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Life in this little house is full of contradictions.  I’m a wannabe homesteader with AstroTurf and three neglected tomato plants, a Victorian aficionado married to a tech geek, and a commute knitter who reads jam recipes on a tablet.  That’s all a little confusing, sometimes frustrating, often exciting, and rarely boring.  It’s a bit of a bumpy ride, but the scenery is beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you’re here.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2009 3:21 pm

    I missed my era, too! Maybe it’s something in the genes …

    • bendystrawz permalink
      March 17, 2009 3:49 pm

      I think that’s an excellent theory. 🙂

  2. Brynn Kerin permalink
    March 24, 2009 3:48 pm

    yay for you! what a cool life for a little woman;) i can’t wait to read more about it!!!

  3. Marilyn permalink
    February 16, 2010 6:32 pm

    I read this and see myself! I cook, knit, crochet, sew, grow veggies..and must’ve lived in the 1800’s!

    Working in the real world seems to be interfering with my creativity!

    The photography is lovely, and I can’t wait to try those biscuits!

    • Ashley permalink*
      February 19, 2010 12:42 pm

      Thanks, Marilyn! I admire you for growing veggies – I badly want a backyard garden, but with limited sun exposure, I think container gardening is as much as I can do for now. Also, I forget to water my herbs most of the time, which I should probably get better about before I try to grow anything more involved. 🙂

  4. May 24, 2011 9:08 am

    hi ashley! you’re the winner of my “making it” giveaway on small measure! congratulations!

    when you have a moment, send along your mailing info and i’ll get the book out to you.

  5. May 24, 2011 11:56 pm

    I often wish for the life I romanticize right before the first World War… just a few modern comforts, electricity, some medical advances and a few motorized vehicles, but still supportive of a more traditional life – definitely inspired by Road to Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables… not to mention it’s my favorite time periods for fashion.

    • Ashley permalink*
      May 25, 2011 6:59 pm

      Oh my goodness – Anne Shirley is one of my very, very favorite heroines. And you’re so right – her clothes are amazing! I’ve heard about Road to Avonlea, but I haven’t seen it; I will definitely check it out. If it’s even a fraction as wonderful as Anne of Green Gables, I’m sure to be a convert. 🙂

  6. May 25, 2011 2:04 pm

    Hi Ashley! I’m really excited to find your blog! I think there are more and more people (myself included) who are trying to reconnect with the better aspects of 20th/ 19th century living. Love the concept and I am looking forward to reading and getting inspiration!

    • Ashley permalink*
      May 25, 2011 6:57 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer! The coolest thing about blogging is finding new people out there who think like me about some of these things – sometimes, in the real world, it feels rather lonely. I’m so glad you stopped by, and I hope you find what you’re looking for!

  7. September 27, 2012 2:11 pm

    I don’t know how we ended up following each other on pinterest but I have loved your links and something made me check your bio today. I wasn’t surprised to find we are kindred spirits that have a hankering for the past but I am glad it brought me to your blog. I look forward to reading.

    • Ashley permalink*
      September 27, 2012 3:11 pm

      I’m so glad you popped in, Anne! I’m looking forward to reading through your blog, too – I love finding kindred spirits.

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