Showing posts with label suzy homemaker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label suzy homemaker. Show all posts

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm just a regular June Cleaver

That's right. I've been transformed to a cooking, cleaning AND SEWING housewife. And I'm loving it. I never thought I would. I never thought I would be the girl that would spend HOURS in the grocery store and fabric store poring every little product. But I am. Huh. Weird.

So here we have some DELISH Whiskey Steak. I heart this steak very, berry much. I stole the recipe off the net (thanks internet peeps!) and marinated that steak in some good 'ol Jim Beam for a few hours and then grilled it up with some veggies. YUM.
And tonight I finished my SECOND sewing project. No pattern this time either! Of course it's not perfect but I'm pretty pleased with myself. I've decided I'm going to use it as my grocery bag or book bag. I was going to give it away as a gift but it's my first. Can't give away my first! Plus, it's not perfect and I'm WAY to Type A to send it off not looking perfect. And the total cost of this project? A little over $3.50! I picked up 4 placemats at Target on clearance (.74 each!) with some polka-dot ribbon. How's that for a bargain?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Suzy vs Me

So I was talking to one of my girlfriends the other day (Shut Up Shari). She is fairly newly married herself. Only about 2 years in. Anyway we were talking about being married and how things change including your expectation of yourself, your spouses expectations of you, etc. Anyone that knows me knows that I have always been the career girl. I've always been too busy to worry about cooking, baking or anything of that nature. I was climbing the ladder and fighting the crowds to get to the top.
But what happens when you get married? I find myself suddenly under this pressure to be the perfect little Wifey. And it comes from no where in particular. It's not as if the Hubby is standing over me demanding I be his perfect little homemaker. But I feel it. I feel it everytime someone comes to our little homestead. I want to make sure it is clean and smells good, candles lit and I should have homemade cookies ready for them. In fact when my parents came to visit for the first time I felt SO guilty I didn't have anything to cook for them for dinner. They weren't orginally planning on staying for dinner but I begged them to hang out so they did. It wasn't my fault there wasn't a plan but I seriously felt like a bad hostess!
So where does this pressure come from? I think it's just ingrained in us as women. Sort of like that maternal instinct. I just figured mine was broken after laying dormant for so long. Apparently not so. So I run around doing all my usual stuff but also suddenly trying to be this super Suzy Homemaker with the homemade meals, the perfectly clean house, not a dirty shirt to be found and a happy husband. I'm wondering how long this will last. I wonder if I will lose myself in this shift. I hope not. I kind of like who I've become. I survived my 20's to become someone I really like in my 30's. I don't want to lose that. So I have to find a way to merge my inner Suzy Homemaker with my personality I've always had. I'll let you know how it goes. Right now, I have to make a cake.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Just call me Suzy. . .

What is it about getting married that brings out the maternal-ness in us women? I know I'm not the first one to be like this because all of you have told me so! But I suddenly find the urge to bake and cook and clean and take care of the hubby.

So I decided to start by making bread. . .

And then it was on to cookies. And I just HAD to use my NEW VIKING MIXER! (thanks Uncle Richard, Aunt Jackie, Dennis, Killer Bee, Hunter and Bree) Well. . .(and don't laugh Michelle!) I screwed up to the beginning because I used the WHIP attachment instead of the mix attachment. But don't worry. All is well. I fixed it and even got 12 good cookies out of the thing!

Here's to getting better at being Suzy!!!