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February 18, 2011

Radical homemakers

Glamorous chocolate lips from Graeter's from our dear friend, Charlotte!





















I am getting my hair cut this afternoon...had fun trying out different styles on www.hairmixer.com!






We made a homemade kite yesterday...out of a plastic grocery bag and some bamboo skewers! It didn't fly so well, but was really fun to make...Olivia is taking photos of Hannah flying her factory-made kite.
I just place a "hold" on this book...thank you Jessica! Looking forward to reading it...here's an excerpt:

"(By the 1960s) The middle class American housewife's life had become, essentially, meaningless. The industrial revolution and subsequent rise of America's consumer culture had demoted homemaking from a craft tradition to the mindless occupation of primping the house, shopping and chauffeuring."

Wow...what a powerful, sad, yet mostly true statement!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm interested to hear what you think of the book once you read it-- it sounds interesting!

DebD said...

Wow, I was just thinking about the topic of homemaking (now that I'm nearly retired from homeschooling and not working out of the house)...I'm definitely getting this book.

Love the chocolate lips- cute!

elizabeth said...

hope your hair cut works out! interesting looking book...

Jodie Anna said...

fun post :) You have such a cute house and your girls are adorable. So which hairstyle did you decide on?

mamajuliana said...

Oh my, the book looks interesting...I might have to go check it out! Thanks for the info!

Wendy said...

I am so going to read this book when it comes out!!

Have you read THE QUOTIDIAN MYSTERIES: Laundry, Liturgy, and Women's Work, by Kathleen Norris?