Happy Saturday, folks! Here’s the weekend roundup of fun and helpful things from around the web!
Cast iron skillets have always confused me in the past, even though we grew up using them. And then I bought one for my very own place and used it with some frequency. I also washed it with soap (eek!) regularly, and had no clue about seasoning it properly. And then I married my husband, who has a whole host of cast iron, never lets soap touch them, and assures me that its okay if they still feel greasy afterwards. Needless to say, I was confused. And a little miffed that I wasn’t the one doing it the “right” way. Enter this post by Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs, and suddenly all the dots connect…
Kind of recently, I’ve learned that sugar makes me feel sick. More recently, I’ve been craving chocolate in multitude forms: cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, bon-bons, truffles, mousse, etc. It was a craving that would not go away, no matter how much I ignored it. So I broke. I caved. I looked for a recipe that didn’t have tons of refined sugar, but also gave me that chocolate kick – while reminding me of truffles. Entire these yummy energy bites. They are so good, I had a dream that my sisters snuck into the fridge and ate them all, and I was very, very upset. When I woke up, I actually went downstairs to check that they hadn’t all disappeared. And then I remembered it was just a dream. You should try them. Because, unless you have a peanut allergy, you will love them.
This is a homemaking blog, yes? And what generation do most people instantly think of these days when it comes to “the ultimate homemakers?” Yep, the ’50’s. And I do love the ’50’s. But I’ve also been highly suspicious that they were also very normal people. Especially since my grandmother grew up during the ’50’s, and her homemaking routines were not super picture-perfect as is often depicted. Yeah, this routine still sounds a little idealized, but it sure sounds more “normal” than any other one I’ve found. Which intrigued me, and has made me want to try it out. Especially once there is a baby in tow. That could be really interesting. I’ll keep you all updated. 😉
This dress popped up in my blog feed this week – and now it is absolutely on my list of “want-to-make.” I’m getting a new sewing machine this month, and I cannot wait to break it in and start making my own clothes + adorable baby clothes. Of course, ambition may far exceed capability and time available. But still, I really want to make this dress. I love all things nautical, clothing-wise. I do hope that Gertie makes it and draws up a tutorial for the rest of us. But in the meantime, if you attempt it, please do let me know how it goes!
That’s all – have a great weekend!!