A Weekend of Homemaking.

Hello, my dear friends. I hope that this long weekend has been treating you well. I know that I posted a blog last Monday highlighting what I did over the weekend, but I felt inspired to make another one. Perhaps it’s because I’m terribly nosy, but I really enjoy reading posts like this, so I thought that perhaps other people are equally as nosy and may enjoy reading such a post. And so here we are!

On Friday I decided to grab a couple of things from Oryana, Traverse City’s Co-op. I’m normally quite practical with my grocery store purchases, but I thought I’d have a little fun, buying some Gardein vegetarian chicken tenders, chocolate syrup, and assorted beverages.

I’m not normally one for energy drinks, but I used to drink the Hiball ones when I worked at my hometown’s co-op. I’ve never tried this peach flavor before, but it sounded pretty tasty. I haven’t tried it yet, but I have a feeling it will probably make its way into my May favorites.

And as for the So Delicious yogurt… they are truly SO delicious. When I was vegan, I ate them quite often. I’m not vegan currently, but I still really enjoy them. The lime flavored one is my absolute favorite.

While last weekend was quite a relaxed one, this one was dedicated to staying busy around the house. Housework can sometimes get out of hand and I’m afraid that’s what was beginning to happen in my home.

I focused this weekend on getting laundry under control. I spent quite awhile folding and putting it away, which I find to be quite relaxing.

There is something so satisfying about finishing your laundry in one go. I have a tendency to leave clothing in the driver for a couple of days, only removing when I decide to wear them. Putting laundry straight away not only feels better, but the clothing doesn’t get unbearably wrinkly as it does when you leave it in the dryer.

I also took the time to mend the items I noticed needing a little extra love. A couple pairs of Bobby’s socks, a pair of my black tights, and the most photogenic of the bunch, this floral blouse.

This blouse has needed mending for a couple of springs, but I never managed to get around to it. There was a large tear in it, pictured below. I am not the most experienced sewer, but I managed to make the blouse wearable once more. And as these things tend to go, I began to notice that all the buttons seemed to be quite loose, so as of right now, I’m still working on getting those last few buttons safe and secure.

A photo of me from this weekend. A black long-sleeved t-shirt that was a hand-me-down from one of my friends. Target’s Wild Fable brand. Paired with some Union Bay overall shorts from Zumiez, purchased around a year and a half ago. Wearing Besame Cosmetics’ lipstick in the shade “American Beauty”. My less-than-stylish Fit Bit Blaze, purchased around three years ago. Hair sloppily pulled into a half-up half-down situation. Desperately in need of a haircut and a serious dye job. Featured some fake flowers for the sake of this photo, used in centerpieces for my wedding. From Jo-Ann’s, I believe. Bought last spring. Still used for centerpieces on my own kitchen table.

I’ve been meaning to get back into reading, because I was doing so well at the beginning of the year, but the last couple of months I haven’t completed a single book. One of my friends lent me a stack of books awhile ago and I finally began one of the books. It’s called The Secret Lives of Dresses, written by Erin McKean. I had hoped to finish it this weekend so that I could include my review of it in this post, but perhaps I’ll give it a blog of its own. I’m about halfway through it, so perhaps that will be next Monday’s post. Keep an eye out for that…

That’s all I have for you, friends! I’ve really enjoyed these last couple of posts where I’ve gone into detail about my weekends. I also think that I’ll find them enjoyable to read in the future, because so much of our life is forgotten.

Thank you so much for reading!


Mattie Mae

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