Meet the Creator.

Hi, I'm Allyson. I live on a 1/2 acre in the suburbs with my husband, two children (aka: the sprouts), our family dog (Maple), and a colony of chickens. We've lost count of how many!

Our family is on a journey to reclaim a simpler life. Join us as we venture down the path of independence and resilience, uncovering the tried-and-true practices of generations passed.

Our paths will look different, but our hearts the same. Together we are... The Rooted Folk.

The Yearbook

Seasonal wisdom, recipes, and other tips for a simpler home.

Creating a Memorable Secondhand Christmas

In one of the Facebook groups I’m in for December babies, someone recently asked what our Christmas budget was for our kids. I saw a lot of numbers – ranging...

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Turn Your Must-Do Moments into Special Moments

Sometimes it can feel like we are so rushed in life that we just move from one "must-do activity" to another "must-do activity", typically rushing through them to just to...

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Why You Should Eat (And Grow!) More Garlic

Learn how garlic can benefit your family by adding more than just flavor to meals!  Here are some time-tested recipes and remedies to help you add garlic into your daily...

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