About the blog {all of the other stuff}

So far I’ve shown you that this blog will be about home & family, homeschooling, garden and hobbies, and frugal living & finances. But there will be so much more here! First, my faith in Jesus Christ is a big part of who I am so it is…

About the blog {frugal living & finances}

When I left my job as a teacher to come home full time, our family’s income was cut in half.  We wanted to make this work, so we had to find ways to save money.  I read so many books and implemented so many changes.  We were able…

About the blog {garden & hobbies}

Gardening has always been in my blood.  My Grandpa’s Dad was a rice farmer and my Grandma’s Dad was a cotton farmer.  When I was little, I spent time outside working with my Grandma in her garden.  One of my fondest memories is one where we…

About the blog {homeschooling}

About twenty years ago, I graduated from college with a teaching degree in my hands.  I said I would never, ever homeschool.  But eleven years ago, our family saw that homeschooling was exactly what our family needs and so we set off on this unknown land. We have homeschooled every…

About the blog {home & family}

Are you looking for a little inspiration and encouragement in regards to homemaking and your home life?  Then I invite you to read on… When you find a new blog, you try to decide if that blog will be worth your time to hang around.  We’re all…

Welcome to simply & truly {home}

Hi y’all!  And welcome to our little space on the web!  My name is Adriane and I’ve been blogging here, there, and everywhere for the last ten or so years.  However, I’ve decided to start a new space here on the web know as…

Books read {January 2016}

I’ve been blogging about books that I’ve read for a while, and this year I’m trying something a little bit different which you can read about {here}.  During 2016, I’m going to try to do a mini review each month of the…

Books {2016}

  Well, the blog has been silent which means I’ve had plenty of time to read!  If you’ve read the blog for a while, you know that I love to read.  Last year I kept a log of my books so that you all could check…

On this day {February 2, 2016}

On this day, February 2, 2016: Outside my window: Snow.  And lots of it.  A foot of snow fell today, to be exact. It’s pretty stinkin’ cold too.  Winter is here in Colorado.  Hard to believe it was 60 degrees the other day.  Next week, we should…

Weekend chat {on Tuesday}

Good morning!  Well, it’s morning when I’m writing this but the possibility of it being published in the morning is slim.  This week, I am trying to get back in the habit of waking early.  I’ve let myself push back my wake up time…