"Lord, this humble house we'd keep, sweet with play and calm with sleep. Help us so that we may give beauty to the lives we live. Let Thy bounty and Thy grace shine upon our dwelling place." E. A. Guest


Hello and a 'link-up'

Hello friends,
My goodness it's been far too long since I posted here!
The Woodman has a new job and is learning all about maintaining and installing wood heaters and is loving the challenge of a change in occupation.
Winter is still very much around for us Aussie's, and life has kind of slowed down in some ways - namely the garden - and yet we seem to have been quite busy as well.
Our woodstove arrived safe and sound, but it will be a while before it's installed as my hubby needs to do some remodeling in the kitchen to fit it in.
Our vegies stayed alive through the snow and cold and are still growing, so that's good news!
Perhaps it's the chilly days..but I admit, I am feeling the need for some extra encouragement and motivation regarding our goal of simplifying our lifestyle.
So...I have decided to open a link-up on this blog where people can share their "simple" ideas and experiences.
I am quite a visual learner and love to visit your homes and see how you do things :-)
So if you feel you'd like to share something here that we can all enjoy and learn from, please do !!
I invite you to link up to "Simple Days" with any projects or happenings that you are doing, or have already done, that help you to slow down and live a more self-sufficient and peaceful way.


  1. I had wondered where you had went. Glad all is well. Sometimes you just need a break and I get those phases too where you just need some extra drive to continue with your plans. Maybe it is God's way of telling us to rest and slow down.

  2. Yes...yes...yes...yes...!!! I will join you! I opened the blog you liked ;D because I needed encouragement just like you!

    It is hard Trish to stay focused on this goal, when the world is moving in the opposite direction! Frustrating!

    Anyway...I will be linking up today.



  3. I think all of us as Homemakers need encouragement in simplifying our lifestyles.

    I hope that people will participate in this link, as it will be helpful for everyone.

    BTW, I'm your newest "follower," tee hee. :)