Yesterday was a typical day of housework, playing with the little ones and working on some crafts in the afternoon. I've been dealing with poison ivy for the past 2 weeks so I really haven't wanted to wear anything but pajamas but it's finally feeling better so I decided to put myself together. I always get more work done when I'm dressed for work and gosh, it felt good to be able to wear makeup again!

I wore this little cotton house dress from Emily of Livin' Vintage that I haven't worn in ages. I forgot how comfortable it is! Oh yeah, I totally have a sink full of dishes- just keeping it real for you!

I also pin curled my hair in the morning and did a brush out this afternoon before Pj came home. I never do a pageboy style so I tried that today and I love the outcome! I'll be posting a tutorial for this look very soon.

Here's just after the brush out, posted on Instagram

Before dinner, I whipped up my tutorial for cactus pin cushions. So stinkin' cute!!

I hit the 4th of July meat sales the day before and stocked my deep freeze and I almost forgot about these beautiful drumsticks that I had!  I do believe that frying chicken is an absolute art that every housewife must master.

While on my adventures with Lauren in Rolla, I found this great vintage booklet from Crisco on how to properly fry things. It's loaded with excellent tips and adorable illustrations.

According to my mom, no one makes fried chicken like grandma. Next time I see her, I hope to get a lesson in dealing with whole chickens like a pro.