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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Wise Words of Ms. Laura Ingalls Wilder

I have always loved the Little House series, and dressed as Laura several times for Halloween as a kid.  I even named my blog based on one of her books (On the Banks of Plum Creek.)
But it has been years since I have read the novels.  Now, I’m rediscovering them with Adam, and it’s quite possible that I love them even more now that I’m an adult.  As a child, I enjoyed reading about life on the prairie.  As an adult, I am in awe of what the pioneers endured, and inspired by Laura’s wise words and attitude.
With that in mind, I created a series of word art with some sage advice from the author.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Simple ThingsLaura Ingalls Wilder Quote Free PrintableLaura Ingalls Wilder wisdomLaura Ingalls Wilder Chalkboard QuoteLaura Ingalls Wilder Chalkboard quote
Which is your favorite?


  1. I love these! I have such great memories of those books ;) You did a great job at combining different fonts which makes them very interesting to look at. Great job!

  2. Those are great, I would buy them. I do love a good quote, and I also am a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Number 2 and 3 are my favorites, I think. Its hard to decide.

  3. I love the Little House series. I reread it probably once every year or so. I think my favorite is "there's no great loss without some small gain." Definitely a reminder to look for the silver lining.

    I also love the quote her mother put in her autograph album: "If wisdom's ways you wisely seek/Five things observe with care/To whom you speak/Of whom you speak/And how, and when, and where."

  4. I love these so much. I have a doll cabinet in my house that holds the dolls my mom gave me as a child. My very favorite is the Madame Alexander Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  5. LOVE them all, but I will throw in my two cents with your first one. The older I get, the more I know I made the right decision to quit teaching when We knew K was on the way. I couldn't do it all and would have been so miserable trying. Now, I seriously try to limit our activities so that we are not on the fly 24/7. Some days it just can't be helped, but we aren't doing basketball and dance and piano all at the same time. We would just explode on each other. It's hard to say, "No" all the time, and I don't, but we want our girls to understand that balance is important, and saving time for the simple things is as important as making time for basketball practice or piano. Everything in its own good time.

  6. Oh my gosh! I think we are sisters in a former life! I read them many many times as a child, teen and young adult. I have rediscovered them with Jemma! LIke you said, I have a whole new appreciation and perspective of it now as an adult. Love them and I love the sayings you chose! Perfect! We visited the original home place this summer in Wisconsin! So cool to stand there!!!

  7. I adored the Little House books when I was a kid! I read them over and over and over... In no small part because my name is Laura. :) I have wanted to get them again and re-read them as an adult - and share them with Eva, since she shares my love of reading. I caught on to "On the Banks of Squaw Creek" and wondered if that was where you got your inspiration. The original name of my blog was Little Big House on the Prairie (combo of Little House on the Prairie and Little House in the Big Woods) - but that got REALLY tedious typing all the time, so it morphed into Our Prairie Home. Sooooo, there's another thing we have in common - other than living in the great state of Iowa. :D I keep wanting us to go on a tour and follow her journey... Maybe one day. For now, there's the Laura Ingalls Cafe in New Hartford, which I have YET to eat at... Although Scott says they have GREAT hamburgers. ;)

  8. LOVE THESE! You are so talented and creative - Write a tutorial on how you did these please!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Thanks for these kind words! I hope you don't mind if I write these on blackboards and cite you on my walls. Great daily motivation upon waking up every morning!-Kim


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