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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.

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part Two

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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

Between the Pages of a Book | Reviewing Tips!

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I first started my blog because I love reading and I had heard about a site that gives bloggers advanced copies of upcoming books. My first thought was, seriously? How cool would it be too get a free book in exchange for a review? I have always left reviews for books that I have purchased… Read More

Spring?

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Last week on the first day of spring, it snowed six inches here in New York. I got out and shoveled my driveway for the umpteenth time this season. Will this winter never end? The Amish community lives with the rhythms of the seasons. They know times of planting and harvest. They are in tune… Read More

It’s a Mud Sale!

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Welcome to Amish PA where it’s prime Mud Sale season! What exactly is a Mud Sale you ask? Mud sales are annual auctions held at or near local fire stations. These occur in the spring and are a major fundraiser for the volunteer fire companies in Amish communities. No, there’s no mud to be bought… Read More

Seeds of Faith

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As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night. GENESIS 8:22 The Amish believe that the outward work—whether it be straight garden rows or neatly hung laundry—is a reflection of the inner person. Imagine the excitement in the air as rays of spring… Read More

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