Freezer Tips: 7 Things You Never Thought About Freezing

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Freezer Tips I have this thing about waste. Definitely something I share with the Amish. These frugal people will save four green beans left over from one meal, stuff that most people would throw away. Though my parents never gave me the “starving people all over the world” speech, I still hate to throw food… Read More

Thrift Store Bargains

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I love to recycle. In fact, I recycle everything I can—cardboard boxes, newspapers, bottles, plastics, and cans. I guess it’s a good thing that the recycle container from my city holds sixty-five gallons of my empties. But I want to talk about a different kind of recycling—thrift store shopping. To me this is the ultimate… Read More

When Life Gives You Lemons

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When Life Gives You Lemons Make lemonade right? Yet there are many other uses for the citrus fruit. And I’m not talking about putting it in our water or using it to cook. In these days of ‘being green’ and pitching in to do our part to nurture the earth, lemons offer a natural way… Read More

Amish Baptism Classes

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One of the best things about writing is the research I get to do. The internet makes this super easy in most cases, but it can still be a challenge. Still it’s fun to learn new things as I craft my stories. So when I run into a situation when I need more info, I pull up… Read More

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

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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

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