There is much talk among women about how we should not try to impress each other with how immaculate our homes are. We should not wait until our houses are spotless to have friends or family over. This is true, but . . . . . . truthfully, I do not want to have people… Read More
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.
Container gardening is a great way to grow fruits and vegetables when you don’t have a huge garden space but still want to grow edible goodies. You’ve probably seen tempting pictures of strawberry planters or kitchen herb gardens and perhaps been interested in tackling some container gardens of your own! “There’s no reason that container… Read More
“I love a clean house. I just don’t like cleaning.” That’s a direct quote from our twenty-year-old daughter, Emma, who recently graduated from college and is now living in her first apartment. Emma is honest enough to express what most of us feel—we want our homes to be uncluttered, fresh, and inviting, but getting there… Read More
One of the things I admire about the Amish lifestyle is their ability to find joy in simple things. They’ve learned to find joy in Jesus and the things He created. I believe one of the reasons for this is because they garden. Every time I step foot into our garden, I sense God’s presence…. Read More
It might seem strange to be talking about yards in February, but trust me—it’s the best time for planning. You have the energy, you have the desire (will it ever be warm again), and you have the time since you’re not doing yard work! Because I write Amish fiction, I am constantly looking around my… Read More
Once the Christmas decorations come down, I swing into birthday-party planning mode. I am one of those moms who makes a super big deal of my kids’ birthdays because THEY are incredible and they should have special experiences for their “born-on-date” memory makers! The other reason I do it is because I love crafting, and… Read More