Embracing vintage homemaking skills is a wonderful way to find joy in frugal living, daily routines and cooking. Use this round up of vintage homemaking skills to inspire you to feel like a 1950’s housewife wearing an apron and heels!
VINTAGE HOMEMAKING SKILLS
I love baking from scratch and spending lazy afternoons in the kitchen meal planning with a sketch pad and an old vintage cookbook and a great big third cup of coffee.
Staying at home and enjoying the beauty of creating a home makes for a grateful heart. I’ve really been inspired lately by simpler living and starting with learning new homemaking skills to really rock the mom years.
I’m even planning a vintage farm apron to share with you too!
Vintage homemaking skills aren’t just making a come back in popularity for fun, but out of complete necessity in 2020. But that doesn’t mean that baking from scratch and growing your own food has to be boring!
Go ahead and get inspired by this list of vintage homemaking skills for a simpler and happier home. Forget the constant chaos and find some calm.
BACKYARD HOMEMAKING SKILLS
Homemaking skills are essentially in the home, but I wanted to start out this list of skills with the backyard because there is so much more we can be doing to utilize our yard as part of our home.
GROW A BACKYARD VICTORY GARDEN
If planting a backyard vegetable garden is on your homestead bucket list, then look no further than this post! I’m going to show you the very basic gardening tips for the ultimate foolproof approach to vegetable gardening for beginners. Ready? Let’s do this!
GROW, GLEAN AND PRESERVE FRUIT
Our beginners guide to planting fruit trees and starting a small backyard orchard or food forest will help you feed your family for years to come. You’ll learn how to grow fruit trees and fruit bearing plants with tips and tricks for planting, maintenance and preserving. Ready? Let’s do this!
HANG CLOTHES TO DRY IN THE SUNSHINE
There’s nothing sweeter than the smell of laundry dried on the line. Get creative with the variety of options to making your own clothes line and start drying your own clothes to save on your electricity bill.
RAISE CHICKENS FOR EGGS
More than ever, every homestead should have a set of backyard chickens in their yard. In this post I’ll show you just how to get started raising backyard chickens for the absolute beginner. In just a month, you’ll be collecting eggs daily!
VINTAGE KITCHEN SKILLS
The kitchen is the heart of the home. With the oven on and the smell of something sweet or savoury in the air there’s nothing like it. Here are some old fashioned vintage kitchen skills any homemaker should strive to master!
THE PERFECT APPLE PIE
Apple Pie is by far THE best desert. Who doesn’t love apple pie? Warm sweet apples, hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and a buttery flaky crust. Learn how to make homemade apple pie from scratch and you’ll be asked to make the pie for all the potlucks and family dinners.
KITCHEN HACKS FROM OUR GRANDPARENTS
The best advice, baking hacks and recipes come from our grandparents. We all have fond memories of sitting together around the table sharing food and stories somewhere in our childhood.
Not only do creative hobbies allow for increased endorphins ( the happy hormones) they also provide a way for moms especially to feel productive, mentally sharp by learning something new and as a way to turn a hobby you love as an extra income source.
CAN APPLE SAUCE
This Apple Sauce recipe is a quick and easy option for canning apples in bulk, When apple season is at its peak. A great grab and go snack for the babies and the kids lunches. A cheap and healthy pantry staple, this no sugar apple sauce recipe is a must for your family!
MAKE BREAD FROM SCRATCH
A sourdough starter is great for starting you own bread including my favourite, Cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread. Find the starter recipe and coffee cake recipe on this post below.
MAKE HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT
Homemade Laundry detergent is shockingly easy to make, requires only a few ingredients and costs next to nothing compared to the liquid laundry soap at the store. Make your own homemade laundry detergent using items around your house with this easy recipe!
STRETCH A MEAL
Learning how to stretch a meal for the week is one frugal living hack for homemakers to embrace and get creative with. My in-laws are often surprised I don’t follow recipes most of the time. Why would you? Learn how to create a beautiful meal from left overs below.
HOST A FAMILY GATHERING
Hosting a meal should never be something that causes a lot of anxiety. Sharing your table by hosting a family gathering for a holiday dinner or a gold old friends giving meal should be something of enjoyment.
Learn more about creating a stress free holiday meal in this post!
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