If health and budget are your top reasons for cooking from scratch, you're missing out. There a better reason to make our own food, and it may surprise you.

Welcome to

Cultivating a life of peace & purpose.

A big family in a little cottage in the country…

I’m Jane, the mama, wife, artist, homesteader, gardener, and foodie here at Cottage Chronicles. In 2013, our family moved to the country in search of a simpler lifestyle. Ten years later, I’m still finding beauty in the everyday small things that all add up to a lovely life. Join me and let’s keep growing, together!

My ever-growing library of printable resources ranges from recipes and schooling aids, to just-for-joy printable paper dolls and stickers. (Lot of FREE things!) Just have a look around and take what you need, friend. And enjoy!

Printable Resources

On the blog

Garden & Homestead, Printable Play, Simple Living, Food & Flowers. You’ll find plenty of good reading and inspiration on the blog. Raising five children in a little house with a bustling homestead ain’t no walk in the park, but every day I’m finding new ways to slow down and soak up the moments. I’ll see you over on the blog!

Food & Recipes

Good food is the center of our activities on the homestead. Eating well doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. We eat whole and hearty here at the Cottage, and it’s my pleasure to share my simple, rustic cookery with you. All my recipes are free, so join in the joy and cook along with me!