5 Ways to Edit Your Home


Recently I wrote a post over on my blog about telling a story with your home. I talked about ways in which you can use your surroundings as a way to convey your family values and priorities. Today I’d like to discuss a key to simplifying—editing your home once your story is already being told…. Read More

8 Herbs to Grow in Your Garden | Maria Karla Salinas


“Those of you who think of herbs as just parsley, sage and thyme, think on.” –Jekka McVicar, Herb Expert. Aside from its healing properties, herbs can also be used as perfumes and food flavourings. They require serious treatment for gardening. Herbs are tough wild plants, they love the sun and will thrive when provided with… Read More

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part Two

Vintage recipe boxes

Yesterday, Elizabeth Byler Younts shared part 1 of Amish Lifestyle, English Life and the first three ways you can emulate the Amish lifestyle without being Amish. Keep reading to find out the two other ways you can incorporate Amish simple living into your everyday life! Reader Question: How can I live the Amish or at least… Read More

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part One

Vintage recipe boxes

Reader Question: How can I live the Amish or at least close enough to it without actually becoming Amish? I think this is a very valid question and that there are likely many other readers who are interested in this as well. I offered to answer the question and hopefully I can be some encouragement… Read More

You Need A Budget!

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You Need a Budget! A lot of people ask me how I do it all. First of all I don’t do it all. I do a lot. I do some things well, and there are some things that I do very poorly. (Just ask my husband.) One of those things I do poor is budgeting…. Read More

Waste Not, Want Not | Bent & Dent Store


Have you ever been to a Bent and Dent store? If you find yourself traveling into Amish Country you can bet your bottom dollar that you will happen upon one of these unique stores. You must pop in and see what I am fussing about. The stores remind me of The Island of Misfit Toys… Read More

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