“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are real after all.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
This morning the sun rose behind the clouds and filled our home with softest winter light. It was a glow that said, “Good morning to you,” as it quietly seeped in, comforting us as we stirred to start our day, for it’s a such special one. The time has arrived where I get to share a big part of my heart with you, my new journal is complete! As you can see, this space has been freshened up a bit, or a lot rather, and in the process has taken on a new name, one that better speaks to my soul as a both a mother and homemaker. Let me tell you a bit about it.
Homesong started a few years back in my leather-bound moleskin. It began as a few scribbles and sketches and quotes, and over time, has grown and changed with me, turning into something I am taken with and so very proud of. As a storyteller and maker of things, it has always been my hope to create an inviting space that reflects the beauty and joy of homemaking and motherhood, grounded in themes of simplicity and intention.
With this in mind, I’ve created what I believe to be a well-rounded series that is organized around the celebration of simple things done with care as they echo the four seasons. Midwest living has tied us to nature in such a profound way, one that both practically and poetically affects our lives as we raise little ones. This journal is a reflection of that. It is a space to share and grow and take pleasure in all of life’s little moments, that when woven together tell our story.
There are some lovely features of Homesong I think you’ll quite like. You now have the ability to search content in a variety of ways making this space easy to navigate, something I value and appreciate when perusing other blogs. It was also important to me that this journal be one that fosters connection with its readership, offering you inspiration and reflection. There is an option to subscribe to our mailing list, as is there a place to learn more about natural wellness and how we use essential oils. I hope you like it!
To those who followed It’s the Little Things, know that many beloved posts have followed me here, as they laid the foundation for which my love of writing and photography was born. Others are in line for much needed makeover with new images and updated recipes, and inevitably, some posts will be archived and left behind, a keepsake to look back on and savor when I’m feeling nostalgic. Like the dawn of a new season, this journal is starting on a fresh note. The linens have been changed on this bed and there are new flowers on it’s nightstand. It feels so good to have arrived here.
Alright, dear friends! I’ll leave you to take a look around. Welcome to Homesong.
Andrew Watters - I am so proud of you babe! This is beautiful! x Andrew
ash - so honored to have played a part in watching this dream of yours become a reality! we built something so beautiful here, and I cannot wait to return for myself, as well as to hear how homesong inspires and enhances the lives of countless others. xo
Gwen - All of your hard work has paid off. This is such a beautiful space and a perfect reflection of you-congratulations! I look forward to soaking up every post. Love you, Mom
Cheri - So thrilled to see your new blog. Your instagram is one my very favorites, so to see and read more of your work is the perfect surprise on this cold winter morning. Thank you for inspiring me to value the simple things.
Mum Watters - Amanda. This is so exciting and beautiful. I’ve always admired the passion, love, and energy that you put into everything and this is one more fine example. Love you.
Christie Pizza - Just beautiful Amanda. Even though I don’t know you personally I feel as if you are a “kindred spirit”. Your love of real, nourishing, simple things is a breath of fresh air in a world of more and more, faster and faster.
Stephanie - This new site is GORGEOUS. Great job!
Theresa - Christa Hoppman is a very close friend of mine, I follow you on Instagram. Love your images and beautiful Home and children. Keep sharing ♡♡♡
Taylor - This is so very beautiful! I can’t wait to dive into your series!!! I love your Instagram and now I’m looking forward to even more inspiration via this space. Thank you so much for your creativity and simplicity. I like having something to look forward to reading and here it is! ❤️
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Michele H. - i am so thrilled for you and this new space:) Your storytelling and images are lovely, soulful and full of life and energy. I look forward to following along with you and this new adventure.
Lee Leroux - Wow it is simply lovely 🙂 You give me inspiration through your instagram photos ,I am excited to see what your new blog has to offer. Lots of easy yummy recipes I hope ? Favorite places to buy clothes both you and kids ? Organization tips? and just plain old keeping it real on this road called Motherhood we walk . Excited for you Amanda , I see a bright bright future for you lil lady xxxWell done 😉
Un atelier au fond des bois - Très beau blog! ♥♥
Jen Schachtebeck - I’ve always loved your writing and photography and am really looking forward to following along with you on your journey here!
sarah nadine - i am loving every nook of this, amanda! so very excited for you, this launch, and what is to come! what a beautiful, reflective space that ❤️
Taylor - This is so beautiful! I had been following your previous blog for over a year. I return to your posts on Instagram as my husband and I anticipate the birth of our first child in the summer. Thank you for sharing your motherhood and womanhood with all of us in such a gentle way!
Kizzy - What a beautiful site and a wonderful layout. I love the name too, I look forward to following your journey and learning.