Not Knowing How to Sew on a Button Does Not Make You an Idiot

Something you likely know already.

On an intellectual level, at least. I hope.

But I’ve had so many people tell me with downcast eyes that they’re “Just not crafty,” a phrase I sort of resent because I’m kind of a craft snob. As in, I don’t believe in crafting, really. I believe in making. And that all humans are inherently two things: learners and makers. It’s what we are as a species. As a human, your birthright  is to explore your world and make things in it. You already know how to do it, at a cellular level. Let’s connect that DNA to our hands, and get to making already: Continue reading

Know What’s Sexy? Home Management Part 2

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This is the second installment in a series on the hot and heavy subject of Home Management – how we’re all doing it (poorly or prolifically) and why it should butter your biscuit as much as it does mine. For Part 1, click here.

What is this thing you speak of, “Home Management”?

I’ve been throwing around this term “Home Management” quite a bit (and putting quotes around it, or capitalizing it, or not, completely at random. Sorry). But I haven’t quite defined exactly what home management is. I think of home management as: Continue reading

Know What’s Sexy? Home Management, That’s What!

Sexy, as in provocative. Maybe. Or like, controversial. Because you really don’t want to deal with it, but you for sure should. The right word here is “important,” okay? But “sexy” is just better. I don’t really know how to broach this subject, because it’s just beyond Home Ec-y. Just don’t Google “Home Management.” It’s not something you want to actually invest time or effort, or God forbid, emotions into. I’ll invest the emotions for you.

Buddha, enlighten my home management skills.

My actual sink. My actual dirty dishes.

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