Sharon - The Organized HomemakerOh hey, ya’ll! My name is Sharon! I am a mother of 2, grandmother of 1, wife and homemaker. I live in a nostalgic world where homemaking is an art and having a nice home for my family to come home to is a priority. I love all things Farmhouse Country, Victorian and Etiquette centric. I enjoy reading vintage cookbooks and homemaking books. I was born in the south, just barely, but live in the midwest… it makes for some interesting days, explaining to the people here that tea is supposed to be sweet but cornbread is not.

How I Became A Homemaker

I have been a homemaker on and off for about 27 years.  My Homemaking Career has been interrupted occasionaly by periods of employment outside my home.  I have done a little bit of everything.  My first job ever was a waitress position at Western Steer Steakhouse, followed by becoming a cashier at the local K-mart when we finally got one in our small town back home in Virginia. I got married in 1990 and quit my job to be a Mommy.  Somewhere aroung 1995 and child #2, I started teaching myself how to build web sites which eventually led to me going to school and by the end of 1996, I was MCSE certified.  That’s a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.  Yep, I’m a geek. After a few years working the same job, I got fired because I refused to come back to work on my 3rd day of vacation in June 2003…. LONG Story.  I was devastated and my husband suggested I take some time off from working in the real world and stay home a while, which I did.

Homemaker to Organized Homemaker

Those first few years were pretty awful.  Learning how to cook, I mean really learning… from scratch!  I made my first batch of biscuits that first December and they were so hard I threw them out in the yard for the birds to eat.  Come spring, after the snow melted!, they were still in the yard.  Talk about feeling defeated!  It was then that I vowed I would get this Homemaker gig under control and learn how to do it right.

I made lists.  My mom and sister called me the List Making Queen.  I had lists for everything.  I tried to remember how we cleaned at home, how my grandmothers did it and even how my great grandmother cleaned house.  It all cam down to 2 simple things.

Simple Things to Becoming an Organized Homemaker

  1. They only had things in their home they used and those items had a home.
  2. They had routines and they maintained their daily routines.

I Can Teach You to Become an Organized Homemaker

I can teach you to become an organized homemaker.  It won’t happen overnight, but with dedication and perseverance, it will happen.  I promise.  I will show you how to set up the routines and systems that will make your house run better, give you a little breathing room in your day and offer the peace and loving home you want for your family.

Put on your apron and take my hand, Yahyee* is going to show you how to do it.

Yahyee is what my grandson calls me.  Our grandparent nicknames are Lollie and Pop, but he can’t say his L’s.  🙂