Category Archives: Homemaking

Thoughtful Gift Ideas :: Experiences, Memories and Heirlooms

Thoughtful Gift Ideas: Experiences, Memories and Heirlooms :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Pinterest has always been my downfall…I’m not gonna lie.  If you don’t have a pinterest account, then good for you!!  However, I personally believe it to be one of the most wonderfully fantastic, helpful, fun and  life-sucking inventions of the last few years!… Read the rest

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DIY Organic Orange Peel Cleaner (and one HUGE mistake you’ve been making in your green cleaning!)

DIY Organic Orange Peel Cleaner (and one HUGE mistake you've been making in your green cleaning!) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

If you hop onto pinterest or you’ve experimented much with “green” cleaning (or if you’re cheap like me…) you’ll know that vinegar is a basic staple in “natural” cleaning recipes.

However, it’s time to kick your vinegar up a notch!

When I first started making my own cleaners, I have to be honest…I was a little disappointed with using only vinegar for cleaning.  … Read the rest

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Bee’s Wax Dipped Leaves :: A Simple + Colorful Way To Preserve Fall

Bee's Wax Dipped Leaves :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog


It seems like summer left without much fanfare here in northern Indiana, and we’re solidly into fall now, with peak colors this week!

The huge maple tree in our front yard does not disappoint and we’ve finally figured out a way to preserve the leaves and all of their vibrant glory!… Read the rest

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Living a Non-Mainstream Life While Balancing A Job, Kids + The House

“Stay-at-home moms can do all of that natural, hippy, traditional, ‘green’ stuff like home-cooked meals and line-drying their clothes.  I have a full-time job, and I just don’t have time for it all.”

Ever heard that before?  Ever thought it?

Living A Non-Mainstream Life (While Balancing a Job, the Kids and the House) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World


There I was, baking bread, hanging laundry on a clothes line, tending a garden (veggies and flowers both), wearing a cute sundress with my baby in a sling on my hip, all while a pie was baking in the oven and the children played with their homemade toys in our sprawling yard with just a few chickens.… Read the rest

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Traditional Foods: Why Bother?

Traditional Foods: Why Bother? :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

lacto-fermented salsa. kombucha. kimchi. kefir. coconut oil. raw milk. sourdough bread.

oh and cultured butter. lots and lots of it.


my hubbies translation: “hippy food that makes our kitchen look like a science experiment”

my translation: “REAL food, that is packed full of vitamins, enzymes and cultures that aid in digestion and can heal your gut, fill you up, and give you more energy as it cleans out your system.  Read the rest

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Meal Plan Organization For Visual Learners

This post was originally published back in 2012, but as I do some spring cleaning in October (I’m a little behind…) it was time to revisit this post, to straighten out my meal planning strategies!  enjoy!

Meal Plan Organization For the Visual Learner :: Vintage Kids | Modern World



If it’s out of my sight, it’s out of mind.Read the rest

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