Friday, August 29, 2008


I'm fairly new to this whole idea of simplicity, homemaking, and frugal living. But after taking a long, hard, prayerful look at it, have decided it's the best way to go. So . . . here goes! Here I will be sharing my first "baby steps" in a new direction - a new way of livin'.

By way of introduction - my name is Pauline, and I live in the great state of KANSAS! I am a fourth generation Kansan (and proud of it!) - lived in Colorado for 40 years, but recently had the joy of returning home. I share my life on the prairies with my adorable, lovable, big "fur-baby" (kitty) Peanut. (The neighbors have affectionately dubbed him "The Boss" - he's happy to comply!) I am first and foremost a Christian. I'm a member of our local Assemblies of God church - it's Pentecostal/Charismatic in beliefs. I absolutely adore my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and seek to please Him in all that I do.

I have, over the past 7 years, been through the most horrible, yet healing time in my life. Soon I hope to post my healing testimony here. But for now - in a nutshell - during that time I lost all my family (thankfully they are all with the Lord!), became severely physically disabled (but God has MIRACULOUSLY healed me) and gone from a happy middle-class suburban life to poverty (but God is bringing me out!).

So here is where I will be keeping a journal of my "baby-steps" toward living more simply and frugally, enjoying life in the country, and a whole lot more. Come along with me! The ride may get bumpy, but I promise it will never be boring!

So now it is time to start out in a new direction in life.


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