How to Have an Awesome Garden in 5 Easy Steps

How to Have an Awesome Garden in 5 Easy Steps

    January is the perfect time to plan an awesome garden. Everything else has been done. We have taken the last few weeks to put away Christmas decorations and get our house back in order. The cold weather has us in the kitchen making…

National Pie Day – Simple & Delicious Ways to Celebrate

National Pie Day – Simple & Delicious Ways to Celebrate

  America loves to celebrate, and the top three things deserving a celebration is Baseball, Hot Dogs, and Apple Pie. How much fun is it to organize a family or community into teams and play a game? It is no fun going to a baseball…

Stretch Your Wings – Learn Something New & Exciting!

Stretch Your Wings – Learn Something New & Exciting!

  There comes a point in everyone’s life where you just need to stretch your wings to the widest span. This desire may come from feeling stagnant. It may stem from a deep seated restlessness we just cannot explain. We just know we need to…

How to Keep the Sparkle in your New Year’s Goals

How to Keep the Sparkle in your New Year’s Goals

        How to Keep the Sparkle in Your New Year’s Goals is part of a Collaboration Post titled  “Embrace the Progress & Changes on the Homestead”.  Joining me are Kathi @ Oakhill Homestead, Shawna @ Homegrown Self Reliance and Annie @ 15…

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!