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Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

  Thanks for joining me in my second installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. The February issue found Mary & the Institute celebrating their 4th anniversary. One of my […]


Vintage Notions Monthly Club

Last year I launched my new Vintage Notions Monthly magazine. This magazine allowed me to share more of the material that inspired my book Vintage Notions. It brings to life more of Mary Brooks Picken’s writing and wisdom as well as the lessons the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. Mary & her students […]


A Holiday Treat to Share: Candy Cane Popcorn

One of my favorite holiday treats to make for friends and neighbors (and anyone passing through my kitchen!) is this recipe for Candy Cane Popcorn. I’ve shared it here before, but it bears repeating, as it’s the perfect gift to whip up and present to others in this season of gathering and joy. I just […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly!

It’s here – Vintage Notions Monthly! Thank you again for being a part of the launch! we am extremely excited to offer my Vintage Notions Monthly magazine to you. Here is the launch special you’ve been waiting for! Vintage Notions Monthly (print versions): Buy both Issues 1 & 2 for limited time and receive Issue […]


Century old New Year’s Cheer

Over the holiday break I spent some time with some of my vintage children’s magazines. I found this wonderful letter from January 1916 that I had to share… here is a particularly inspiring excerpt from the page. If you enjoy it please share it & I will find more “gems” like this to post in […]

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