Simple Lessons from Mennonite Upbringing | Shirley Hershey Showalter

You can take a Mennonite girl out of the country, but you can’t take the Mennonite out of the girl. When it comes to simple living, we Americans get lots of things wrong. We waste. We over indulge in food and substances. We are distracted by our electronic devices. We use entertainment as a means […]

Family Projects—Time Well Spent

One of the things I love about the Amish is their family time. They worship together, play together, and labor together. It’s not at all uncommon for the whole family to work on a project. My husband and I have done our own projects with our kids through the years. Sometimes it was the whole […]

Repurposing Old Items To Save Money | Guest Post by Tony Standin

As we go throughout our daily lives, we tend to acquire things. A few new outfits here, new electronic devices, maybe even some new furniture and these things clutter up our homes and cause us to spend too much money. One good way to simplify your life and keep yourself from getting into debt is […]

Live Like You’re Moving

Last Sunday my son and I went to help a friend move out of her house. Mostly I just kept moving around trying to look busy because I’m really bad at packing. (How is it that some people have this gift for sweeping into a room and quickly doing what needs to be done? I’m […]

How to Keep Your Jewelry from Tarnishing

You buy a cute ring (on sale, no less), only to find out after a day of wearing it that it’s turned your finger green and the metal coating has begun to tarnish. To prevent this from happening, all you need is some clear nail polish. Simply paint it on the inside of the ring […]

Pallet Shelves as Home Decor

I am excited to be joining Not Quite Amish as a regular contributor writing about DIY projects, repurposing, and frugal ways to add beauty and meaning to your home. My husband and I have been collaborating on DIY projects for our home over the last couple of years. It all began when my oldest son […]

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