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66. Digging Deeper with Jill Winger of the Prairie Homestead
This week is an awesome episode with Jill Winger of the Prairie Homestead. Jill is a well known homesteader, author, entrepreneur, rancher, mother and wife. She is one of the first people I started following and reading when I was interested in living a more simple life. She has a new book Old Fashioned on Purpose: Cultivating a Slower, More Joyful Life, being released 9/26/23 and is taking preorders until then. You can buy at any bookstore or preorder here: Old Fashioned on Purpose by Jill Winger
We had an awesome discussion and covered a variety of topics to include:
- The importance of letting your kids be bored.
- Balancing old-fashioned skills with modern technology and conveniences.
- How we have lost the importance of community and how we can cultivate it.
Join us as we dig a bit deeper into what it means to live a little more intentionally and purposefully.
You can find Jill Winger here:
The Prairie Homestead Blog
Prairie Homestead Instagram
The Old Fashioned on Purpose Podcast
Jill's new book: Old Fashioned on Purpose: Cultivating a Slower, More Joyful Life.
65. Saving the Forgotten with Sara Jo of Bryarton Farm
I am so excited to share with you this powerful episode with Sara Jo of Bryarton Farm. We covered many topics in this episode but the them throughout was "Saving the Forgotten". Sara Jo's take on this is beautiful, encouraging, and inspiring. We talked all about the restoration of her beautiful historic farmhouse and her family's beautiful adoption story of her two daughters from India. It was truly eye opening and inspiring.
Please go check her out on these platforms:
Bryarton Farm Instagram
Bryaton Farm Blog
Bryarton Farm on Patreon
Books Illustrated by Sara Jo
64. Navigating New Dietary Restrictions
We are doing a very strict elimination diet and it has been rather difficult. Since I focus on stocking my kitchen with whole food ingredients, being faced with having to eliminate several of our family's staple foods has been challenging.
Join me as I discuss these new dietary restrictions that we have been faced with and how we are navigating finding new alternatives for meals and snacks.
63. Handcrafted Holiday Gifts you can make in August
Anyone got the Holiday season itch?
I typically do not like to start preparing for a holiday way before the actual season starts. I really despise seeing Christmas stuff in stores in October, however considering holidays gifts early in the year can help you out later in a lot of ways!
In this episode, I talk about a few Handcrafted and Homemade Holiday gifts that you can start making today with some of the harvest you have in your garden and really take some of the stress off when the holiday season comes.
I have a few fun, cost effective, and super simple ideas that I talk about in this episode.
Merry Stockings: Bucilla Stocking Kits
62. Simple Sewing with Naomi Fata
In this week's episode, I got to speak with Naomi from Love Stitches.
Learning to sew has been on my list of projects to start for a long time but it always seems overwhelming and difficult to get started.
After speaking with Naomi about how to get started regardless of where you are in your life, I am ready to jump in!
Join us for our conversation in this week's episode.
Websites mentioned in this episode:
Big Duck Canvas https://www.bigduckcanvas.com/ for slipcover fabrics
Natures Fabrics https://naturesfabrics.com/
Naomi is a sewing entrepreneur from New York State, providing her local community with bridal alterations and custom slipcovers. Online she teaches sewing as a life skill for sustainable living. She is also a faith based author, and homeschooling mom of three.
Naomi offers a variety of s downloadable tutorials for clothing alterations and repairs, available at this link which I’m offering for 25%off with coupon code SIMPLELIVING. The coupon code is valid through August 30th, 2023
Naomi publishes a bweekly sewing enewsletter called The Sewing Circle and has video courses available through her website https://www.naomifata.net
Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/naomifata/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/NaomiFataSews
Join Stephanie, wife, mother and blogger as she helps you incorporate simple living and self-sufficiency skills and knowledge into your busy life with the goal of refocusing your life towards what really matters, your family. Along the way you will boost your confidence so you can start being more self-reliant and decrease your dependance on stores and commercial products. Topics cover gardening, cooking from scratch, food preservation, making your own products, and other alternative ways of living. Come share an appreciation for creating a homemade and homegrown life through simple living.