I’m Working For a Better Future, 1922

This year marks 100 years ago that the Farmer’s Wife magazine asked its readers the question, “Do you want your daughter to marry a farmer?” and received responses from women all over the United States. Laurie compiled many of these glimpses into farm wives’ lives and paired them with traditional quilt blocks in her book…

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The Game of Becoming Really, Really Frugal

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Frugality isn’t always the choice to not spend money. Sometimes, it means a greater expense initially. Spending more money than you’d like on the front end helps you save way more money than you’d otherwise have been able. I wrote specifically about grocery sales…

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Pumpkin Cornbread, a Frugal World War I-Era Recipe

I know, it’s not the season for Pumpkin Everything in the United States. But true pumpkin love knows no single season. I never thought to add an ingredient like pumpkin to cornbread before, so I had to try this recipe. As it turns out, I love this twist. It’s sweeter than my typical cornbread recipe,…

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