How to Clean Your Kitchen
August 03, 2015

How to Clean Your Kitchen

For many years, I’ve always washed dishes in the same order. It makes complete sense, though. Who would want to wash a drinking glass in the greasy dish water that remains after washing pots and pans? As a bonus, if you’ve made mashed potatoes (and I hate washing mashed potato pots) or other foods that seem to stick like super glue, you can fill the pots with hot water to soak and loosen the food while you wash everything else. It’s also kind to the person who might be helping......

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Lovely Links Aug 2
August 02, 2015

Lovely Links Aug 2

Today, I rediscovered my RSS feed reader. I had about 700(!) blog posts to read (or not). I’ve cleared out about 300 and also remembered just how much I enjoy some of the blogs and writing...


Cleaning - the Retro Version
October 23, 2014

Cleaning – the Retro Version

From my housekeeping bible, America’s Housekeeping Book, comes a glimpse into our foremother’s daily cleaning routine: Early Morning: Preparing and serving breakfast Forenoon: General pickup. Light cleaning of rooms. Start weekly task (Monday – laundry; Tuesday – Marketing...


Making Up
October 22, 2014

Making Up

One of the things I have come to appreciate as I get older is that I can still play dress up. My style has developed to be somewhat retro – somewhere between the 40s and...


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