Welcome!

Welcome! I’m Jean Ann Duckworth, founder & director of Simple Joy. We have many exciting things planned for you in 2019, including the launch of our GraceSpace social network for women & our Sisters of Simple Joy small groups. We are working to develop programs & materials for women to access no matter where they live. Features include:
  • Online classes;
  • Bible studies;
  • Podcasts;
  • Videos;
  • Books;
  • Online presentations & events;
  • And more.

Our goal for 2019 is to offer you the tools, materials, training, & encouragement you need to reach the incredible goals God has set for you in the coming year.

I look forward to encouraging you in the coming year & getting to know you as we work together to help you answers God’s call for your life!

Hugs & blessings!
Jean Ann

Irresistible Apple Desserts

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I think apples are one of the best foods around. You can do so much with them, making a variety of recipes to please your family. This time of year, apples are abundant with so many varieties that you might have a hard time choosing which ones to try out. Do your homework. Go online to learn more about the different varieties and discover which types work best in all your recipes.
BHG has put together a wonderful selection of apple desserts. Try one or two this Autumn. Or, if you feel adventurous, try them all!

16 Pumpkin Drink Recipes to Welcome Fall

16 Pumpkin Drink Recipes to Welcome Fall

There are many things that come to my mind when someone says “Fall.” Apples, sweaters, falling leaves are just a few. Oh, & PUMPKINS! I decorate with many pumpkins throughout my home during autumn. I also make many recipes that use pumpkins. However, I am always looking for new FABULOUS recipes. Country Living has helped with these drink recipes. Now I have a wonderful selection of pumpkin beverages all autumn long… and beyond! Enjoy!

Creative Fall Centerpieces

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Decorate your table this Autumn with elements from the outdoors. Purchase a few things from the grocery store. Add items from the craft store. Then scour the yard, neighbor & park for other pieces to create beautiful centerpieces.
These projects from BHG offer beautiful centerpieces made with natural elements. Create these colorful designs to give your Fall table a unique look.

Elegant, Gothic Halloween Decorations

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I’m always looking for new ways to decorate my home for different Holidays! Sometimes, the traditional colors & styles get to be boring! It’s nice to shake things up once in a while! Family Circle has done just that with these fabulous ideas for an elegant Gothic Halloween. These ideas are simple to replicate & inexpensive. That’s a trick AND a treat that makes Halloween a Simple Joy!

Gothic Halloween

30 Great Midwest Fall Color Getaways

30 Great Midwest Fall Color Getaways

One of the things I miss most about the Midwest is the fall colors. I enjoyed watching the leaves changes as the days grew shorter. Nature putting on a beautiful show before going to sleep for the winter. Now, I may not be able to view the Colors of Autumn this year but you should plan a trip that fills your spirit with beauty & peace. Not sure where to go? Midwest Living offers 30 trips to help you on your journey. Enjoy!

30 Great Midwest Fall Color Getaways