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Countdown to Halloween: a spooky Halloween advent calendar

Countdown to Halloween: a spooky Halloween advent calendar
My dearest friend in the world is from Finland. Growing up, that alone was a romantic thought. She often mentioned the advent calendars she remembered from her childhood. I don’t know what those calendars looked like, but in my head they were absolutely amazing. Today, I am obsessed with advent calendars…I place the blame for this insanity squarely on her shoulders I am constantly shopping for,... 

October Holidays and Special Events

Almost every month is filled with dozens of holidays and special events. Some are serious, some are silly, but all are worthy of mention right? Well maybe, but this month I am simply sharing the one’s that stood out to me and that we will observe! National Apple Month Cookie Month National Pizza Month National Popcorn Popping Month 3-9 National Chili Week 2 Debut of Peanuts Comic Strip in 1950 16... 

Sunday sentiment: Fall foliage

Sunday sentiment: Fall foliage
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” Elizabeth Lawrence  Read More →
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Friday Favorites: Canning edition

Friday Favorites: Canning edition
1. 12×18 You Serve When You Preserve poster, inspired by the World War II “Garden for Victory” campaign. Available for purchase on ETSY from for an incredibly reasonable price here. 2. I love cool recipe cards, but letterpress recipe cards? Doesn’t get any better. What a beautiful find. 3. Loving this fantastic apron in an hour…so quick and inexpensive there is NO reason you shouldn’t... 

Rhodes: A semi-homemade tradition

Rhodes: A semi-homemade tradition
All the talk of canning and preserves on the site this week, obviously I had to make something to go along with it… Nothing says homemade like the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the house. Mmmm. Crispy crust. Soft, warm interior. Slathered with butter, jam, honey…Any way you slice it, homemade bread is divine. In the early 20th century, homemakers baked bread daily. Today, busy moms... 

Freezer jam: A sweet success

Freezer jam: A sweet success
Freezer jam. It’s delicious, simple and, it’s a quick alternative to jarred jams. Freezer jam doesn’t require any special equipment, nor does it require the same lengthy commitment as it’s older sibling – boiled and bottled the old fashioned way. All you need for a quick batch of freezer jam is and hour or two of time, a little fruit, a large pot and some freezer tight... 
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