Homemaking is a lost art. When most people think of it, if they don’t just begin and end their thoughts with cleaning, they think of dated interiors, meatloaf dinners, and lots and lots of knitting.
Making a house a home is one of the most important things we can do, and there’s so much more to it. This blog isn’t filled with tips and “hacks” for cleaning and “decorating” (though it will have a few). Because once you have a solid understanding of basics, you don’t need all the tips and tricks.
Imagine being thrown into the role of a mechanical engineer with no education or experience in the field. You’re going to need to learn a lot of tips and tricks of how to use the software, how to read a drawing, etc. to get by in a hurry. But educated and trained engineers don’t need tips and tricks, they understand how things work, from the mechanics themselves to the machines, the software, and everything that goes with it. They’re not hacks, their educated in their field. Lets be educated homemakers so we can kill it, whether it’s your full-time job or not.
So why is the blog called Little Victorian?
Little Victorian started way back in 2011 (ancient in blog years). We had just purchased our first house after 5 rentals in 4 states. And it was…a little Victorian. The blog was updated on our renovations and DIY projects all along the way, but in 2016, we sold the little Victorian to start our newest adventure of moving back to the midwest from the wonderful east coast.
While we have an amazing new home that we hope to begin restoring soon, the one thing that has remained a constant, and even allowed for all of this adventure in the first place is that I’m a homemaker first. So with Little Victorian in 2018, I hope to inspire other ladies to restore the art of homemaking in their own lives.
I’ve always loved home design. I’ve been studying it and collecting books on it since my teens. (Vintage ones are the best, that’s where the real design foundations are, instead of just pretty pictures and tips like the new ones have.)
I’ve also always loved the Hubs. He’s gorgeous and wonderful and he has also become an excellent design assistant. The other gorgeous man in my life is Roscoe P Fuzzybuns. Or just Roscoe. And he loves his stuffed animals. Roscoe recently gained a little sister: Em. And what a typical little sister she is. He’d do anything for her, even though she spends most of her time annoying him.