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Monday, February 23, 2009

I found this site for aprons your gonna love it

I know this will be surprising to all my fellow retro housewife's but I dont have an apron. I know shocking isnt it. Well I actually have one but I dont were it. Its just a burgundy large thing that I dont like. I have always liked aprons. The way they look. What they represents to me. They are pretty and feminine and functional. I never knew anyone who wore one. Not even my grandmothers. Not even the grandmother who cooked all the time. One of my grandmothers wore one when she was a teen and her mother wore one. It was the 40 and 50's and they were what I would call proper women. So I have seen pics of them with one but my grandmother Jackie had long given up the apron by the time I had come along. Since finding or exploring my inner retro perfect housewife I have wanted an apron so badly . My husband got me one but it wasn't what I had in mind. Like I said it is burgundy and is more like a line cooks apron. Shapeless and dosnt make me feel like a happy house wife when I put it on. I still were it when I do fried chicken but I long for the pretty frilly apron of the 50's house wife. I have only 3 cooking stored in my town or anywhere close to my town and the one that had cute aprons had only children's aprons. I see an endless array or homemade beautiful aprons on the Internet but I have never found the time or extra cash for one. I mean 45.00 plus shipping just for an apron . But I was absolutely smitten when I found this site with these fabulous aprons and matching gloves. These are so hip and retro at the same time I am going to put this on my birthday list for hubby. Now I can look sexy and efficient while doing the dishes. I just know you'll love these aprons to. I am so excited to pass this little gem of a site on to you and hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

This house wife

Well the snow here has finally melted away with the exception of a few spots I try no to see out of the corner of my eye. Christmas and new years have past and left a trail of great happiness in my home. Spring is trying every so lightly to creep in. So whats this happy housewife been up to . Well not much. I have had a few lax weeks in the housekeeping department due to a recurring depressing I am sure. I still get things done but not like I was. I tend to search the Internet for some inspiration every few weeks and it keeps me going. One thing I need to do is get my permanent but flexible schedule in order. I get in a groove of doing things and then switch it up the next week . For some this might work but not me. If I don't keep doing things one way I get scatter brained. I did start my household binder. It has been helping a lot with bills and the running of our lives. I spend a lil time everyday working on it. Organizing and reading through things. I think I am the only one who appreciates it. But I guess that really all that matters.
One thing that happened her in the past month that I am sure would scare the pant off most housewives is my stove stopped working. I was kinda lost for a week. The cord on the back had not been properly tightened by my father in law and it created a heating problem that burnt up the wires. Well lucky we caught it or we have burnt the house down. In that time I had to make due like any good house wife. I used hot plates. It did the job. But my wonderful husband came through this weekend and fixed right up for me so I am back on track.Photobucket
My daughters 4h season has also started as well as girl scouts. This means at least 3 weekend out of the month are taken up. This is her first 4h year she get to do a project. She chose archery since she got a nice shiny new pink bow for Christmas. And Girl Scouts of course have the annual cookie sale .Photobucket
That's kept us busy. She also will be entering project in the fair for Girl scouts this year. Also a first for her. She has chosen to do a horse history book and pressed flower book. Speaking of all this fair activity we are also planning our fair entries. Every year we make a list of all the canning we want to do to enter it in the fair. That keeps us busy all summer. All this on top trying to perfect my perfect housewife skills. Oh I shall not forget I am planning a baby shower for my new nephew who will be here sometime in June . Ethan should arrive around June 13 and we are having the shower in April. So my plate is full of baby activities and I have my daughters Birthday in may . Unicorns are the theme dancing through my head at any given moment. So as you can see I am one busy homemaker and I have lots to do and I need to head to the kitchen to start prepping for dinner tonight and get some laundry done before moving onto dusting and vacuuming .Photobucket