Category Archives: KidFiles

A Page From…

…Betty Crocker’s New Boys And Girls Cookbook, 1957.


“…Twenty-five girls and boys, just your age, selected and tested all the recipes and food ideas that you’ll find in this book…” – Betty Crocker

Note- If you haven’t seen ‘MasterChef Junior‘ I urge you to give it a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by kids (ages 8-13) and their skill in the kitchen. The season has ended but you can catch previous episodes on Hulu.



(Photo- Martha Browne)

Fireside Chats

A series of magazine images where the fireplace takes center stage.


#2. Even though the current owners made many updates in their 1708 home, they made a conscious effort to retain the fireplaces. This one is in a child’s bedroom. The mantel was stripped down to its natural pine finish and simply decorated with three framed prints.

(Photo- House & Garden Magazine)

Grab Bag- Paper Heart Garland

opt-C&B-paper-hearts-garland-$8.95Paper heart garland is handcrafted by women in Nepal.

A Page From…

…’How To Be An Explorer Of The World’ by Keri Smith, 2008.


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My Son’s Journal

Garden Note #89: Scarecrow


Here’s a quick and easy way to make a scarecrow.


Push broom, old bathrobe, Shenandoah Switch Grass (or other type of grass) and rubber bands.


1. Shove the broom handle end into the dirt. Make sure that it’s sturdy.

2. Slip the sleeves of the bathrobe onto the bristle part of the broom.

3. Tie fabric belt.

4. Cut grass and make three separate bundles. Secure each with a rubber band.

5. Tuck grass into neckline and sleeves.

(Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)



(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)