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Pull up a rocker, grab a glass of lemonade, and let’s settle in for a visit! Learn more about homemaking, homesteading and living a Simple Life through posts, products and friends. Be sure to join in the conversation by commenting below each post. I am looking forward our visits!

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How to Host a Progressive Dinner – Bon Appetit!

Our lives often get busy. Between work, school, and everything else on our schedule, there isn’t always time to spend with friends. No matter how

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A Child’s Eye View of a Simple Life – Beautiful!

A child’s view of the world is uncomplicated. Most children can see from a shorter perspective. Yet, in some ways, children see things more clearly

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28 Handcrafts to Make for Christmas- Get Creative Now!

It sounds good on paper to create handmade gifts. But when it gets right down to it, what should you be making? There is actually

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5 Benefits for Easily Engaging in a Handmade Life

Call it what you will – homespun, homemade, handmade, or being creative, there are benefits for engaging in a handmade life. Creating with our hands

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Annie Lewellyn

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Amber Bradshaw

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The Farm Wife is the perfect place to start your journey towards a simple life. Julie is a salt of the earth person who shares her knowledge with others. From baking from scratch to raising livestock and everything in between, you'll find it on The Farm Wife.
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