Busy professional, daughter, wife, friend, sister, step-mommy, and as my good friend BWR would say, “group chick.” Blogger of all things stylishly domestic. Enjoying life and sharing my musings on a life well-lived.
How Pretty Domestic Came to Be … Peep the Story Below.
“What Does a Girl Look Like Who Can’t Cook or Clean?”
Several years ago, I attended a much-anticipated reunion of college girlfriends. As I assisted in the kitchen, one of the women in attendance looked at me and said “What are you doing in here? You don’t look like you can cook or clean.” Without going into detail, we proceeded to engage in a very spirited discussion about what she meant by her question and comment. She called it “pretty girl syndrome,” meaning in her mind pretty girls don’t know how to cook or clean. Mind you, “pretty girl” were her words, not mine; and that’s not what this post is about. In the end my retort was, “Actually, I’m pretty domestic!”
Her comment has stuck with me, and since that time I’ve often wondered, “What does a girl look like who can’t cook or clean?” I think that this is a very unfortunate stereotype. Women of different ethnicities, shapes, education levels, and socio-economic backgrounds are equipped with an equally diverse set of domestic skills. Anyway, I digress.
As I’ve grown, I’ve learned that I love all things domestic ~ cooking, cleaning, organizing, decorating, and entertaining. Yes in fact, I am “pretty domestic.” While I have a career I love, that keeps me extremely busy, it doesn’t afford an opportunity for creativity. And wanting to try my hand at blogging, I figured why not merge the two. That said …
Welcome to “Pretty Domestic!”
Nice!!!! Will try to keep up and participate in spirited conversation:-)
Love your site!
Thank you! True story!
This is such a helpful blog for those of us that love to entertain but our time is limited . Providing direction to people you hire to create ideas and atmosphere for entertaining etc. is key and this blog provides a lot of wonderful experiences that are pretty easy to create on your own .
I think you rock! Great blog!
I was wondering do you also like to talk about art?
I’ve started a company with a designer and we’ve come up with something new, the Magic Scarves.
You can hang it on your wall, wear it as a garment and wear it as a scarf. It would be cool to work together.
Our website is http://www.cuttingthecake.nl
It’s 100% silk and really a treasure to have and we would love your feedback on our work.
We are 2 women, mother & wife trying to make our dream happen….