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Tasha Tudor Simple Living Extraordinary Life

Tasha Tudor Simple Living Extraordinary Life

The year was 1915, Babe Ruth hit his first home run, the RMS Lusitania sunk on passage from New York to Britain, and in a hospital room in Boston a little girl was born. Her birth was not notorious, nor was it inconsequential. She came into the world, named Starling, after her father’s middle name, but soon renamed for the Heroine in War and Peace “Natasha”. Her parents called her Tasha and her early creative moments paved the way for…

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Fannie Farmer Cooking for the Sick

Fannie Farmer Cooking for the Sick

FANNIE FARMER: COOKING FOR THE SICK Long before Julia Childs captured the attention of American housewives with her French cuisine in the 1960s another American revolutionized home cooking with her standardization of measurements and practical recipes for the Bostonian housewife. Fannie Farmer, the polio survivor, turned student, turned principal, and later author, was well known for her scientific study of food. She reworked old recipes and taught the science behind food at the Boston School of Cooking where she became…

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Mary Brooks Picken- Sewing’s Most Influential Woman

Mary Brooks Picken- Sewing’s Most Influential Woman

MARY BROOKS PICKEN- The Sewing Industry’s Most Influential Woman   Modern Sewing has its many influential people that have shaped the way you sew, where you sew, and how you sew. We know the names of Eleanor Burns, Nancy Zieman, Alex Anderson and many talented women that introduced us to new ways to design and fabricate everything from quilts to home décor. These women are held up in modern times as leaders in the sewing industry and their means of…

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Letter Writing- Can We Bring It Back?

Letter Writing- Can We Bring It Back?

Discourse in American culture can be summed up in two words, mobile apps. These nifty little tools allow us to communicate instantly with short bursts of text to make dinner plans, remind hubby to pick up a gallon of milk, or check in on a teenager. Not only can we “converse” with single letters, but also pictures have made a comeback from the ancient ruins of Mesopotamia. Emoji’s, which are modern examples of hieroglyphics, add emotion to our texts, verifying…

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Back to School Virtues

Back to School Virtues

Back to School Virtues Marked by last minute vacations, and family reunions, August is also known as the back to school inventory month. Most parents realize the need for school supplies, and thus become inventory takers, making long lists on the backs of envelopes, legal pads, or sticky notes. Once their lists are made, they begin checking off items to ensure that Marie has not outgrown her good shoes, or Michael’s blue jeans actually reach the top of his sneakers,…

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