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the art of substitution

I’m so thankful I learned this invaluable lesson from my mom as I was growing up.  There’s something….. satisfying…. about knowing how to make do.  I think I would’ve given up a long time ago if I’d never learned how to effectively substitute.  It’s useful in so many areas of homemaking! We have 3 pear […]

then I sat down and cried

Beginning around age 12 and continuing for about the next 15 years, I kept a journal.  It was what I turned to during intense emotional pain.  I wrote things I couldn’t talk about.  Somehow it just always flowed better on paper than in conversation.  Or if it didn’t make any sense at all, that was […]