Saturday, January 30, 2021

Romantic Homemaking Series ~ Breathing Beauty into Your Home Life

“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”

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 romantic taste; romantic notions; romantic expectations; romantic zeal.

~ Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Gentle Homemaking Inspiration Series

This series hopes to motivate and renew the mind.

My List of Most Beloved and Beautiful Homemaking Books

A good book can inspire you to put fresh energy into your home.

The Inspired Home "Junk" Journal

A beautiful place to store all your romantic homemaking encouragement.

Holy Homemaking

The true story of what homemaking accomplishes.

DIY Vanilla Rose Room Spray

Use the power of aroma to transform your home.

Embellish Ordinary Kitchen Linens with Lace

Yes, make it all pretty!

Easy Custom-Made Chocolates

What is more romantic than chocolate?

No Sew "Snip and Rip" DIY Dinner Napkins

There is something so luxurious about using cloth napkins at the dinner table!

"Pink Windex" aka Rose Petal Windows and Glass Spray

What is more pretty than pink cleaning products?

There are labels to make a complete rose-inspired housecleaning routine!

Titus 2 Homemaking Lessons Inspired by Jane Austen

I think the title says it all.

Wash Day Collection of Inspiration

Make every task beautiful.


Titus 2 Homemaking Encouragement Inspired by Louisa May Alcott

And yet another obvious title.

Ironing Inspiration ~ The Classic Homemaking Collection

We can make even the unlovliest work lovely.

Period Movies for the Romantic Hearted and Sentimental Soul

And after a long productive day, brew yourself a cup of coffee and tea and enjoy...

"Nowhere is Christianity more beautifully displayed, than in the home. It changes the home of wickedness, strife, and contention — into a peaceful and delightful Eden. It converts the home of the wicked — into a palace. It drives away discontentment, uneasiness, fear, and darkness — and showers contentment, peace, and sunlight into every heart."
~ Charles E. Orr (1844 - 1913)



"A pleasant atmosphere in the home creates a beautiful background for happy memories. Because I want the warm atmosphere and the good memories it fosters, I plan for it. I plan the meals, including how I set the dinner table and make it beautiful. I plan for order in the home, for the housework, for the laundry, and for the upkeep of our clothing so that life is calmer. I plan surprises, too, so that life at home is fun. If all the planning sounds like a lot of effort, remember that no work of art is slapdashed together. Artistry calls for planning and design, and so does the work of art called "Home".
~ Elizabeth George, Beautiful in God's Eyes


Do let me know if this is something that interests you...

Happily homemaking,
 ♡ JES


30 comments:

  1. May I just say, in a most unlady like fashion...YIPPEE!!!! I love when you do these type of posts--so inspiring.

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    1. Excellent! I'm so glad that it would be enjoyed by someone!

      ♡ JES

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  2. Absolutely!! I love to make everything I touch beautiful.

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  3. You're speaking my language!! And how wonderful to receive inspiration such as this! Looking forward to this series. 💝

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  4. More, please!! This is just what I need. Thanks!

    Darlene

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  5. Yes, absolutely. I'm looking forward to these!

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  6. Dear Jes, This interests me very much! I find your posts so inspiring and helpful. I am so grateful for your example. It is such a beautiful thing to find contentment and happiness at home. Thankyou for inspiring me to keep finding ways to bring peace, beauty and love into my home. Clare

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement Clare!
      ♡ JES

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  7. Oh JES! I would love such a series! ❤ Your blog is such a treasure trove of loveliness. Now to go back and re-read your previous posts while I eagerly await the first installment...

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  8. I'm so looking forward to your posts!

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  9. I love these kinds of posts. Especially right now, we need beauty in our homes and out lives. Thank you, JES, for doing these posts. You are amazing !!

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    1. So excited to hear from you kindred spirits! Thank you!
      ♡ JES

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and reminders of the importance of bringing more beauty into home. And thanks for the list of movies; I've been looking for a list of that type for when I'm alone some evenings.

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  11. Yes, this is something that interests me! I look forward to your new series. And I need it badly. I think this time of year, we are all in need of some inspiration...the doldrums have definitely set in around here...

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    1. Yes Laura, I’m feeling you! This is why I’m doing this 🥀 thank you!
      ♡ JES

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  12. Yes, Jes. I love reading your encouraging homemaking blogs.

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  13. I am so excited for this series! ❤❤❤ I took a peak at your period drama post and we love the same movies! I completely agree with your thoughts about the popular period drama!!! We got to that scene in the first episode and turned it off.

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    1. Yes, yes! Thank you for your support Heather!
      ♡ JES

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  14. Absolutely interested! I'm all girly girl.😁

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