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Loved this ad from the early 1940's so I had to post it.

I am off to meet with realtor at town hall to make sure our house has all the current permits. ACES! Home buying is f-u-n.
Luckily for all of you, I have come across a plethora of goodies I wanted to share so enjoy the bounty!

Ruffled Skirts Pattern: If I had a little girl I would be all over this
Lantern Bloom: MUST make a dress from these fabrics
Senya Akin Studio: My birthday is in July if you want to get me something ;-)
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quick Bread: made it last night and it is a hit in our maison
Shower Cap Tutorial: I may have to make one of these in the gaudiest fabric possible
Spinach and Ricotta Pie: I will be trying this very soon
Bayly: fun, interesting jewelry
1930's evening gown: GOOD LORD, if I could I would knit it
ArtbyMAR: this feeds my vintage fetish for sure
Past Perfect Vintage Clothing: I would display a lot of it as true art
Homesteading: Live off the grid when ya can!



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Side note: I have to admit that running water and flush toilets are my most favorite inventions so camping is clearly out for me. :)

Have a great day.