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Warm Pie Happy Home

Spring Fresh Farmhouse Goodness!

Written by Aunt Ruthie on March 21st, 2018


Well, Howdy Sugar Pie! It’s officially Spring, even though depending on where you live, it may not seem like it when you look out of your window. Lol! Thankfully warmer weather is around the corner! Yay! The temperature here in the Ozarks has risen into the 50’s and 60’s which makes me very happy especially when the sun is shining! Oh, I love a sunny day! It seems like I have so much more energy with a pep-in-my-step when the sun is shining…do you feel the same?

Already, I’m seeing signs of spring with all of the beautiful, bright yellow daffodils blooming along the country roads here in Branson. So between the sunshine and daffodils, I’m getting inspired to start my spring cleaning, organizing, and decorating.

Every week I stock my “Farmhouse Country Store” with farmhouse goodness and this week I found some wonderful bins, baskets, cubbies, and jars to help with getting organized but in a cute way!  I also added some sweet farmhouse goodies to cozy-up a corner or two like the darling farmy dishes pictured above. But you know, sometimes all you need are some fresh teatowels to hang on the oven door…I’ve listed a few of my favorites in my shop here.

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For fun, turn on the kitchen “Farmhouse Radio”  to add a little nostalgia for your browsing pleasure! Click Here, it will take you to Youtube and automatically turn on the sounds of the 1940’s, then come right on back!


I feel like spring is the perfect time to feather our nest and to bring the beauty of the outdoors in.


This week I bought a mint plant from Walmart and I keep it right next to my kitchen sink. I pinch off a leaf or two and add it to my ice-water which makes it so refreshing! Soon I’ll be adding a basil plant right next to it. I found an herb kit that you can grow indoors that looks so fun.

My sweet friend Melissa K. Norris authored a wonderful book called The Made From Scratch Life. Melissa has an absolutely delightful Podcast, which is one of my most favorites, called Pioneering Today where she shares her knowledge about homesteading, canning, cooking from scratch, and gardening. She inspires your faith and your pioneer roots with a vintage flair.  You can find Melissa’s delightful and inspiring blog here!


Fresh as a daisy is how I want my home to look and feel. When you want to get started with your spring cleaning start with one room. Finish that room then move onto the next.  If you don’t have a lot of time just start small, clean one drawer or one cupboard. Take everything out, wipe it clean and then put back only the things you need and use. Donate anything that’s leftover.  Continue this method day by day until you get it done. I have to laugh at myself because when I clean a closet or cupboard I keep going back to look at it because it looks so fresh and tidy which makes me feel so good! Lol!

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I love my glass containers with the snap-on lids for storing food in. They’re perfect to store fresh cut veggies for snacks which makes it easy to reach for something healthy to eat instead of chips or something. I recently got some clear refrigerator bins to sort and organize the food in my fridge.


I love this old advertisement for the FOODARAMA fridge! It’s so dreamy how all the food is perfectly organized. Lol! My in-laws had one of these in their mountain home and it was so fascinating to look at!  It had a compartment for everything!  I wish they still made them like that today! Fortunately, with all the bins, storage containers and cubbies that are available, we can organize it just as dreamy as the Kelvinator FOODARAMA! LOL!


So darlin’s,  tie on a cute apron, put on some 1940’s music, light a candle and start sprucing up your cozy home for springtime!


Once the weather is warm enough to enjoy the outdoors you’ll be so glad you got a head start on clearing the clutter and making your home fresh, clean and tidy!


Come on over to check out some of my favorite things over at my Farmhouse Country Store here! (This is an affiliate link)

For more down-home goodness check out these posts:


Chatting Over the Fence

Hooray for Spring!

My Vintage Farmy Apron Top

Bless your family…make home sweet!

Aunt Ruthie

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Warm Pie Happy Home

Call Me Old Fashioned

Written by Aunt Ruthie on March 19th, 2018

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Call me Old Fashioned…but I think some things should never become outdated like…

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…Teaching kids to do chores and to pitch in for the family good so they grow up to be responsible and caring adults…

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…Honoring family traditions which warm the heart with love for family, hearth, and home. Traditions provide a feeling of coziness, stability, and safety which all members of the family need to mama

Call me old-fashioned but I believe…The role of the mother should be to nourish and nurture her family, through the meals she prepares, the homey environment she creates and the kind, encouraging words she speaks. Her family should come before her own personal pursuits so that her loved ones and home are not neglected but are cherished as the treasures that they are. (When I say “Personal pursuits” it’s not to be confused with needing to work outside the home to provide for your family).

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Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…having meals together around the table creates a strong family bond, giving kids a sense of security. It also ensures that your family will be eating healthier too. Family meals nourish body, mind, and soul.


Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…creating a home your family loves to be…a place that nudges your loved ones to happily sigh, “Ahhh…it’s so good to be home!”… it makes everyone feel loved and nurtured.

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Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…working hard toward something teaches kids patience and perseverance while looking forward to enjoying the fruits of their labor…


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Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…making time to have fun with your family gives kids a sense of belonging, family closeness and the happiest of memories which will bless them their whole life.


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Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…enjoying the simple things in life, being thankful and content with what you have will give you a sense of well being, peace and joy.


Call me old-fashioned but I believe that …encouraging kids to honor older folks by gleaning and valuing their wisdom will cause an appreciation and a realization of how precious those dear folks truly are.


Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…blessing people with random acts of kindness not only shows your appreciation for them, it teaches your kids to think of others and that when they do something kind for someone they are sowing seeds of goodness in the world and they will harvest a thrilling sense of joy and delight in their heart.bedtime

Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…tucking your children in bed with prayer and nurturing words will fill their hearts with your love, comfort and a feeling of safety which is something that all children need and deserve.

family prayerCall me old-fashioned but I believe that…saying grace at the table, taking your family to church on Sundays and sharing the good news of the gospel with your children daily will give them a lifetime of strength, hope, faith and eternal salvation which is the most priceless and precious gift of all. 


Call me old-fashioned but I believe that young women and men should be taught and encouraged to stay pure for marriage which is such a precious gift to give their bride or groom…mama and the girlsCall me old-fashioned but I believe that…Mothers should teach their daughters to honor themselves by dressing gracefully and stylishly modest, not only being gracious in what they wear but in their behavior also. 

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Call me old-fashioned but I believe that…parents should teach their sons how to treat a woman with courtesy, kindness, and respect.  

img_4532Well, call me old-fashioned but I believe these are all things that need to be preserved in our homes. These virtues and values may go against our current culture but if we can stand strong and faithful by teaching them to our children and grandchildren then we will give our country hope and with God’s grace, goodness will prevail. 

I’d love for you to add to my list of “Call Me Old Fashioned…” so leave your thoughts in the comments below!

For more posts that honor home and family you might like: 

Sweet Old Fashioned Goodness

Family Traditions Keep Our Family Strong

Old Fashioned Goodness Mayberry Style

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Home Sweeter


For my Farmhouse Country Store

filled with down-home goodness click here!

Well darlin’,

Bless your family…make home sweet!

Aunt Ruthie

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