No, this is not a commentary on the snootiness factor of one of the most-misunderstood groups of women on the planet. It is a page with links to businesses run by prairie muffins, who actually happen to be one of the most creative and industrious groups of women on the planet.
I want to encourage my readers to support more small businesses run by prairie muffins and friends. Sometimes we see the cheap stuff made in China at the big box store and plunk down our hard-earned cash for substandard stuff because we don’t think of the hidden costs of such economic transactions. From the gasoline it takes to support all those shopping expeditions, to the ramifications of selling our country’s economic birthright for a mess of Chinese pottage, supporting businesses owned by friendly folk who know the meaning of both service and quality is not a bad idea.
If you have a business that you would like to list here, please email carmon(at)softanswer(dot)com, including a link to your site and a description of your product or service. You don’t have to be a card-carrying prairie muffin (gotta get those cards made someday) to be on the list, but kindred spirits are welcome. I am happy to occasionally edit your listing to reflect new products or specials. Listings will be in alphabetical order, except mine goes at the top…just because .
Buried Treasure Books: Used books and book bargains for families. Carmon Friedrich, treasure hunter.
A+ Homeschooling: Our homeschooling website with poetry writing lessons and more! Sign up for our email newsletter for homeschool encouragement.
Authentic Knives of Alaska and Gifts: Handcrafted and Unique Alaskan Products.
Big Family Shirts by Quiverfull Family: Shirts & stuff for big & conservative families. Love your big family? Proud to be a mom or dad of many? Enjoying life with lots of brothers and sisters? Then show the world that you love the large family life!
Eclectic Domestic: Samanthaâ€”a homebirthing, homeschooling, breastfeeding, hippie-looking, art making, letter writing, card making, doll crafting, desktop publishing, Jewish Christian Presbyterian libertarian mamaâ€”creates unique and beautiful cards, journals, and zines. Something for everyone…you won’t be disappointed.
EllaRay-J’s: Modest Clothing for Girls, Cloth Diapers, Slings, Skin Care, Christian Living and Home Schooling Books and More!
Family Renewal Ministries: Books, CD’s, articles, and resources to encourage and renew the Christian family. Free downloads: Loving Our Children e-booklet, I Love to Go to Church coloring book and It’s Time for Family Devotions! coloring book.
Fruitful Vine Creations: Tonya makes beautiful handmade signs and custom wall lettering. Click on the link to see some stunning examples of her work.
Geneva Bible Pages: A family business, preserving and preparing 400 year old Bible pages for display in your home. Pages come from incomplete and fragmented Bibles, so no complete Bibles are harmed in the process.
The Genevan Foundation for Cultural Renewal: Want to learn to sing from the Psalter in 4-part harmony? Teach your family with these user-friendly psalm instructional CDs. The Genevan Foundation seeks to be a network and catalyst for biblical reformation. Visit their site for encouraging products, articles and links.
Hunt’s Alaska Homestead – Gift and Supply: “Your Online Gift and Thrift Store!”
Live Oak Home: Beautiful hand-made purses from Jennifer in California.
Noble Womanhood: Dedicated to proclaiming the nobility of the home and reclaiming the lost arts of homemaking, providing resources for Christian homemakers.
Picture Book Preschool: a preschool curriculum written by Sherry Early. Each week of Picture Book Preschool is built around a theme, and includes a suggested character trait to work on, a Bible verse, and seven picture books to read to your children.
Pine Blossoms Website Designs: Whether you need a business or a personal site, I can build the web presence that you want. I specialize in building websites that are fast-loading, easy to navigate, and appealing to the eye. Please browse my site and see if I can meet your business or personal needs, and if you have a question, please feel free to email me, Janet, at any time.
Ringger Clothing: Modest clothing for women and girls. Jumpers, dresses, skirts, culottes, etc. Also, modest used clothing.
Sketches by Bethany: Encouraged by her husband to become an artist, Bethany began to draw, and draw, and draw. She has become a very talented artist, and she can do portraits based on photographs, or paint an entire mural on your wall.
Sky Cow Books: Austin’s small, home-based bookstore offering a variety of new books, CDs, and DVDs. The business was inspired by the example and wise counsel of his industrious mother, who was a homeschooling pioneer and has the graciousness and humor of the best prairie muffin.
StewardShip Unit Studies: Jennifer Steward has lots of experience and wisdom to offer parents who want a relaxed and fun way to homeschool the whole family together.
Sweet Pea Knits: Colorful items handknit by Miz Booshay.