Author: Tracy Fredrychowski

Are You on a Quest for a Simple Life?

This is how our simple life started. I remember the moment like it was yesterday… My husband and I were in our office, the phones were ringing, his beeper was buzzing, there was a client waiting downstairs, and our assistant had just called off. I looked up from a stack of invoices as he handed me a flyer.  All he said as he turned to leave was “This is where I want to be.” His eyes were sad and his voice cracked.  In seven words my otherwise strong and in control husband told me he quit. As I looked...

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5 Simple Steps to Simple Living

Simple Living Tips While living in a modern world I often feel pulled by my reliance on modern technology and appliances.  No matter how hard I try to do without many of the conveniences that surround me, I still find myself drawn to so many things.  Things that I don’t need or desire in my life.  Things that cloud my vision, add noise to my life and force me to drown out hearing the voice of God. Over the years I have learned to do without so many things, I would consider myself an expert in living a simple...

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How to Make Homemade Bread Step by Step

How to make homemade bread? It is not as hard as you think! This is my favorite recipe for Honey White Wheat Bread and a step-by-step guide to making your first, hot from the oven, loaf of homemade bread. There is nothing like the smell of yeast rising or the fresh baked smell of a loaf of homemade bread cooling in the kitchen.   The wonderful smell can take you back to your grandmother’s kitchen or your favorite bakery, but whatever puts a smile on your face, put on your apron and come into my kitchen while I show...

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33 Homemade Cleaners – Non Toxic All Natural Cleaning

Have you ever walked down the cleaning aisle at the supermarket and been overwhelmed with all the different kinds of cleaners?  The choices are endless, but what is also endless is the list of ingredients and harmful chemicals that are used to make those cleaners.  What most of us don’t realize, until they come across an article like this, is that we don’t need all those overpriced products big companies have brainwashed into thinking we need to have a clean home.  There are so many simple and inexpensive homemade cleaners that work wonderfully if we only take the time...

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Amish Lifestyle Short Story – Change of the Season

Amish Lifestyle Short Story The aroma of apples and cinnamon still lingered on Emma Byler’s scarf as she took a shortcut through the field on her way home. She’d spent the morning making apple butter with some of her friends and was humming Amazing Grace as she made her way through the field.  Spending time at a work folic always put her in a good mood. It was exactly what she needed to take her mind off Samuel and his accident. The change of the seasons gave her new hope that he’d snap out of his blue mood and...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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