By now, I’m feeling a bit stir crazy because of living as a voluntary shut-in during the Apocalyptic storms of Southern California. Of course, it’s really not that serious where I live but the news makes me want to go into the storm cellar (although if I had one it would be flooded) or go into the bathtub and camp out with a flashlight, beef jerky, and bottled water.

Instead, I’ll just stretch across my bed, laptop glaring into my eyes and write about some books I nabbed some years back. One I actually stole from my mom when I moved out at 21, the other I purchased from a bookstore because after I moved out, I didn’t know how to be a grown up and manage a household.

I realize yesterday’s little links to the books didn’t show my books in their full glory, and doggonnit’, my books need their glory. So below, you’ll see Home Made Best Made (Reader’s Digest General Books) and
Making a Home: Housekeeping For Real Life my picks for today.

What I like about both of these books is their appeal to the wannabe Martha Stewart, the hopeless Suzy Homemaker. I’m the sister of a bathroom biochemist who loved to mix her own face creams and healing balms, the daughter of a compulsive cook and the granddaughter of an octomom, (thank God not THE OCTOMOM) who sews, knits, crochets, who-knows-what-else-creative-skill, homemaker extraextraabnormallyextraordinaire. So what’d I miss.

Whatever I did, I learned from these books and two that I don’t have pictured but will add as today’s picks Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life and If I’d Only Listened to Mom: Hundreds of Household Remedies just for the hey of it.

If you don’t know how to organize, clean, or use recycled stockings as stuffing for pillows after reading these books, then you’re just like me. (Fooled you didn’t I. I can’t judge you because I’m the worst, lol.)

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