“We’re always waiting for our lives to begin, figuring we’ll be someone else someday.
What are we waiting for? All we have is now!”
Three years ago I was knee-deep in wedding planning, and could hardly tell which end was up. It is amazing what a production getting married has become. The decisions have expanded far beyond what’s your color scheme? It’s no longer a simple question of what flavor cake, but rather how many flavors of cake? Maybe you don’t even want cake at all. Instead you can have cupcakes, candy bars, ice cream sundaes, doughnuts, pie, or even soft serve frozen yogurt. The possibilities are pretty much endless when it comes to the business of getting married, but I was fully prepared to meet every decision head on to make the most amazing day possible for my new future Hubby and me. I quickly realized, as I was finalizing all the last minute details, I was totally ready for the whole process to be over and to hurry up and get married, but I was by no means ready to be a wife!
Some little girls are taught at an early age how to cook, clean, sew and take care of the man of the house, but not I. I was raised by my grandparents, so right off the bat my situation was a little “different”. On top of it all, my grandmother used me as her own personal little science experiment. (These are her theories not mine, but she is pretty spot on.) She decided she was not going to prepare me for “women’s work”, but rather spoiled me rotten until I was convinced I was special. (FYI my grandmother informed my now Hubby of this before he married me, so he can’t say we didn’t warn him.)
You have to hand it to my grandmother, I made it more than halfway through my 20’s before I realized there was something wrong with me. I thought I would get married and POOF, I would be Susie Homemaker. It was not until I was babysitting for a friend of mine, that I realized maybe I was not as prepared to be a wife as I thought I was and I was definitely not ready to be a mother. Before my friend left the house she let me know that I could bake cookies with the girls and pointed to the cupboard where the ingredients were. It was not long until my brain clicked and I thought, Wait a minute, cookie dough is supposed to be in the fridge, not the cupboard. I was in for a long night, but I dove in pretending I knew exactly what I was doing. I found the ingredients for making cookies from scratch and I followed the recipe on the back of the chocolate chips bag. Thank God for that, or I don’t know what I would have done. Surprisingly, the cookies came out round and not burned, which shows I have promise, but instead of one teaspoon of vanilla extract I apparently used 1 tablespoon, which only promises I have a lot to learn. At least that is what the 8-year-old with the stomach ache told me. From that moment on I made a promise to myself that I was going to learn how to cook, clean and sew, so I could be the best wife I could be. Since I was getting married in a matter of months, I realized it was going to be a learn on the job type process, which the Hubby and I were totally ok with. So of course we got hitched despite my short comings.
The Incredible Sometimes Edible EGG was born not long after we said “I do”. I got the name from my new initials (EGG), and decided to use the new platform to chronicle my experiences becoming a domestic goddess. Everything from cooking to creating and beyond. I am here to share recipes, crafts, how-to tutorials and stories of both success and failure. I hope my process can help inspire you to become your own domestic goddess.
Notes: No, you do not have to know how to cook, clean and sew to be a good wife, but that is the kind of wife I want to be. I am all for women’s rights and don’t think a women’s place is in the kitchen. My Hubby cooks quite a bit and on occasion even does the dishes. However, I don’t like him in the kitchen too often, because I don’t want him to realize he is a better cook than I am. There is also a certain way I like the dishwasher loaded, so I would just prefer to do it myself. I am definitely my grandmother’s granddaughter.
One of the most exciting things about being a new wife is learning how to make fun and new recipes. I have always enjoyed the idea of cooking and have wanted to perfect my skills for a while now, but never had anyone to cook for. Well, now that I am married, that is no longer the case. My Hubby is more than willing to be my judge and jury. Come and join me on my adventures in cooking and learning the tricks of the trade.
I absolutely love DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. Whether it’s crafts, furniture or art I love it all. I scower the internet searching for fun and creative projects that I can bring to you to help make your world a little more beautiful. Sometimes I am creative enough to come up with my own DIY projects and ideas. Grab your glue gun and some Modge Podge, this might get a little messy.
While I was planning my wedding, I used inspiration boards to help organize all of my ideas. They were a great way to translate my vision to family, friends and vendors. Now that I am married, I am going through wedding planning withdrawals, but that does not mean I can’t get my fix. I know there are tons of people out there searching for fashion, home decor and event inspiration. If you are one of those people, you have come to the right place.