Homeschool Planner SALE (in which I come grovelling!)

Whenever you need to apologize to someone, it’s always good to come with a well prepared and heartfelt speech, expressing your immense sorrow over your actions…or in my case, the lack of actions.  As in, I have not blogged since June.

So, my heartfelt speech goes like this:

Sorry.  Here’s a planner at half price and later this week, there will be a new recipe featuring chocolate and peanut butter.  Can we still be friends?

I mean it with all my heart, but lets face it, you deserve something in return for my inexcusable (homeschool filled, job changed, new job acquired, holiday ridden, toddler-run) absence and what’s better than homeschool goodies and a new dessert recipe?

In the mean time, here’s a token of my appreciation – from now until 11:59pm on January 1st, you can grab my Charlotte Mason-Inspired Homeschool Planner for 50% off!!!  It’s been going like hotcakes this fall, but for those that want to change things up over the holiday and give it a try, now’s your chance!

Sometimes it’s nice to freshen things up and ditch that old planner (or, who’s kidding, that pencil and college-ruled notebook paper that you paid a penny for at the beginning of the year).

You can read all about the planner and why you desperately need it in your life here!

Go ahead. Click on over.  I’ll still be here.

Great, now, to purchase it at 50% off, all you need to do is enter in the code: INEEDANEWPLANNER

And that’s it!  Just like that, our friendship is restored and we can continue on as usual!

Don’t forget to come back – the rest of my ploy to win over your love is coming in the form of food this week!

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FREE Daily Docket Printable

FREE Daily Docket Printable :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Oh Monday….

I thought I’d pop on quickly today, amidst the laundry piles, sink full of dishes and garden that needs to be weeded to show you what I created (and what I use) to keep myself organized…or at least close to it.

I have gone through multiple planners, some I’ve loved, some I only use during our formal school year, and some that weren’t worth it, I just liked the pretty font.

For now, during this season of our lives, I’ve started using my notebook (and sometime just a simple clipboard) and this daily docket – a look at my day and what needs to be done, broken down by category.

Take a look and see how I use mine! (Yes, I talk fast.  I always talk fast.)


Download your FREE Daily Docket here!


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Butter Crisp Peasant Bread, A Few Notes On My Stoneware Addiction and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Butter Crisp Peasant Bread :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

This recipe has been a go-to at our house lately and it is absolutely ADDICTIVE.  It goes with everything and we’ve eaten it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for snacks in between.  It’s the perfect mix of salty and sweet and the bottom crust crisps as it bakes, so it’s not tough, but actually tastes like crispy butter.  And the best part?  From start to finish, it’s ready in 2 hours.

It really is incredibly easy and is one recipe that my 10 and 8 year old girls can easily put together with glorious results!






And now I have to get to the OTHER best part…the stoneware pan that you see above.  This particular stoneware is actually more of a bowl and I’ve done baked stews, a casserole and even roasts and baked chicken in it before.  I grabbed it from Pampered Chef several years ago and it’s one of my all time favorites because when it comes to this buttery bread, it’s a match made in heaven.

Peasant bread is a very rustic recipe, it’s nothing fancy but has incredibly simple and light flavors, yet it’s hearty and filling.  Baking it in a stoneware pan only seems fitting. (This exact piece was discontinued, but the you can use their round baker ,which I love because it has a lid with it – my baking bowl doesn’t)

As I’ve started simplifying my kitchen, my stoneware pans have been those pieces that I return to again and again.  They’re incredibly versatile and absolutely non-toxic – so I won’t be finding any little black flecks of non-stick scariness in my casseroles or cupcakes.  A few notes on Pampered Chef stoneware…

  • Amazing heat retention.
  • Moisture is drawn away from food for light and crispy results.
  • Won’t retain oils, odors or flavors.
  • Nonstick “seasoning” builds up with every use: the darker it looks, the better it cooks!
  • Microwave-, freezer- and conventional and convection oven-safe.
  • Pan scraper included for easy cleanup.
  • Made in the USA.

And before I share this amazing recipe with you, here comes the great part – I’m working with a dear friend Christiana and hosting an online Pampered Chef party – so you can browse their products in your jammies while sipping your coffee without feeling like everyone at the party is waiting for you to fill out that order slip and justbuysomethingalready.

(Can you tell I have an aversion to in-home parties…)


So click on over to my page – and for every $25 you spend, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card!!! All orders must be placed by June 26th, 2016 and the Amazon gift card winner will be announced here on the blog on 6/27!

I adore my Pampered Chef stoneware and kitchen tools that I’ve accumulated over the years.  They’re incredibly high quality and worth the slow investment – buy a few pieces here and there and stock up over time.

I did a little math, and if you’re a mama who cooks most of her family’s meals at home, that means you’re cooking somewhere in the neighborhood of 900 meals a month!! In my book, it’s worth it to buy kitchen tools that you love that can also become a family heirloom!

Butter Crisp Peasant Bread :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog


Butter Crisp Peasant Bread :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog


And now for the amazing buttery sweet recipe that I promised…

Butter Crisp Peasant Bread



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the water, yeast and sugar.
  2. Once the yeast has dissolved, add in the flour and salt and mix thoroughly (the dough will be very wet)
  3. Cover your bowl and set it in a warm spot for an hour.
  4. In the mean time, thickly coat the inside of your bread pan with the butter (go heavy - trust me!)
  5. After 60 minutes, transfer your sticky dough to the buttered pan and allow it to rise for another 30 minutes while your oven preheats.
  6. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 375 and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the top is a golden brown.
  7. Remove from the pan and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Don't skip this part - if you leave it in the pan, the flavor is still amazing, but the crust will get soggy from the butter and the steam.
  8. ok. If you can't wait 10-15 minutes for it to cool, I don't blame you...

And don’t forget to head over to my site and take a look!  Get your order placed by June 26, 2016 to be entered to win the $25 Amazon gift card!

Butter Crisp Peasant Bread :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

*this giveaway is sponsored by me and is not affiliated with Pampered Chef, Amazon or Vintage Kids Modern World blog.  I just adore my cookware and want to share the love and add in a fun giveaway!




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