So you wannabee a Domestik Goddess?
You’ve come to the right place.
So you wannabee Domestik Goddess is about helping you to create a living space that reflects your own unique personality and style.
Oh, don’t mind your shoes. The dogs were just in here with muddy paws, so we’ll wipe it all up later.
Have a cup of tea?
So, what the heck is a ‘Domestik Goddess’?
Domestic Goddess (with a “c”) is a term that pays homage to the Susie Homemaker icon of the 1950s, those long-gone days of Father Knows Best when a woman’s place was in the home… but it’s all quite different, these days, isn’t it?
The Domestik Goddess (with a “k”) isn’t quite so grimly serious about homemaking — and it’s never about “keeping up with the Joneses” or having the latest designer name plastered all over her shower curtains. She’s a bit quirky, a bit unconventional, and having a whole lot more fun!
Home and Garden
It’s the natural realm of the Domestik Goddess…
Home is where your heart is, as the saying goes. It might be a room in your parents’ basement (just while you’re getting your feet back under you), a hip urban loft, an old farmhouse that needs a little “TLC” (like mine), or a sleek new executive home in a gated estate.
It’s all the same, in the end — because the home of a Domestik Goddess is a haven — a warm and welcoming place that nurtures your family, welcomes your friends, expresses your values, and restores your soul and sanity.
It’s a good place to be.
Thrifty and Creative
Yes, because there’s no point in wasting what we work so hard to achieve, is there? But thrifty doesn’t mean cheap or penny-pinching — to me, it simply means taking a moment to distinguish between want and need.
Sometimes, thrift is about the pride of accomplishment, when a cleverly crafted casserole lets you feed a family (deliciously) for less than the price of a mocha-soy latte. And sometimes it means treating yourself to decadent bath oils, when you’re on the verge of tearing out your hair and running off to Bali with the kids’ education funds.
We’re not here to judge…
Absolutely! The urge to create is fundamental to human happiness, and the one sure path to a sense of fulfillment in life.
Being creative can be about DIY projects and art and crafts, made with your own hands — or it can be about how you put together the art of others to express your own vision. Problem-solving is creative. Play is creative. Approached in the right frame of mind, even housework can be creative…
Heaven knows, feeding a family on a budget and finding ways to cut energy costs and figuring out how to fix your sluggish drains without calling a plumber — all creative acts… and all the realm of a Domestik Goddess.