|MY GRAMMA, GWEN|
Now don't get me wrong. My Mom's generation and then MY generation also ENJOYED some of these activities as well as many young women today. And when my kids were growing up I had a garden, picked salads from the garden for dinner, made homemade salsa, made those amazing cinnamon rolls of Gramma's (7 dozen of them at a time!) and really enjoyed the domestic lifestyle. But recently I've been guilty of seeing baking, cooking, and washing as WORK to be "gotten over with" in order to move onto something FUN instead of enjoying the task itself. Thus, I've decided to take on these tasks with JOY again. And not only that, I've made a decision to try to do MORE baking, GROW some plants for food, clean the house and wash the clothes while ENJOYING THE TASK ITSELF!
I'm calling this plan " MY VINTAGE LIFESTYLE". What is a "vintage lifestyle" you ask? Here's my definition: Celebrating and enjoying a simple lifestyle of yesteryear in my home and family. I'm sure many of you are already doing this and I just need to get going again. Frankly I have always liked being domestic...or the IDEA of it anyway. The chores themselves, not so much. But I also want to create some of the same memories for MY grandchildren. I've already created a lot of memories with them but I've wanted to pass on some of the same things I did with MY GRAMMA.
|Gramma's old Red Wing pottery mixing bowl for mixing the granola|
|Here's the granola in a vintage container.|
Today I made a week's worth of granola to have for breakfast with my grandson and in the future we'll have strawberries from the plant with it along with organic yogurt. I also made a chocolate pie for my husband, one of his favorites. It was also wash day and I loved it! No, really!
So what are some simple everyday tasks that YOU enjoy? I'd love to hear about them!
|My chalkboard rooster ready for breakfast.|