‘I quit job to sort husband’s clothes and make him lunch – wives should spoil their men’

A woman who quit her job to become a 1950s housewife has lifted the lid on her new lifestyle.

Katrina Holte, 30, ditched her career after becoming stressed out by her busy job in a payroll department.

The part-time seamstress sells vintage-style frocks she makes from her home in Oregon in the US.

But now she cooks and cleans while her engineering husband husband Lars, 28, heads to work.

She said: “I feel like I’m living how I always wanted to. It’s my dream life and my husband shares my vision.

“It is a lot of work. I do tons of dishes, laundry and ironing.

“But I love it and it’s helping to take care of my husband and that makes me really happy.”

She wakes up every morning to make Lars breakfast and prepare his packed lunch

She added: “My closet is full of 1950s dresses I’ve made myself.

“I have 1940s-style furniture in the living room and a traditional bedroom.

“I can feel like I was born in the wrong decade, especially when I look at everything that is happening in the world now.

“I feel like I belong in a nicer, more old-fashioned time. But I know everything happens for a reason.

“I agree with old-fashioned values, like being a housewife, taking care of your family and keeping your house in excellent condition.”

Katrina makes sure dinner is on the table for when her husband gets in from work, then after the couple play traditional games.

They’ll even stick on an old-fashioned programmes like I Love Lucy or The Donna Reed Show.

She revealed: “My new life started in September 2018, after I left my job, which was starting to wear me down.

“I was getting tired and I wasn’t living up to my own expectations.

“I spoke to my husband and told him I want to be a housewife and he said that was fine with him.”

Katrina Holte quit her job to be a 1950s housewife
She quit her job to be a 1950s housewife

Katrina’s day starts at 6:30am when she wakes up and sets out her Lars’ clothes before preparing his breakfast and packed lunch.

After her own breakfast, she does 15 minutes of vintage exercises with a lot of stretching and warming up.

Then after her little workout, Katrina goes upstairs, showers and puts on a full face of vintage make-up.

She admitted: “My wardrobe is 1950s, made up of dresses I have made myself from original patterns. I always try and look my best.

“I feel most like myself when I’m wearing a vintage-style dress. They are so flattering and I love the colours and fabrics.”

She continued: “I just feel happy when I put them on. I make sure everything is kept in its place.

“After lunch, when my house is tidy, I will go upstairs and sew either for myself, for my customers or to try out new patterns.”

Katrina starts cooking the dinner at around 4pm to 5pm to make sure everything is ready when Lars returns from work.

Then she’ll give him a glass of water and if dinner’s not ready, she’ll dish out a plate of snacks, like cheese, dried fruit or nuts.

And the housewife claims her husband is “very appreciative” of what she does.

Katrina Holte
Katrina enjoys her new lifestyle since quitting her stressful job

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She concluded: “He looks tired when he comes in from work, so when the table is set and decorated, he relaxes.

“He’s happy for the evening.

“I think a man needs his wife to make him feel spoilt every once in a while.

“He would never expect this from me, though, it was entirely my idea to live like this.

“It’s always been my dream since I was a little girl.”

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