REEDEMING RURAL LIFESTYLES

What to expect on this blog?

Here’s what I’m blogging about these days…

stories

Inspiring, encouraging, entertaining, and gritty stories of rural people and rural places recorded & blogged.

strategies

Practical tips dedicated to help create thriving families enjoying the blessings and burdens of a rural lifestyle.

Style

Noonday Collection bags & accessories are stylish & responsible ways to aid hardworking families in vulnerable communities.

Scribbles

Sometimes musings & poetry make their way from my journals into the blog as times of writing experimentation.

Sabbath

Let’s work together to recover the lost art of rest in a world dedicated to productivity and efficiency.

Settling

Moving can be hard, I often circle back to my own process of moving and settling in South Dakota from my home in Missouri.

Hey, I’m Sierra Shea!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog. 

Plan with Me: July 13-19 Binder + Stack List Stickie Note + How I am using the EC Wellness Log

Hello friends! Another new week is here! I've posted my planning pictures to the IG account, but in case you're not on IG, I will share them here for you to see plus some extra tips I do not like to type out on my phone. #carpaltunnelouch For this weeks planning...

Streams July 10, 2020: planning, masks, outings, teacher humor, softening edges

This past week we had some wonderful adventures. I'm slowly but surely finding a summer grove as a farm wife, mother, friend and writer. Onto the summary of IG and blog for this week! (I was hoping to get this done on Friday, but I ran out of time so I'm posting a bit...

Pandemic Reflections & Our Return to a Favorite Place

The Children's Museum reopened with social distancing measures that were super considerate and doable. What’s the place you’ve been looking most forward to returning to? This was mine! https://www.instagram.com/p/CCaHIArJcf7/ A long, leisurely coffee shop would be...

Plan with me: July 6-12

Hello friends! This is the first week of me trying something new here on the blog. I'm posting my analog planner system here! I started a dedicated instagram account for analog planning & journaling. You can give it a follow here if that's something you're...

Steams (7.2): Highlights from the week on IG

All week long I kept thinking about how much I was enjoying creating more regularly again online. During graduate school last year, I was subjected to a very rigorous reading and writing schedule. It was good for me to be on a forced time table again. It re-awoke some...

Streams (6.25): Highlights from the week on IG

In the modern digital landscape, there are many small streams (social media) that should lead to the main river (blog). It's frustrating to keep up with it all & still miss bits here and there. This week, I'm experimenting with gathering the best of the small...

Obituary: Luther L. Angell

As you may have heard by now, my grandfather Luther Angell recently passed a way on May 23. I shared some very brief reflections about him on instagram here, here, here, and here. My uncle asked me to write the obituary & I was delighted to attempt such a...

Summer Vibes: Hot Food Helps

The problem I don't know about you (or the women around you), but I struggled to rebound into regular routines after becoming a mother. For me, the simple reality is this: I didn't love the first year. I didn't love the first year & a half. But, I did start to...

Rural Socially-Distanced Sabbath Rhythm with Small Kids + Online Grocery Pick-Up

This is an extremely chill weekend day where I attempt to rest. It can happen on Saturday or Sunday, whatever fits the week better for this strange season. Essentially, our usual screen time limits are *ABOLISHED* for this day. I just go with the flow and try to be as...

Peacock Ranch House: IG Video Tours + Shopping Links

My Ultimate Favorite List of all the Books & Blogs & Courses & Podcasts about Decorating + Home Systems -- Oh my! So much helpful goodness here! Book - The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to be Beautiful by The Nester: My friend Lucy found...

New Online Store!

Sierra’s books are officially avalaible online again — now in a much easier to access online store! Flat rate shipping $5/order.
We use media mail rate, so please allow for extended shipping times of approximately 7-10 days.

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