♥ *Home*Making*

I still have so much to learn, daily, as a woman, wife and mother. I *do* like to share tips, tricks, and ideas I have learned in this journey! :) I hope you find them helpful!

"I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare."
Tasha Tudor

* For the love of Homemaking & Routines 

* Living Simple and Simply Living

* Homemaking: Simple Bits of Wisdom

* Making Bread: Step by Step

* Making Cinnamon Rolls! 

* Making Bagels from Scratch!

* Making laundry soap

* Making strawberry jam

* Using what we have

* Building a greenhouse 

* Loving My Family & Home

* Wonderful earth-friendly cleaning products

* Window Star Tutorial

* Juicing Tomatoes (to make sauce and can)

* Canning

* Simple Living: A Clean Home

* How Clean is Your Home: Cleaning Tips

* A Home Organization/ Homemaking Binder

* From Real Simple: House-Cleaning Checklists

* From Real Simple: Daily Quick Cleaning Check lists

* How to Neatly Fold Your Towels

* My Recipe Binder

* What to Do on a Rainy Day

* The Joys of Being a Homemaker

“Home is the true wife’s kingdom. There, first of all places, she must be strong and beautiful. She may touch life outside in many ways, if she can do it without slighting the duties that are hers within her own doors. But if any calls for her service must be declined, they should not be the duties of her home. These are hers, and no other one’s. Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust, the happiness and the highest good of the hearts that nestle there. The best husband—the truest, the noblest, the gentlest, the richest-hearted—cannot make his home happy if his wife be not, in every reasonable sense, a helpmate to him.

In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife. Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere. Her hands fashion its beauty. Her heart makes its love. And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine, that no woman who has been called to be a wife, and has listened to the call, should consider any price too great to pay, to be the light, the joy, the blessing, the inspiration of a home.

Men with fine gifts think it worth while to live to paint a few great pictures which shall be looked at and admired for generations; or to write a few songs which shall sing themselves into the ears and hearts of men. But the woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.” 

 ~JR Miller