Traditional Scottish Shortbread Step by Step

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In our household Christmas was associated with Scottish relatives bringing across beautifully packaged traditional shortbread, when they came to stay with the cousins in South Africa. My mom would get busy in the kitchen preparing the shortbread, according to the way her great aunt from Edinburgh had taught her. What makes Scottish shortbread different to … Read more Traditional Scottish Shortbread Step by Step

DIY Baking Soda Carpet Freshener

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DIY carpet freshener recipes get rid of odors naturally, without exposing your family and pets to potentially dangerous chemicals. Wall-to-wall carpeting in homes is becoming less commonplace, but throw rugs, sectional rugs, and pet beds still scream out for freshening and deodorizing to keep the whole house smelling fresh and clean. Carpet fresheners soak up … Read more DIY Baking Soda Carpet Freshener

The Homestead Act of 1862 – Everything You Need to Know

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My great grandparents purchased their homestead via the Homestead Act of 1862. My family and I were curious as to what the Homestead Act actually entailed so we did some research. Per the law that was signed into effect by then President Lincoln in May of 1862, the Homestead Act was designed to encourage people … Read more The Homestead Act of 1862 – Everything You Need to Know