LaunchHER SCOOP :: Diary of a Domestic Failure
LaunchHER says :: Kara here today. I just had to pop into the blog and share with you all a brand-spankin’ new venture that I am loving — Diary of a Domestic Failure. Angela Parks, of Preppy Poppy fame, is embarking on a year-long journey to become the next June Cleaver and she invites you to join her. I am so.on.board. While Angela is trading her pumps for an apron, I personally am just adding an apron (love my heels too much!).
A week ago at this time I was actually on a plane, traveling to Angela’s lovely home for an In Real Life look at her failures. Well, let me tell you, in my opinion, Angela is not a complete domestic failure. How do I know? My first clue was her magazine-perfect home. Gorgeous, classy, warm, inviting and completely family- and dog-friendly. Not an easy decorating feat to pull off, for sure. My second clue? She was the most gracious hostess. Even though this was our first IRL meeting, Angela, her husband and 2 darling girls welcomed us with open arms. But Angela assures me things may not always be as they seem; hence, her 365 journey.
Angela has a very clear plan to remedy her domestic short-comings: a Domestic Bucket List. (Um, genius!!) So as not to not overwhelm, the Domestic Bucket List consists of 300 tasks, each can be accomplished in under a day and will put you closer to being a Domestic Success. My top ten personal faves:
15. Hang a photo collage with the multiple frames I’ve accumulated
23. Create a photo scrap book of the boys from birth
41. Do not raise my voice (unless absolutely necessary) for the entire day
53. Create Cork Boards for Homework achievements, photos, art work, etc
62. Flush Drains w/ Vinegar
122. Buy water carafe for guest rooms
131. Make homemade butter
141. Bleach all white linens
292. Create a family tradition
Won’t you come aboard for the journey?
And stay tuned for occasional updates from moi!