Our homes are a reflection of our hearts. It's not just beautifying, it's appreciating all God has given us and using our homes to reflect who God made us to be.

How to Prepare Your Floors for Your Toddler | Tina Hamilton

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How to Prepare Your Floors for Your Toddler New moms have a lot of things to worry about, and it seems like the older your child gets, the more you have to worry about. An age when moms become especially worrisome is during the toddler years. Their child is learning how to walk and becoming… 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

How to Find Time to Clean!

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How to Find an Hour’s Worth of Cleaning Time in the Random Moments of Your Day I don’t have hours a day to clean . . . although since I have a college-aged son, a husband, a grandma, and three kids six-years-old and under at home, I wish I did! Instead, I’ve developed the habit… Read More

Amish Country Photography: From My Favorite Photographer

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My brother Henry Hershey got his first camera with the S & H Green Stamps my mother saved in the 1960′s. It was an Argus 35 mm, built with metal casing, strong as a truck. We grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Our parents were plain Mennonites. I was the big… Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Kids’ Rooms | Tina Hamilton

Spring Cleaning Your Kids Rooms

Spring cleaning is always a little more difficult with kids, sometimes a lot more difficult. Kids are prone to messes, clutter, destruction . . . you name it. Their bedrooms are often the place that gets hit the hardest with messes, and can become the most intimidating place to clean up after a year of… Read More

From Rags to Riches: Stories from a Mennonite Childhood

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My great-grandmother Snyder seldom threw anything away. For her, turning one item into another had all the energy of the resurrection itself. So, it’s fitting in this Easter season to remember Great-grandma and her skill of transformation using needle and thread. She darned socks, turned frayed collars from one side to another, sewed patches on… Read More

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