Big Plans for Summer Giveaway

Big Plans for Summer Giveaway

As I await the release of An Amish Christmas Kitchen, I realize we’re midway through summer. When did that happen?I had big plans for the summer, including spending more time up at the beach reading. Carrying a bag stuffed full of books and beach towels to the water’s...
Giveaway Winner and a Return to Serenity

Giveaway Winner and a Return to Serenity

Please help me congratulate Linda Laird, winner of two darling Amish-made potholders and a kitchen towel and dish cloth from Lancaster County that make me want to smile as summer gets into full swing. Plus, one of my signed books: either Starting from Scratch, A...
July 4th Amish Giveaway

July 4th Amish Giveaway

I can’t think of anything more American than July 4th, following on the heels of Canada Day, July 1. I have the feeling many of us forget what Independence Day is all about. I think of red, white, and blue flags. Not to mention “The Star Spangle Banner” and “I’m...
Giveaway Winner and Signs of Summer

Giveaway Winner and Signs of Summer

Please help me congratulate Sarah Taylor, winner of this Amish-made darling and practical purse from Lancaster County, plus a signed book. Either Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of three books from The Legacy of Lancaster County...
Unexpected Start to the Summer

Unexpected Start to the Summer

Most of you who read Starting from Scratch can tell I adore plant nurseries. With summer around the corner, I would enjoy spending time gathering plants to be potted for our patio, not contemplating purchasing a new tree.  I’m sitting in the living room admiring the...