It’s not easy to create a natural home and healthier family when you live in a world that thinks processed, packaged food is the best thing ever. When most people don’t care if their homes and body care products are loaded with harmful chemicals. And when busyness is a badge most people feel honored to wear, the woman who craves simplicity for her home and family can often feel like an odd duck.
Can you relate? If so, you’re in the right place!
My name is Autumn. I’m a wife and full time homemaker who believes in simple living, natural homes, real food and thriving in the at-home life.
Make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair and let me tell you a bit about myself!
A Bit About My History
I’m a country girl at heart. Born and raised on a farm, I had a very active childhood and was always in the best of health (what kid wouldn’t be with plenty of room to run, farm food to eat and work for her hands to do)? But after graduating college and leaving the farm, I became very sick. Several years of searching for answers led to the discovery of advanced Lyme disease (thanks to a tick bite I had received on the farm).
They didn’t try to fool me. I was told straight up that my condition was chronic and that I had to slow down, clean up my home and start nurturing my body with whole foods.
“You’ll have to relearn how to live your life with these new limitations and needs.”
I really didn’t have a choice. And so began a loooong journey of creating a healthier life!
Where I’m at Now
I’ve never been afraid of hard work or learning something new. And so I dove in.
The next 10+ years of my life were dedicated to naturalizing the home and also, learning how to actually nourish the human body.
My kitchen was slowly transformed from a “do whatever is easiest” space, to a place where nourishment reigned as queen. Soon I was cooking entirely with whole foods, fermenting food, milling my own flour and using natural cookware in the preparation process.
Other aspects of my home began to change as well. I started crafting soaps and cleaners. I naturalized the laundry room supplies. And I even began making all our own body care and hygiene products!
Eventually I returned to the country and started growing gardens, canning food and even start raising my own poultry!
Slowly but steadily, I created a simpler life, a natural home and healthier body. And now I’m here to share that information with you!
What You Can Expect to Find at A Traditional Life
This blog is here to serve women who want to create a simpler life at home. It’s here for women who are uncomfortable with our cultural norms, for homemakers who wish to nourish their home and family in a traditional manner.
Yes, that’s what I discovered on my journey. A traditional life (and traditional skills) are the key to living well in this crazy world we’re part of!
If you’re ready to get started, I recommend you begin below. Just click the link and it’ll take you through to blog posts I’ve written on each of these topics.
All the best,