5 Reasons to Declutter Your Microwave

5 Reasons to Declutter Your Microwave

It’s the New Year, and you may be taking advantage of the time to declutter after the holidays!  Junk mail, advertisements from 2012, and books you don’t care to read must all go! The kitchen is a place where clutter can add up unless we are vigilant about...
9 Homemaking Lessons from Nobody by Susan Warner

9 Homemaking Lessons from Nobody by Susan Warner

One of the reasons that I love vintage books is that they have so many hidden nuggets of homemaking.  As our world situation becomes less predictable, one thing that we homemakers can do is make our homes lovely, welcoming, and predictable.  I have much to learn in...
10 Homemaking Lessons from Aunt Hannah and Martha and John

10 Homemaking Lessons from Aunt Hannah and Martha and John

During the last two years, life has been quite uncertain for me.  First, two family members, one older and one quite young, were diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.  One survived, and one did not.  Next, we were locked down at home in March of 2020. Lockdown at...
3 Ways to Use Up Ripe Produce Quickly

3 Ways to Use Up Ripe Produce Quickly

Eating quantities of produce is part of being healthy!  This is the season of abundant produce at the farmer’s market and, if you garden, from your garden. Even if you do not have a garden or shop at the farmer’s market, you may, in spite of all your...
5 Tips to Reduce Wasted Food in Your Kitchen

5 Tips to Reduce Wasted Food in Your Kitchen

During my childhood, I had a pastor had grown up in the Great Depression.  He often mentioned that his parents would have nothing on their plates at meal times.  When the children would ask why their parents had nothing to eat, the parents would tell them not to worry...