Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner (with only 2 ingredients)

The homemaker scanned her living room and shook her head. Dust seemed to adorn every crevice. She entered the kitchen with a judgemental eye and tsked. Splattered pancake batter now caked to the counter, the oven was a crusty mess and the once white sink was now all stained. Next, came the powder room, sheContinue reading “Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner (with only 2 ingredients)”

FREE Printable – “Confession” Wall Decor

If you are anything like me, a full time homemaker, you probably run into the “not in the mood to do anything” blues. So, I am here to help you with that by sharing this great old poem I found. I read this just about every day to give myself a type of pep-talk andContinue reading “FREE Printable – “Confession” Wall Decor”

Healthy Old-Fashioned Granola Recipe (Free Printable) A Homemaker in the Kitchen

“He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread” Proverbs 12:11 The unsatisfied homemaker, flips through her cook books, searching for something new. She is tired of always preparing the same foods for her husband and children. She knows they would like something different too. She has been blessed with a kitchen and all theContinue reading “Healthy Old-Fashioned Granola Recipe (Free Printable) A Homemaker in the Kitchen”

Time Saving Tips & A Homemakers Evening

The baths have all been taken, a cup of milk all drank and now the children, all nestled in bed, listen to their mothers calming voice. A bedtime story calms them down and makes their eyes heavy and soon they begin to dream. One young child fights off sleep and climbs into the storytellers lap.Continue reading “Time Saving Tips & A Homemakers Evening”

Envelope Style Pillow Covers -A Simple Sewing DIY-

My poor couch pillows have been in desperate need of some repair. I was very tempted to throw them away but I didn’t want to pay the price of new ones. It amazes me just how expensive pillows can be. So, I decided to sew a simple case. Something that could be easily removed andContinue reading “Envelope Style Pillow Covers -A Simple Sewing DIY-“

Being Positive When It’s Not a Positive Kind of Day… (Monday)

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. –Hellen Keller     After the weekly day of rest many homemakers have trouble getting back into their daily routine. Monday’s can be a little tough on everyone. But I have a little secret… positivity goes a long way. Getting into a positive mindset when you’reContinue reading “Being Positive When It’s Not a Positive Kind of Day… (Monday)”

A Homemakers Morning

“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” – Psalms 143:8 A fire crackles in the stove as she wakes to a dimly lit room. Her children still nestled inContinue reading “A Homemakers Morning”

About the Author

This blog was created for you, all my like-minded homemakers. And I would love to get to know as many of you, who follow Home Sweet Cottage, as I can. So, let me be the first to introduce myself. Hi! I’m Hollie Yang… I could go into long drawn out paragraphs about myself and boreContinue reading “About the Author”

A Simple Cottage Style Kitchen Tour

I don’t know why this is so out of my comfort zone to share what my husband and I have done to our home. Maybe it’s because it’s not perfect… or normal… lol Let me rephrase that… Our home is very unique and NOT a “cookie cutter” home. So, with that being said, I wouldContinue reading “A Simple Cottage Style Kitchen Tour”