I think I'm just going to do the subscription since she started going to putting out regular issues every two months. It used to be real hit or miss as to when an issue would come out, but now it's being published regularly. It's also a lot less expensive that way.
MaryJane’s Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook - For the Farmgirl in All of Us is a book I received for Christmas. I had seen it at the bookstore and enjoyed looking at it. I was overjoyed upon receiving it and being able to read it all. It arrived just after Sweetheart and I decided to simplify our lives and I was looking for the "how" now that I knew the "what" and "why" of it all. This book contains that. It is filled with both the practical how-tos as well as a lofty idealism that colors my world.
There are recipes, gardening tips, sewing projects, cleaning helps, and more all complete with gorgeous pictures that fill each page. I've discovered that I am a Farmgirl at heart, though I may live in the city, and may always. I have a sense of simplicity and beauty and the desire to find them in my daily life, as well as to highlight them for those around me. A Farmgirl isn't afraid of working hard, but also loves being a woman and delights in femininity even in unexpected places.
It's a good mix for me. While I may long for a few chickens and some wide open space, I am content here in suburbia making my house a home and refuge for those that pass my way. Though this latest issue did have directions for making a delightful hen house....Think the HOA would notice?