Good Friday morning! I’m late. I know. That’s because I slept in. <gasp!> Yeah. I didn’t get up and make breakfast or pack hubby’s lunch. (With his blessings.) I didn’t run yet. I didn’t do anything I normally would have and all because of a pom martini. Just one. Last night. We went out
How to Hand-Paint a Faux Tile Back splash. Hand painting a tile backsplash is a quick and easy (and inexpensive!) way to add coziness to the kitchen. Last week I painted my kitchen and the response to my faux backsplash has been incredibly positive, so I wanted to share a step-by-step tutorial with you here.
Our Spring cleaning continues, and as promised, I did indeed give my kitchen an update. It needed it. It wasn’t looking as organized and homey as I like, so here are the changes that I made for a total cost of less than $80. Time invested: 3 days. First, the before shots. You will
How to find a lost diamond. On our 25th anniversary I looked down at my wedding rings and discovered that I’d lost my center diamond solitaire. If you’ve ever had this experience you know the sickening feeling that immediately grips your stomach. It’s similar to learning that someone you love passed away, and
Ahhhhh spring. Finally! And with the arrival of the warm weather comes the itch to open windows and begin the annual spring cleaning. I must confess that I look forward to this time every year. There is nothing like a fresh new beginning, and once this thorough once-over of the house is done,
One of the many responsibilities of a housewife is to create a pleasing home atmosphere, and being an artist, it’s one chore that I wholeheartedly welcome. And after living in our newly built home for a few years, I had grown tired of the “builders white” on the walls. It was time for some color.
Hand Wash? Or Automatic Dishwasher? Which is better? How long has the debate on whether it is better to hand wash dishes or use an automatic dishwasher gone on? Well, according to this site, in 1886, Josephine Cochran invented the first practical dishwashing machine. Though it worked, they say, only hotels and large restaurants bought her
Epiphanies happen. I had one recently that came out of a look at my home/work life balance. You see, throughout the years I’ve learned that I am sure to feel out of sorts and off my path if I attempt either of two extremes: Attempting to be the perfect domestic goddess and stay-at-home housewife or
UPDATE! Now stay on top of all tasks large and small. Get a handy daily checklist for cleaning right on our Facebook page. Like us here! now..on to A Real 1950’s Daily Cleaning Routine In the 1950s, it was common for the wife to keep her house exceedingly tidy and well-managed. If you run a
If there’s less to clean, it stays cleaner and it cleans up faster. Right? Right. So that’s how we begin today’s discussion about Cleaning House, 1950’s Style– Part 2. If you’ve read Part 1, then it’s time to move on. The fact is that back in the 50s there wasn’t so much stuff. There wasn’t