Cooking

A Lesson Learned in the Kitchen

When you grow up in a household that loves to bake and bakes often, as mine did, you learn to appreciate food. What you seldom actually learn, however, is why the chef of the family doesn’t skimp on certain things. I got a quick- and hard- lesson in the why’s a few years ago. Continue reading “A Lesson Learned in the Kitchen”

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Beauty, Homemaking

The Unobtainable Image of the Perfect Housewife: 3 (More) Keys to Success

When people say that the image of the perfect Housewife is unobtainable, their primary focus is almost always on the expectation that we look good doing it all. Like with doing it all in the first place, though? Looking good while doing it isn’t unrealistic or unobtainable either if it’s genuinely what you want to do. Continue reading “The Unobtainable Image of the Perfect Housewife: 3 (More) Keys to Success”

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”