My Photo

What is living simply?

  • Living simply is not so much about the particulars of our lives as much as it is about the principles that govern them. Knowing what God has called you to do, and then doing it--that's living simply.

Get Involved

  • On Jan. 11, Joanne suffered a major stroke. She is now at home and continues on the journey to recovery.

I love to hear from you!

  • I love to receive your comments and get to know you a little bit better. I don't always respond to every comment--but I will do my best to answer any questions. Don't want to leave a comment for all to see? Feel free to email me at thesimplewife [at] aol [dot] com.

Subscribe to The Simple Wife

  • Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner



Powered by Rollyo

« Wednesday? Really? | Main | Yesterday »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

katie

LOVE it, Joanne! and man does Emma have good taste to design that thing herself!

Susan

I love it!! Emma clearly got her momma's artistic abilities.

BJM

Oh my I LOVED that book as a child, but had long ago forgotten the name. Thanks so much for bringing it back! (Now, if you remember a book about a girl who finds a bracelet and it brings her back in time with these seven sisters who turn into birds, you will have made my year!)
BJM in NY

Heather C

It's beautiful... and each time she uses it, she'll not only have the beautiful bag to think of, but the memories of designing and making it with Mom. I love it!

And yes... I LOVE the library! Not just for the books, but also for the QUIET! :)

Kristy

How cute! I can't sew at all. I don't have a sewing machine either. Maybe one day!

Jennifer White

I am inspired by your creativity!

Audrey

Emma, miss you so much can't wait to see you even though we're having so much fun here. Sweet tote. Love you, Audrey.

Melissa @ Breath of Life

I never read that book...will have to check it out. And I, too, read the bracelet book...what WAS the name of it?

I know it's a sin to covet, but I am coveting that bag of Emma's. How adorable!

Michelle

You two did a great job on the bag! SO cute! And the Barbie comment? I'm still laughing!

Elizabeth

Great bag! I bet it'll get worn out quickly.

When I was in college a group of us honors students were scheming to conveniently get "stuck" in the library overnight. We were going to stuff pillows, blankets, and snacks in our giant backpacks and somehow make sure one of the study rooms was left unlocked. Needless to say, we chickened out. But I've always wished we'd followed through. It would have been totally worth any punishment we'd surely have received. Maybe someday!

julie

what a great library tote... so cute!

Amy Coughenour

I LOVE the bag! Any chance you can make more to sell?

Tiffany

Oh my goodness! I loved that book and movie and I to always thought I would love to be locked all night by myself in the library. I love my library and visit at least twice a week. I always leave feeling embarrassed by the amount of things I am leaving with!

Loved Emma's bag, very chic!

Elizabeth Mardesen

We were at the library this morning with my plain black canvas tote. So not as fun and cute as Emma's! I agree you need to sell those! BTW I picked up the Potato Pie Society today. Can't wait to get started. Have you read "The Help?" I loved that one.

Kimberly

Love the bag...and Traders Joes...have not lived by one for 10 years and I still miss it. When I lived in the Virgin Islands...I took an extra suit case to Portland OR to fill it with Trader's Joes Stuff.

Kim Feth

How much to buy a library tote?
Kim Feth
Apex, NC

Shane

LOVE it! Now, common, you have some time to make us all a tote for order, right?!

Angie

Wow! How do you do it, Joanne? I love how you just "wing" these things and they come out with everyone wanting one. That bag is so cute!!! (But not as cute as that model - she is dar-ling.)

Nancy

Cute bag! Love the colors and the design! Way cute model as well. My daughter is grown and married and she and her husband still go to the library for books, records and videos. It's an amazing resource.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

BlogHer

Adopt a Compassion child

  • Sponsor a child online through Compassion's Christian child sponsorship ministry. Search for a child by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.

Visit my Amazon bookshop

Come join the fun!





Sitemeter