Just Who Do I Think I Am?

Hi there.

My name is Courtney.  I am a married mother of two with two dogs living in the suburbs of Tucson.  And that would be the only similarity between myself and a 1950’s housewife. 

I work part-time, eat most meals over the counter, and have no problems with the fact that my husband does his own laundry.  I like Radiohead, Wes Anderson films, and I used to like to travel, back when it didn’t take two carloads of crap for a weekend vacation.  I have a very small tattoo, I abhor going to the mall, and I don’t cook as often as I’d like to. 

On the other hand, I’m kind of an old soul.  I’m learning to quilt, and I have been know to exclaim things like “Jeesum Crow!” and “Criminy!”  (I am also currently trying to bring back “Hell’s Bells!” and “What a maroon!”)  I have researched my family tree for years, and have an unwavering fascination with the recent past, especially in regards to the women that walked before me. 

Thus, I am using my Etsy shop and this accompanying blog to explore the relics left behind by generations of female pioneers who paved the way for the way of life I enjoy today.  And in this way, I hope to give a silent nod of appreciation.  Thanks, ladies…