Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hello, Once again...

Hello, once again, everybody...

As you can tell, I have not been active at all in about a month. Sheesh! That is such a long time. Unfortunately, it has been outside of my control, because, I have had mono. Bleh. It's been super terrible, and I haven't left my house for a long time, spent an entire week in bed. And in case I haven't explained this about myself, I am a very busy person. Like, just my personality is to stay busy constantly and just go go go go go. Well, anyways, I thought I would give you all a sneak peak as to what is coming up in these next few weeks...if anybody is interested. I am going to be making brownies from scratch for the first time (But first I have to clean my kitchen since no one has been doing that with me being sick...and its super dirty), and I have a few other ideas up my sleeve, but I am interested to know what any of you out there would be interested in seeing as far as maybe tutorials, or "life hack testing", or pinterest testing things. Hmm...leave me a comment if you have any brilliant ideas, and I will give it a shot. Thanks!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Adventures In Sewing Part 1

Hello once again friends!

A few months back, I found a SUPER good deal on a pair of jeans (like 75% name brand type of good deal)! And, like any budget wise beauty, I tried them on before buying them, even though I was certain that they would be my size. Well, unfortunately they fit GREAT...except for the fact that they were almost four inches too long. I was heartbroken. But, I decided to go ahead and purchase them anyways, I could always hem them, riiiiight?

Well, flash forward a couple of months and I am still struggling with the significantly too long jeans. Now that we have moved-- yes, I did indeed drag these unhemmed pants halfway across the country-- and I finally have my sewing machine set up (Hurray!), I can finally conquer this (what should be pretty simple) straightforward task of hemming my pants. Fun fact #1: I have never hemmed anything before, so we shall see how this goes.

On a side note, I do have sewing experience, but it is primarily in sport related four way stretch fabric.

On another side note, before we start this jean hemming process, we went last weekend up (about ten miles north of us) to a used furniture store, but they also have all sorts of other used trinkets and whatnot. And it just so happened that while we were looking for other pieces of furniture, we came across this awesome sewing table (pictured below). It is sturdy, has storage space, and is all around wonderful, and in good condition....But the BEST part is...we only had to pay $10 for it. I was extremely happy with that find.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Already Falling Behind...

Already Falling Behind...

 Shoot dang! I have hardly had this blog for a week (if that even) and I am already falling behind on posts. I have to admit, I am at least somewhat disappointed...I had (and still have) great intentions and grand plans for this blog. You know the old "Night before Christmas" with the line that goes "visions of sugarplums danced in their heads"? Well, that is how I feel about this blog. I have many ideas for cooking, baking, cleaning, organizing, crafting, sewing, you name it! So many adventures of house-wifing we will have with this blog :) 

   Meanwhile, in this last week, I got a job! So, I guess I am no longer a full time housewife, but we really need the additional income, plus, it isn't that bad, just a part time gig doing customer service :) Today was my first day, and I had to be up at 4am to get ready for work. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining (although I will definitely be going to bed earlier tonight). In fact, I am convinced that starting my day earlier and by getting out and about essentially first thing, my productivity for the day has increased well over 100%! Which, to be honest, is something that I have been struggling with a little bit. 
Side note: Does anyone else out there struggle to find motivation to do housework? For me it is mostly after my husband leaves for work in the morning, and I, still in my PJs find that our nice warm bed is calling my name. If you do struggle with that, how do you find the motivation to get you booty moving in the mornings and to be productive?

Basically, this is how my day has gone: I got up at 4 a.m., showered, cooked breakfast for myself, and out the door I ran to my first day at this new job! It was all fine and dandy, I worked until noon. Then, I made a quick trip to the local grocery store, did our shopping for the week. Went home, put groceries away, and ate lunch. Unloaded the dishwasher, reloaded it, and started the quick cycle. All of our final thank you notes from our wedding have finally been addressed and will be sent out with the mail tomorrow, AND I am writing another blog post. 

I swear, this is the most productive that I have been in a long time. I am tired, granted, but I feel pretty great! I am actually even thinking about going to the gym to work out this evening. 

Well, I suppose that is all for today. BUT, brace yourselves, for the crafting updates are coming! My current project: hemming a pair of jeans that are WAY too long for my short legs.

Have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

My Housewife Story

I figured I might as well give some background on "my housewife story", especially after my first post didn't tell ya'll much. 

My husband and I were married just over a month ago, after only being engaged for about two months. Talk about a whirlwind trying to get everything together in time for the wedding! It was a pretty crazy two months, but everything ended up coming together nicely for us to have a small but absolutely beautiful wedding and reception. We had so much support (financially, emotionally, mentally) from family and friends that it is still an overwhelming feeling to realize just how many people care about us. 

Anyways, three days after getting married, we packed everything we could into my station wagon, and headed east. We spent two weeks driving (short driving days mostly, and some sight seeing along the way) across the country, and landed in the midwest, where we now reside. It is quite a change from Oregon... I am no longer able to look out my window and see mountains, and the coast is much more than an hour away. But I really love it out here.

I digress, we decided that it would work well for me to be a stay at home housewife, so long as we can afford it. I was happy with that decision. What I didn't realize though, was the struggle I would face to get into my housewife groove. So, I started asking myself why I want to be a housewife, and hopefully in the future a stay at home mom...and how to do that.

This is all totally new to home, new marriage, new (different) responsibilities. I decided to start this blog to bring you along with me on this journey of discovering my niche in the housewife life, as I figure out how to really keep a house clean, embarking on craft adventures, and new sewing challenges, I hope to learn a lot and be able to share the newfound wisdom with the world.

Fun fact: This is one of my favorite pictures from Oregon...up near Multnomah falls. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Housewife: What does it mean?

Housewife: What does it mean?

         In today's society, who wants to be a housewife? Why would anyone in their right mind have a desire to stay at home and do housewife-ish things? I mean, with all of the opportunities that women have today in terms of careers, education, athletics, you name it. Feminism has come a long way, which is great! Unfortunately, it seems like society doesn't just allow us to have these opportunities-- I feel in a lot of ways, that it shoves these "opportunities" down our throats. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy that should I choose, I could be just about anything I want to be. I can chase my dreams. But, what our society seems to do is to send the message to young women that women in the past worked hard for us to have these opportunities, and that we are belittling their hard work if we don't jump at these opportunities for time consuming careers, or doctoral degrees in just about anything we can imagine. What society doesn't seem to be prepared to accept and support are those young women who want to be a housewife, or a stay at home mom. The women who are happy to emotionally and mentally provide support for their husbands, while ensuring that he has a clean home and warm supper to come home to. (Side note: Is this even what it means to be a housewife?)

       This brings questions to my mind. Things like, What does it mean to be a housewife? What does that look like? Why should a woman consider being a housewife? Why should someone consider being a full time stay at home parent? Let me know what you think! I want to hear from you about your thoughts on the life of a housewife. The good and the bad.