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wrap me in an apron

Pin It I don’t think our kids know what an apron is. The principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a […]

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broken toys–fix?

Pin ItToday the Damsel welcomes guest poster Sarah Brooks. How to Make Good Use of Broken Toys The definition and perception of what makes a good toy has changed over the years. While we might agree that toys are meant to be played with, there are still countless ways to interpret what makes a toy, […]

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old school stove

Pin ItSometimes older is better. Someday, this old school oven shall preside over the Damsel’s kitchen. From this angle, she can see no down side. Someday. Someday. Anyone have any info on whether this exists in the real world, or is only found in old-fashioned dreams?

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Pin It Guest blog by Caleb Warnock, author of The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast: Breads, Pancakes, Waffles, Cinnamon Rolls and Muffins and the national bestseller Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers.© 2012 Caleb Warnock. The contents of this blog post are not in the public domain and may not be […]

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homemade ginger ale

Pin It Dear students, Please welcome Janet@Simply So Good, who writes a darn good blog. And takes pretty pictures, too. This post on making your own ginger ale caught the Damsel’s eye because at the New Old School, that’s one of our favorite things…making it yourself. Especially when it’s something old fashioned and awesome. The Damsel […]

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Pin ItClass: welcome substitute teacher Cassie Aimes. Enjoy the British spellings! The Damsel decided not to edit them because, well, they look awesome. Good Old-Fashioned Beauty Remedies As being frugal becomes the new cool, many more people are going back to the good old fashioned ways of doing everything.  Ingredients such as baking soda, white […]

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Pin ItOnce upon a time, when you wanted to buy some meat for your family, you went to the butcher shop. Things were a little more compartmentalized back then. There were no such things as super-mega-marts that sell everything under the sun. There were cobblers, and chandlers (candle-makers), and millers, and tailors, and yes, butchers. […]

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Pin ItHomemade ricotta? Really? That smooth, beautiful layer of yum in lasagna? Yes, dear students, it’s possible. And it’s as easy as kindergarten. The Damsel suspects you have everything you need, at this moment, in your kitchen. You could be five minutes away from ravishing ricotta. (Technically, this is called paneer. Ricotta is properly made […]

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Pin ItPerhaps you’re curious what the last week of school was like in the olden days. That’s pretty easy. At the Damsel’s school, we went to class. Yup. Right up to the bitter end. The Damsel has noticed a great deal of the opposite going on lately. In one of her sprog’s classes, there was […]

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