Monday

Bill Coleman Amazing Artist/Photographer

I have been a fan of Bill Coleman's photography for as long as I have loved the Amish and that has been about 25 years. I wanted to pay tribute to Bill as he has recently passed away. His legacy will live on in his beautiful art, he had an amazing eye that has always touched my soul! Have a look at some of his gorgeous photos.


 
 
 


 
 
 
About Bill:
Bill Coleman is an internationally acclaimed photographer based in Pennsylvania, USA. Coleman's body of work, spanning more than sixty years, has been exhibited at the National Press Gallery in Washington D.C., The Pennsylvania State House, Wolfson College at Oxford University, UK, the B.A.S.F Gallery in Frankfurt Germany and others. Coleman's work has been celebrated and recognized as the foremost photographic documentation of a single Old Order Amish community. In addition, Bill's most recent work of the Amish has been published in three books over the past twenty five years; "Amish Odyssey" in 1987, The Gift to be Simple in 2001 and The Gift of Friendship" in 2008. Born in Connecticut and raised in New York City, Bill served as an infantryman in WWII and was an American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany. After the war, Coleman majored in English and graduated from Penn State University and went on to Rochester Institute of Technology for graduate work. In 1951 Coleman opened his first photographic portrait studio in State College PA. For more than three decades, Bill crafted and shot his signature portrait sessions with thousands of residents, families, and business leaders in the Pennsylvania region.

 
Click here to go to his website it's beautiful!
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Michelle/Simple Pleasures

Saturday

Decorating A Patio On A Budget

I have a cute patio that I spend a lot of time on and I wanted to add a bit of d├ęcor without spending much money. I bought the little table for $20 because it folds and I can put it away for winter. I already had the chairs and wanted to get some outdoor pillows, I found those for $5 each! The two garden pots were my moms and I bought the 3 plants for $10 total. I already had the garden flag and Anthony and Annie bought me the lantern for part of my Mothers Day gift. I love it out there and so does Nico, it's very private.


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Michelle/Simple Pleasures

Sunday

Mothers Day Fun ...


I hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day! Anthony took me out for lunch and then we met my daughter in law at Bottle and Bottega for a fun afternoon of painting. It was a lovely day with "my 2 favorite kids".





 
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Michelle / Simple Pleasures

Wednesday

Amish (Car) Wash

Well it sounded dumb to say Amish horse wash, lol!


 
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Michelle / Simple Pleasures

Saturday

Another Tiny House Story...

After spending years with their lives revolving around paying a hefty mortgage, Andrew and Gabriella Morrison decided to build their tiny house (called “hOMe”) together.
It only cost the couple $22,000 to build their tiny home on wheels ($33,000 if you include the appliances). Now, they live mortgage free.


The small home is stylish inside and out. Each corner of the house is perfectly decorated.
 



They don’t have to skip on amenities, as there is a full kitchen in the small home.


 
 
Andrew and Gabriella have plenty of room in the bedroom as well.


The tiny house includes a toilet and shower.

 
 

By switching to a smaller house, they managed to save a lot of money and their life is much simpler. Watch a video about their awesome house here:
 
 
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Michelle/Simple Pleasures