Things are Very different form how there were in the 1950s. But we can all learn a little for reading about being a Good Housewife in the 1950s. what was a good housewife in the 1950s? "The Basics" The following is excerpted from an actual 1950's high school Home Economics textbook: "ADVANCE: How to be a Good Wife HAVE DINNER READY: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal--on time. This is a way to let him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned with…
How to Stage Your Home for Living
“All journeys eventually end in the same place, home.” —Chris Geiger I am 38 years old. And I have lived in 16 different homes. Now, most of these moves took place when I was young. But since getting married to my wife 15 years ago, we have lived...
Because you were there, too: 16 tips for family self-portraits
We all talk about how important it is to document our memories for our families. I have news for you: you’re a part of that. You need to be in pictures.
Tips for Creating a Mindful Home
Mindfulness is being embraced everywhere these days, from the Kindergarten classroom to company retreats. What is mindfulness, exactly? Susan Smalley, Ph.D., and Diana Winston, co-authors of Fully Present, say that mindfulness is “an accepting and kind attitude toward yourself and your present moment experience.” One that will change your relationship to life. Sounds enticing, huh? Here are a few tips on how to integrate the practice of mindfulness into your home. 1.
Love Your Home Challenge: Chalk Paint Spruce Up
I'm so excited to be a part of the Love Your Home book tour. I've been a long time lover of The Inspired Room blog, especially after going to college with Melissa's (the author!) daughter, Courtney. We worked on many interior design projects together over our years in design school. Last year, I began writing a blog post each month for The Inspired Room, so I was thrilled be able to join their team! Melissa's first book, Love the Home you Have, just recently came out, and oh-my-goodness, I…
5 Ways to Love the Home You Have
Do you ever find yourself discouraged or even overwhelmed by the state of your home? I know I have found myself in that place more than I would like to admit! The messy rooms, the
10 Ways to Enjoy Your Home to Its Fullest
It can sometimes be easy to mindlessly move through your home, just going through the motions of your daily routine. Are you just existing in your home? Or are you enjoying your home to its fullest every day? There are a few ideas I’m re-reading these days to help me remember to really live in my home. 1. Laugh in it What really makes you laugh? Is it the latest viral pet video? Watch a bit before you jet off to work. Love stand-up comedy?
Teaching our Daughters to Have Valuable Skills - Christian Homemaking
I am the mother to three daughters and one thing that I have learned over 20 years of raising daughters is that you can never teach or prepare them enough skills for their future. I have also learned the patient art of learning what one daughters natural bent is and what the others daughters …
5 Little Ways to Fall in Love with Your Home - The Inspired Room
Fall is a great season to fall in love with your home. But how? 1. Dream. Do you ever dream about your home? As in, think about things you’d love to do if time or money were no object? I do. But honestly, sometimes I get so busy that I often forget that essential element [...]
20 Ways To Love Your Home
While the weather turns a bit colder (only 80 today!) our thoughts turn to the Fall. We’re looking forward to more time spent indoors hosting and hanging out. BUt there are some things we’d like to get to to make our home feel that much more comfortable. Jump below for 20 ways to love your home (so it loves you back):1. Choose 10 things. And donate them, throw them away or repurpose them.
Old Wives' Tales For Homemakers
This collection is a little different than my regular lists of vintage tips as some are superstitious (though there are practical nuggets here too). It's hard to say how old any of them are, how they came about or why they were considered worthwhile to know. Old wives tales were…
The Gentle Art of Puttering...
"Decant your soap powder, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets into pretty glass jars. Your home does not have to be an advertisement for Persil..."