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    Sewing a Plus Size 1940s Dress and Baking a Wartime Recipe

    In the latest video I had so much fun sewing this beautiful 1940s Advance 4585 dress from all thrifted materials. The pattern itself is made for a 40” bust and a 43” hip but I upsized the skirt to fit me. The bodice, surprisingly, had lots of room and I didn’t need to upsize it for my chest or waist. For the recipe, I made Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries from the 1940s book “America’s Cookbook” with a Wartime Supplement. I wanted to find a recipe that was easy and true to the decade and this did not disappoint! Overall I’m so pleased with the pattern, recipe, and video! Happy November,…

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    Wishing for Fall in Collectif’s Apple Print

    I took these photos before it got cooler, just a short few weeks ago. Our fields have turned to gold and brown as the weather becomes more and more dry, and it gives off the perfect feeling of autumn. I bought this collectif Apple print dress quite a while ago, but this is the first time I’m wearing it! It’s the perfect autumnal dress, especially for me. We have so many apple trees and I cannot wait to pick them and make all sorts of yummy autumn goodness. Apple pies, apple butter, applesauce, apple cider, even apple cider vinegar – the list is endless! Turnovers and apple pancakes and apple…

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    Life’s short, wear fun clothes || Joanie Clothing

    This Joanie Clothing rainbow dress came to me in a roundabout way. I am part of a buy/sell/trade group on Facebook, and commented on it a second too late after someone else had claimed it in a clothing sale thread. Luckily that person happened to be a friend of mine. When it didn’t work out for her she reached out to me and I was able to purchase it from her. And oh BOY am I so happy it worked out! I’ve never bought from Joanie Clothing before but for this first-time wear, I have to say I am in love! Currently I’m browsing their website and drooling over all…

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    1950s Housewife Daily Routine – with Kids

    For the last four years I have been searching and working to create a realistic 1950s Housewife Routine. Most of the videos and blog posts I see come from women who have no kids, and as y’all know I have four, so I often wondered what it would be like to run through a routine WITH kids. I also noticed a lot of people who do these routines tend to focus on being super glamorous and doing all the beauty things. What, then, would a real 1950s Housewife Routine be like? Would the 1950s woman really spend an hour on her hair and wear a full face of makeup? Would…

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    Cottagecore Belle

    Lately I have been really into Cottagecore. Some people love it, some people hate it, some people don’t really even know what it is. And to be honest, I ride around the edges of cottagecore; I’m not 100% into the super girly side, nor the almost-grandma side. I’m somewhere between cottagecore and vintage garden girl, which is an aesthetic that makes me supremely happy. I found this dress on Amazon, and immediately knew I had to do a Cottagecore Belle look. After my Beauty and the Beast maternity shoot last year, I’ve been wanting to do a pared-down take on the princesses. Someone suggested I should do a “happily ever…