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Maybe you'd like to be Amish...but not quite. You want more peace in your life, in your home, in your family, and in your heart. You want to try a new recipe and pick up a needle and thread. You want to learn to simplify and care for God's green earth (and teach your children to do the same).
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We're on that same journey. You're not alone in your quest. We'll be opening our hearts and homes, too. I believe that together we can find inspiration in all things Amish (and a few that are "not quite Amish") and enjoy their simple lifestyle in ways that are quite unique to our own lives.

Snowbird | Six Sights to See in Pinecraft, Florida

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Snowbird—Six Sights to See in Pinecraft, Florida “So, little snowbird, take me with you when you go; To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful waters flow.” Snowbird, Anne Murray We were blessed to be invited to a Sarasota, Florida wedding for our niece and her fiancé in December. The Monday ceremony was very… Read More

Amish Quilts

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I think most of us would agree that Amish quilts are something of a cultural icon. They are beautiful as well as functional, yet they also serve as a form of entertainment and togetherness for the Amish women who make them. I’m certain most of us have heard of or seen pictures of Amish women… Read More

Working from Home: Staying Organized in a Simple Way

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Over the years I’ve put a lot of thought, sacrifice, and even money into figuring how to make working from home work. Just yesterday I was telling a friend, “How amazing is it that I get to do what I love [write] while also getting to spend a large portion of my day with my… Read More

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Kitchen

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The start of a new year is a great time to do a health and safety check on our kitchens. For most families, the kitchen is the most popular room in the house. In our home it sure is. It’s used for food preparation, washing hands, chatting with friends over a cup of coffee or… Read More

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

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As I’m writing this, I’m amazed that 2014 has come to an end. I’m thankful for another beautiful Christmas with my family and to celebrate another year of wonder and blessings. I just wanted to share a few things that I found especially wonderful in 2014. There were so many highlights of this past year …… Read More

Swing Into the New Year

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The countdown to the New Year is upon us. Are you ready to swing into a new year? I usually don’t make a resolution because I never follow through and tend to forget what exactly I said I was going to do. This year I am going to be different and step outside the proverbial… Read More

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