Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Autumn Issue Mailed

The autumn issue of Plain and Joyful Living is complete and has been mailed to subscribers.

In it are articles about old fashioned simple living, recipes, handwork ideas and tidbits of interest.

Additional copies are available (please read the on the side panel of the blog). Plain and Joyful Living is a not for profit newsletter. Our mission is to spread the joy of homemaking and a more simpler lifestyle through a hard copy newsletter that is handwritten and copied and mailed through the postal service. If you have a financial hardship, simple email me privately.

On a side note, the days have been filled with alternating periods of rain for over a week now. However, yesterday we enjoyed a rainbow right from our front porch!


  1. what a wonderful idea...I'm not sure much is handwritten anymore. such a neat idea to share your thoughts and ideas in such a personal way. and that rainbow is so great. we're just reading Genesis right now and we're right to where God places His rainbow in the sky as a sign of the covenant.

  2. Thank you for sharing Lisa. This issue marks the beginning of our second year of publication - it is our family's ministry and way to keep the handwritten and printed word alive as well as share a more simpler way of living.

  3. WaHOOO! I'll be racing Cortney to the mailbox everyday now, until it arrives anyway*wink* We both so enjoy this newsletter, it's like sitting and visiting with you and others in our home. Thank you for continuing with this ministry and we'll be renewing our subscription so we don't miss an issue!

    Kelle and Cortney

  4. What a beautiful idea to have a newsletter!
    I love the photo of the rainbow you saw, it looks like our yards are very similar looking surrounded by woods! How neat to think we saw a rainbow on the same day : )
    Many warm wishes to you and your family!

  5. Good morning

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog . I love finding new blogs of interest that I can add to my daily read. I think the news letter is a wonderful idea. I would love to receive it. As a young girl, I collected writing paper and still do. I think writing and receiving mail is so special. I think you have a wonderful etsy shop too.

    Have a wonderful day
    Warm regards

  6. Dear Tonya and family,
    Thank you for coming over to my blog!!!!It was so nice to meet you and also nice that you signed up to be a follower. I enjoy meeting new people and you are no exception!!!!

    I love The Girlhood Home Companion Mag. it has been a delight to meet Jill.

    We had so much fun this last Farmer's Market, we were able to minister to lots of different people. I got really tired though, getting up at 3:30 was tough!!!!! I would love to see pic's of your FM. I will look through your bog more and maybe will find some.

    I love your store. I also have one and will be putting more items in it sometime today. Lord willing. I never quit know what the day will be with homeschooling and all

    Well again, it was a pleasure to meet you! I will become one of your followers!! Smile.......
    Blessings, Linda

  7. Hi There!

    Just came over from the blog party Michelle has initiated this week. I love it that you do a hand-written newsletter...what a great idea! What a blessing for your children to have the opportunity to live so close to nature...they will have such fond memories of it all.


  8. Hey There!! I love your blog! I just popped over from 'She Looketh Well' and I'm so glad I did. I'm trying to get back to living simply... making my own home products, canning, gardening, etc. It's always fun and full of surprises and experiences. Will definitely be coming by more often. Love the newsletter! Do you mail to Canada?

  9. We will surely mail to Canada.
    Thank you for coming by!

  10. Okay, we recieved our newletter and trade gift! We love the gift, it will be center piece on our dining table for the holidays and beyond. Thank you as well for your kind words and the knowledge we are held up in prayer, it's a comfort.
    Blessings for your weekend at farmer's market and fair.

    P.S. I haven't read the newsletter but Cortney hasn't taken her nose out of it this morning, LOL!
    Kelle and Cortney