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  1. Review: How to Sew A Button

    Sunday, May 1, 2011

    Let me introduce you to the most wonderful, magical book I have ever came across:

    This is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to interject a vintage ways into their  modern lifestyle. Author Erin Bried interviewed grandmothers who lived through the Great Depression and put their tips into the book, coupled with some guidance from modern-day experts. The result is one of the best books to keep around the house to thumb through whenever you need cooking, cleaning, gardening or other tips.

    I ordered this book off Amazon after reading through the excerpts that are up online. For CDN$13.68, this book holds a wealth of knowledge that I will keep dear for my whole life. While I am lucky enough to have both my grandmothers alive and able to talk with, I know not a lot of women have that luxury and may have missed out on asking for advice before it was too late. This book gives you so many tips on how to do almost anything yourself, from canning to hemming, so it will also save you lots of money in the long run!

    It encouraged me to start my own composter (which now G & I have to buy a bigger one because we have too many worms!) and to try my hand and mending instead of discarding.  It also has lots of tips for natural, chemical free cleaning, because you can clean almost anything with vinegar and baking soda. It's not mentioned in the book, but I also recommended Borax for a powerful, natural cleaner as well.

    It even has a section on how to make friends with neighbours, be a good citizen and be politically engaged - everything to help any lady become the well-rounded individuals our society needs.

    I highly recommended popping into Amazon reading through the excerpts and ordering the book. It's something that you will pick up again and again and again!

    Please note that I purchased this item with my own money and am not receiving any sort of compensation from Bried, Amazon or Ballantine Books.

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