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Relax and Enjoy: How to Recover Time for YOU!

Relax and Enjoy: How to Recover Time for YOU!

  Relax and Enjoy? Recover time for MYSELF? You have got to be kidding me! Have you seen my schedule? Where exactly do you think I can find that kind of time??? Finding time for ourselves to relax and enjoy life is one of the…

A Fresh Start – How to Ease Your Money Concerns

A Fresh Start – How to Ease Your Money Concerns

  We all need a fresh start to ease our money concerns. We have pushed, pulled and stretched our pennies so far that we end up forcing old Abe Lincoln to jump off to go get help. No matter what we do, there never seems…

Shifting to a Simple Life – An Exciting Adventure!

Shifting to a Simple Life – An Exciting Adventure!

    Shifting to a Simple Life can be an exciting adventure. It’s fun to dream. It is even more exciting to know you are about to take the first step towards making a dream come true. Although you know your ultimate destination, the journey…

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

  We love the idea of blending homemaking, homesteading and a simple life.  But is it really possible?  What does it mean to live that kind of life?   What is Homemaking?   Dictionary.com defines this word as ‘the establishment or management of a home;…

Daring to Dream – The Key to Unlock Your Life

Daring to Dream – The Key to Unlock Your Life

  Are you daring to dream? Is that a luxury you cannot afford? As a child, we dreamed of becoming a ballerina or an astronaut. We imagined ourselves as a policeman or fire fighter. Some of us dreamed of getting married, having children, and taking…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020. The New Year has arrived right on time. We celebrated, we kissed the old year goodbye, and we are ready to move forward! We may be beginning a fresh new year, but it may also be time to start…

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

  Growth & Compromise. It seems simple, but there are times it hurts.  2019 was definitely a year of Growth & Compromise on the Plantation!  Between jobs, the farm, the blog, a new book… I. Am. Exhausted! However, it is time to ‘shut the gate’…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!   The Farm Wife, the Country Boy,  the cows, chickens, dogs and cats of Paradise Plantation all wish you a very Merry Christmas!   May God Bless You Richly this Season!

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

    (This post has been updated from it’s previous post – ‘Hospitality’)   Overnight guests are just one type of visitors we have during the holidays.  Some come for an hour, some for the day, and some come for dinner. And   it doesn’t…

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

    With all the excitement of Santa Claus, we really need to think ahead to a Simple Christmas morning menu. But what will we serve for breakfast? We already have a big meal planned and in the works. The last thing we want to…

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

  How to set a simple holiday table should be on our Christmas decorating checklist. It usually isn’t, but why not? It’s simple, festive and easy to do! One of the first things we do to usher in the Christmas season is to decorate. We…

For the Birds – Keep them Warm this Winter

For the Birds – Keep them Warm this Winter

    Some things may be ‘for the birds’, but winter definitely isn’t one of them. Do you know how to help keep them warm this winter?   You can easily keep your feathered friends warm with these few tips!         Fat…