Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Retro Homemaking

Our ward recently did a fun Enrichment night activity.
They got the idea from this blog. So cute! What a fun idea to get the ladies excited! My husband saw the invitation and said "Hey, you should go to that class on learning how to iron a shirt!" Nice try, husband. Nice. Try. I've never been good at ironing shirts. They set up a darling display of retro things like this fun milkshake machine,
These cute retro pattern's
and how cool is this old drive-in speaker?
 And these daily hand towels? Being a homemaker back then seems like it was a lot of work!
They asked me to teach a class on how to make a cherry pie. UHHHH....I've never made a cherry pie. Like ever. I've also never made a pie crust. I decided to go the modern route with a retro flare! I made these cute Cherry Pie's in a Jar that I found here
They were so easy, I mean easy easy easy- pre-made pie crusts and pie filling. It doesn't get any easier than that!
I set up the tables like an assembly line and just had written instructions at each step.

I was impressed by their creativity with the tops of the pies!
Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes, add a scoop of ice cream and yum!
So delish!
Some of the ladies made cute retro aprons too

It was a fun night, but I am telling you - I am so glad that I live in today's day and age. I can take my husbands shirts to the cleaners, I can buy my clothes cheaper than making them and there is Pinterest!


  1. You are so right, Jen!!! It was more work then!!!! But very satisfying! ;)

  2. Thank you so much for doing the pies, you are awesome!!!