Getting Stuff Done

food storage, house cleaning, frugal, canning, organizing

When I first moved into my place, I bought some cheap storage containers because they fit on my oddly shaped shelves, and I could stack them. Right after I started using them, I realized that they didn't really seal, and air and determined little moths could get right into them. That really defeated the entire… Continue reading Getting Stuff Done

When I Grow Up

At my birthday dinner this year, I mentioned to Ms. M that for gift giving purposes, all she had to do was think of what a 1950's housewife would like. Ever since I said it, I realized there was even more truth to it than I had intended. The infamous "they" ask, "What would do… Continue reading When I Grow Up

Too Late for Home Ec

I love YouTube. Not only is it the home of cat videos (!!!!), lately it has enabled me to watch full educational films that used to play in schools in the 1950s and 60s. While there have been a lot of really good ones, Iowa State University's Home Economics Story from 1951 has to be… Continue reading Too Late for Home Ec