2015 #CanItForward Day Is Here!


I love this day. It is a day where Jarden Home Brands joins forces with chefs and food preservers around the country and goes on tour showing everyone how it's done. And today is the day. There is a live stream at the bottom of this post where you can watch it all unfold. I have been … [Read more...]

Canning Season and the New Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

ball canning

Canning season officially began last night in our house. It was one of the most fun opening nights I've had. :) Two friends came over, one canned with me, the other drank wine with us while we worked hard for those little 4 oz jars of precious jam. Girl talk and canning = a perfect night! I even … [Read more...]

Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto – Nut Free


So, we are inundated with garlic! The day I dreamed of is finally here - harvest day. Okay, so we've been harvesting herbs for a little bit, but the garlic, the garlic is here! I am going to go on record saying that garlic was the best gardening decision I ever made (so far). And I plan on … [Read more...]

It’s Been Awhile….


Lauryn here. I'm back! So it has been a while since I have written. I took a step back in the beginning of March and a look at where I am spending my time. It was pretty eye opening actually. Blogging has always been something that I intended to be a creative outlet. The Vintage Mom was meant to … [Read more...]

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Dinners


I have been meal planning for well over a year now. It has helped us stick to a budget, eat well rounded meals and feel less stressed during the busy weeks. I do love my meal plans! I thought it would be fun to share with you our top 10 Favorite Family Dinners. All of these are tried and true. … [Read more...]

Thinking Differently About Food


Our eating habits sure have changed over the last 5 years. Actually, ever since we had C things have been different. But I will say that the tipping factor for us was the CSA. As soon as we became a family that was vested in our local food culture and started to understand how our food was grown … [Read more...]

Simple and Quick Cleaning Closet Makeover


We are on a roll with renovations in our home these days. We just redid the family room with the exception of decorating. That is next. I think we could walk through every room in the house and think of different projects to do to it. One of our favorite rooms in our new home is our laundry room. It … [Read more...]

Family Room Redo and Feeling at Home


I gotta say, it took this...a family room redo for me to feel at home. And within minutes of the carpet guy leaving, that is exactly how I felt. We moved into our new home in July. We painted bedrooms (the boys and ours) and have done a few things here and there around the house but nothing big. … [Read more...]

An Auto Show to Remember – What?!


I wracked my brain for a title of this post. I started off with: The New England International Auto Show but - Boring! Then I went to: My Trip to the Auto Show but - Lame! This title fit the bill the best because it was just that. Totally an auto show to remember! The day started off with my gal … [Read more...]

The Superhero of Vacuums – Dyson Cinetic Big Ball


Just when you thought it couldn't get any better it does. For 22 years Dyson has been improving the technology of family's best friend - the vacuum cleaner. One of the most important items in the house, I dare you to find a home that doesn't have one. One of  the most important chores is keeping … [Read more...]

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