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Life Is Good In The Summer

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Are you enjoying summer? I am basking in the delightful sun and love having no set schedule but the one I make. Before we know it school will be starting (my kiddos already got their schedules!) and we all will be rushing around again. Well, at least that’s how it feels in my house. I […]

Cheese Pies {for sharing!}

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I’m privileged to live a short drive away from Holmes County, Ohio, where tourist flock to visit genuine Amish farms and businesses. There are also many Amish families living near my community in Lancaster, Ohio – not to be confused with Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ohio’s Amish country includes the charming towns of […]

Signs of Simple Living | Tana Reiff (Plus a Giveaway!)

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Here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, we live in different worlds. There is Lancaster, an old city with a downtown vibe and urban issues. There are the surrounding small towns and suburbs, modern and busy. And then there is rural Lancaster County, with its vast farmlands. That is where more than 30,000 Amish people live as […]

I’ll Take You There: Visit Hardin County, Ohio

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In 1996, we lived near the highest point in Ohio—Campbell Hill, elevation 1535 feet. We bought a Logan County spec home built by Amishman-turned-Mennonite Sam Eicher. Mr. Eicher had a Bobcat excavator; painted on it in dark blue script was “Grandpa’s Toy.” He’d left his Amish ways far behind, but occasionally we’d see Amish buggies […]

Amish Hospitality | A Special Trip to Amish Country

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Amish Hospitality Recently I was able to make a quick trip to Pennsylvania to see my Amish friend Ruth (fictional name to protect her privacy). I first met Ruth when I was researching A Gift of Grace, the first in my Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. Ruth lives on a dairy farm and has seven children. […]

The Return of Pumpkin Flavored Everything

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Fall is my favorite season of the year. With it comes fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin cookies, crisp cool nights, the changing of leaves, and we must not forgot pumpkin spice lattes! It seems as though we indulge in vast amounts of pumpkin flavored everything during the months of October and November. I happen to think apples […]

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