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Intro | 31 Days - Back to Basics

Over the years, I’ve learned how to cook from scratch, how to take care of my clothes, how to sew and knit, how to clean house, how to budget. Some things were taught to me (thank you, Mom, for making me cook dinner for the family once a week in high school!), some I’ve learned on my own. I’ve come to realize that I’m pretty unusual. I see a lot of people that don’t know how to take care of the things they own or are entrusted with for......

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Finance: Your Toolbox
October 03, 2014

Finance: Your Toolbox

Remember my caveat and grace note about numbers? If that is going to apply anywhere for most people, it will be here. Dealing with your personal finances – especially if you’ve ignored them for too long...


Best of the 'Net
October 04, 2014

Best of the ‘Net

I love to watch educational videos from the 40s and 50s. They’re a great source for the tidbits of knowledge from home economics classes of the past. Here’s one on personal grooming. (And yes. I...


The Vintage Life
October 05, 2014

The Vintage Life

America’s Houskeeping Book describes the American home as “our most vital industry.” While there are so many differing points of view that swirl around this idea of homemaking and housekeeping that stem from past and...


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