Homemaking, Housekeeping, Housewifery

A Dream Come True- and A New Apron!

My Mother-in-Law is a big fan of Garage Sales, thrift Shops, and Estate Sales. A long while back, she brought home a vintage Sewing Machine from one such trip: The Estate Sale of a Woman who had died, and whose children were convinced that my Mother-in-Law should be the one to take the machine. Continue reading “A Dream Come True- and A New Apron!”

Family, Homemaking, Housekeeping, Marriage

The Truth About the 1950’s Housewife

As a traditionally feminine woman who strives daily to perfect that stereotypical image of the 1950’s housewife, I often catch an unfortunate amount of flack from various individuals concerning every aspect of it. But while the points they make are often perfectly valid, thought provoking, and generally not wrong in many cases? They’re usually still irrelevant and show an increasing detachment from the reality of history. Continue reading “The Truth About the 1950’s Housewife”

Gardening, Housekeeping

3 Unconventional Flowers to Add to Your Arrangements

I love having fresh flowers in the house. There’s just something about them that just brightens up the space so much. With my new Tea Room set up, it provides the perfect opportunity to finally make use of some of the flowers I have in my garden- which has led to some interesting flower arrangements! Continue reading “3 Unconventional Flowers to Add to Your Arrangements”

Goals, Housekeeping

Necessary New Year: Lighting A Fire and Keeping it Lit

While I complain on Twitter and Facebook about how long it’s taking me to dig through, analyze, and re-post the content I had up before The Great Takedown of 2017? I’ve come to realize that removing everything from my blog has probably been the best decision I’ve made in two yearsContinue reading “Necessary New Year: Lighting A Fire and Keeping it Lit”

Homemaking, Housekeeping, Housewifery

Every Housewife Needs an Apron

One of my favorite local Antique Malls occasionally has some wonderful vintage fabrics. I’ve always eyeballed them with longing, but on a visit two years ago I was lucky enough to pick some up finally: A pillow sham with a beautiful Floral print for just under a dollar. Unfortunately it was old and torn and couldn’t be repaired enough to continue using it for its intended purpose. So instead, I chose to re-purpose it as my first Apron. Continue reading “Every Housewife Needs an Apron”