Never in my life have I heard the term puttering. But, crazy enough, I do it all the time. As I've been researching homemaking, I've learned that puttering is to occupy oneself in a desultory but pleasant manner, doing a number of small tasks. In relation to homemaking, it's really the act of making your house a home. Doing things like putting out candles and pictures, rearranging furniture, tablescaping, light gardening, and decorating in a non-pressure way. Puttering is not to be confused with piddling (ha!) :) Puttering really has a purpose.
If planning 'puttering' projects is allowed these are some I'd like to attempt:
Arranging candles in glass jars with coffee beans (or something similar):
|via Pinterest vis HGTV|
Arranging mums and pumpkins on the front porch for a nice fall welcome:
|via Pinterest via scissorsandspatulas.com|
I'd love to hang plates in my entry way like this...
|via Pinterest via mmmcrafts.blogspot.com|
What's your favorite puttering activity?