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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

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements to Save You Money | Tina Hamilton

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Home Improvement always seems like a difficult task to tackle. There are some many things that can go wrong and we all want our homes to look as good as they possibly can. Not to mention the extreme cost that always seems to accompany most home improvement projects. There’s got to be a better way… Read More

Simple Lessons from Mennonite Upbringing | Shirley Hershey Showalter

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You can take a Mennonite girl out of the country, but you can’t take the Mennonite out of the girl. When it comes to simple living, we Americans get lots of things wrong. We waste. We over indulge in food and substances. We are distracted by our electronic devices. We use entertainment as a means… Read More

6 Ways to Simplify Your Shopping


I recently read a book at the prompting of my pastor’s wife—Year of Plenty by Craig Goodwin. This book was a good read, but it did more than entertain me. It started me thinking about the things I purchase, how I purchase them, and why. I suppose that’s the mark of a good book! When… Read More

‘You Are’ Jar | Guest Post by Jodi Murphy


    I am not a huggy-touchy kind of person but it doesn’t mean that I don’t feel affection for my children, friends, and family. On the contrary, the depth of my love is monumental, so I find ways to show it through my actions and creativity. Words alone are not enough, so I’m always… Read More

Are You Handy?


I’m really excited about this post since I get to share with you another part of my life that I am very passionate about. Handicrafting! What is a Handicraft? Handicraft n [ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft] 1. skill or dexterity in working with the hands 2. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Crafts) a particular skill or art performed… Read More

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