Blogging since 2009, I'm a 1950s housewife to the bone and I love to share what I've learned with others. I'm a lifelong foodie, raised with Sunday dinners at my grandmother's and daily scratch cooking in my childhood kitchen. I'm a nerdy homeschooling mama of 3, and a wife of 17 years.

I drink tea when I knit and coffee when I do everything else.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day!
Day 1 - Skirt Steak w/ Chimichurri
Day 2 - Top Sirloin w/ Homemade Rub
Day 3 -
Rib Eye w/ Herbed Butter
Day 4 - Rosemary Chicken
Day 5 - Top Sirloin Gyros
Day 6 - Kansas City Style Pork Chops
Day 7 - Steak and Mushroom Kebabs
Day 8 - Dad's Hamurgers, 2.0
Day 9 - Top Sirloin w/ Mushrooms
Day 10 - Kid's Lunch
Day 11 - Chicken Souvlaki
Day 12 - S'mores Cones
Day 13 - Short Ribs

Kitchen & Sewing Skills!
Intro - Syllabus
Lesson 1 - Running & Whipstitch
Lesson 2 - Cookies

Chalk Paint

Crafty, Kids

This week, I’m linking up with Polly Want a Crafter, Motivate Me Monday, Made By You Monday, Make It Monday, More the Merrier Monday, Masterpiece Monday, Craftomaniac Monday, Make It Monday, Metamorphosis Monday, Making the World Cuter, Make It Yourself Monday, and Bedazzle Me Monday! Check out the projects in these links, so creative and so fun!

Don’t forget about our giveaway with Keeley Behling Studios! Like the Keeley Behling Studios Facebook page and leave a comment there about something in her Etsy shop to enter. It wouldn’t hurt if you liked the So Very Domestic Facebook page too. ;)

Sidewalk chalk is amazing and fun for little kids, and even my girlfriend and I have been known to scribble some masterpieces on the sidewalk outside our old house in Toronto. Out here in the woods though, it’s 99.9% gravel driveways and seriously lush grassy yards. Pretty, yes. Sidewalk chalk friendly, not so much. One of the selling points for this house (to the kids anyway) was the concrete patio in the backyard. The girls immediately realized they could make chalk drawings out there. Sidewalk chalk was, no lie, one of the very first things they went hunting for to unpack when we first moved in. Hilarious. So when I came across this quick project, I was aaaaall over it.

Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint adapted from Infarrantly Creative

1 teaspoon washable paint
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup cornstarch
squirt dishwashing liquid
1 squirt bottle

This little project is crazy easy and fun for the wee ones. Add the cornstarch to the hot water and mix till there are no clumps, then add the paint and soap and voila! Chalk paint!

I drew outlines of a crown and some stars on the back patio for the girls to fill in and they were out there painting till it got chilly and I had to turn the lights on and get their coats!

Chalk Paint
Chalk Paint
Chalk Paint
Chalk Paint
Chalk Paint
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