A Delicate Balance

If you're like me, you are stressed, tired, and overwhelmed - finding it a challenge to maintain the simple lifestyle you crave

What’s Really Important To Me?

This is a question that I have needed to pause and ask myself. While I have many areas in my life that are important to me, and have a broad vision of where I want to be, I have never listed these areas out, set goals and created a clear and concise plan to reaching … Continue reading What’s Really Important To Me?

My Autumn Basket List

Simplify

When it comes to seasons, there's not much I love more than the first, almost imperceptible noticings of the coming fall. The cooler nights, the crickets' incessant chirp, dewy mornings, flocking starlings that cover the yard searching for insects to fill up on for their journey, the sweet smell of hay being mown and stored … Continue reading My Autumn Basket List

What Makes Life Simple?

The past two weekends have been a bit different than usual. My husband and daughter were both sick and I spent a lot of time trying to get some things done while caring for them. Just making sure they had what they needed.  Lots of fluids, something they were able to eat, and some medicine to … Continue reading What Makes Life Simple?

The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Having arrived home after a long talk with a distraught friend, I was feeling very blessed by my own humble home and surroundings. I sat down on the front stoop and the sight of my perennial gardens gave me the sense of relaxed peace that my friend was so desiring. I truly wanted to share with her … Continue reading The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Local Summer Honey

My daughter and I were on the lookout for local honey. Recently a sweet friend of mine had mentioned (in the middle of one of my particularly nasty hay fever attacks) that if I began taking a daily dose of the most local honey I could find, then I would build up an immunity to … Continue reading Local Summer Honey

Simple Lessons

Oh my. Since before the holidays my life has been a blur. A whirlwind of to-do's, obligations, anything but living the simple life I so desire to accomplish. To be honest, January was the first month since I started this little blogging endeavor that I didn't write a thing. Oh, often I've felt inspired but … Continue reading Simple Lessons

Jack Frost Makes A Visit

As I woke this morning and shuffled to the kitchen for my morning cup of coffee, I looked out the back window to a surprising white beauty. Overnight a very heavy frost had covered everything in an icy white glaze, and a fog loomed over the valley. I quickly decided to head out to walk … Continue reading Jack Frost Makes A Visit