Aaaaahhh….

Can you hear that?  That is the sound of the end of a semester.  The exams are done, the prayers over the tests and papers have been said, and you’re just waiting for grades.  I’m feeling particularly relaxed about the end of this semester because I have decided what I’m going to do with my…

And she carried a banner white, orange, and green

Well, we had a very fun St. Patrick’s day. We painted rainbows, made shamrocks and pots of gold, and set a leprechaun trap with corn syrup on a plate beneath the pots of gold on our window.  Now, everyone knows that when leprechauns are caught they must give you gold.  Or, in our case, gold…

I’m so crafty, it’s scary

I mentioned in my review of The Gentle Art of Domesticity that I had made a new blankie for Laura.  As I am not particularly skilled at sewing, this was a very satisfying accomplishment.  Inspired by a quilt with a pattern created out of small, thin strips of fabric sewn together, I cut strips of…

Feminism gone wrong.

This is a continuation of my review that was moved to a new post for the sake of brevity. ———- What made me realize how much I had been needing a book like The Gentle Art of Domesticity was an explanation.  Something I had been unconsciously aware of but could never put in words and…

Book Review: The Gentle Art of Domesticity

The last three weeks of December I was given an early Christmas present.  My saintly parents kept the children after we went out for Thanksgiving and my husband and I returned home.  ALONE. You must realize we’ve never lived without kids.  Never in 6 years of marriage.  But that’s a whole ‘nother post. Leaving Colorado…

Resolutions? Nah…

For this semester and the new year, I refuse to set resolutions. I just set myself up for it if I do. However, I will set out general goals. Here they are: Encourage my personal domesticity: Do more projects in the home that make me happy: canning, sewing, cooking, baking, etc. More on this in…