A Simple Springtime Linen Spray

A Simple Springtime Linen Spray

Here in Central Illinois, we are beginning to see small signs of Spring peeking through the remnants of winter’s hold upon the land. Sporadic warm days (above 40 degrees Fahrenheit) and the melting away of snow have sent me into a tizzy for all things Spring related. Windows have been thrown open to air out the house, the garden is being planned, spring cleaning is on the brain, and I can feel the buzzing of renewed energy after a long Winter hibernation.

One of my favorite springtime activities is to make a batch of linen spray. This simple spray helps lift the mood and freshen up the house after a long winter being cooped up indoors. Below is the recipe I have been using for several years now.

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Establishing a Household Book

Establishing a Household Book

I must confess, dear reader, that I am a complete and unabashed Jane-ite. Not only do I find great joy in reading her novels and watching the film adaptations, but I love learning about Jane’s everyday life and the people she surrounded herself with. One of those individuals was Martha Lloyd, a family friend that lived with Jane, Cassandra, and Mrs. Austen for a time; who later married Jane’s brother, Francis. Martha left behind an incredible artifact that gives us a glimpse into the domestic life of the Austens’ and their circle of friends, her handwritten household book

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