Home Management, Veneration

Venerate the Housewife

How my motto, venerate the housewife, changed my entire outlook on home life!!

Venerate the Housewife

What does it mean to venerate the housewife? When I first heard this statement, I said to myself, “What on earth does that even mean?” Venerate is defined as “To regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference.” In other words, to venerate the housewife is to glorify, revere, or adore with the utmost respect. Once I saw what i meant, I was like “heck yeah!” I work hard at what I do. I’m growing and shaping lives, why on earth wouldn’t I treat it with the highest reverence. read more

Debt Free, Home Management

A Beginner’s Guide to Tracking Monthly Expenses

Tracking monthly expenses is a vital part of your budget. Here are some easy tips to get you started!

Tracking Monthly Expenses

Tracking your monthly expenses is the first step in setting up your budget, but it’s also the hardest and most daunting. You potentially have expenses going out every day so how on earth do you begin to calculate it all?! Even though this step is intimidating you have to power through it. In order to have a successful budget you need to have an honest allocation of your expenses. You have to know how much you’re spending on every single thing that goes in and out of your home. read more

Home Management, Housewifery

How to Clean the Inside of Your Dishwasher

Clean the inside of your dishwasher to keep it running longer!! 

How to Clean the Inside of your Dishwasher

In my previous life as a deli worker, I washed a lot of dishes. Needless to say, I don’t like washing dishes 😉 When we purchased our home in 2005, the first appliance we bought was a dishwasher. I clean the inside of it which has been the key to keeping our dishwasher running so long.

The dishwasher works by spraying the bits of food off the dirty dishes. Small particles go down the drain while the chopper and filter break down bigger pieces. Cleaning the inside of the dishwasher ensures the parts do not get clogged and broken by any food debris. read more

Home Management, Housewifery

Perks of a Living in a Small House

Living in a small house can sometimes be frustrating, but in reality small houses are pretty awesome!!

small house

In today’s housing market, it seems like bigger is always better. That mentality is frustrating for those of us who live and love our small houses. We love our 1100 square foot home with about 920 square feet for living space. However, there certainly are some downfalls. You can always hear your kids. Always. And if you can’t, it spells trouble. With limited storage space, finding ways to organize your home can be a challenge. Cooking in a small kitchen can make some recipes impossible or daunting. And personal space in a small house can seem non-existent. But focusing on the negative gets you nowhere. In fact, there are some awesome perks about living in a small house. read more

Home Management, Housewifery

5 Frugal and Easy Tips on How to Make a House a Home

Five quick tips on how to make a house a home.

Make a House Home

Many things make us feel at home. The flooring, the wall color, new windows, new furniture. All of those things are awesome, but they aren’t the easiest or cheapest changes to make to your home. Today, I am talking about the little things you can do to make your house feel like a home. Best of all they are easy and frugal to boot!

How to Make a House a Home

Flowers or Greenery

Having something fresh and living (besides people of course) always gives a home a nice homey feeling. I opt for flowers since they don’t need as much upkeep. Fake plants and flowers are always an alternative if you have a black thumb. Flowers provide a nice pop of color and variety to your decor. And I have had excellent luck with our grocery store florist so I get amazing flowers at a cheap price. read more