More Sneak Peeks from our Special Christmas Issue

A Simple Life Magazine Special Christmas Issue Sneak Peek Continues! Welcome to the incredible Pennsylvania home of Richard and Barbara Hood! The 18th century house had been owned by only two families prior to the Hoods, first, by William Penn’s daughter, Letitia, then by the Strawbridge family. Richard’s parents bought the property, which includes a dairy farm, in 1931. This HISTORIC property is also currently for sale for those thinking about relocating to the West Grove area!

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We have lots of decorating ideas in this issue – including how to host a wreath making party, decorating your outside fences, and a wonderful article on those dear Amish Animals that would look so cute under the tree, or they would make the perfect Christmas gift! This issue is shipping soon! Call or go online to renew or get a subscription today! 806-748-0700 /

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More Jingle all the way …

Jingle Bells continue with the second sneak peek of our upcoming Special CHRISTMAS issue! The awesome Kentucky home of Bobby and Pam Greene! Pam and I shared some wonderful fellowship during the creation of this article and I know we will have many more memories in the future. That’s the best part about this business! Shipping in less than two weeks! You can purchase at a shop near you, renew your subscription, or get a new one at or give us a call at 806-748-0700

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Merry Christmas Issue!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Yes! Our first ever SPECIAL CHRISTMAS issue will be shipping in approximately 2 weeks! What a fun issue to do! I hope you all love it as much as I do. I’m starting the sneak peek with the AMAZING home of Adrian & Kandi Kane Ramsey in Bangor, PA. You all are going to be in AWE over this fabulous home that this hard-working couple have created together – for themselves and their seven sons! We had a BALL during their photo shoot – one I won’t soon forget! To renew your subscription go to or give Kay a call at 806-748-0700

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Days of the Pioneer Show is History!

Well, it’s a bittersweet day – pulling together loose ends after our 6th Annual Days of the Pioneer Antique Show at the Historic Museum of Appalachia! The dealers from across the country brought their very best goods, the customers from far and wide came with love and hugs and stories and found lots of great treasures, the musicians were the finest, the food was DELICIOUS, the craftsmen were so interesting, and the reenactors were amazing.


It takes a village (and more) to put on a show of this scale, with so many things happening all at once. I always hesitate to start giving thanks because I’m guaranteed to leave someone out (or lots of someone’s!) but I have to at least try. And please know if I leave anyone out it breaks my heart! But I have a frazzled brain!

It all starts with the Museum of Appalachia. There could not possibly be a better location to hold the Days of the Pioneer Antique Show. Elaine Irwin Meyer, President, and her staff work so hard all year long to make this event so special. Jan, Kate, John, Will, Lindsey, Ed, Sam, all the folks in the gift shop, the gals in the restaurant – Julie, Kristy, and their amazing staff cook for us all week and make me special tomato pies and chocolate pie, and everyone leaves me feeling like a QUEEN for a week!




We could not have a show without all the volunteers who work tirelessly to make it a success. And I hear time and time again, “Everyone is SO NICE!” That’s the southern way! I also owe my staff a huge thank you too – because they do the lions share of the work getting our booth ready, not to mention helping get the show ready – all the while putting up with ME! Todd, Ruth and Lynn, Ken Reid, Cheryl, KC and Kelcy, Josh, Sherrie and Ernie, and Eddie!   And a special heartfelt thanks to Tom and Pam Orwig for not only putting up the walls for the show, but for always having my back!


We have musicians, reenactors, craftsmen and demonstrators that all donate their time and skills as well! It’s all these little details that make Days of the Pioneer so much more than an antique show!






And …. the DEALERS !!!  They get all the credit for why the show is such a huge success! They save their very best to bring to our show once a year and it shows! The booths and offerings are simply incredible!



















Last but not least – thank YOU, the customers! You come from Oregon to Canada, Florida to Maine and all points in between and make us all laugh and smile and hug for two days! So many call it a homecoming, a reunion, a gathering of old friends and new. It’s like Old Home Week and my heart is full to overflowing thinking back on every memory that was made! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who had a part in the Days of the Pioneer Show! We’ll see you all next year – the 2018 date will be announced within the coming week! Make your plans now to attend because you won’t be disappointed!  **Watch for many, many more photos on our website later this week at

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Days of the Pioneer Antique Show update

DAYS OF THE PIONEER ANTIQUE EVENT IS ON and we’re in full set up mode awaiting your arrival on Friday morning! I’m here at the MUSEUM OF APPALACHIA and the weather is glorious!We are going to have our best show yet! While our hearts and prayers are with our friends in Florida, I just want to assure everyone who has plans to attend our Antique Show that the weather is going to be perfect and we can’t wait to see you!!

In light of current events …

I want all of our friends, dealers and customers in Florida, Texas, Montana, Georgia, and the Carolinas to know that I am praying for their protection and God’s grace. It’s difficult to promote an Antique Show when so much is at stake for so many – so I want everyone suffering from impending hurricanes, ravaging wildfires and past flooding to know that we love you and we want you safe. We hope to see you all at the Days of the Pioneer next week – safe, healthy, whole and ready to leave some stress behind and have a wonderful time at the Historic Museum of Appalachia.

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