Help Wanted!

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Wow…! Talk about being woefully behind on my posting schedule. Life has been absolutely crazy!

My last post was about the Belleville Luminary Walk and it turned out to be a HUGE success! We had well over 500 people come and tour the house between 5-9pm, then afterwards we went to a neighbor’s house for the after party. After nonstop planning, decorating, and cleaning for what felt like weeks, we finally sunk into our beds at about midnight.

The craziness didn’t stop there, though… because we had secretly been planning a vacation for our two sons and had to be at the airport at 7am the next morning. We took a Christmas trip to Universal Studios in Florida to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. After the insanity of getting ready for the Luminary Walk, it was nice to have some family time in the Sunshine State. Our 5 days there flew by and then it was time to come home.

After our trip, life didn’t necessarily calm down. I hosted book club, we had Christmas, the next day my Grandma (Christmas Carol to our boys!) flew in from Michigan, the day she left we hosted family from Arkansas for New Year’s, and then the day they left we ended up a sick house with strep and ear infections. We are only just now recovered and back to the grind of school. Things haven’t slowed down and so that’s my excuse. Life has gotten in the way of posting.

Which brings me to my point… these two Help Wanted adverts from lady of the house Elise Romeiser. She posted for help with cooking and laundry in 1908 and then again in 1912. That’s a girl after my own heart right there.


Bees Laxative? …as sick as we were, I’d try it. I’d have tried anything.


So who’s moving in to do my laundry for $5 a week? That’s about all we could afford too, Elise!

There will be a longer update coming soon… I just had to pop in and say a quick hello! I hope your holidays were memorable and you’re living your best life in 2018!

Stay sweet,
The Brick and Maple Family <3

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