Where was “Homemakers” when I just got married and didn’t have the faintest idea of how to boil an egg or how to keep my inbox clean?
[dropcap custom_class=”wh”]A[/dropcap]side from crafting, my second most loved activity is to spend endless hours at the bookstore while sipping a latte. I try to carve time to read in the evenings. Then again, my reading time has evolved to a quick skim of a magazine when I’m at a doctor’s appointment.
Last week, while glancing my inbox, I got an e-mail newsletter from Brit + Co (an online DIY community website.) Brit + Co was announcing their new book called “Homemakers, a Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation” by Brit Morin (CEO of Brit + Co.)
The mix of these two words: “homemakers” and “digital generation” intrigued me, so I had to pre-order it right from the e-mail newsletter. That’s good marketing!
I’m devouring my brand new book and want to make at least four crafts right away. On the other hand, this is not your typical book with a compilation of DIYs projects. “Homemakers” comes with tips like “How to slice an avocado” to a great list of cooking apps I have not heard of until now.
Brit Morin speaks to my former mid-20’s self that had no idea how to boil an egg or keep my inbox clean or how to sew a button. Nobody taught me these skills.
“Homemakers” also has answers to questions I’ve googled many times, “I don’t have canola oil, what do I replace it with?” Or “How to fit the most clothes in my suitcase and not overpack it.” I think “Homemakers” will become a handy list of skills I’d like to pass on to my two boys and daughter. It has been awhile since I’ve read a book from start to finish!
Thank you, Brit Morin for putting together such a comprehensive, non-intimidating, easy to read guide to “homemaking” for the 21st century.
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[spacer]P.S.: You can tell I’m excited about this book and wanted to share the news with you! This post is not a sponsored post; I will always disclose any sponsorship at the beginning of a blog post ;)