Category Archives: Food & Home

Exterior Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

A little more than a year ago, we purchased this cute little house in the historic district of a city in the Midwest. This was the facade of the house when we bought it. I loved the arbor and the … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam

I’ve been canning and preserving for a few years now. I was fortunate to acquire my DSH’s Grandma’s canning supplies. I’ve been very cautious about the canning process and faithfully use my Ball Blue Books as guides to proper technique … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung . . . Finally!

It was a long, cold, and snowy winter here in the Midwest. We were beginning to think that Spring weather would never arrive. We finally had a string of really nice Spring days and even though more colder weather is … Continue reading

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Bathroom Makeovers at the Quirky Old Home

Our new, old home has two bathrooms – one upstairs and one on the main level. There is no en suite. In fact, the main floor bathroom, where the “master bedroom” is located has no shower. What you gain in … Continue reading

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Stairwell Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

It’s been a long, cold, and snowy winter here in the middle of the country. It has been so cold that we have worried about frozen pipes and learned, through experience, how really drafty an old house can be. In … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ During The Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex is defining our Winter weather this year.  It’s been cold.  Bitterly cold. Here and in most parts of the country east of the Rockies.  There has even been snow in the deep South. It’s been colder here … Continue reading

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Bedroom Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

Once the weather turned, we started focusing our attention on redoing the rooms inside our new Quirky Old Home. For me, the hardest part of redoing rooms in a new home is spending enough time living in it to be … Continue reading

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