Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice

by June Fuentes on October 6, 2016 in Budget Friendly, Cleaning, Creativity, Food, Fun, Gardening, Home Culture, Home Decor, Homemaking, Hospitality, Nurture, Organizing, Tools



Today we wanted to share a little gem of a book that we have run across on homemaking that we know you will enjoy–it is Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping.

It is old-fashioned and has these cute pictures on the inside that will make you want to keep reading. And Mrs. Dunwoody is a character based on the author’s great-grandmother and other traditional Southern women who believe in the importance of making a house a home.

The helpful chapters include:

The Art of Homekeeping

The Cares of House and Home

Miss Sallie Anne’s Splendid Directions for Laundry

Notes and Recipes from the Kitchen

The Art of Entertaining

Matters of Formality

Health and Beauty

Marriage and Family

The Garden

A Treasury of Memories


“This book is great! Fun for browsing through. It has a little of everything and would make a great gift for a bride or new home owner, or anyone who enjoys making home a cozy place. Based on Southern “receipt books” that Southern women kept after the civil war, this book covers everything from homemade, safe cleaning solutions to letter writing and etiquette. Some of my favorite sections include “Mrs. Dunwoody’s Essential Guide to Absolutely Delightful Parties”, “Mrs. Dunwoody’s List of Requirements for an Exceptional Spouse” and some great Southern recipes including “Captain Clementine’s Mint Julip” and “The Robert E. Lee Cake”… I think my favorite thing about this book is the space at the end of each chapter for making your own notes. There’s even a family tree to fill out, and a place to record births, deaths, marriages, etc., just like the old Bibles used to have. Lot’s of cute, funny quotes too. For the price -you can’t go wrong with this one!”  ~From a happy customer


If  you have been looking for some fresh inspiration in your homemaking, you will definitely want to check out this book!


You can find it HERE !







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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Katy October 6, 2016

I have this book and LOVE it!!! It is full of such great info!!! 🙂

Livie Rose October 6, 2016

Oh, around a decade or so ago, my mom was given this by a friend, and I loved to pore over it as a teen. I need to get my own copy. I love the aesthetics of this book as well as the advice.

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