Crafting Up A Storm

I have been crafting up a storm as I am going to do a craft show in October. I will probably sell some things here on my blog as well. Here are a few of my latest creations.

Winter pillows

I need to frame this still


Hand Towels

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Giveaway Time, Amish Clothing

As you all know, I'm enamored by the Amish, so during my last trip to Indiana Amish country I purchased some authentic children's clothing. Look at these adorable handmade matching boy/girl outfits, maybe they were twins? I want to share them with you because I cherish your friendships! The rules are simple: Be an existing follower or new follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. Open to US & Canada residents. I will pick a winner on September 15th. For an extra chance to win post this giveaway to your sidebar. Good luck!

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Amish Transportation

Lagrange, Indiana Amish
This is the last post on the Amish from my most recent vacation. I hope you enjoyed it! Tomorrow I will post my giveaway, so stay tuned. Have a wonderful weekend!


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Amish Homes Plain and Simple

Although modest and simple, the typical Amish house reflects the importance of the family, daily work, and humility.
Amish homes are usually large with two stories since many Amish families consist of six or seven children. The homes tend to be plain and are usually painted white or light in color and have beautiful gardens and flowers. Here are some homes that caught my eye.

Shipshewana, Indiana

P.S. Don't forget to come back for my Amish giveaway that I will post on Saturday.
Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Amish Discount Grocery Store

Well, you don't see this in your grocery store everyday, do ya!

One of my favorite stores!
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An Amish Mercantile

I love the unique and practical items some of the stores sell for the Amish. Check out these lovely finds from Shipshewana, Indiana.
Pickle crocks
Grinder's and supplies
Gas lights
Gas appliances
Gas heaters and water heaters
Wood/gas stoves
Misc items
Drying racks
Food prep equipment
Grain mills
Croquet sets and bag games
Cast iron cookware
Misc stuff

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