Hello and welcome to Domesblissity!
I'm Anne Murphy, Professional Homemaker. If it's your 'first time' here, this page will hopefully direct you to the information you're looking for.
Do you often wish you had a magic wand that you could wave over your messy house?
Are you struggling to find the time to do the things that mean a lot to you because you have insufficient funds, are too busy or you're stressing over appointments, busy schedules and not enough 'me' time?
Is your grocery bill high but you never seem to have enough food to eat and rely too much on takeaways because of your busy schedule?
Grab a cup of coffee and find a comfortable spot. You're bound to find heaps of inspirational ideas here at Domesblissity to help you create the lifestyle you could only dream of.
LET ME HELP
Well, I'm here to help. I'm an older, married Mum of 2 'tweens', a boy and a girl and by having good teachers in my grandmothers and mother, I have learnt how to live a rich life by cutting back where I need to. I love my home and the people in it and feel in control of my life. I have enough money for the finer things in life while still being on top of the necessities. You can read more about me here and how I got to where I am today.
I cook with love and even though I'm not formally trained, I am an accomplished home cook but cook the food my family will eat. The recipe has to be quick. It has to be easy. It has to be cheap to create and most importantly, it has to be loved by my family. My oldest, my daughter, has given me grief since she was 2 years old in that she has been the pickiest eater I have ever heard of. That's a whole other story too and you may be able to relate if you've got a picky eater in your house.
Let me share with you and teach you how you can have this lifestyle as well. It's not hard. I want to bring old fashioned homemaking into the 21st century. We really are spoilt compared to our grandparents and have it pretty easy. Let me help you have an easier, well organised life for you and your family.
Domesblissity is a "place to call H.O.M.E." H.O.M.E. is an acronym for "Homemaking", "Organising" and "Making-Do" Education. It's what I do here at home. It's how I live day to day, how I keep house, how I raise my family and it's what I want to teach you. There are handy hints on housework and how to save on school expenses.
It's a place to come when you need a recipe. All of my recipes are tried, true and tested by me. They are what I feed my family and many of them have been handed down to me by my grandmother and mother. They use fresh, seasonal ingredients and basic pantry items. I show you how you can create easy meals from basic ingredients that the whole family will love. You'll find recipes for baking, homemade candy, breakfast options, lunches and dinners, desserts (as in the sweet course you have after your main meal - all my baking recipes are under the "Baking" category), one pot meals, slow cooker meals, pasta and rice dishes, salads and vegetables, soups and plenty of make from scratch recipes.
TIPS & HINTS
I have shared many tips to use common items from around the home for organising, home décor, old tablecloths and other things that might normally be thrown away.
It's a place to come when you need craft ideas. Way before I started this blog, I was forever crafting with my children, especially my daughter. I learnt to sew, crochet and knit from my mother before I was 10 and it's a passion that has stayed with me all my life. I mainly sew home décor now or the odd bit of mending but I would love to do more creative sewing once my children are a bit older.
It's a place to come when you need ideas on any DIY projects for the home. I like to make do, reuse and recycle before I buy anything new for my home and if I do buy it, it's second hand first. Since having the children, I've been busy creating food, costume and crafts for Easter, Halloween, Christmas, Mother's Day and Father's Day, and planning birthday parties with various themes. You'll find plenty of inspiration here at Domesblissity that won't cost you the earth.
Because I've been blogging for over 6 years now, I share some of the ways I do things and my blogging journey. In January 2017, I turned my blog into a business and am taking everything I know out on the road. You can read about some of my blogging journey in these posts.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
I've shared family vacations, the same struggles I have with parenting and how I get through them plus relationship stories from my past and present. Plus my DIY vintage/rock'n'roll themed wedding for $5,000 and all the other wedding related news is here on Domesblissity.
If you'd like to know anything at all about homemaking, organising, cooking or crafts, please drop me a line. Fill in the contact form below. I'd love to hear from you. I love helping people and if there's anything you ever need to know, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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