While the world may preach that homemaking is mundane, burdensome and rewardless, my feelings fall in quite the opposite direction. I see beauty in all our common duties, I desire to elevate each task to loveliness and to see each part of our work as holy. With that being said, I would like to devote a dainty little series to romantic homemaking. I will be sharing inspiring resources, some sweet simple projects and articles to promote pretty but practical homemaking (this has been the purpose of this blog in general but I hope to take it a step further this month!). I'm hoping this will breathe an old fashioned love into your homemaking world. There are some things I have shared in the past which identify with my desires for this series and I have included them all here under one post. I will continue to add here as I publish them. As February symbolizes a month of love in our culture, I thought this would be a perfect time to talk of a love for homemaking -- unapologetic romantic homemaking.
"Romantic: Pertaining to romance, or resembling it; wild; fanciful; extravagant; as a taste; notions; expectations; zeal.
~ Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary
This series hopes to motivate and renew the mind.
A good book can inspire you to put fresh energy into your home.
A beautiful place to store all your romantic homemaking encouragement.
The true story of what homemaking accomplishes.
Use the power of aroma to transform your home.
Yes, make it all pretty!
What is more romantic than chocolate?
There is something so luxurious about using cloth napkins at the dinner table!
What is more pretty than pink cleaning products?
There are labels to make a complete rose-inspired housecleaning routine!
Make some lovely gifts for those you love and prepare a special spa day for them!
I think the title says it all.
Make every task beautiful.
And yet another obvious title.
We can make even the unlovliest work lovely.
And after a long productive day, brew yourself a cup of coffee and tea and enjoy...