Simply Resting & Preparing

This past week has begun a new season of transition to our home. After finishing up the writing on my new book of natural remedies, I took a nap for the first time in a year. (Nice!)

That was so refreshing, I decided to take another one the next day. But that didn’t work; I had too much going through my mind to accomplish… (and I kept my nose in a book; savoring the encouraging fiction book A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity after all that writing!)

In a couple weeks, I’ll be heading to The Relevant Conference. I am so thankful for my delightful sponsors, Graham Gardens (with wholesome skin care & the most adorable shop site ever), The Scarlet Thread (with beautiful, handmade modest clothing. which Gen & I’ll be wearing!), and NaturoKits (Their naturopathic first aid kits in cute canvas bags have gone everywhere with us this summer!).

As the weather is cooling, we’ve enjoyed more cups of tea and baked apples. Gen spent a weekend with her grandparents, and loved picking apples from their tree! She has also been gathering fall leaves, and twirling amid them on the lawn.

I’ve begun preparations for the winter months to come. I am so excited to share details with you soon! We have been so blessed by God’s provision at just the right time, as we live with our hands open before Him.

How are your October days?

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Join me each Thursday for a new post in my Simple Living series! This is post #106.

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  • I’m so happy that it is fall! I made up a batch of apple butter this week. I love the smell of the apples and spiced muling together! :) I’m reading A Lineage of Grace as well! I’ve been reading it out of order though, Mary, then Ruth, now on to Tamar and Bathasheba. I’ve ha trouble finishing Tamar’s story… I love how God used the most unlikely women to be in the lineage of Jesus!

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    Michele Reply:

    @Katie, Oh, wow- how fun that you’re reading it too! :) Yes, Tamar’s story is so hard. But it has a such a sweet ending; keep on! :)

    Yum- apple butter. I love those fall spices!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Michele

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  • Maura

    I like your blog. I am a sahm of a three year old girl. I am trying to come up with some wholesome ways to occupy her while I clean and prepare meals.

    Do you have any ideas? Thanks!

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    Michele Reply:

    @Maura, Hi, Maura, have her help you!

    While you are cleaning, ittle ones can spray vinegar, wipe with rags, sweep with their own little brooms, pull laundry out of the dryer, put away dishes from the dishwasher, etc.

    While you are cooking, she can stir batter, roll dough, tear lettuce, pick herbs, etc. from the garden, shake a jar of sauce/dressing to mix, shake in herbs, find measuring spoons in the drawer, “wash” dishes with a sink/dishpan of soapy water, press buttons on the blender (with supervision)…

    My little girl has loved “helping” in the kitchen since before she turned 2. It can be done! :) Have fun and get creative!

    Blessings,
    Michele

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  • Maura

    Thanks, Michele : )

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