• It's time in the Old Bohemian Homestead Christmas Plan to make last-minute Christmas preparations so you can focus on friends and family without distra...
    Old Bohemian Christmas Plan: L...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    December 15th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • It's time in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan to wrap Christmas gifts! Have you ever been up way past bedtime on Christmas Eve with gifts still to wra...
    Old Bohemian Christmas Plan: W...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    December 08th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Declutter, clean and spruce up all public areas of your home.Hang Christmas lights and decorate your home.Decide on a Christmas theme. Read why using...
    Old Bohemian Christmas Series:...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    December 01st, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days, The Creative Life
  • It's time in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan to decorate your home for Christmas!  Can you tell I'm excited about this? This is also the last week of o...
    Old Bohemian Christmas Plan: D...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    November 24th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • It's time in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan to freeze cookie dough and a casserole for Christmas morning. Put in a little extra effort now and you'll...
    Old Bohemian Christmas Plan: C...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    November 17th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • It's time in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan to plan your holiday meals and make the grocery shopping lists you will need.  Doing this in advance give...
    The Old Bohemian Homestead Chr...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    November 10th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Inventory Your KitchenIt's time in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan to take stock of the items you'll need to set a wonderful holiday table.If you're n...
    The Old Bohemian Homestead Chr...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    November 03rd, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Make Your Christmas Card ListIt's time in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan to verify the mailing and/or email addresses for those on your Christmas car...
    The Old Bohemian Homestead Chr...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    October 27th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Your Purchased Christmas Gift List It's time in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan to make your Christmas gift list for items you will purchase. If yo...
    The Old Bohemian Homestead Chr...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    October 20th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • This week in the Old Bohemian Christmas Plan, we’ll make our homemade Christmas  gifts list. Handcrafting gifts allows you to create one-of-a-kind...
    Week 3: Make Your Homemade Chr...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    October 13th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • The Old Bohemian Homestead Chr...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    October 07th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • This is day one, week one of the Old Bohemian Homestead Christmas Plan. I hope you’re as excited as I am to plan and organize the Christmas of your...
    Old Bohemian Homestead Christm...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    September 29th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • The cooler days of autumn bring us hot cider, the comfort of soups and stews, and the beauty of turning leaves. A hint of mystery permeates the air, a...
    How to Cook Pumpkin
    By Janalyn Voigt
    September 22nd, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Nothing beats a homemade pumpkin pie from scratch. Turning fresh-baked pumpkins into puree, forming and rolling out the dough, and fluting the crust s...
    Pumpkin Pie from Scratch
    By Janalyn Voigt
    September 15th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Oh my goodness, what a treat! I’m talking about a pumpkin spice latte made from your own wholesome and delicious syrup! You’ll have to be careful,...
    Homemade from Scratch Pumpkin ...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    September 08th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • I’ve realized lately that although some of our passions don’t directly relate to “kingdom work” maybe God wants us to dive full-heartedly int...
    Pursue Your Secular Dream
    By Ross Boone
    August 25th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days, The Creative Life
  • Multipurpose Handforged Herb D...
    By Tammy Trayer
    September 01st, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • AUTUMN MELODYIt’s that time again. The first blasts of autumn can be mighty bracing, coming as they do on the heels of summer heat. You rummage in y...
    Fall is Coming Soon!
    By Janalyn Voigt
    August 18th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Welcome! Let’s talk about money, ya know, that big old cow in the room nobody wants to talk about, especially when they’ve messed up. We’re goi...
    9 Money Mistakes Even Frugal P...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    August 11th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we’re going to talk about one of my f...
    The Benefits of Growing Your O...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    August 04th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Honey Wheat Buttermilk Sandwich Bread No refined sugar or flour, but melt in your mouth goodness. Honestly, my husband thanked me for this making thi...
    Honey Whole Wheat Buttermilk B...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    July 21st, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • You can spend a lot of money on gardening or wing it on a shoestring. Over time, I’ve seen that one method doesn’t necessarily make a nicer garden...
    Easy Raised Bed Planter from O...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    July 14th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Not so very long ago, every day had an assigned focus. Monday was wash day, followed on Tuesday by ironing. Wednesday was set aside for mending and se...
    Organize with Focus Days
    By Janalyn Voigt
    July 07th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Peppermint tea is perfect hot or cold. When summer heat soars, a pitcher of this delightful beverage misted with condensation makes an appealing an...
    How to Make Peppermint Tea
    By Janalyn Voigt
    June 30th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • I threaded a needle, snipped and knotted, then rummaged in my mending basket for the shirt in need of buttons. A glance through the doorway beside my ...
    Mending Your Clothes (Frugal L...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    June 23rd, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • “Uncle Joe, is it true our family has a homestead?” I’d spent my first twelve years of life in a California suburb, a far cry from the farms and...
    The Old Bohemian Homestead
    By Janalyn Voigt
    June 16th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Sunshine on your pillow smells much better when acquired by line drying clothes rather than by purchasing laundry detergent chemically altered to repl...
    Why You Should Line Dry Clothe...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    June 09th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • The smell of vanilla summons fond memories of the icebox cookies my mother made for Christmas. She would mix the dough ahead of time, shape into rolls...
    Homemade Vanilla Extract
    By Janalyn Voigt
    June 02nd, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Clutter creeps in, seemingly on its own, and sets up camp in your living room. You navigate around it, trip over it, but finally accept its intrusion,...
    HOME DECLUTTERING AND BEYOND
    By Janalyn Voigt
    May 26th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days, The Creative Life
  • After reading this, you’ll never view  planting flowers or landscaping again the same way. You’ve been warned. (In a good way!)When one thinks o...
    How to Create Edible Landscapi...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    May 19th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Spring cleaning isn't something that should just happen in our homes. Each Spring we can de-clutter our lives to eliminate the stress and make sure we'r...
    8 Ways to De-Stress this Sprin...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 12th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • While there’s nothing like picking your own groceries from the backyard, the only currency being your work, seed, soil, and water, there’s nothin...
    3 Best Plants for Companion Pl...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    May 12th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • One of the reasons we plant a garden is to be able to harvest and preserve enough food to take our family through an entire year until the next planti...
    How Much to Plant for a Year's ...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    May 05th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • There’s never a good time to be exposed to a cold, but this had to be one of the worst. A serious illness had left my body weakened and my immune sy...
    Cold Remedies That Worked for ...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    April 28th, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • I post new episodes every other Friday morning. You can subscribe via RSS and receive every episode for free.Subscribe via ITUNESIf you’d like to a...
    Benefits of Growing Your Own F...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    April 21st, 2016

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.Proverbs 14:4 NIVSome of you married farmers. Most of us did not. Stil...
    When Your Messy Home Makes a M...
    By Grace For Moms
    April 14th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Simpler Ways to Simpler Days