Thursday, April 29, 2021

Learning While You Are Home - Part 1

Please enjoy any tasks you have at home while you listen. Today I address young single women at home but anyone at any stage of life can benefit.


Monday, April 26, 2021

No Sign of World Turmoil Inside Your Home

Hello Everyone,

I appreciate your viewing this post today and I hope you will enjoy your home while you listen to the broadcast:

Good Old Houses 
learning puzzle 

Eight House Style Designs in Good Old Houses learning puzzle.
House plan description from May 1991 Victoria magazine 
today’s teacup 

I was unable to add to the video some things I had intended, so I will fulfill that in the next post.

As I am preparing to take my family on a "train trip" here at The Manse, I am 
including a picture from a train window (a real train, that is.)

What I wore:

Where I was: (one of the cabins on the train ;-))

Note to those who have difficulty with the volume:  It seems to work better on your phone. In the meantime I am shopping for an appropriate microphone. Please be patient. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Importance of Appearance at home; Social Things

 Greetings, Everyone.

Please enjoy whatever you need to accomplish today, while listening to this episode. Among other things, I talked about reading the ingredients in everything that is absorbed by your body, and how excellent the home school materials are. 

One of my creative endeavors this week was to stencil-paint an old carpet that was
looking very worn and faded:

While going through my archives of things I've saved since______,
I found some old stencils and some craft paint.

This will wear off, but it does not matter. The carpet was not going to last much longer,
and was destined for the porch, but it gives it a little more indoor life, and some beauty.
It looks so "cottage core"--which is the new expression
for old furnishings ;-)

If I can locate the pattern for this, in my sewing room, 
I'll show it here.

with apron 

Thank you for your visit,

Note: the volume on this video may be stronger on your phone.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Imperfect Foods, Home Based Almost Everything

Today I share the Imperfect Foods delivery, and talk a lot about teaching your children at home in a way that is appealing and enjoyable for you and your child.

What I wore at home:

Cotton dress made from Laura Ashley 1980's pattern, the same as in previous post.

With cotton cardigan:

With apron:

Here is a scripture for you today:

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Four Days at The Inn

Please enjoy getting your home in order, while you listen to Homemaking Radio today. I talk about making my home into an Inn for visiting family members, and ideas for keeping an upbeat, positive mind while enduring all these crazy politicians. 

My first  five star review from one of the guests:

I talked a little about this issue from 1991:

I read this scripture: 

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

 We are afflicted in every way,
 but not crushed;
 but not driven to despair; 
but not forsaken;
 struck down, 
but not destroyed; 
always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, 
so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

What I was wearing during the broadcast:

Cotton dress from 1980 McCalls Laura Ashley pattern.

 (back ties)

With apron:

With olive corduroy jacket:

With rose jacket:

With cotton cardigan:

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Wash Day

Wash Day, by Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922)

Hello Everyone,

I'm still busy at The Inn, and wanted to drop by for a moment and share a painting with you. You might recall me talking about the way people would hang some of their sheets, pillowcases, towels, and some garments over foliage outdoors. They liked lavender, cedar, and anything with a scent that would freshen the fabrics. There are paintings depicting this, and I think one of them was by Helen Allingham. This one is by Edmund Leighton, who was also an architect.

 The design of the house is similar to the miniature Southern Colonial, which I once occupied on a ranch in Texas.  However the wash day evoked a few memories of times past, when we ran out of clothesline space and put a sheet or two over something else, to dry in the hot weather.

As I checked the dates of his life, I noticed that despite all the wars and threats of national disasters and political problems, the artists of his era still painted. Not much of beauty was accomplished by the world commotion, but we do enjoy the lasting value of these paintings.  We could do something as well, to show for "the war", something worthwhile.  

It does not have to be art. Anything that improves home life, or self development is much better than doing nothing.  Learning manners and ways to have better relationships with others, or just getting fit through exercise. I benefitted greatly from the link to the tea video I posted previously.  There are also some hair style videos I have watched and learned from, and of course, speech, home interiors, food preparation, natural health, garden, and much more.  These are practical things that can be adapted into life at home. 

I hope to be back here soon with a new listen-as-you-go Homemaker radio episode.