~ 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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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

a decorated Christmas tree in an old milk bucket; feature image for plan for Christmas

Think Ahead – Make a Simple Plan for Christmas

Summer heat has us searching for ways to stay cool. We want to stay inside, but we also want to be productive. This is the

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How to Keep Your Simple Life Interesting – 7 Fun Tips

Living a Simple Life may be the best way to go, but it can be hard work to stay on track. One way to stay

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How To Use Home Canned Gifts in a Christmas Basket

It’s canning time. Our focus is getting our harvest preserved for winter use. It’s also the perfect time to start thinking ahead for Christmas. Home

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The Ultimate Manual for the Art of Homemaking

Ready to Learn the Art of Homemaking? Then The Ultimate Manual for the Art of

Your Lifestyle Plan – Be Who You Were Meant to Be

Are you ready to create your lifestyle plan? We often dream of living a lifestyle

The Enchantment of Afternoon Tea

Enchantment of Tea? The very idea of settling in for a quiet moment and Afternoon

Have A Merry Simple Christmas

We all want a Merry Simple Christmas, and the simpler the better. But with everything

Simple Life Journal – Feminine

Ladies, keep track of your Simple Life Journey easily with this helpful Simple Life Journal.

2 Great Books by The Farm Wife

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Annie Lewellyn

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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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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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