Friday, September 30, 2011

A Recent Blog Find

I stumbled upon The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking the other day and really enjoyed its content. It's a fairly new blog but have already picked out several favorite posts including this:

The Five Stages of Housework (from Feb 2011)
1. Denial: My house isn't dirty, it's lived in.
2. Anger: You peed on your sheets on purpose, Didn't you?  Didn't you?
3. Bargaining: Maybe if i put this laundry basket in the hallway, the clothes will actually make it to the laundry basket...
4. Depression: Make the bed?  Why?  I'm just going to mess it up again later....
5. Acceptance: Well, nobody else is going to do it...

I can totally relate to this. :) Here are a few more of my favorites:

32 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs (from Feb 2011)
This is a great list with some really easy and creative ways to keep entertained this winter.

10Ways to NOT Make Your Home a Haven (from Nov 2010)
I can see how perfection is a stumbling block for me. My home will never be perfect so I need to stop waiting for perfection before I invite people over. This was a really refreshing post for me.

Homemade Wool Dryer Balls (from Apr 2011)
A really handy tutorial that I'd like to try this winter.

Demystifying the Seasoning of Cast Iron (from May 2011)
I have a cast iron frying skillet and do not use it as often as I should. I don't know what to cook in it and I'm not sure how to take care of it. This is a great post to help me with the latter, but does anyone have any suggestions for what to make in my cast iron skillet?

Make sure you head over to The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking for more homemaking tips from the real world.


Sandy said...

We use our cast iron skillet for SO much...from searing meat before slowcooking it to cornbread and even pineapple upside down cake! I'll see if I have any of my recipes on my computer and send them your way :D

Kelly@imperfect homemaking said...

Hi! Thanks so much for your kind words and for linking to my blog :) As for what to cook in your cast iron skillet: Try pineapple upside down cake. I double the recipe from joy of baking ( and bake it in my 10 inch skillet and it is AMAZING! (you can cook the topping right in the skillet on the stovetop, before layering the pineapple and pouring in the batter)