The Truth of the 1950’s Housewife

As a traditionally feminine woman who strives daily to perfect that stereotypical image of the 1950’s housewife, I have to deal with a lot of different things. Unfortunately, one of those things includes a large number of people regularly degrading my favorite decade at every conceivable turn- especially when it comes to my interest in trying to emulate that. Continue reading “The Truth of the 1950’s Housewife”

From Orchard to All Out Homestead

When it came to what what my Husband and I wanted to do for the rest of our lives, we really struggled with making a decision; first we wanted to move to Florida. Then we wanted to (and almost did) move to Kentucky. Then we inherited 30 acres from my Mother-in-Law and he wanted to stay here. Then we wanted to move to Florida again. We’ve never really been able to make up our minds, but I’m happy to say that we finally have! Continue reading “From Orchard to All Out Homestead”

[Recipe] Coconut Fever

Sushi has always been one of those foods that I just can’t ever get enough of. The best roll I’ve had, though, comes from a place called Kyoto’s in Stillwater; the Okinawa Roll (as it’s known there) combines Spicy Mayonnaise, Coconut Mayonnaise, tempura fried shrimp, and a few other ingredients into what is quite possibly the most delicious combination of sweet and spicy that I’ve ever tasted. Continue reading “[Recipe] Coconut Fever”

Sometimes a Break isn’t an Option; the Importance of Essential Chores

Whether it’s the Depressive spiral I fell into after my miscarriage in June of last year, or the fact that I recently found out there is a high likelihood that I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome… Occasionally, I talk about my health problems; I’ve always been open about them- sometimes more than really necessary. And when those discussions come around, the discussion about how these things don’t make you less of a Housewife often appears alongside them- and with good reason. Continue reading “Sometimes a Break isn’t an Option; the Importance of Essential Chores”

Establishing Order: Creating Household Routines Part 2

Having the bare bones for a Routine doesn’t do much if you don’t know how to actually turn it into a routine. But to do that, first you have to know how to manage your days in the first place. This is where Time Management actually comes in. Continue reading “Establishing Order: Creating Household Routines Part 2”

Establishing Order: Creating Household Routines Part 1

I’ve talked a lot here at A Sweet and Delicate Thing about how establishing a routine is really the biggest key in succeeding at managing your household not only well, but efficiently. However, as a friend recently pointed out to me, I haven’t spoken about actually creating those routines. Continue reading “Establishing Order: Creating Household Routines Part 1”

Falling Off the Wagon

I have a confession to make: I, the self professed 1950’s Housewife extraordinaire and part time Stepford Wife, have fallen off the bandwagon.

Really, by “fallen off” I mean the wagon hit one hell of a rut at full speed, I took a tumble, bumped my head, and have been down and out of the game for the last 6 months. Of course, though, that’s a bit of a fantastical over-exaggeration… Well, except for that “6 month” bit. That parts true- and so’s  the general idea. Continue reading “Falling Off the Wagon”

[Recipe] A Harvest of Tomatoes Should Never Go Unused

Tomato Soup has always been one my comfort foods- and nothing, to me, screams Tomato Soup more than the Autumn and Winter Months do; it’s usually just too hot to eat Soup any any other time of the year… But when that temperature dips come September, you’d better bet that my kitchen Pantry is usually stocked with it. Continue reading “[Recipe] A Harvest of Tomatoes Should Never Go Unused”