A few years ago I bought a book called Keeping Bees by Ashley English. I enjoyed it so much and was so intrigued with the author that I decided to look up where she lived. To my total surprise I found that she lives near my home. I joined her blog, Small Measures, and have enjoyed the easy living approach she has to life. Recently I saw a post about a Book Reading Ashley was hosting and went over to listen and join in the conversation. It was a delight to meet her and realize that we have similiar threads woven in our lives such as the influence of our grandmothers, the love of nature, foods and simplicity.
During her reading of one of her new books, Homemade Gatherings, she said she wanted to "inspire others" through this book and not have people aspire to something not realistic. Take a look at her book review and be just as inspired as I was.