Hi! I’m Kemi, pronounced “chem-e”. And here’s the story behind Homemaking Organized website (or HMO as I sometimes refer to it).
Back in 2006 I was home recuperating from a devastating loss and my sister encouraged me to start a website. Anything I could think of just to get my mind off my grief.
It’s been said before that I’m Old Fashioned or should have been born long ago. Maybe since I enjoy reading about the past and Vintage things. Whatever the reason I started sharing those tips online. At the time there weren’t so many homemaking sites and I figured there was a small group of women like myself who enjoyed the cares of home and reading about them so much.
So I started Homemaking Organized, which went by a different name back then, and the rest is history.
How Homemaking Organized Got It’s Name
Back when I started Homemaking Organized it was kind of hard to think of a name for my site. I love Homemaking and have been told I’m very organized. So I put the two together and voila! Really it’s nothing special, just two words I like.
Since I love Vintage Homemaking you may find my tips and articles pepper with Vintage Wisdom. Not much though because I have another site that features that but more on that later.So I started Homemaking Organized as a place to offer homemaking tips and articles and free printables.
Since I found in my own life that reading about how others kept home, past and present, inspired me, I had the brilliant idea 🙂 to pass on the favor.
Is Homemaking Organized a Blog or a Website
When I started Homemaking Organized I started it as a static website with a blog attached. But it quickly became cumbersome to manage the two. I merged them about 2 years ago and so you’ll find a little bit homemaking advice a little bit deals and sales, and all the mish mash inbetween.
More about me…
I am a Christian, wife, former foster parent, current homeschooler, mom of one little/big girl. I call her the Sweet Peanut. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and he likes to be called Daddy Big even though he is not very big (but big in heart).
I learned to play piano in my old age (at 26), love to try to cook (I think I’m a closet chef), and sing Gospel music with my daughter when we think nobody is listening.
I have a soybean allergy and that means I talk about healthy eating now and then since I had to REALLY change the way I ate back before all this gluten free goodness.
Sometimes I talk about exercise too. Lately I’ve been doing T-Tapp. It’s something I can do with my daughter and husband and it’s benefiting all of us in different ways.
If I’m growing a garden you’ll hear about that too.
I’m a Contributor in…
Homemaking on Homemaking Organized
- The Bathrooms: Clean bathroom just speak to me.
- The Pantry: I love a stocked pantry because then I can cook whatever I want!
- A Homemaking Journal/Notebook: A Homemaking Journal/Notebook is that wonderful packed binder of organized goodness that so many have grabbed on to. It can be the key to your Organized Home.
More About What You Will Find Here:
So when I first, first, first started this website eons ago my thoughts were on a clean home. Cleaning in general. I kind of like it so I made all these great lists for cleaning each room in your home.
Through the years it’s turned into a blog with a focus on….
I find inspiration in the way women had to manage their homes in the past. I try to bring that inspiration to you through…
- A clean home is so important and if you live in a home you may not notice certain areas of grime that your visitors might. By staying on top of it the grime doesn’t have time to build. So I give you tips for keeping up all the areas of your home (cause this is where I shine).
- Even though I LOVE to cook and have to cook from scratch due to a food allergy I still don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. Let’s face it I’m not a chef but I love good food. So I try to bring you ideas for making mealtime less of a chore even when you make much of it from scratch. And I do garden so you will find a bit of the sprinkled throughout.
- God has blessed me to be able to stay at home. Sometimes being frugal means buying the best your allotted money can buy. And sometimes being frugal means getting it dirt cheap.
- Although I am not the mother of many I have mothered many. I write about some of the things I have learned along the way that may help you as a parent also.
For some reason Homemaking gets a bad rap. But as much as someone wants to think less of the art of Homemaking the truth is that everyone wants to come home to an inviting home rather than just a house.
Homemaking is about more than cleaning and organizing. It’s about creating warm loving surroundings whether just for yourself or for a whole passel of family members.
Welcome to Homemaking Organized
by K Quinn