And suddenly, it’s autumn.  It’s chilly and dry.  I can feel winter right around the corner, even through these last lingering days of sunshine. During these ‘transition’ seasons of spring and fall, I think more about self care.  Especially this time of year, when I know the stress and busyness of the winter holidays is

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Was Grandma a minimalist? Yes and no. Sometimes I feel like I have competing concepts of living.  My vintage side embraces the “make do and mend” philosophy.  Vintage Amanda likes to be frugal and creative with food – buying in-season, canning, preserving, using leftovers and stocking the freezer and pantry.  Saving glass jars, bits of

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