Book Review: Red at the Bone

I took the long Thanksgiving weekend to indulge myself with Jacqueline Woodson’s Red at the Bone. It was delicious. Woodson walks readers through the lives of three generations of a family. Each chapter let’s you in on the perspective of another one of the family’s 5 members. She analyzes how life’s turning points, (the births,…

Happy Blog Birthday

The Awkward Domestic is officially one year old. I want to start by thanking anyone who has clicked a link, made a recipe or shared a kind word. Your support means more than you’ll ever know. As I reflect on the last year, I have a lot of mixed feelings. While I’m happy I finally…

Awkward on YouTube

Hi y’all! I know it’s been a while but I’ve got a legitimate reason…I started a YouTube channel! For years I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a YouTube channel. I thought it would be a natural fit for me. Between my over-the-top personality and craftiness, I couldn’t fail…or could I? It turns out, making…

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden… Fairy Garden… Precious micro garden…call it what you will Just be sure to call it cute! On Monday I potted my first succulent garden. I’m not sure what took me so long. Maybe I thought it would be harder than it actually was. Maybe I never had the right pot or enough succulents….

Labor Day Deals

Most people don’t realize how cheap I am. When they come to my house and see nice things they often assume I’ve paid a fortune, WRONG! Saving money is my favorite sport. Yesterday, my neighborhood Value Village Thrift Store had a 50% off everything sale so I happily got my behind there bright and early….

Mango and Ramon

Here is the overly dramatic yet wholly accurate account of how we came to own Mango and Ramon:) Enjoy! The forecast called for light showers between 5 and 7pm. What we actually got were torrential rains; downpours so heavy you’d think we were stuck in South East Asia during their monsoon season. When it started,…

Walmart Plant Haul

This weekend I rearranged my living room and dining room to accommodate the needs of a few rather demanding plants. When I was done, the living room looked unbalanced since the left side of the room was underwhelmingly empty. On the right side of the room, tucked behind our sectional is an almost six and…