Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Art of Domesticity on

Receiving an certificate is a great responsibility. 10 years ago, I would have been thrilled to spend $200 on books. Heck, I would still be thrilled! As I get older and realize there are probably better things that we need to make space for said books, I shopped around at some of the other goodies Amazon has. Some of them aren't the best representation of what I'm looking for, but close! I think the whole "upload your customer photo" feature doesn't always work out in their favor.

Also, if you have any amazing book recommendations I'd love to hear them! I'm a little embarrassed saying the last book I read was a Sookie Stackhouse book and that I'm seriously excited for the next one coming out in May...


1. Taylored Bed Ruffle - A cleaner look for the bed
2. Solid Ruffled Bedskirt - A bit girlier, but still...masculine?
3. Closet Cube Organizer - Great for sweaters or shirts when drawers aren't enough
4. Vacuum-Seal Storage Bags - Do these suckers even work? If so, I have some under the bed space calling it's name


1. Dishware Shelf - I have absolutely no cabinet space, hence the need to stack plates on plates
2. Under the Sink Storage - You may not give your Under the Sink (UTS) much thought, but it needs some love. At least, mine needs some love - why wouldn't I want to prominently display my Windex?
3. Rolling Shelves - Yes, this looks like it was taken at someone's house in the Ozark's, but the general idea holds true - deep cabinets and easy access to your pots and pans. Genius!


Stitch-It Kit - Beginning Embroidery and Needlepoint.  I used to work on needlepoint with my grandma when I was little. Unfortunately, she always used to get the hoops and the patterns ready for me and I'd just stitch. This looks simple enough even for me, and although maybe it's a bit too "hip", could be a good hobby.

Betty Crocker Cooking Basics - I have recipe books galore, but it doesn't help if I don't know what amount a pinch is, how to "baste," or what the difference between baking and broiling is (and how the heck to even do it.) This looks like it's right up my alley, and will help me to get away from the everyday pasta and egg dishes that I excel at, and more towards normal food that isn't half-made by the nice lady in the deli department.

Also in my basket:

A thank you to my mom, who always made me write thank-you notes, tried her darndest to make me say "ma'am", and had tons of other great advice I didn't listen to.


  1. Merry Christmas! The Joy of Cooking is the one cookbook that should be in every kitchen. It is the best ever.

  2. Your blog is so cute - just found it! You have a new follower :)

  3. You are adorable! Amazon is AMAZING, right? I get lost on that site forever!

    I need that last book...I'm not Southern but I like to fake it...haha

    Happy New Year to you too honey!!

  4. Tasha - I'm so not at the point of the Joy of Cooking. I think I'm more at "Cooking: Something Other People Do That You Eat at Restaurants".

    Jen - Thanks!! So happy to have a new reader!

    Elizabeth - I could literally live on Amazon. I'm not from the south either, but my family is from the midwest so reading anything of those books is like talking to my grandma.