After a time of restful retreat with prayer and planning, and many goal-setting meetings with my husband as we seek to live intentionally and missionally, with balance and simplicity, we knew that it was time to bring in a team of talented writers to join us here at Frugal Granola.
Each of the writers will be sharing one post per month, from their rich backgrounds of experience in natural living, daily faith & parenting, frugality & stewardship, and sustainable living. (I think you’ll love them!)
After reading over the incredible proposals of blog topics, recipes, and projects from all the applicants, I am thrilled to introduce our new team members (in no particular order):
First of all, my Beloved, Calvin.
He will be sharing his perspective on the intersection of living life as a husband & dad, faith, and living simply. (Many of us really appreciated his posts on the bittersweetness of infertility & parenting, and natural approaches to ADD, as well as his “secret recipe” for a yummy carrot-apple salad.)
Daniele of Domestic Serenity–
We loved this sweet mama of five’s approach to a simple Christmas, with her Advent preparations post. We look forward to her gracious insight on more intentional moments in our marriage and family life experiences.
Nada of MiniMOMist–
“Farmer’s Market Find” Simple & Seasonal Meal Contributor
Her exploration of simple gift-giving and the historical background of St. Nicholas Day was food for thought during the Christmas season. We look forward to her educational & delicious recipe ideas each month, with her love for “trivia” (those precious curiosities & details of life!) and simplicity.
Lydia of Small Town Simplicity–
Simple Parenting/Childhood Contributor
We love seeing the beauty & humility of the simple things through the eyes of this creative, homeschooling mama of four (with #5 on the way!), as we try to savor those precious moments that pass so quickly. (You may have recently read her encouraging post on (in)courage.)
Emily C of Industrious Emily* and At the Table–
This dear friend of ours has inspired me for years, with her creative projects for homeschooling, homemaking, gifts, and more! She always has fun ideas for the holidays- and everyday- for intentional moments with her three little ones. She recently shared her fun Valentine’s gift idea with adorable, simple felt hair clips.
Jill of The Prairie Homesteader–
Whether she’s sprouting flour to bake cookies, caring for a sick goat, or simmering some delicious beef bone broth, this sweet wife & mama is carving out a homesteading life on the “wild west prairie” of Wyoming! We’re looking forward to sharing in her adventures, and gleaning some good tips & tricks.
Stacy of Delighting in the Days–
Herbal/Natural Remedies Contributor
She got me out of my relaxing lavender rut, with her energizing herbal bath recipe, and I’m always inspired by this dear mama’s heart for simplicity & wellness. I love her motivating tips for healthy living, with natural remedies and exercise!
Rachael of To Be a Mom…–
As she transparently shares tips gleaned from their family’s financial journey and her previous work in financial services, I look forward to her encouragement in budgeting/stewardship for biblical, frugal living. (Send in your questions!)
Bethany & Emily P, co-authors of Sustainable Food for Thought– Sustainable Living Contributors
These multi-talented ladies of the Northwest will be sharing their inspiration for natural & sustainable living. Whether they’re exploring local farms, naturally mothering little ones, celebrating holidays naturally, or preparing fresh-from the garden meals, their projects are always thought-provoking and delightful.
If you applied to be considered, and weren’t selected; please don’t be discouraged! We were limited in the number we could add to our team, and had many wonderful submissions!
We read all your lovely posts by candlelight in the evenings and over buttery homemade waffles in the morning, and at many other times in between; loving the glimpse into your hearts & lives.
Additional guest-posting positions may open up occasionally. Thank you to everyone who was interested in contributing! Please keep writing, and keep in touch.