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The simple answer is YES! One person in particular sent me several recipes from her grandmother's recipe box -- some of which were her great-great-grandmother's recipes! They were yellow or simply brown with age, the edges of the paper are worn out and misshaped, and some were badly torn. The words were difficult to read as some were faded, buried under layers of stains, or even food splatters. Yes, these were extremely old

Years ago, I began the process of teaching myself how to capture, restore, and print old handwritten recipes, notes, and letters onto a variety of items. I’m a very sentimental person and preserving family history means a lot to me — not just mine but yours as well! I had no idea the impact it would have on others (keep reading for the stories). I took my skills and started making Heiroom Recipe Tea

I have been silent these past few weeks. I think to digest, maybe to come up with the words that can help me make sense of what happened on May 14th in my city, Buffalo, NY.  It's almost unbelievable to think that someone would drive hours to come to a specific neighborhood in order to inflict unthinkable pain and horror to an unsuspecting community and city. I don't get it. I never will

Cherry Blossoms and Cardinals Through the glass of my shop door is the perfect view of a beautiful tree that is covered in cherry blossoms each spring and displays bright crimson red leaves in the fall. I’ve had the pleasure of admiring this tree for most of my life. You see, I grew up in this mixed-use building that I now own and run my shop in. This is where my mother operated a

Why are handwritten gifts treasured and what is it about handwriting that moves a person? Indeed, words are meaningful but when someone takes pen to paper it means so much more. Unlike the perfectly formed letters from a key board, handwriting is unique to the person writing it and I feel it reveals a little more of their heart and personality. The study of people's handwriting is called "graphology." If you'd like to