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Scrapbooking Fiction

Last Christmas, I asked Santa for a copy of Scrapbook of Secrets (Public Library)by Mollie Cox Bryan and got it. I rarely read fiction. In fact, I am in the middle of the Harry Potter series, so any other fiction has … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Chapter 10 (The Last Chapter)

This is the last (planned) post on Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar. Matchar writes how writing this book allowed her to “realize that domestic perfection on the Internet is often an illusion” (p. 231). Absolutely! Personally, when I began this … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Chapter 9

In Chapter 9 of Homeward Bound, Emily Matchar explains how new domesticity brings together folks who seem like polar opposites. New domesticity appeals to both liberals and conservatives for some of the same reasons and for reasons that differ. I’ll … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Chapter 8: Social Class and Gender Inequality

In my last post, I did touch on Chapter 8, but one point from that chapter deserves its own post. To live off the grid typically requires “a partner’s income, or a piece of land, or some family money” (p. … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Chapter 5, 6, 7, and 8

Congratualations Rhonda HH! She won a copy of Homeward Bound.  Now let’s chat about Chapter 5, 6, and 7 from Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar. As I began reviewing Chapter 5 (DIY food cultures) for this post, I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound Giveaway Take Two

I have been writing sporadically over the past few months about Homeward Bound and what it means about scrapbooking. I was able to do a giveaway of the book with my last post. Melissa Shanhun won! Unfortunately, she lives in … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Chapter 4

I’ve been writing about Homeward Bound a bit sporadically over the past couple of months.  In Chapter 4 of Homeward Bound, Matchar critiques Etsy and “mompreneuership.” Matchar sets the stage for a feminist critique of Etsy with these statistics: 97% of Etsy … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Chapter 3

Oops! It’s been over a month since I last blogged. I suppose it is fitting that today I am going to write about chapter 3 of Homeward Bound which is about the blogosphere. In chapter three, Emily Matchar tackles the … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Chapter 2

(The image above is an affiliate link. I do have to pay hosting and domain costs, afterall.) Chapter 2 As America industrialized, cash for work became highly valued. Emily Matcher writes, “labor was now valued by the amount of money … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: A Must Read for Scrapbookers

I just finished Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matcher. I think anyone (especially women) who dreams of being the next Pioneer Woman or other DIY-lifestyle/scrapbooking/crafty blogger extrordinaire should read this book. Matcher raises many … Continue reading

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