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Favorite Recipes

Favorite Recipes

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By Julia On a recent trip to visit family, I found the stash of old cookbooks. These retro books are well-loved and well-used throughout several generations. Today’s featured cookbook was assembled by a church women’s group in 1967. When I picked up this cookbook, I could feel how much use…

The Happy House

The Happy House

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By Julia After moving into our home, my husband and I got curious about what was original and what had been updated. We speculated on several questionable things on the interior of the home (why is that light switch on the bottom of the wall by the floor?) and were…

Betty Crocker for Kids

Betty Crocker for Kids

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By Julia While visiting family this past week, I stumbled upon my mother-in-law’s cookbook collection. My favorite was her first cookbook, Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cook Book. Many beloved recipes were made from this kid-friendly edition with it’s bright, full-color illustrations and simple instructions. These kids are in…

Independence Day Fun

Independence Day Fun

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By Julia Happy Independence Day Dear Readers! I am out of town with my family this week, but I’ll be back next week with some more vintage and retro goodies. For this week, we happened upon this cool classic Chevrolet on our way out of town: I love the bright…

Antique Store Score: Life Magazine

Antique Store Score: Life Magazine

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By Julia On one of our antiquing adventures, my husband and I happened upon a full room of old vinyl records and magazines. Normally, I don’t take the time to peruse these displays as I would rather check out furniture and other décor. But this particular visit was shortly after…

Betty Crocker 2.0

Betty Crocker 2.0

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By Julia I love to cook. I’m always on the hunt for new cookbooks and recipes. So when I found a reproduction of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook at my local bookstore, I was immediately enamored. Originally published in 1950, this cookbook has received several face lifts over the years (I…

The Handyman’s Book

The Handyman’s Book

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By Julia As the weather turns warmer, I’m reminded of all the home improvement projects I have to do. Of course, each project inevitably takes longer than planned and involves additional trips to the hardware store for that one forgotten item. If we’re not sure exactly how to approach a…

It’s Lamb Cake Time….Again!!!

It’s Lamb Cake Time….Again!!!

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Since Easter is coming up in just a few short days I thought it would be fun to re-post the Lamb Cake Mike and I made last year! And yes, we plan to make another Lamb Cake this Easter….have a wonderful Easter everyone! By Sara In AZ   Ok y’all – remember last…

The New Hostess Handbook

The New Hostess Handbook

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By Julia My family knows I love all things retro, so when little artifacts surface as we clean, pack, and move around, I always get first pick. I don’t exactly remember how I came into possession of the New Hostess Handbook, but it is a handy leaflet that walks the…

Magnificent Magazine Racks

Magnificent Magazine Racks

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By Julia When scouring Craigslist for furniture, I occasionally stumble upon other fantastic finds. Once such find was a trio of magazine racks located right here in my town. The seller had used them to display some art at an outdoor market and no longer needed them. I don’t read…

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