Saturday, May 18, 2013

To my readers.

(I found a quiet area to read, on a warm May morning..)
My dear friends, I wanted to take time to thank you all for your wonderful support of my blog! It has been such a beautiful journey to document the blessings of being a stay at home daughter, and share with you so many glimpses and moments of our home life.
As I find myself busy with new projects and ventures, my time journaling online has not been as frequent--So I have decided to quietly conclude this chapter of blogging.
I didn't think it fair to continue on so infrequently, so I thought it best to come to a close.
This blog is dedicated to all my faithful readers whom have celebrated the beauty of everyday life along with me.
You've been an encouragement and have blessed me in more ways than you will ever know...
To my fellow kindred spirits, who still believe in good, old fashioned living...and know that there are Aspiring Homemakers out there, who willingly choose this narrow path.
Thank you!


Bevy said...

Oh, I'm going to miss you. Sorry to hear you're leaving. I've only found your blog recently. IT was always a breath of fresh air, for me.

Blessings on your paths ahead.

Gille said...

While I am a little down that you've finished here, I am happy you have greater things to focus on. Your blog has been a treat for me - both your words and your photos. I wish you and your family well!

PS will you leave the blog up? I've been reading for a little while but not since the very beginning. I'd love the chance to continue reading back.

Vintage Rose said...

I will definitely miss your beautiful words and pictures Mia. Take care and God bless you.


wendyytb said...

Goodbye . God bless!

Louzee said...

It's been a pleasure reading your blog, Mia! You surely will be missed. Thank you for sharing your blessed and wonderful life with us. Personally, reading your blog really inspires me to take a moment and appreciate all the little things in life. But more importantly, to recognize how great our God is and how beautiful of a world he has created for all us. Take care and God bless you and your family. =)

An At Home Daughter said...

I will miss your posts. They were always so beautiful, the way you could captured a moment in a photograph.
Your dress in the picture is soooo pretty.
I hope you leave your blog up, so we can look back on previous posts.
May God bless you, and your family in your future ventures.


Diane said...

I am going to miss you very, very much.
You have been a wonderful inspiration to me, a haven of restfulness and peace in this hurried world.
Praying for God's continued blessings and joy to you and your family in everything you do.
Blessings in Messiah,
Diane in Alabama

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad to see you go. I've been following for some time now and REALLY enjoy your blog! Please let us know if you decide to return. Until then, may God bless you and your journey ahead.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm very sad that you've decided not to continue with your blog. It is a lovely, peaceful, inspiring place to be for me, and I'm hoping against hope that you reconsider. I'm sure all of us who follow your ventures would rather read infrequent posts than none at all! That said, I wish you all peace and happiness in your life, and many thanks for sharing moments of your journey so far.

Anonymous said...

i am writing from Italy.
I've just found out your virtual home today...this quiet place ...
I understand if you have decided to conclude this experience...but please consider to keep it open to the public domain.
God Bless You

Esther Maria said...

Ohhh, that is sooo sad!!!!! :( I hope you change your mind someday and come back. I loved your posts even if they were only once in a while. But thank you for your wonderful blog and may God bless you richly. :)

Anonymous said...

May Our Lord continue to guide your paths Mia...and that of your family.


Cynthia (C.L) Lewis said...

There is a time and season to everything. Thank you for sharing with us and may God bless you richly in the future!

Jenny said...

I'm going to miss your blog.I've been reading since I found it in 2008.But have fun doing other things.

Amy said...

Thank you~Mia~You have been a great blessing to those of us who have been visiting here~I know you and your family will continue to be so wherever God leads you. Love and God Bless, Amy

Kim Campbell said...

I am sad to see you go. I do hope you record your new season of life someday. I adore your posts and families way of life. As long as you leave your blog up, I will return to read and re-read. You are truly blesses and have blesses us!

Mrs. sensibility said...

I love your journaling and will really miss your posts. I also have a blog and stopped journaling after some hard events in my life. I leave it open so I can go back to it later on. I hope that you will consider doing the same. Thank you so much for the lovely blog posts. God Bless You!ss

Tracey S said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog. I wish you well. Thank you and I know God will bless you.

Simply Shelley said...

Your blog has been a blessing to me,I have enjoyed every post that I ever visited. I am so blessed to know there are still young women who desire to be homemakers,keepers of the home! You are very wise beyond your years and have been a inspiration to young and older women alike,I'm for certain.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom,and beautiful life....I wish you many blessings, sweet Mia.

Elle Mental said...

Thank you for sharing your life with us! I have enjoyed hearing about the things that you and your family do together! I wish you well!

Susan said...

God bless you, Mia. Your journals and pictures have brought peace to my heart and a longing for a simpler life. I've treasured every entry and even tried out a few recipes. Please send my warmest wishes to your family, including the dog and kitty. Enjoy your new endeavors and, thank you! Love Susan

Julian said...

Dear Mia,thankyou for all your wonderful letters and lavendar. You and your parents are inspirations for all of us,your readers. May God continue to bless your life richly. Thankyou for the time you did take to stop and jot down things for your readers.

Anonymous said...

"The Lord bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you and give you peace."
I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again sometime in the future. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your beautiful blog.


Veronica Boudreaux said...

im going to miss your post so much. I was so excited to see this one in my feed. Thank you for being so inspiring.

Veronica Boudreaux

Laura said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're finishing your blog Mia ... but I certainly understand that life gets busy and moves in different directions! Your blog has been one of my all-time favourites since 2008, and I've so enjoyed seeing glimpses into your life. I do hope you'll leave the blog up so we can look through archives!
May God bless you and your family :)


Leslie said...

I'll miss you, Mia. Your blog was a real work of art.

Stephanie Ann said...

Sorry to hear you're leaving! It was very nice to see what was going on in your life and world.

I hope we hear from you occasionally and wish you luck on your new endeavors.

Rachelle said...

I'm sad to hear you are leaving. Please keep your blog up, as I love to re-read various pieces. I have enjoyed your blog for some time now and love your photos and the simple life.
Take Care and God Bless,

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I will miss your lovely blog Mia - I always looked forward to your updates and didn't mind that you posted infrequently as I am in a very busy season of life and have less time these days to write my own blog or read others. You have inspired so many - not just younger women, so thank you for sharing those little glimpses of your beautiful life at home. May the Lord bless you as you continue to walk in His presence.

Anonymous said...

I will miss your blog very much. It has been a real blessing. Please consider leaving it up, so that we can still go back and read back posts for inspiration, while you are pursuing the things that God has for you in life.

Kate W.

Murielle said...

I'm sad to see you go, but know that life is ever-changing. Your blog has been a joy and a privilege to read. Wishing you and your family many sweet blessings, from New Zealand.

Anonymous said...

I have also enjoyed your blog and pictures of your country life. Praying for you and your family. Also, please leave the blog up, I like to look at the recipes and other ideas you have. God Bless, Veronica

Anonymous said...

I am praying that you will RECONSIDER and continue to blog, even if not as often as you'd like. I have learned so much from you and your family and I love preparing the recipes that you post. Your blog has been a safe place for me in a strangely unjust world...helped to know that I had a positive, hopeful place to visit...however, I will understand and blessings to your garden(s) this year!

Amy Jo said...


I am truly saddened that you are closing. I do hope you will leave your blog up. I don't think you will know how much your posts have meant to us all. Your life is such a glimpse of heaven on earth, something that so many are craving and don't even seem to know why. I know it is because you personify Christ. You look beautiful in your last picture... I am going to miss your pioneering spirit and your encouraging posts.

Blessings and Love in Christ,
Amy Jo

Tiff said...

You will be missed but I completely understand. You are very blessed and I know you will continue to blossom and succeed in all your future endeavors. I wish you the best :)


Mandisa Chesser said...

Oh Mia,
I'm sorry to hear that you won't be blogging anymore. I was going to do a post about you on my blog this weekend! I can completely understand how you feel about not having enough time to blog, though. I took a year and a half break from my own blog! But since things have slowed down, I've been able to get back to blogging. Hopefully you'll do the same at a later time. But if not, I wish you well in everything you do. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Dear Mia, young talented woman, your blog meant so much to me! the way you live your life, your pictures, your stories.....ah you make me cry! I'm still hoping that you will decide to write again from time to time, to share a little bit of your life with us, even if it's just once a year. God bless you. Elisabetta

Think Loveliness said...

Dea Mia, hope one day you'll have the time and opportunity to come back to journaling online once more, as the Lord provides you the time. You have been such an inspiration in so many ways. God bless you always~

Becky said...

Your blog has been a sweet testimony. May our Lord bless you as you continue in your life.

Laura said...

Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse into your life.
I have enjoyed every entry, very much. Sad to see it come to an end but I understand.

All the best to you and yours,

For His Glory said...

I will miss your posts. But I understand, may you new chapter in life be full of blessing.
With Love,

AJ said...

Oh how we will all miss your encouraging posts and beautiful pictures.

Best of luck on your new ventures! :)

May God Bless You and Your Family.

Francis Graber said...

Oh Mia, I'll miss you! I've so enjoyed your blog. May God bless you richly. -Francis

Teresa said...

I wish you the best of everything that the Lord has in store for you, Mia. Thank you for the refreshment your blog posts have brought to my weary mind on discouraging days. I think this blog was a real ministry. Blessings go with you, I hope you will be published one day soon.

Cynthia Berenger said...

May God bless you, dear Mia. Your writings have comforted me and brought me joy over the years.

Agape always,

Anonymous said...

Dear Mia,

Your blog and your family have been huge blessings to me. You will be so very missed here. I wish you well and pray God's blessings in this next season of your life. You are a beautiful young woman, live for the glory of God Dear One, no matter what you are doin or where you are. Seek Him first!! Enjoy life every minute, shine for Jesus, make em wonder what ya got!!! Much love ~miss tammy

Sharon said...

Dear Mia,

Your blog has been such a blessing to me since I discovered it last summer.

Being alone in a foreign country, when I want a taste of an ideal home I look to your words and beautiful photographs.

Please do leave it up and I hope you will consider sharing even once in a blue moon.

Love from Norway,


Mrs. Arpino said...

Thank you for sharing so much with us. I thank God for "knowing" you. Stay in the Word Mia! May God bless you

Tracy Bunker said...

I am going to miss you so much, Mia! I wish we could write back and forth as we once did, I miss your conversation.

Tracy Bunker

Cathyjo said...

I will miss you so heart feels down.....but I do understand. Wish you and yoours only the verry best.I hope you will leve the blog inlighting others.Blessings..

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Anonymous said...

Dear Mia
Please rethink your decision.You were one of the few blogs I followed.
Sincerely Johhna

Anonymous said...


Your blog was one simple thing of beauty I loved looking forward to. Blessings upon your path, sister :)

P.S. It would be so nice to have the blog still up though, so we can read back.

Rebecca said...

My daughter and I will miss you! Blessings to you from some PA homesteaders.

Kimberly said...

You will be missed.

Southern Ladye said...

Dear Mia,

This post made me so sad! Your blog was the first one I ever followed and I so enjoyed reading your posts, trying your recipes, and bringing some of that beauty that you shared into my own life. You will greatly be missed and as others have stated before, please consider leaving the blog up so we can go back and read posts and also, posting every once in a while. However, I truly understand if the Lord is leading you in other areas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful life with us.

tana50 said...

May you and your family be blessed in all your future endeavors. I checked in frequently and read your archives and enjoyed it all. I will miss your postings. Have a wonderful life!

Fiona said...

I will miss you Mia and want to thank you for sharing your life with us -through your special words and wonderful photos-

All good wishes to you and your family

x x

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blog and I well miss it. Thank you for showing that girls can stay home in the protection of their homes and families. Thank you for the beautiful pictures. And thank you for inspiring this stay at home mom that a simple life can be done. God Bless you on the next season in your life.

happy momma said...

Dear Mia,
I can fully understand how life can take different turns and it is hard to find the time to write a blog post. I agree with all those who have wrote before me, I hope you leave your blog up so we can go back and re-read your inspiring blog. I have so enjoyed getting to "know" you and your lovely family. I do hope from time to time you will stop by and just with a quick word let us know, all is well. God Bless you on your life's journey.

Susan said...

Oh what a blessing you have been to me. I will miss you dearly. I hope you will leave the blog up for those of us who want to use it for inspiration. God bless you on your new journeys and know that you have created something beautiful for others to enjoy and learn from. You have a wonderful gift and have used it to bless others.

Anonymous said...

My daughters and I will truly miss your wonderful, beautiful,
inspiring blog Mia. We are Muslims, and we have loved visiting
your special world and getting to know you and your loving
family. I hope you always remain happy and content and hoping
for a wonderful man to come knocking on your door soon!

You are definitely an INSPIRING homemaker.

Big hugs, all the way from Arabia!

Elizabeth said...

Oh dear! I just discovered your blog and I adore it and am finding so much inspiration from it.

I suppose I'll have to just content myself with reading your archives.

You and your family are lovely.


Anonymous said...

I hope you change your mind! It has been a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Mia, I'm sorry to hear that your leaving! I've been visiting your blog for some time now. I've absolutely loved your pictures (that are breathtaking) and hearing about your life and family. This blog is truly one of the most beautiful blogs I've ever seen, and I know that I will miss it!

I do understand how busy life gets sometime, but please think about keeping the blog online for us to read - a little haven of peace and beauty. :-)

With love,

© Annie W.-T. said...

Congratulation on your new ventures/projects!! Definitely going to miss your posts/pics. Blogging can be quite challenges sometimes. Especially when there are not enough time in a day to finished all. I do hope you keep it open so we can come back for more simplicity in our end. You definitely inspire me!

Annie (NJ)

Ashlyn said...

Dear Mia,

I am very sad to see that you have decided to stop blogging – I have really enjoyed your posts and your photography. I have been following your blog for years now – yours was my first blog that I followed and has been my favorite ever since!

I understand how busy life can be. But if you would consider keeping your blog up, so your blog readers can enjoy reading old posts, I (and I am sure other blog readers) would really appreciate it!

May the Lord bless you greatly!

Love, in Christ,

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed getting a peak into your way of life and appreciate your Christian example and your genuineness. I'm sure your blog archive will continue to encourage and refresh many. I hope God will richly bless and guide you in your future endeavors!

Ginny said...

I will definately miss you. Your blog has been such an inspiration. I will pray for you in future days. God Bless you. I hope to see you in the future.

Anonymous said...

Please do leave up your blog-Pretty Please!!! God bless you and Do come back one day and fill us all in on whats going on in your beautiful Life!

KentuckyJBird said...

Hello Mia, I am also a new reader of your blog and am so sad to learn of your leaving but I do understand and wish you nothing but the best in your new journey. I still have many of your archived posts to read and hope very much that you keep your blog up for myself and others to continue to enjoy and be inspired by. You've been a huge inspiration to so many for so long and I know that whatever path The Lord puts you on you will continue to touch hearts and minds wherever you go. I hope to see a book by you on Amazon someday. :) God bless you Mia for all you've done to bring so much grace and beautiful simplicity into our lives. You will be sorely missed! ~Julene, Aspiring Kentucky Homesteader

Kim @ Light Cottage said...

Dear Mia,
I'm so sorry to see you leave blogging. Your blog has been such an inspiration to me, and so many others.
May God bless you always as He guides and lights your path.
Thank you Mia for your sweet, gentle, and beautiful blog. It has been a pleasure and a blessing knowing you, and your family through your blog.

Laura Lynn said...

Dear Mia~

There is no blog like yours.
I don't even recall how I found you, but am grateful for the inspiring refreshment I have found here these past 5 years.

Grow well young woman.


Elizabeth said...

Dear Mia,
I am sure I cannot say anything that has not already been said in any of the above comments, but I to will miss your wonderful posts.
I wish you all the best with your new projects and ventures and I hope that you will leave this beautiful piece of blog space up for us to continue to enjoy. You have been such an inspiration to me and for that I do thankyou most heartily.
May the lord bless you and keep you all of your days.
With warmest wishes,

kitty25 said...

I will truly miss you and your words, a beautiful "quiet" for my day...words that make even the ordinary seem elegant and peaceful. Your photographs are a glimpse into the tranquility and order that I can only seem to dream about. Please reconsider ending your blog...even if you don't write as will be an anticipation that I (and so many others) will eagerly await! Until we meet again, blessings to you my friend.

The Momma Chronicles said...

Oh my goodness I'm sorry to hear you'll no longer be updating your blog. I so enjoy reading it, and looked very much forward to keeping up with your sweet family. I hope you'll leave it up, though, so we all may come back once in a while to be encouraged by past posts?

Praying God's blessings for you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mia,
I'm sorry that you're not going to be writing anymore, but I'm happy that your life is going so well. You are a beautiful young lady and are such an inspiration. I have read and looked at your blog for a couple of years now. I find it so peaceful and hopeful when things in my life are not going well. Please leave the blug up and running so I and others can return and enjoy your inspirational postings and beautiful photos.
My God bless you and your family. I wish you much love and happiness!

Snickelfritz said...

This saddens me as I had just discovered your blog and thought it one of the prettiest and sweetest one I have read. But, I know how difficult it is to keep writing on a steady basis when your life gets busy so I wish you all the best.

Jackie( Via Joy) said...

Dear Mia,
I want to tell you that you have a very special gift on your photography and writing. You are able to keep people captivated( to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant). You should make some of your photos into to cards or even publish a book...I enjoy reading your whole blog (took me about 2 weeks). I was anxiously waiting for your newer post, made me sad to see that was your last one. Many blessing for you. Thanks for the books suggestions, I got a few, I am specially enjoying the one by Emilie Barnes. Love, Jackie

Mandisa Chesser said...

Mia, although you won't be blogging anymore, there is still so much lovely material here that people can read and re-read. Therefore, I decided to do a post about you on my blog. I do a blog "spotlight" every Saturday, and your blog was one I had to share. My hope is that more people will come here to read all of your posts from over the years.
God bless

Callie said...
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Anna said...

I am so saddened by this news, and as one commenter mentioned, I do hope you reconsider. You have a true God-given talent for photography, and an amazing eye for beauty in an old-fashioned hue. We need more of you, not less! God bless you.

Cheri said...

I don't think I ever commented, as I've been a silent reader, but your blog posts will be missed! The photos you shared of your home, life, and garden were always so refreshing and calming. It was a blessing to see someone else live our old fashioned femininity, also. Blessings to you and your family!

elizabeyta said...

You will be sorely missed! Somehow, I hope you keep us all informed of the changes in your life. I so relate to so much you do.

love and blessings,


Anonymous said...

My daughters and I have enjoyed your blog so much--thank you for all the lovely posts. I understand things change in life and we have to keep our priorities in line.
Many blessings,
Rhonda Devine

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being a ray of sunshine for so long. We will truly miss you.
Blessings from Shirley in Virginia

Susan Humeston said...

Even infrequently, your blog is truly the most beautiful blog I've ever read - and I read a LOT of them and am on the internet quite often - probably too much. I understand your decision, but am SO dismayed. I noticed right away the beautiful dress you no doubt made and you are not reading a new book, but an old one - just like me. I hope I meet you someday - if God wills it. Gah!! I can't come up with words - I hope some day you come back. I'll be looking for you as one of the most inspiring persons/families/artists I've ever "met". God bless you always and keep you.

janice15 said...

Dearest Mia, you will truly be missed even though you don't come often. It seem to be nice to see you here and there Your post are such wonderful posts that months can pass and it wouldn't matter..I'm so sorry your leaving for good. I have really enjoyed all your post. Your a gentle kind kindred spirit full of love. I wish one day you come back and hope that you leave your blog up. I wish you all the best in your journey's.. with much love and respect..

Anonymous said...

Dear Mia,
Count me among the many who will sorely miss your sweet and gentle voice expressed through your beautiful blog! You have been such an inspiration to me. I do hope that you will at least keep the past blog entries up and pop in from time to time. There are a lot of us who have grown so fond of you!

Anonymous said...

I hope you will change your mind. Even an infrequent post is better than nothing. I do so love this blog!

matty said...

Isn't it wonderful to know so many people appreciate your work? God uses us in so many ways we don't even know. While my son was in Afghanistan, I would sit and read through your blog One More Time to find peace and quiet -- to still my mind -- and remember that there is beauty and kindness in the world. I am grateful you were there for me. Very selfish of me, but I felt you posted things Just For Me because I found them so personal and kindred.

Time for the things that are important is a wise choice. While you will be missed, hopefully, you will leave the blog up for those of us who want to ramble through the pages and catch a glimpse of life as it can be lived.



Anonymous said...

Please be sure to leave your blog up on the internet so we can continue to be blessed and inspired by what you've already posted. Yours has been my favorite blog for a couple of years now. Thank you so much!


Julianne Joy said...

I have to agree with all the others about how much you will be missed. It is hard to be so open and let others into your life. I know you will stay true to all the things you know are important! Thank you for the influence you have had on others.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the time you dedicated to sharing your beautiful life... it has truly been an inspiration.
Sending you blessings from Chile.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no! And I just discovered you as I liked the Homestead Survival page on FB, and they posted your lovely honeysuckle and rose petal jelly. God bless you as you move on to other purposes.

Lisa Huther
Grand Forks, ND

Kelli said...

That's sad to hear... always one of my favorite blogs to read. Hope you come back someday!

LillyZoo said...

Thank you Mia.

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

So sorry to see you go! I just saw your rose and honeysuckle jellies and saw you live in SC. We do too! We live near Star Fort the Historical (my siblings are very involved reenacting there) site in Ninety Six. It would be so nice to meet you sometime. I read your blog awhile back but then in the needs of life have not visited in awhile. So sweet to find it again!

Anonymous said...

That's a pitty. :( I love your blog so much and it was such a big inspiration for me.
Thank you for all the things you shared with us. I hope you'll come back some day.


Louise Jozwiak-Fredieu said...

I just found your blog today. After reading only one post, i feel like i am home. The dear Lord has certainly blessed you and used you. I hope and pray that you will continue to glorify God in all that you endeavor. Please do not remove your old posts for a while. I want to spend some time here. Mia, i hate it that you are leaving, however, i love that you came. From the comments already posted, i know that you have touched so many. i am only one of those many. May God continue to bless you. May you follow your dreams down the narrow path. i love you, my sister in Christ.

Abby WL said...

Dear Mia,
Your blog will be greatly missed. I hope what has been posted will remain so that on days that I need to think of a simpler more beautiful life I can still visit.
I love the fact that you are African American also and share my love for simple beauty and old traditions. I wish you were not ending this part of your journey - but we all understand.
May God bless you as you have blessed us by sharing your life.


Fiona said...

I have been spending time looking over old posts -marvelling once more at the pure beauty of Mia's blog and even found some which I had not read before which was such a blessing


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your beautiful blog! You have been such an inspiration to me. I always thought one day I would click on your blog looking for an update and there would be a post announcing your engagement. I am so sad that I am never going to hear that announcement now. Please promise that if you never do a blog post again you will at least tell us when you have gotten married. No matter how many years in the future that is. Because I will be checking in from time to time just in case.

Pen Wilcock said...

Thank you for the beauty. God speed you. May your life be happy and blessed. xxx

clevsea said...

I love your blog. I hope you leave it up for us to look at sometimes.

Perhaps the Lord will nudge you to make a few posts now and then.

Obviously, a lot of us were loving it!!!!

It's so beautiful.


Dewena Callis said...

I am so sad. I just discovered your blog by seeing al picture on Pinterest of a woman washing the dishes and was so struck by the beauty of it that I had to trace it back to its source. And then I discover that you're discontinuing posting. I hope not. I believe a blogger should feel free to post as often or infrequently as they want. But if you don't continue, I do hope you'll leave this lovely blog up long enough for me to explore more of it.

DragonMumma said...

Thank you for sharing your faith and life with us for all these years. You have been a source of peace and inspiration for so many people, including me.
Your peace and grace comes through your posts so clearly and beautifully, that it is something I am finding myself striving for.

I pray God will bless you and fill your life with love and wisdom.

Thoughts and prayers from Australia

amy said...

I am another one of your silent readers but a devoted one. Thank you for all the beauty and peace you have given me via your blog. God Bless you and yours Mia.

Nina said...

I LOVE this blog! I hope you'll keep it open. I find such quiet strength, beauty and inspiration here. Once in a while, I hope you'll update us on your creative life and ventures. (I also loved the beautiful music you had for a while. I would often let it play while I worked here at my computer) May The LORD bless you.

Ezer Institute said...

Aww! I feel like crying and rejoicing at the same time. We are an African American family who desire to follow the ancient ways. Your blog was a blessing to our family thank you. Mia! I have a blog, here's what I posted

Gloria said...

Sad to see you go, hopefully you will come back after a while and start posting again! God bless you and your family, you truly are an inspiration :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry you've decided to stop blogging! You've got quite a following out here who are inspired by you and your family. I hope you'll let us know about any major events in your future...I was hoping to see pics of your wedding someday. :) Take care and God bless!
--from a fan, another black woman, living in Ohio

fiona said...

You are so missed Mia
I am telling my friends about your blog-I would love to see it made into a book

Representative said...

I have enjoyed your blog and I'll miss you. Be blessed.

Anonymous said...

oh no i have just found your blog and im sad yu will not continue. im a fashionista, love the big city and that girl always in stillettos. however there was something about this blog that spoke to me. All the way from South africa with love. please do come back one day. You have no idea how you are reaching people world wide.

Anonymous said...

Oh no ! My daughters and I will SO MISS your beautiful blog. We are hoping and praying you will reconsider and just blog very, very occasionally. We will pray for you and your family. This way of life ,stay at home daughters is unheard of in our country and yet our daughters feel led to it by the Lord. Your blog was an inspiration. We know no one living this way. A truly beautiful life and family.
Please will you leave your blog up so we can ponder at leisure. God Bless from New Zealand

Anne said...

You have done a wonderful job with your blog's such a peaceful and relaxing place to visit. May the Lord bless you as you continue to serve him and your family.
Many Blessings,

Anonymous said...

God bless you in your endeavors and thank you for the loveliness of your blog. Hope you keep it up for a while so we can enjoy revisiting.

Amber Dee said...

So so sorry to see you go... your blog is beautiful and inspiring. I do hope you change your mind!

Anonymous said...

I really love your blog.
Hope that you will change your mind because your blog is so inspiring.

Rose from

Kelsianne said...

I understand, of course, but I will be very sad to see you go, Mia! You have been such a joy and inspiration to my Mom and I.

Although we've never met in person I've loved "getting to know you" through the world of blogger. Thank-you so much for sharing a bit of your life for your readers to see.

God Bless, friend,


Anonymous said...

That photo of you holding a book while looking the scenery is striking and would make a beautiful painting.

Thank you for sharing your life. I hope you return and that your blog stays online in the meantime.

Emaline Foster said...

I have just found your blog whilst searching for pictures of 1860's dresses on pinterest. It is so inspiring and so nice to hear about a life that's priorities, background and interests are similar to my own. =]
I think I shall start at the beginning and just read it like a book. =]
Lovely pictures and lovely blog.
It is a pleasure to meet you. =]


Gammy Tammy said...

Mia, I've been away from my computer for a couple of months. When I visited your blog this evening I was so sad to hear of your departure from the blogging world, but want you to know how very much I have enjoyed your wonderfully inspiring blog, beautiful pictures and lovely spirit. Thanks so much for sharing your life with all of us that thought of you so dearly. My very best wishes for you and your family.


K said...

still checking in months later...hoping you'll return!

KentuckyJBird said...

Dear Mia, I've just finished reading your entire blog (in one day!) and while I knew already that it was going to come to an end I was still so sad when I read your last entry. I actually got a lump in my throat! I cannot begin to tell you how truly inspiring it's been to read about your family and the beautiful simple life you enjoy in your lovely cottage. The way you all work together, love each other and love God is so extremely rare to find in today's world. Your love of all things old fashioned and enduringly beautiful is also so very rare and precious. We live in rural Kentucky and are in the very earliest stages of creating our own back-to-basics homestead. Your blog has been such an encouragement and inspiration to me. I do hope you check in and give us an update sometime and let us know how you and your family are doing. You should really consider writing a book! I would buy it in a heartbeat!! May God continue to richly bless you as you strive to honor Him in everything you do. In Christ, Julene Allen

Anonymous said...

No no no!
This blog is so great and oldtimey and I never want it to go away. Once a year updates are cool with me; you got to keep on keeping on. Maybe one of your siblings wants to keep it up?

I want to know what happens to you and where life takes you next.
How would you feel if one of your favorite authors decided to stop writing? I bet you'd just politely pray for them, but me I'm gonna fuss.

Please keep on writing! I'm fussing at you.

The Momma Chronicles said...

I come back now and again, hoping you'd changed your mind. Hope all is well in your part of the world!

Rhonda said...

I just found your blog today. It was so refreshing to read. I sat and pondered over your writings with tears of joy in my eyes as you have captured the kind of lifestyle that I had always dreamed of. I hope someday you return to write a bit again. Even if it is just an occassional hello to your readers. You have a wonderful talent of sharing a peaceful word for those of us who are living in such hard times. Thank you for leaving up this blog. I plan on reading it frequently.
God bless.

Jennifer said...

Dearest Mia,
I really miss you, and hope you are doing well. I am sure you know what a blessing your writing and photography have been to so many people. Just reading through all these comments makes it obvious. God has blessed you with a rare gift for someone so young. Your blog was always such a breath of fresh air to those of us not in a position to live as you and your family do. Yet, your writing made me feel as if I was right there with you, and gave me such a sense of peace. I truly believe God has amazing things in store for you, AND that he has amazing things for you to do for the Kingdom of God. He has already used you and your blog to communicate the joy of life as He meant it to be to be!
Thank you, Mia, for all your years of blogging. I do hope you leave your blog up, because even though I have read every one of your posts multiple times, I still enjoy going back and reading each post over and over. :-)
God bless you and your sister and brother and parents. I wish you every happiness! <3
Hugs from Texas,

Kim Huitt said...

Where are you Mia? I miss you.


Anonymous said...

Hi mia
i'm anor from malaysia
think uve never heard of my country right
pls keep writing n pls captured more picture of your lifestyle
i really admire the dress, the scenes, the writting and all as on your blog
i really hope one day ill can visit your place .....
to feel the old n vintage lifestyle
plss keep writing n posting k
miss u

Anonymous said...

Hi Mia, I thought about you today so I decided to write and say hello. I was reading a verse Mathew 5:16 and I thought about you. You did so much good with your blogs. Take care Maria

Anonymous said...


I have always loved your blog. I will always treasure it.
Will it stay on the internet.
I miss seeing people do old fashon things .It is a pleasure to see people do things like you
Girls who are unlike you stay on their cellphones or computers.
I love the old ways.
Lilly Down

ps. I am amish. And I believe in Jesus.
pss. write me a cornbred recipe please.

Lilly Down said...


I have always loved your blog. I will always treasure it.
Will it stay on the internet.
I miss seeing people do old fashon things .It is a pleasure to see people do things like you
Girls who are unlike you stay on their cellphones or computers.
I love the old ways.
Lilly Down

ps. I am amish. And I believe in Jesus.
pss. write me a cornbred recipe please.

janice15 said...

I sure do miss your post Mia... wish you would consider coming back to us... Hope you and your family are well... with love Janice

HsAgape said...

I shall miss you and your beautiful blog. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely life and family. Visiting your blog gave me peace and serenity. May the Lord Bless you as you continue to serve and love Him.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mia,

Thank you for the glimpse you have given me into a simple domestic life lived for God. I will always be grateful. God bless you!

-A reader from Uganda

Anonymous said...

Soon it will be one year since you discontinued blogging. And yet we still enjoy your site!

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Bekah said...

I actually discovered your blog, due to it being referenced on another site.I was doing a bit of research on the duggars, stay-at-home daughters, quiverfulls, etc. I'm not religious, but I do consider myself a spiritual being.When I initially came across your blog, it made my heart chakra swell with elation.It is absolutely beautiful and I love the vintage photos.I was slightly disappointed when I read you would no longer continue blogging. Still, it is joyous to hear you are continuing on with your journey. Much light and love to you! You have left such a introspective and insightful legacy for others to enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing glimpses of your life, heart and imparting wise women knowledge.

I am an African-American woman in my late 20's actively learning homesteading, indigenous and ancestral skills. With the objective of starting a sustainable homestead or an eco intentional community, living in harmony with the Gaia.The people that do embrace this are the ones on similar frequencies :)Currently I urban homesteading in Atl,saving money for land and learning as much as I can.Hopefully when the time is right, and align with my twin flame. I would like to raise children surrounded by earth's treasures and homeschool them.Even though we do not know one another, after reading your great interview,you have made an impression.

You and your family have encouraged me immensely, to continue pursuing my goal, even when adversary strikes.What an inspiration you are.Namaste to you all!Simplicity of mother earth and regard for all of her children is reflected in your eloquent prose and photographs. You are a enlightened and benevolent soul. Sending you a colorful array of warm vibes!

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Fiona said...

Still missing you and your family Mia
No other blog comes close

Hope all is well ♥

Ian's Girl said...

I think of you often, and check back periodically, hoping for an update!

God bless you!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for your posts! I really enjoy them. I would like to encourage your viewers to look info a prayer group God led my friend Katey and I to start. You can go to to learn more. Please share to others also.
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Mamka said...

Dear Mia! I really loved reading your blog! Do not worry if you were writing rarely, but would you go from here? It would be so nice!
God bless you : Monika-Mamka

Keri Pike said...

Just a word to say hello, and your readers are missing you :] I loved reading your blog, and am curious what you are doing these days... hope the Lord is blessing you greatly!

God Bless.
Keri (from Georgia)

Anonymous said...

Dear Mia,

Hope you and your family is doing well, would you be doing a blog update or future blog about this season of life that you are in now? Blessings to you for the upcoming Holy Days.


Elizabeth Haworth

Wally West said...

My wife and I have been working so much lately that we have been neglecting our cleaning duties at our home. We decided that it would be in our best interest if we hired someone in the homemaking business to come once or twice a week and clean our house. We feel like this will lighten our load a lot and let us spend more time with each other.

Ian's Girl said...

Thinking of you and your family in this new year!

Anonymous said...

Hello Mia,

I think I speak for many when I say I miss your blog very, very much. I often come back to Aspiring Homemaker to re-read what you have written in the past. They bring so much pleasure and comfort to me.

I hope that you are well and that perhaps one day, you will return to update your readers, both old and new.

Your blog has been such a blessing.


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This is such an inspirational story to share...

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Anonymous said...

I am so excited to hear that you will be writing again. I have been following your blog since almost the beginning. I am very excited.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas and New Year Mia x

Kimberly said...

YOU ARE MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LillyZoo said...

I was just back on your page too today! Please give us an update!

Rachel said...

I do wish you were indeed starting a new blog or restarting this one. It's so refreshing and wonderful to read. Thank you for having shared part of your life with us.

Patti Taylor said...

Dear Mia, you have truly inspired me. I came upon your blog today and have been reading it for hours. Thank you so much for your time. Sincerely, Patti Taylor January 2, 2018

Anonymous said...

Please start blogging again! We would love to catch up with you and your family!