Friday, February 23, 2007


We finally have the best solution: anyone can post, whether registered or not, but they have to fill out those tedious word verification forms where you type in the letters. It prevents the ads and the spam that is so aggravating to us.

The LAF site is hosting a homemaking conference online, in which my daughter and I will be speaking during one of the sessions. I understand there is a fee for participating in this and that you can ask questions. However, for those who cannot do this, if you will email me, I can send you a blog where I am writing what we will be discussing. Our particular subject might not be what you are looking for, as it is not actually about homemaking. We will be discussing the concept of mother-daughter harmony, but it does involve many aspects of life at home, and includes homemaking.

"Outlook" by Peter Quidley

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Nusery Ideas

We are trying to get some ideas for a nursery, using only a corner of a room, since there isn't a specific room available.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Interesting Publication

I think the publisher of this is brilliant.

Cards and envelopes by Al Young

It is a newsletter that features a literary piece along with all its styles and foods that go with the novel or the period in history. I've enjoyed looking through the Wives and Daughter's section of it today. Also check out the home design section here

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

During February

We are halting comments, do to so much illness in our home at this time. Our daughter came to stay with us along with her 4 children. They all got sick, and she is recovering from childbirth as well as having had tooth surgery a few weeks later. As you can imagine, we have a lot of recovering to do.

Gift basket available at

Friday, February 02, 2007

Victorian Greetings

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These cards are from the links below.

These are card kits you can order, which contain all the clippings and paper lace you need.

We have been enjoying some crafts involving paper doilies and scraps. One of my favorite ways to make a homemade card is with the back of old calendars. There are usually twelve small glossy squares you can cut out from last year's calendars that have beautiful scenes on them. We also use buttons, old rick-rack, greeting cards, and sparkly confetty that has cut-outs of birds and hearts.

Go here for some ideas: fan and cat

Here is a lovely online video with some music ( Verdi, I think (Italian))