Happy Tuesday my lovelies,
I don't think I've ever met a woman who didn’t have an opinion on handbags. If you're anything like me, I bet you have more than three handbags in your closet at any given time.
Have you ever wondered what your handbag says about you?
Anita Daniel published an article in the New York Times in 1945 addressing the science of “bagology”. According to Ms. Daniel's article, a woman’s handbag is of extreme importance to her. It’s the key to who she really is.
Check out the following handbag options and see what your handbag says about you.
Backpack – The backpack-carrier says to the world that she is a practical and genuine person. She is always prepared and not concerned with what others think of her.
Clutch - A woman with a clutch is confident in who she is. She doesn’t feel the need to carry her entire life with her and isn’t afraid to ask a companion to hold any belongings that won’t fit in her clutch.
Under the Arm- The woman who carries her handbag under her arm is seen as the definition of sophistication and class.
Oversized / Tote – Carrying an oversized or tote bag says that you’re a busy bee but also practical and prepared. Those with an oversized/tote are seen as fun-loving and personable.
Fabrics and Frills – It’s not just the style of bag you carry but also its distinguishing features that speak about your personality. Knit bags give off a warm and artsy vibe, whereas metal accessories signal someone with a rebellious streak. Sequins and sparkles aregenerally worn by those who like to be the center of attention whereas neutral colored bags say that you’re friendly and approachable.
I completely agree with this bagology diagnosis, what about you?
Can you guess what type of handbag I carry?
Tell us what you think your handbag says about you?
When my husband and I began dating, I wanted to impress him by baking his favorite sweet treat. While I had never made an Italian Cream Cake, I was confident I was up for the challenge. After gathering the ingredients and following the recipe perfectly, I carefully place the cake pans in my mom's new oven.
When I removed the cakes, they appeared to be done, so I cooled the layers, then iced them with the yummy icing. I could hardly wait until dinner was done, so we could all enjoy the sumptuous dessert. As the slices were cut and served I could see something was terribly wrong! The cake layers which were supposed to be light and fluffy, were grey and uncooked. I was embarrassed and humiliated! "How did this happen?" I squealed?
My mom reminded me that I didn't set the oven timer when I placed the cakes in the oven.
Oh friends, I hope you will see the simple truth in my story today. Timing is very important not only in baking cakes, but in life itself. Our desire may be to have what we want when we want it, but waiting patiently on the Lord yields perfect answers in perfect time.
Avoiding a microwave oven mentality is one step toward a life of holiness. Applying God's conventional oven method to our lives, opens the door to blessing and answers we could never imagine.
-A sink for hand-washing: A two minute soak in the sink isn’t enough. You need to soak stains for at least 10-30 minutes to really make a difference.
- Bins for sorting: Don’t just separate by color but also by material. You don’t want to wash fuzzy fabrics like chenille and flannel with corduroy or permanent-press items, which can be magnets for lint.
- Countertops for folding: Don’t fold clothes hot right out of the dryer (we know – we all do it!). You can wind up with creases that are hard to get rid of.
- A rod for hanging: A rod is hey for keeping shirts smooth and crease-free. Take collared shirts out of the dryer a few minutes before they’re dry to prevent the neck from stretching and the collar from getting floppy.
- Did you know: You should clean the inside of your washing machine to keep it and your clothes smelling fresh? You can put the lint screen from the dryer in the dishwasher? Hot pink, bring green, and electric blue can bleed more than other colors in the washing machine? Using too much detergent can actually make your clothes dirtier.
- 3 stain busters to have on hand: Rubbing alcohol for ink. Raise armpit stain remover for getting out touch sweat stains. Blue dawn dish soap for grease.
Speaking of Cleaning
Speaking of Cleaning
Check out these interesting tips...
Check out these interesting tips...
When was the last time you cleaned?…
-Your hairbrush: Beauty experts recommend washing your hair brush every two months. First pull out all stray hairs with a comb. Fill a sink with warm water and a squirt of soap or mild shampoo, and soak your brush for 15 minutes. (If your brush has padding, boar bristles, or a wooden handle, swish it back and forth in the sink and then rinse to prevent the brush getting waterlogged.
-The inside of your coffee machine: Clean your machine after every dozen brews. Insert a coffee filter and fill the reservoir with two parts white vinegar and one part water, and run the machine through one full cycle. Then, repeat the process twice with cold water and filters.
- The produce bins in your fridge: Scrub your bins every few months to keep produce flavors fresh. Empty the drawers and remove them from the fridge. Dip a cloth in a mixture of 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1 quart warm water, then wipe down the inside and outside of each bin. Avoid household cleaners, which can make food taste like chemicals. Be sure to rinse the bins in warm water before returning to the fridge.
Happy Laundry and Happy Cleaning
When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. (ESV)I love the confidence this scripture offers me.