Thursday, December 17, 2015

Domestic Pursuits

The last, oh, nine months or so, I've been mentally and physically preoccupied with domestic pursuits (right after completing this long article on beauty). For the first few months, I was all too physically engaged with gestation, but then my time cleared up and my mind turned towards preparing our home for our new family member. This involved re-arranging, de-cluttering, and beautifying our home, as well as preparing for Christmas extra early.

We were lucky enough to "inherit" a new bed. We were able to move the furniture around, getting rid of a set of shelving, and make the room look nicer (without buying a thing). Similarly, with help from a friend, I re-arranged the existing furniture in the living room; it opened up the space physically and mentally, making me feel like our small house had more possibilities than I thought.

Some of my favorite newborn clothes: I can't believe we will soon have another baby this small!

Aldi flowers
As usual, my domestic pursuits involved food: delicious squash soup, crock pot pulled pork for the freezer, Christmas morning cinnamon rolls saved for Christmas morning, granola and pecan linzer cookies for gifting, Cinnamon Roll braided bread, Moroccan chicken, and so much more.... mostly waffles!

Waffles of all varieties to eat on those hazy post-partum mornings when you need something substantial right now.

Squash soup!

Cinnamon Roll Braided Bread, with pecans instead of raisins (I live in the South and need protein!)

Our Christmas tree!
Non-Santa presents bought and wrapped very early


  1. It is amazing all that can be done with nesting hormones flowing!! Lovely post. Thank you.

  2. Your bread looks divine! God bless your growing family

  3. Yum! The squash soup and cinnamon braided bread look so delicious. It has been such a fruitful time in more ways than one! By the way, your spiritual bouquet from us is underway.

    1. I'll make some of the bread for book club... in about five or six months :)

      Thanks for your prayers! I'm starting to really be eager for her to be born.

  4. oh I love this, Honeygirl! not only can you SEE your beautiful nesting, I can FEEL it being in your home :-)

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