Simple Homemaking Tips-In Walden by Henry Thoreau

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The classic non-fiction book by Henry Thoreau is a hidden gem with homemaking advice from a male perspective! You can join me on YouTube for this discussion.


Making Halloween Treats for Kids Party-Pinterest Inspired

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October is my favorite month of the year! Beginning at the crack of September 1st we set out a few autumn and Halloween decorations. In this Vlog we’ll be making Halloween Candy Bark, Ghost Brittle and Candy Caramel Pretzel Sticks. All to be frozen for a kids Halloween party! I’m keeping things simple and fun. If you would like to stay updated with my current homemaking projects and festive activities be sure to check out my instagram @rainsanmartin.

Here’s the recipe I found on Pinterest for the Halloween Candy Bark, I recommend using milk chocolate chips however:

Don’t Wait for Friday Night to Enjoy Life

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How often do we hear the term (Thank God It’s Friday) TGIF? Of course we all have work to handle at home as well as much needed rest. Yet I challenge you to look for the joys of life no matter your activity.

In this video I’ll discuss how we can be content and happy no matter what day of the week it is. Love life while working and resting!

Advantages of a Vintage Lifestyle

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*My YouTube video on this topic can be found here.

You can live a vintage lifestyle 24/7 or pick and choose elements from a specific time era or era’s. I personally consider myself a subdued Neo Victorian. “Neo-Victorian is an aesthetic movement which amalgamates Victorian and Edwardian aesthetic sensibilities with modern principles and technologies” (-Wikipedia) Essentially it is about a creative lifestyle as we have the power to design our lives! It pays to be aware of historical customs, fashions and technology as we may find value in it’s rediscovery for ourselves.