Mail Your Holiday Gifts Early: Very Vintage December Day 3

Day 3 from the Betty Crocker 1959 Holiday Almanac is all about mailing gifts early! Honestly, this is probably too late for overseas gifts. The gracious living recommendation is to send out gifts in November. But this is an excellent time to mail your gifts of food. So today — we are talking about what …

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1950s Chocolate-Covered Cherries (Very Vintage December)

I don’t really like convenience foods. I like cooking from scratch. I also like reverse-engineering foods. I mean, I started reading Cook’s Illustrated magazine 20 years ago! I’m sure you see where this is going. I LIKE reverse-engineering vintage convenience foods, and making my own from-scratch or convenient versions. And I’ve had a lot of …

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How to plan for Christmas (Very Vintage December)

Planning for a Busy Vintage December Once again, it is time for the famous (infamous? no, no, definitely not!) Very Vintage December Challenge! Time to Jingle Bell Rock! As an overview, each day, I will be doing a vintage homemaking activity from the Betty Crocker Country Kitchen Almanac from 1958. Get Your Christmas Chores Done …

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A Week of Menus for Mid-November (Mid-Century Menu Monday)

Meal planning is the hardest part of eating at home all the time. Being creative, coming up with new ideas, and then getting those meals onto the table on time is tough. Here are 7 vintage dinners for mid-November to inspire your adventures in square meals. A Week of Menus for Mid-November There are many …

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A REAL Vintage Schedule for Preschoolers

Vintage Schedules For Preschoolers (What a REAL 1940s Expert Recommended)

I really love using vintage schedules. They are so precise about the goals and the actions you take to get there. It’s a lot of fun! I have read the Babywise series, Gina Ford, and Tracy Hogg, but all of the advice they give is just vintage mid-century parenting advice, repackaged for a new audience! This is the vintage schedule for preschoolers that I am using for my youngest children.

How to Clean Your House Fast, a 1950s Speed Cleaning Routine

How To Clean Your House Fast (1950s Housewife Speed Cleaning Routine)

Once you get to know the difference between tidying and cleaning, you suddenly realize that cleaning can actually be pretty fast — it’s tidying all the clutter that takes so long. But sometimes, you still need a speedy cleaning routine to get all the dirt out, especially if you are a working mom. So here’s …

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1940s Housewife Cleaning Schedule (Do This For a Company-Ready Home)

I never learned to clean the house and KEEP IT CLEAN. So I found out how a 1940s housewife would keep her home clean. Here’s the vintage step-by-step method that keeps the house clean and COMPANY-READY, even for a modern home: the 1940s housewife cleaning schedule. 1940s Housewife Cleaning Schedule A 1940s housewife had a …

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