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Vintage Comfort, Wall to Wall

There are reasons for the current trend toward nostalgic references in home decorating. Vintage objects carry a comforting softness to homes. They recall a simpler world. Furthermore, they can be found in flea markets and fairs at affordable prices, another plus as the U.S. economy continues its struggle for recovery. Read more

Being Different

On most days the furthest thing from my mind is my child being different from any other. We laugh, play together, even bandage changes are so routine it feels like a 'normal' thing to do. I don't have any other children, so I don't have anybody to compare him to on a daily basis, and...
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Mold: The Lurking Fungus

What is mold? Mold. Often called Mildew, is caused by fungi. Mold is everywhere, inside buildings, houses and outdoors. They spread by spores that travel through the air. Molds sole purpose is to help break down organic matter. There are more than 100,000 species of mold worldwide. Mold is most commonly found where there is dampness,...
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How to Make Pomanders

In the tradition of the Victorians and Royalty alike, pomanders were used to mask odors. The sweet smelling scent will fill your home with citrus freshness. (more…)...
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Wheat Weaving

A Simple Family Craft Idea - Although the stores are trying to convince us it's time to start putting up our December holiday decor, I'm personally just not ready to start thinking about snowmen and red-nosed reindeer invading my home in November. We're still working on the autumn leaf theme around our house. Read more

Drying Roses

In addition to their romantic role as a traditional Valentine’s Day token of affection, roses are a classic symbol of love and beauty. (more…)...
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How to Freeze Mushrooms

Choose mushrooms free from spots and decay. Sort according to size. Wash thoroughly in cold water. Trim off ends of stems. If mushrooms are larger than 1 inch across, slice them or cut them into quarters. (more…)...
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