Let's talk about the social climate surrounding housewives. It's no secret, go into just about any online forum, even ones meant specifically to be a place of solidarity for housewives, and you will find people going out of their way to put these women down. There is a certain, specific group of people who are... Continue Reading →
Putting together a weekly meal plan for the house is one of the hardest things for me in terms of homemaking. I don't want to fall back on the same recipes every single week, and I also don't want to make my job harder than it needs to be by picking out these over the... Continue Reading →
this low carb creamy avocado spaghetti squash is the easiest thing you'll make for dinner this week.
Out of all the skills that help make a house into a home, gardening holds a special place in my heart. It always has, from the time I was young girl and my grandma would take me into the garden with her, showing me where to trim back leaves, and how to tell a zucchini was ready to harvest. Even if all you manage to grow is a pot of basil, there's a sense of accomplishment that comes from growing something with your own two hands, getting dirt under your nails, and placing the literal fruits of your labor on the dining table to share with friends and family.
Making a home, and keeping a house are two different, but related tasks. You cannot make a home, unless you know how to keep a house, but there is also a certain amount of love, patience, grace, and etiquette which goes into maintaining a home in order to elevate it beyond a simple house.
Join me in the first Thursday Book Review, where I take a look at my favorite housekeeping book, The Butler's Guide