Saturday, April 4, 2009

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I caved, I did it. I have been wanting to own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for sometime now. Whenever I see people using them on TV it looks as though it makes the job of mixing so much easier. And I have been doing a lot of baking lately, so....I bought one with some of our tax refund! Yeah!
I found a great deal at Futureshop online and I just had to buy it. So, it is on it's way, and I am hoping (cross my fingers) that it will be here before easter weekend, which is next weekend! If it does get here before Easter, be sure that I will be baking an Easter pie or some other easter treat!
I've been looking at the attachments that I could buy for it, and think that I would get some good use out of them as well. However, I am not going to purchase them just yet. I figured I would write them on a birthday or Christmas list and hope that my husband decides that it is a good idea for a gift. hehe Can you tell that it is still early in my marriage?! I would be thrilled with a very domestic gift! hehe

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

'The Sewing Book' by Allison Smith

I have recently taken up sewing with a machine (I got this one for christmas) and really have not been brave enough to try it out much. I thought that if I got a Hello Kitty Sewing Machine that I might actually be encouraged to try out things, that it might inspire me to be a little goofy, light-hearted and inspired. Really, I still have a fear of making mistakes, of wrecking fabric, and well, getting frusterated with it all.

However, yesterday while browsing my local Chapters for some new inspiration I stumbled upon 'The Sewing Book' by Alison Smith. Oh my, what a God send! This book really has everything I could think of. It is a great reference tool for all things sewing. It has great photos, and some great directions. It is a great referral when you want to know anything such as how to sew a hidden zipper, or which needle would be best for sewing silk drapery. If you are an inexperienced sewer, such as myself, or even if you know your way around the machine, this book is a great one-stop-shop for all your sewing questions. It is definitely worth the cost of the book ($45 on, $49.26 on

Friday, March 20, 2009

Busy little housewife

Ok, ok. So I've been a good housewife and a bad blogger. Life has gotten busy and I have neglected what I wanted to start doing with this blog. That will change. I am in the process of making a schedule for myself to help get my free time in order. This "downtime" will include time which I dedicate to blogging. It will become a part of my regular schedule, a duty if you will. So, expect new posts soon, and more often. Believe me, I have tons of ideas, and they will be coming to you soon!

Stay tuned!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

An Introduction

When you think of what a housewife is do you have visions of the 1950s woman at home cooking, cleaning and taking care of her husband and children? Do you imaging a woman who has no other interests besides taking care of her own home and family? Do you imagine someone who stays home all day watching tv while her husband is out working for the family? Or do you see more?

There are many different views and opinions of what a housewife is. My opinion, well...a housewife is a complex woman, just as complex as any other person out there. She has hobbies and interests, just like everyone else. She has opinions, values and priorities. She takes pride in who she is and what she has accomplished, just like everyone else. She has wants and needs, dreams and desires. She makes mistakes, she gets tired. She cares for others and longs to have others care for her. She may be married with children, trying to have children or have no plans for children at all. She may have a part-time job outside the home or even a full-time career. Maybe she hates to cook, but loves to clean. Whatever the case may be, she is a woman and she is human.

I think many woman put too much pressure on themselves to be that "perfect" 50's housewife. These are modern times and for the ultra modern woman things have changed a lot. The ultra modern housewife is no longer bound by the expectations of a "typical" housewife who only cooks, cleans, sews and always puts her family's priorities first.

As an ultra modern housewife I do not claim to be perfect, and I don't expect other ultra modern housewives to be perfect either. When it comes to being an ultra modern housewife, there really is no perfect. What works for me, might not always work for you. Life situations can be vastly different from one ultra modern housewife to the next and what applies to one situation may not work for another. However, I do believe life is about learning, and there are still things that we can learn from others. I also believe in sharing knowledge with others, which is what this blog is meant to achieve. Being a better housewife should not be a secret!

Many of the topics in this blog will certainly apply to single, divorced or even widowed women and men too! So, pass on this link to anyone you know who you think may be interested. And don't forget to comment!