Intro to Living a Simple Life


Hi 🙂 My name is Michele,  I’m 49yrs old & I live in Western Ky.  I’m a wife (31yrs), a mom of 6, mother in law of 2, & nana of 2. Welcome to my blog & my first post!

As the title suggests, I live a simple life. I want to share what that means to me & by doing that I’ll be sharing my joys, my whoas, my quiet time, my chaos, my inner thoughts & not so inner thoughts. 

I love everything about gardening, outside & inside the house. Plants, herbs, flowers, fruit trees…….comes food, medicine, & cleaners. And not to mention they are pretty, smell good, & taste god 😊

Be True to Yourself

Taking selfies in the garden again. At least it’s not on Naked Gardening Day……YW! 😜

A quote I read a long time ago…..

“As you get older you will understand more and more that it’s not about what you look like or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become.”

I have always tried to teach all 6 of my kids this. And I found the best way to do that is by example. This wasn’t easy because I wasn’t raised by this. Without going into detail & running my family in the ground (because I do love & respect them), when it came to public eye, I had to look & act a certain way. I’m sure it was because they thought it would reflect on them. Which to a degree that’s true. But when it overshadows the person you are, to the point of caring what others think of you more than what you think of yourself……you will crash. In every way you will crash. You will forget who your true self is, to really know who you are. You will be apologizing for everything you say or do, no matter what.

Material things are nice, the problem is…..feeling like you have to keep up with friends, co-workers, or even some family. Why? Focus on being proud of yourself for accomplishments you’ve made yourself for the better of yourself. Not to keep up with others or to get one above. Be happy for others & still maintain a happiness for where you are.

Become a person you can look at in the mirror & love. Be you…..whoever that is. Do you……whatever that is. Just be the best version of yourself & leave money & always needing to impress others out of it. If ppl are going to be impressed, let it be by knowing the true you……& how you treat others. No one is perfect, not even you 😊 Be genuinely kind & show love. I have no idea why this was on my heart today, but here it is.

White Clover Jelly

It’s been infusing since 4pm yesterday. Here in a couple of hours it will “magically” become jelly. Isn’t it pretty? 😊 I’ll update as soon as it’s ready. Do you have a wild jelly recipe you’d like share?

Pine Needle Syrup

Pine Needle Syrup…..for cough & sore throat. I made a cup of this (thin like tea) for my husband because he’s had a sore throat & feeling kind of crappy. The next morning, he said he felt so much better. So I decided to make a bottle (used an empty hot sauce bottle) that’s more syrup like to take by tablespoon. I love making my own remedies & love even more when they work. 😊

Lemon Balm Infused Honey

The herbs & plants I’ve used so far & others I will use soon, are ones I already have in my garden & are up……& ones I have in my yard or in the woods that are up & awake already. Which happens to be the ones that are the easiest to use. A good thing since I’m a beginner. But I’ve spent a while in my books studying & taking notes, in my yard & woods identifying, listening & watching a trusted “herbalist”

This is Lemon Balm Infused Honey.

Good for Insomnia, indigestion (add a few peppermint leaves) sore throat, anxiety (It has a calming effect. We shall see.) Be ready in 6-8wks.