Category Archives: Simple & Frugal

5 Minute Cilantro Hummus Recipe + Cinder Block Garden Update

Our garden is producing LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers.

Last year my garden looked like this…

cinder block raised beds :: Vintage Kids Modern World

 

Everything was neat and tidy. My Type A personality was thrilled with the square foot gardening technique.… Read the rest

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Rustic Shakshuka

Rustic Shakshuka :: Vintage Kids | Modern World - a frugal, grain and gluten free tomato and egg main dish

There will be seasons in life where everything just magically falls into place.

You have time to hang the laundry on the line. You brew kombucha and make your own chicken stock and since the children are playing so nicely with their non-toxic, BPA free, fair trade beeswax coated Swedish-inspired wooden toys, you can make some sourdough bread, feed the chickens and arrange some flowers on your farmhouse table.… Read the rest

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Thoughtful Gift Ideas :: Experiences, Memories and Heirlooms

Thoughtful Gift Ideas: Experiences, Memories and Heirlooms :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Pinterest has always been my downfall…I’m not gonna lie.  If you don’t have a pinterest account, then good for you!!  However, I personally believe it to be one of the most wonderfully fantastic, helpful, fun and  life-sucking inventions of the last few years!… Read the rest

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Bee’s Wax Dipped Leaves :: A Simple + Colorful Way To Preserve Fall

Bee's Wax Dipped Leaves :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

 

It seems like summer left without much fanfare here in northern Indiana, and we’re solidly into fall now, with peak colors this week!

The huge maple tree in our front yard does not disappoint and we’ve finally figured out a way to preserve the leaves and all of their vibrant glory!… Read the rest

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Cold-Kicker Spicy Chicken Soup

A guest post by Lucy Kesler, Inn Keeper at The Olde Buffalo Inn B+B, originally published in October of 2012

Cold Kicker Spicy Chicken Soup :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

 

“Let food be thy medicine,

and medicine be thy food”

– Hippocrates

There was a frost warning out earlier this week for northern Indiana and I’m wearing jeans and socks.… Read the rest

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My Yarn Obsession: The Benefits of Teaching Your Children to Knit + Crochet

My Yarn Obsession: The Benefits of Teaching Your Children to Knit or Crochet - Vintage Kids | Modern WorldMonday was rough.

If this is any indication, I had to mop the floor 3 times, and sanitize 2 dining room chairs (potty training incident).

We (plural) may have cried during the homeschool math lesson on multiplying by 3’s. (Lord help me when we get to long division…)

I was cranky.… Read the rest

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