~ 1 Thessalonians 4:11 ~
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 Cool Down with a Summer Reading List

Summer is supposed to be a time of fun and relaxation.  Vacations are often scheduled during this time, to coincide with the kids being out

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8 Simple Tips to Help you Finish That Project

How many times you start something, only to get distracted? When that happens, how many times do you come back later, to discover you never

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How to Manage Spring Cleaning: It’s Not just Housework!

Spring is here, and with it comes the desire to throw open the windows and let some warm air flow through the house. We then

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How to Create and Enjoy a Garden Recipe Archive

Gardening. Canning and Preserving. Cooking. These four things make up a large part of what I love about living a Simple Life. But to keep

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Annie Lewellyn

Blogger and Homesteader
The Farm Wife is the greatest website to lose yourself in articles on living a simple life, homesteading, and more. Her southern charm draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Being knowledgeable and entertaining in every facet makes this a favorite site of mine!
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Kathi Rogers

Homesteader and Blogger
As a transplant to the South, I enjoy Julie's approach to Southern hospitality, her wisdom, and her guidance to making a home full of memories and charm.
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Shawna Lance

Homesteader and Blogger
Julie is such a talented writer! Her style brings back memories of a simpler time gone by. I could spend hours pouring through her posts!
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Amber Bradshaw

Homesteader and Blogger
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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