A little help from my friends...

Last Christmas my Hubs gifted me with the most amazing 'helper" // a Kitchenaid Mixer// in the most brilliant shade of Blue {Ice}. She was shiny and hefty in weight. I almost didn't want to smudge her up, but of course she had a purpose and we broke her in quickly with some homemade soft pretzels. She worked hard and saved tons of time with a touch of flair. She was christened "Gretchen" that day by my daughters and I. 

My side-kick in the kitchen.

My side-kick in the kitchen.

We utilized Gretchen a TON last winter; cookies, cakes, breads. She definitely added to our winter coats! So, it wasn't a stretch to name another helper: my Rowenta steam iron. I was hard at work starting my Etsy shop, spending tons of time crafting and working with fabric. We stuck with the German name-theme and started calling her, Olga.  

This lady gets steamy and sputters at times....

This lady gets steamy and sputters at times....

Last week, a friend found a long-awaited treasure {a body form} and picked it up for a fraction of the cost I had been quoted. I have been searching antique stores and flea markets for a while without success. So when this beauty joined us, it really was a matter of welcoming her to our family to give her a name as well. I call her Fiona.  

Fiona is sporting my sewing apron from Anthropologie. 

Fiona is sporting my sewing apron from Anthropologie. 

A little round-up of my helpers. Love that they make this Mama's job just a tad bit easier {& colorful}.

xox- susan

What are some tools that make your life easier?