Simple Gatherings

I must have pinned fifty items on my Pinterest boards of things I wanted to do for holiday gatherings. Decorations, crafts, special foods, but as the holidays are upon us I realized the best way I could beautify my home was to fill it with tasty food and beautiful people. What’s the key to a […]

31 Days of Cookbooks | Better Homes New Cookbook

When John and I got married, someone gave us a gift certificate to a local store. We had enough to each pick out one thing. John bought a rechargeable flashlight, and I bought my first cookbook. I have to say both were put to good use over the years. The is the cookbook I bought: […]

Visiting Laura Ingalls Wilder

Don’t forget to sign up to help us out in the kitchen during the month of December! Details here. I know why I love Amish things so much. I grew up reading about wagon trains, bread-baking, and gardening. There’s something special about the slower-paced way of life. Yes, you guessed it: Growing up, I loved […]

Visiting Amish Country

Before I dive into this post, I hope you’ll join me tonight at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST for my Memory Jar author chat party! We’ll have tons of fun, and I have a few prizes to give away! Recently John and I were driving around “Amish Country” in Missouri. How do you figure out where […]

Win an Amish Kindle Gift Pack and RSVP for My “Memory Jar” Author Chat Party on Wednesday

Celebrate with me by entering my Amish Kindle Gift Pack Giveaway and RSVPing to my Facebook party on November 7th. (And be sure to catch the fun video trailer or try your hand at one of the simple, keepsake crafts I’ve put together on my website.) One fortunate winners will receive: A brand new Kindle Fire […]

Living the Not Quite Amish Lifestyle | It’s about Balance

Have you ever wished you were Amish? You could spend time baking with your daughters, going to a quilting circle, or spending a Saturday afternoon on a picnic with your husband. There have been times in my life when cooking anything beyond frozen chicken strips seemed impossible, but instead of abandoning our modern way of […]

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