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;
- 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!
At first, I thought this meant decorating with members of your family! Hmmm! 🙂 Adding touches of Autumn to your home is very simple. These projects from Midwest Living are easy for you to put together & require no maintenance! Who could ask for more?
Haven’t a clue what to fix for dinner tonight? Looking for something hardy to feed your family on a cool Autumn evening? BHG has a selection of Fall recipes to help you plan your menu for the cool Autumn evenings ahead.
Bring Autumn (or Halloween) into your home with these easy to create Autumn floral displays from BHG.
Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year. It’s great to get outdoors & enjoy the beauty nature has to offer. However, you can enjoy some of that beauty right in your own home! Midwest Living shares ways to prepare your mantel (or any long flat surface) for Autumn, adding Fall color to your home.
Go for an Autumn walk with your kids, gathering leaves along the way. Then use those beautiful Autumn leaves to create some of these craft projects from BHG. What a Simple Joy!
So beautiful yet so simple. These ideas are ALWAYS the best! From Southern Living.
Earlier, I shared the best apples to use for recipes. Well, here are some recipes so you can tryout those wonderful apples. Mmm, can’t wait to try the slow cooker apple butter in the photo above!
I LOVE decorating my house for Halloween. Truth be told, I LOVE decorating my house for most occasions! It used to be you had little choice when it came to choosing a theme for your Halloween decorating. These days, there are a wide variety of ways for you to prepare your home for Halloween. Select a style that coordinates with your home style or choose something completely different! Have fun! After all, that’s what Halloween is all about!
To give you a few ideas, Woman’s Day has put together a dozen decorating projects just for YOU! Enjoy!
BHG offers a variety of ways to turn your home into an Autumn welcome using plants, wreaths, gourds and more. Mix and match these ideas to create a unique welcome to your home.
I LOVE creating tablescapes in my home. I approach each one as a separate design, a stand alone that tells a story, represents a theme. This allows me to use a variety of themes & colors in my home during various holidays. Good Housekeeping has created 8 fabulous tablescapes for you to use in YOUR home. Just remember, tablescapes are not just for tables. You can use these designs on any surface in your home. In fact, you can use ALL these designs on the surfaces in your home! Hmmmm…