Growing up, my dad was constantly telling me, “Don’t say ‘can’t’,” or, “‘Can’t’ is not a word.” And I’d be like, “What are you even saying, Dad, with your poor Spanish-to-English translation? ‘Can’t’ is most definitely a word. And I certainly will say it. A lot.” Continue reading →
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 →
This is the fourth installment in a series on the mildly disturbing and deeply compelling subject of Home Management – how we’re all doing it (shoddily or adroitly) and why it should spread your mustard as much as it does mine.Continue reading →
This is the third installment in a series on the turgid and titillating subject of Home Management – how we’re all doing it (wretchedly or expertly) and why it should ring your bell as much as it does mine.Continue reading →
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 →
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.
Aaaaand, we’re back! This month you’ve heard radio silence from me. I’ve been on a bit of a break* for a variety of reasons. Let’s pretend you were super curious about why. Here it is, in charming countdown format:
Our sewing workshop was fantastic. For reals. We had an amazing group of ladies possessing a range of experience in the ol’ backyard studio. There was wine, there was cheese, it rained like a proper bastard. It was every shade of awesome. Continue reading →