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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…

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…

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…

Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home–Part 3

Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home–Part 3

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by Andrea   I’ve got another instalment in our series covering some of the fantastic houses in Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home – let’s take a look at today’s.   This one is called “Sleeping Loft For Teen-Age Daughters”, and it is fantastic!  I think you would be hard…

Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home–Part 2

Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home–Part 2

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By Andrea   I’ve got another gorgeous home for you from  Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home – let’s take a look!   Yay, they’ve given us a before picture this time!  (I am not sure why this book is so lacking in before pictures)  Super cute older home.  …

Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home–Part 1

Sunset Ideas For Remodelling Your Home–Part 1

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by Andrea   I know a lot of you are reading my title and saying “Acck!  Remodelling??”  Keep reading!  This is ideas for remodelling, mid-century style.  Over the next few weeks I’ll be bringing you some of my favourite houses from this book.     Let’s take a look!  …

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 2`

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 2`

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by Andrea   Last week, I brought you some great mid-century ideas for building a barbecue in your back yard.  This week I’ve got even more, so let’s take a look!   These are all from Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues   This brick cooking wall is great for both…

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

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by Andrea One of my favourite things about the mid-century time period is the popularity of the DIY ethic, and all of the great books that were produced reflecting this.  Now that summer’s here, I am sure a lot of us are starting to think barbecue – this sunset book…

Book Review–Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Book Review–Style Your Modern Vintage Home

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by Andrea   I recently came across an excellent book recently – Style Your Modern Vintage Home by Kate Beavis.  As you can see, I’ve got a library copy here, but I enjoyed this book so much, I plan to purchase it and add it to my home library (It’s…

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