would just get here I might not mind ironing.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Congrats on the win!

Laundry is my most dreaded shore too. And I don't even iron! I don't own an ironing board to not give anyone any crazy ideas. Once in a while I'll have no choice to iron one of my husband's shirts and I do a quick once over on a towel on the kitchen table. :)

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Hey that is so darn cute!!!! I hate laundry, nuff said.

High Street Cottage said...

Oh Michelle, you look so adorable! I'm so glad you like it, I love the little extra bag to hold starch, or water etc. Thank you for being one of the nicest people in blog land. When I visit other blogs too, I see kind comments you've left on their blogs. I don't know how you find the time, but you do, and it's very much appreciated. xoxo tami

Drawn to The Sea said...

Very pretty! If I believed in ironing, I'd pretty mine up too :-)

Amy Kinser said...

Congrats. She is a pretty little thing.

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, my friend, I think I got you beat! I still iron on the same ironing board with the same cover that belonged to my parents! My memory of it goes back to at least middle school so we're talking 20+years ago! Now, I feel so ashamed that I'm just going to have to go buy a new one! Oh shucks...I guess that means another trip to TJ's! :-)
Vanessa
P.S. I'm usually frowning a lot more when I'm ironing...you look pretty cute!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a sweet slip for your ironing board. Love the little vintage key, too. Congrats! You really make ironing look cute and fun! If only :)
Hugs,
~Michelle

A Vintage Vine said...

You look cute ironing! The headband is so vogue! I hate to iron...but that ironing board cover is pretty darn awesome, glad you won!

Comeca Jones said...

It is cute as pie Michelle I love it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How lovely.. lucky you.. that is truly pretty.. I wouldn't mind looking at it either .. although I don't iron!!! make a point of buying non-iron clothes.. haahaha.. bit hard with office clothes though!!

Thanks Michelle for your visit my way and kind kind comments.. especially whilst I have been.. trapped in the Bermuda Triangle and not visiting ppl!! Have a lovely lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sheesh! YOU ARE EVEN BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU ARE IRONING! And that is MY least favorite domestic chore too!!! What a cool gift and idea, Michelle! Your white background is so refreshing!!! HAVE A SPLENDID DAY! Anita

Deborah said...

Good morning sunshine!!!
Congrats hunny...that is so, so pretty!
I've never seen one prettier than that!!
I iron only when I have to these days..but when I was in my teens I had a job ironing for one of our neighbours..I ironed her hubbys work clothes and she paid me by the basket. I enjoyed it actually...that was then lol
Your cover looks cabbage and rosey and its adorable...what a lovely gift..so glad it makes you happier at a chore you're not so crazy about!
You look gorgeous!!!
Have a great day sweetie..talk to you soon!
Love you!

Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

Rene said...

I'm pretty sure I don't look that happy while ironing. My pile is growing as we speak.

-Rene

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I actually love to iron - well, at least I don't mind it. But I don't have a pretty cover like that. Hmm - might have to consider an upgrade! Enjoy!!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Congrats on your win! That would want to make me want to iron as well. :)

Finding Home said...

Very cute and pretty, but I must admit, I almost NEVER iron! So, good for you girl and now you have something pretty to work with! Have a good day friend, Laura

The Frosted Gardner said...

Wow! Congrats! I want one of those! And hey - I cannot wait to see your new paint in your bedroom! It is going to be gor-g-eous!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I iron maybe twice a year, hate it too. You look cute getting those wrinkles out!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Congrats! I love your new iron cover =D

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Everything is better when it is pretty...even ironing. I DON"T iron. My kids and hubby(on occation) iron their own clothes...and when they weren't old enough to we just all wore wrinkled clothes.

chiara said...

hallo! I jumped into your blog via "somewhat simple" and was thrilled by everything. Your blog is soo nice, your restyling works amazing, your love for coastal style similar to mine, your life experiences really touching, I'm very glad I found you and linked you to my craft blog.
Many hugs from central Italy
Chiara

Val said...

Now, that is Ironing in style!! Love it. You are so cute!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm so with you!! I have stuff pilled up to be ironed..., and just don't do it, haha. Maybe I can trick myself with a fancy cover!!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

What a pretty idea ,if you can't enjoy it at least look good doing it!
I have sent you an award please pop over and take a look!

Kelle Dame said...

Lucky! What a pretty cover! My ugly board could use one too. You look completely fabulous my dear :)
Thanks for your sweet comment today! We totally need to go antiquing!!! Next time we make our way across the lake I'll let you know! That would be super fun!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I'm glad to see there are others who don't iron. Hubby actually irons more then I do. I fluff in the dryer! I do have a board and was looking for a new cover. Her shop doesn't seem to be open yet :( I do use it when I'm sewing and it hangs on my laundry room door so I wanted it to look descent! n

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

i can NEVER get the wrinkles out either! it's just an impossible task - ironing. the new cover is so pretty...how nice that you won it!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

No doubt in your next post you'll be writing about how you knocked up a new laundry room out of old cardboard boxes and painted it with your hands tied behind your back and it'll look STUNNING!!!!

Yup, I'm jealous of your ironing board cover. It's so lovely.

Sxxx

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Who knew that ironing could be so cute! (I'm not sure if its the new cover or just you!)

Heaven's Walk - said...

LOL! Kerrie's comment just had me laughing out loud, Michelle! Oh my goodness!

Congrats on winning that pretty cover, sweetie! Tami wrapped it up so thoughtfully. :)

OK. Please tell me you are NOT ironing your sheets.....You will indeed put me to shame.

To tell you the truth, since I'm either in yoga pants or jeans, I never have to iron until it's time to pull an outfit together for church on Sunday morning. lol! Unfortunately, everything I pull out of my jammed packed closet needs to be ironed because it's so crammed in there. {And don't let hubby fool you. He's got almost as many clothes as me.} lol!

Love ya to bits!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

OH.....almost forgot.....

YOU ARE JUST ADORABLE!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Your new cover is so pretty!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Michelle! Oh, still ironing? You are making your nest so pretty and fresh, and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for US when the WARM WEATHER FINALLY HITS! YIKES, we had 25 below yesterday and of course, I HAVE BUSY DUTY ALL WEEK! I am wearing two coats this week for this chore! Have a perfectly peaceful and creative day dear friend!!! Anita

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

That is a pretty cover! at least now it looks cute while you slave away haha.

koralee said...

She is lovely! I don't do ironing ...thats my sweeties job but he does have a pretty little cover on his board...I made sure of that.

A question for you my friend...how did you get this cute cute font on your blog?

Happy day my friend. xoxo

Red Door Home said...

I am not a big fan of ironing either. I always seem to put it off until it is absolutely necesary. I then have such a large pile it takes so long to finish! Love your new ironing board cover. Much prettier to look at than a plain cover.

Pamela said...

Thats a great cover Michelle! I hate ironing as well so most of the time everything just gets plopped back in the dryer!:)

Holly said...

That is beautiful. When you make things pretty in makes such a difference in your outlook, eh? OK, now I need to remember that!

Lisa said...

Love the new cover. I think the ugly ones should be banned. Pretty ironing board covers only - except for blokes who have to do their own.
Mine is ugly. One day I'll try and make a new one.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

super cute!!! love the little pocket on the side too! I so desperately need a new one- it's embarrassing! What a lovely gift.
Sorry I have not been good at keeping up with all of your fun projects- you put me to shame. Life is just moving at light speed and I'm trying to hang on for dear life!!! Have a great weekend!

Anne said...

That's so cute! I agree, having a pretty ironing board definitly makes the chore more enjoyable!

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