About Me



Garments and Garnishes is a blog documenting a journey towards becoming a better “housewife” while balancing a full-time job, family, and housework.

This site is for those working mamas/wives who want to have their cake and eat it too. It features tutorials, recipes, stories, and even some nonsense to keep you entertained! Focusing on typical mom duties (like cooking, cleaning, crying etc.) while keeping your head above water. Let’s hold each other’s hands through this crazy world, shall we?

Hello! It’s nice to meet you.

I’m Mallory. I’m a mid-twenties wife and mom living in the Midwest. Depending on who you ask, I’m a young mom. This might be true, but I’m determined to make it work for me!

Thanks to my student loans, It isn’t possible for me to be a stay at home mama. That’s ok, I’ve accepted it. Honestly, I go crazy if I’m at home too long so it’s also necessary.

BUT because I spend more time at work that I do at home, I have become a less than stellar housewife.

I know I can do it better than I am, I’m just lazy. This blog is here to help keep me accountable. I’m hoping that I can find some friends to help push me along this journey too.

My areas that need improvement:

  • Sewing
  • Cooking
  • Activities with the kiddos
  • Cleaning
  • Home projects

I’m determined to do this all while working my daily 10hr schedule. Woo!

So feel free to call me out if I’m slacking or just failing at something I think I’m succeeding at. I’d appreciate it 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!