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Water-glassed eggs in canning jar on counter with cotton cover.
Old Fashioned Life | Recipes

How to Preserve Eggs Long-Term | Recipe for Water Glassing Eggs

Have you ever wondered if there is a way to preserve eggs long-term? How did great grandma and grandpa keep their extra eggs fresh for so long? Was it easy to do? Was it safe? I started asking some of these same questions a few years ago when we began raising chickens for eggs. That’s…

Quiet Self Reflection
Musings of a Momma

13 Reasons I Struggle Creating New Habits (How Realistic Reflection Can Help You Reach Your Goals)

Do you set new goals at the beginning of the New Year only to find yourself struggling or, worse yet- completely throwing in the towel by the end of January? Yeah, me too. Why am I focusing on the negative here? I’m not trying to be a dream killer, just a realist. Setbacks will happen,…

Citrus on Cutting Board
Old Fashioned Life | Recipes

30 Easy Ways to Use Leftover Orange, Lemon, and Lime

There are many ways to use leftover orange, lemon, and lime peels. Citrus is a great ally, whether you are working towards a zero-waste kitchen, moving towards natural cleaners, or looking for natural beauty care. Orange, lemon, and lime- including the refuse you usually pitch in the trash, can also be used in unique ways…

Finished "Tastes Like Summer" Blueberry & Lemon Jam Recipe
Old Fashioned Life | Recipes

“Tastes Like Summer” Blueberry & Lemon Jam Recipe

This recipe for blueberry lemon jam is a great way to save up a hint of summer’s sun-kissed flavor to enjoy during the cold winter months. Pancakes, toast, muffins, and vanilla ice cream are perfect partners in crime for this jam. 🥘 Ingredients: 🥣 Equipment: 🧭 Set Up: Properly setting up your space before beginning…

Woman reading a book from morning basket on blanket on grass on a sunny day with cup of tea

How to Make the Ideal Morning Basket For Your Homeschool

What is a morning basket? A morning basket is a collection of books, hands on activities, and other items used for group learning within a homeschool family. Baskets can consist of items like books (particularly living books), hands on activities, and the like. It’s a place to hold all of your family’s study materials but…