Past, Present, & Future

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  “What advice or tip would you give to your past-self, present-self, and/or future-self?” Most of us at one time or another have said, “I wish I knew then what I know now.” Ah, it’s true: Hindsight is usually 20/20. So if I had the chance to go back and give myself advice what would… Read More

A Bit About The Budget


Most anyone who knows about the Amish knows about their newspaper Die Botschaft, or The Budget. And I’m sure many of you have had the opportunity to take a look at an edition. If you haven’t, you are missing out! I love this charming newspaper. Charming. That’s the best word to describe it. Where English… Read More

Top 5 Crockpot Sandwich Recipes for Summer

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Summer is finally here and I’m almost embarrassed at how many sandwiches my family has eaten since the weather turned warm. But I’ve mentioned before that my house is on the small side and can heat up quickly when the oven is turned on. And even when I use just the stove top. Add that… Read More

So Much The Same


I’ve said it before, but I have to say it again, I love looking at the differences in my life and life that the Amish live. It’s so very interesting to see these very large groups of people, living outside of what we consider to be the norm. They live a more simple life. One… Read More

Behave Yourself

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Have you ever heard anyone say, “If I’d had my second baby first, I would have never had another one”? We laugh at this a lot at my house. Mainly because I tell people that I did have my second baby first which is why he’s an only child. Now don’t get me wrong, I… Read More

The Simple Life


I love this blog. I love all tips and recipes and stories about a simple life. And I’ve said many times, I think that’s the reason we love the Amish so much. From the outside looking in, it seems like a much more simple life. No fights over the remote, who gets the laptop, or… Read More

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