A Touch of Old-Fashioned Living in the Modern Era

Lots of people want to sit down to a hot dinner every night, grow some of their own food or just focus on making their home comfortable and beautiful. Too often, busy schedules and a lack of resources make those sort of old-fashioned, purposeful tasks seem impossible. It’s easy to think you need tons of time, money or expertise to cook delicious dinners, bake your own bread, grow a garden, or set a beautiful table. The truth is, you CAN do any of those things and you’ll be surprised how easy it can be to fit them into your life.

I’m Heather and I’m here to help you add some splendor (whatever that means to you) to your life. Scroll around and you’ll find information on gardening and homemaking, cooking, growing your own food, setting the table, collecting and caring for silver, china and linens and much more. 

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Apple Cinnamon Cake

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