For the last 30+ years, I’ve collected household tips (kitchen info, cleaning info, special recipes, etc.) and put them into a binder I called my “House Hat”.
Over the years, my friends were always asking me “how do I …?” because I could usually answer their questions and sometimes I would copy the contents of my binder for them as a little house gift. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know effective ways to get skunk-spray-stink off their animals or how to get rid of oil stains off their clothing or umm … how to handle icky “ring-around-toilet-but-don’t-want-to-use-chemicals” or sauce-stained plastic storage containers or handling weeds sprouting up through pavement cracks without using chemicals or preventing ice from forming on outside door steps (for those living in brrrrr-chilly climates), etc., etc.
So, at the urging of a friend for me to “brand” my House Hat, I decided on a sassy retro theme because, well, I’m kind of a sassy lassy at heart.
There was a long labor before the birth of MHB and when it all came together the result was a special 3-ring faux leather binder with over 190 pages of gems of information for your home including some easy to make fabulous desserts. And the sass in me demanded I call it “My House Booty” – “Booty” because it’s a collection of prized and valuable info for one’s home and the name is kinda sassy. Hmmmm … sounds like someone we know …
After I put My House Booty together, I surveyed a lot of people (ages ranged from mid-20’s to mid-60’s, women and men) for their input on the binder including pricing. I was absolutely stunned at the response I was getting doing just the surveys: over 95% wanted to buy at least one copy whether it was for themselves, their spouse, their daughters or daughter-in-laws. A totally wild and unexpected experience was when I went to open MHB’s bank account, I brought the binder with me so they could see what the product was (sassy, not slutty) … well, the male business account rep. took the binder from my hands and called over another account rep. and then proceeded to ignore me while they looked through MHB and commented frequently “oh, is that how you handle that?”! Yup, it took a while to get the binder back.
I’ll be doing regular Booty Blog postings so that you can print off the smart and sassy tips to add to your MHB binder so make sure you get your copy of My House Booty!
I hope you enjoy the site and I’d love to hear your feedback!
My House Booty Goddess