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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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DIY Tea Tin Herbs

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I love cooking for family and friends, and as all the pros will tell you, food always tastes more flavourful when it's made with fresh herbs. This quick, kid-friendly project lets you get a head start growing an herb garden before summer comes and will afford the luxury of fresh ingredients year-round. And after a long winter, I'm starved for spring greenery, and these pretty tea tins, brimming with plant life, add welcome colour to a windowsill or kitchen shelf.

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A great idea of recycling tins; even vintage rusted ones (in condidtions too bad to be desireable collectibles) can be used to add good taste and charm to your home.

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Bek Atkins's curator insight, March 7, 2013 6:52 AM

This is an easy project that students of all abilities can achieve. This activity would develop skills in line with statements in the Australian National Curriculum: science - biological science for years F- 2. [(ACSSU002), (ACSSU017), (ACSSU211) and (ACSSU030).] These statements call for students to observe the biological processes of a variety of different organisms. The positive point for using plants is that if they are roughly treated or neglected the consequences are less traumatic then if it was a guinea pig. 

 

This activity would also translate to Home Economics where students could use their herbs to create nutritional meals. Special needs students (and in fact all young children) can be very picky about their food, especially if it is green! By growing, nurturing and then using their own produce, students have ownership and this may make students more likely to try and like the foods. 

 

Through the teaching of Home Economics skills students can begin to acquire the necessary life skills to become independent. 

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Organizing Sheets & Bedding

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Organizing Sheets & Bedding | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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And I want to know, do you patch or repair sheets or other bedding?

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Spoonful of Vintage: Retro Decor Tips: Spicing up Kitchen Shelves

Spoonful of Vintage: Retro Decor Tips: Spicing up Kitchen Shelves | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Retro interior decoration, Retro decor tips, Vintage decor tips, Retro Kitchen, Vintage Kitchen.

Via Retro68, Barbara Ostashev
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More "decorating" than "vintage living" but I don't think you'll mind.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:04 AM

Tips on displaying kitchenalia.

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Mid-Century Red Leather Pouf Chair

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My oh my, what a charmer! The classic ottoman pouf gets the star chair treatment in this terrific red & gold mid-century piece. Strictly speaking, it

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Great idea for recycling an old footstool!

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: How To Clean Black Out Of Aluminum Coffee Pots

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18 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags

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If you've got a collection of plastic bags making you feel guilty, don't fret! Here are some practical and crafty ways to use those bags over and over.
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Amazon.com: Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth (9781582463414): Mary McKenna Siddals, Ashley Wolff: Books

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A Preview Of Elkhorn

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As Hubby mentioned, we’ll be among the over 500 dealers selling at the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market (at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Wisconsin) this weekend. Here are a few of the antiqu...
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The History, Legacy & Power Of Housewives (And Woman In General)

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I found this photo of a National Housewives League meeting Detroit, Michigan, in 1945 while researching the Organized Housewives, a completely unrelated group. The National Housewives’ League of America was...
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Photos du journal | Facebook

Facebook est un réseau social qui vous relie à des amis, des collègues de travail, des camarades de classe ou d’autres personnes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec vous.
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I didn't know you could speak/ read French.
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: The Economics Of Floor Scrubbing

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Unhappy Meals, Unhappy Relationships

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: A Reminder At Wedding Season

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Using the leftover materials from your wedding dress for making a matching miniature dress for a keepsake doll.

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Remember Grandma's Apron?

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Digital PDF File Download of 4 Antique Small Gifts Crochet Patterns Pincusion Bag Slippers Box

Digital PDF File Download of 4 Antique Small Gifts Crochet Patterns Pincusion Bag Slippers Box | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The PDF file includes the following crochet patterns, circa 1916: * pretty square pillow of a pincusion * a round mans crochet collar
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: The Worst Thing About Fruit? The Fruit Flies

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repurposed demin aprons - happy hooligans - what to do with old jeans

repurposed demin aprons - happy hooligans - what to do with old jeans | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
I've had these repurposed denim aprons on my to-do list for a couple of months. I LOVE repurposing denim! It's soft, it's sturdy, it doesn't stain easily, and it washes up really well.
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eco fashion: upcycled vegan bike tire belt - The Alternative Consumer

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The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

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Supporting Great Innovations that Foster the Environment for a Planet in Balance.
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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Vintage Shoes (And Other Vintage Fashions & Accessories) - Here's Looking Like You, Kid

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Living The Viva Vintage?, Or Just Plain Loco?

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Recycled Art for the Environment

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This group is for any artist who uses recycled, upcycled and/or environmentally friendly materials to create their work.
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