Beautiful, creative, organized, people-lover – I am two or three of those things every day. I am also the wife of an amazing husband, the mother of three adult children I am very proud of, and would love to have a Corgi one day. I love to help people by bringing order to chaos, show hospitality through food and planning events, and I’m learning calligraphy and hand lettering. Other favorites include cheesy cheese pizza, repurposing home décor, using the crevice tool on my vacuum cleaner, and talking to people wherever I go.
I come from a decidedly Southern background, and as my life has developed, I knew that I loved people and loved making them feel at ease in beautiful surroundings. My mom was the consummate hostess and passed down countless nuggets of wisdom about living and life. One constant I learned and believe today is that there are many different kinds of people with all kinds of gifts and each of these people is valuable and special. There are many different gifts and talents, and the women that use them are equally amazing and worthy.
That belief became the inspiration for That Domestic Chick, along with the relationship between me and my sister, Sheila. As much as I am creative and love to clean, Sheila is gifted in finance and banking AND makes an extremely tasty spaghetti sauce from scratch using Marzano tomatoes. As much as we are alike, we are also very different, and as the French say, “Vive la difference!,” or celebrate your differences. I want to encourage all women, regardless of their likes, dislikes, gifts, and talents, to embrace how very wonderfully made they are by a loving Creator. Much like the old motto from the military, “Be all you can be” is the encouragement that I would offer anyone who visits this site or That Domestic Chick social media.
So if you love domestic stuff, welcome. If your idea of “cleaning up” means sinking all eight of your pool balls, welcome. If you use your oven for tax records storage, welcome. (True story of a friend who is very amazing.) If you make all the cute things on Pinterest, welcome. If you just read the last sentence and “yeah, more like Pinterest fails” came to mind, welcome. If you’d rather be outside than in, welcome. If your grease comes from cars rather than bacon, welcome.
Welcome to That Domestic Chick.