If you follow me on Facebook, you might be aware that I'm currently writing a book. A Guide to Homemaking, if you will. I've already completed a rough outline and am starting on the first draft. So far, I'm up to 15 chapters, each filled with recipes, checklists, tips/tricks, and tons of inspiration. But I want more. That's where you come in.
Every one has their own tried and true tips and tricks. Either for cooking, gardening, cleaning, first aid, raising children, and even advice for a long and happy marriage. All of these things, we've learned along the way. We've been taught by our mothers, grandmothers, dads, and even our own kids have taught us valuable lessons. There's no way I could think up all these tricks on my own. But I want to put these down on paper so women who weren't taught them can have an entire book of them at their disposal. I want these traditions to be passed down somewhere. What better place than a Guide to Homemaking?
Here's what you need to do. In the comments section of this post, tell me your favorite or most useful tip/trick/advice you've gotten in your life. Keep it simple. Also, include your name, state where you live, and age...also if you can remember, try to include who you learned it from (i.e. mother, grandmother, pastor). I'd love to include as many as possible in the book. If your tip makes it in, I'll include your name and last initial and the other info I asked you to include.
Homemaking is becoming a lost art but I don't want the decade of information to disappear, too.
Now, think hard ladies (and gents) and lets get back to the basics!