Tag: BackToBasics


In Other News - Kitchen Renovation Progress

True confession, with all my writing about how to reset your home, I’m still stuck in waiting mode. No resetting for me yet. Nothing is where it is supposed to be at the moment because my kitchen is in the middle of a small renovation. In reality, for those who have lived through a kitchen renovation – there is no such thing as a small renovation. With the kitchen being one of the most-used rooms of the home, any sort of disruption affects the entire house. I’ve made mention......

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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...


The Basics of Meal Planning
October 21, 2014

The Basics of Meal Planning

My last two posts in this section have touched a bit on meal planning, but let’s go a little deeper. First, let’s talk about the why’s of meal planning. The obvious one – you know...


The Vintage Life
October 19, 2014

The Vintage Life

One of the topics that used to be taught in home economics was ‘relationships.’ I’ve been curious about this and have wondered what sorts of things they taught. Based on some of the vintage movies I’ve...


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