Hi, I'm Michelle, aka: Nanny Shell, Welcome to my blog Simple Pleasures! This is my second blog, the first I had for over 2 years but decided I wanted a fresh start with a focus on Simple living. I am a country girl at heart living in the Illinois suburbs. For those of you who don't already know me, here's the 411. I am an old fashioned type of gal with a wonderful grown son who lives nearby, he is my best friend I can't say enough good things about him! I am also mother to a rescued 2 year old long hair Chihuahua, Nico, who is the love of my life! I am blessed to still have my mother around, at 88 years old she is your typical "Italian Mother" and still treats me like I'm 8 years old. After 20 years working for Physicians as an office manager, I decided to follow my heart and become a professional nanny. For the last 6 years, I have been fortunate to have been part of some wonderful children's lives and currently am spending my days with an adorable little girl named "Evie" who fills my life with joy and love. I can't imagine my life without her.I love: Crafting, Decorating, Whole food cooking, Animals, Children, Farms, Cleaning and Organizing and reading. I try to read a book a week. I will be sharing my frugal tips with you as I am a bargain hunter and love to find ways to save money. I am also enamored by the Amish and their lifestyle, so you will see lots about them as well. Come along for the ride as I share my happy, simple life with you!