No, Your Eyes Do Not Deceive You

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

You are in the right place. Well, I should say, if you were looking for Not Entirely Perfect, you are in the right place. After a few years (6+ but who's counting?), it was time for a change. And a name change is a pretty dramatic one, yes, but it was that or dropping blogging altogether and I don't think I'm ready to do that quite yet. Changing directions seemed the better choice. I had already changed my content, after all, so what's a little name change to match? It's just so much more fitting for the space.

Raspberry Muffins and a Kitchen Update

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

I've been doing yearly home tours since we moved in in May 2016, but we haven't had any major updates since the last one, when I shared the deck. But we did recently make some changes in the kitchen that I've really been enjoying, so I thought I would share what it looks like now. And of course that should come with a recipe so I'm also sharing the raspberry muffins I love making this time of year.

The Joy in Everyday Homemaking, Even When You're Burnt Out

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

I've posted a lot lately about routines and the things we need to get done every day - getting dressed, morning and evening routines, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner every night. It can start to seem not only overwhelming, but exhaustingly reminiscent of Groundhog's Day. Because those are the daily living tasks that just don't end. Even when you finally get all the laundry done, you still have to wear clothes and there will be another load tomorrow. The dishwasher is finally empty, but you have to drink your coffee out of something. You did all the grocery shopping and cooked all the meals but an empty fridge will stare back at you again next week. It's repetitive and mundane and can easily leave you asking 'why even bother?'

I hear you. I've been there myself. Still am there, some days. Yes, the rhythm of life reminds us that we're alive. It's good to sit back and remember that we get to do all these daily tasks because we're alive. But even when I'm being grateful for that fact, there are still a few things I do to bring back the joy in homemaking, even when I'm a little burnt out.

Proper Clothing Care and Why I Care for the Things Around Me

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I like getting dressed every day. In an actual dress, like I mentioned. And though I love finding deals and living frugally, dresses aren't cheap and building a quality wardrobe still takes time and money. So once an item makes it into my closet and life, I'm going to do everything I can to care for it properly to extend it's life. Today, I'm sharing some of that clothing care knowledge with you. I know it may not seem like it 'matters', but stick with me until the end, it'll make a lot more sense. But first, clothing care tips and tricks.

My One Day and Everyday Cleaning Routine

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

I know that title seems confusing - how can my cleaning routine be a one day routine but also an everyday routine? But it's actually pretty straightforward. I can either spend 4+ hours one day and deep clean everything on the list and then not touch anything again for awhile. Or I can do this routine every single day on a surface level, because if you clean every day it never piles up to require that deep clean day. And cleaning is an essential part of my homemaker life.