Home & Hearth

Home and Hearth

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
~John Howard Payne

Welcome to our Home and Hearth section at Old Fashioned Living.If we've learned anything, it's that our visitors are creative, frugal and they LOVE to do things themselves! This section has been much needed and we hope you'll grab a cup of hot tea and look through the articles, then stop by our forums where you can share your own do-it-yourself experiences or ask questions.  Click HERE to visit the Do-it-Yourself Forum.

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Homemade Citrus Vinegar for Cleaning
This gentle but effective vinegar is also fresh smelling and a wonderful homemade alternative to harsh chemical cleaners.
Homemade Migraine Treatment
Create homemade migraine treatment with this free DIY tutorial from Frugally Sustainable!
Intense Hot Toddy
Zap your cold with an Intense Hot Toddy and the free recipe from Joylicious!
Meaningful Gifts For Kids
Make each child's gift meaningful with our helpful tips and ideas!
Repainted Gold Table
Upcycle an old table with the free tutorial from Carolyn's Homework!
Reusable Swiffer Cloth
Create a Reusable Swiffer Cloth with the free DIY tutorial from Sew Much Ado!
Spring Detox
After a long winter prepare your body for Spring and Summer with a homemade Spring Detox!
Upcycle Bathroom Mirror
Upcycle your Bathroom Mirror with the free tutorial from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs!
Vintage Household Hints
If you enjoy reading about life and times from the 1920's - 40's, you'll enjoy our new article full of vintage household tips, circa 1928-29.
Vintage Household Hints 2
The household tips in this article are from Woman’s World magazines during 1928 and 1929 - enjoy!
Weekend of Outdoor Chores
Enjoy a weekend of outdoor chores with our tips and advice!
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Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

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