A Thanksgiving Day Feast: a Menu from 1888

As the days of chill November creep along, the busy housewife ever on the alert, thinks of the coming anniversary, our national Thanksgiving; and recognizing all the causes for thankfulness enumerated in the presidential proclamation–her own heart, meanwhile, glowing with gratitude and pleasure as she thinks of the coming reunion of dear friends, remote and…

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Free (and Almost Free) Vintage Christmas Stories, Updated for 2022

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Here we are again, on the verge of the Christmas season. However, to be perfectly honest, in this home, the Christmas season runs from November 1st to January 1st. My goal is to jam-pack the two months with Christmas music, lights, movies, food, and…

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The Beautiful Benefits of Silence in the Home

The silence that I was always compelled to fill up has become beautiful to me, as well. I’ve become accustomed to being quiet with my own thoughts, and now–especially when I do chores such as washing the dishes–I can be centered and meditative in a way I never could be when I was either listening…

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A Week (or so) in a Homemaker’s Life

I thought that compiling some snippets around my household would be an interesting thing to do this week. I don’t think I’ve ever done a post like this before. The Garden I’ve managed to keep our first garden in Texas alive but I wouldn’t call it a rousing success. I think my plants have used…

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