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Homemaking 101 at The Blog Guidebook

Hi New Friends!

My name is Missy, and I blog over at The Domesticated Diva. I am really pumped to be contributing at the Blog Guidebook.

Let me tell you a bit about me and why I'm here:

I'm an Okie-grown, brand-new mom in her late (EW!) twenties. I have been married for almost 5 years now, and our son is 4 months old. He's pretty stinking cute, so you should visit me sometime at my blog because I post a lot of pictures.

Ah, but I digress. Caleb's cuteness distracts me quite often.

Anyway- as I was growing up, I did not do house chores. I did not clean regularly and my idea of cooking was a box of macaroni and cheese. My laundry was done for me- in fact, when I went off to college my dad made me a "Laundry for Dummies" worksheet so I could learn to do it myself.

Domestically challenged was an understatement.

Now that I'm married, my goal is to create a home of refuge for my family. I blog about this often. I want to make a home that my family can come to and feel relaxed. I want them to feel like home is the safest place in the whole world.

About two years ago, I was chosen by Good Housekeeping to receive a "Helouise Homecall" from the woman from "Ask Helouise." She was so, so nice. After she answered my question (Side note: If you read the issue where the girl's dog barfed on her couch and she couldn't get the smell out, that was me!), we chatted for a few minutes about learning how to be a homemaker. I told her how it would be so helpful if someone would do a "homemaking 101" course.

Sometimes ya just gotta do things for yourself, so here we are today: That is what I will be contributing here!

Now that you have gotten to know me (we're best friends, right?) I would like to leave you with a quick tip:

Develop a routine to clean your house. List out what needs to be done daily, weekly, and monthly. Delegate chores out to your Hubby and kids.

Would you all like some printables with my routines? I'm totally open to share.

I can't wait to get to know you all better! I'm sure we are going to be great friends. :)

What do you think of this new series?


  1. Sounds like fun. (: Would love to check out the printables!

    1. Larissa, we'll get a link to those printables going asap!


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