Welcome to Our Little Home in Maine, I’m so glad you’re here. Feel free to stay as long as you like. I will be sharing my passions of homestyle cooking and baking, creating beautiful and useful handicrafts, natural healing, and living a simple life.


Hello and Welcome, I’m Cindy. My husband, daughter and I moved to Maine from New York in 2004. We built our first house in 2008. After my daughter and son-in-law moved out, we realized it was too big, and how much we wanted to downsize to something smaller, much simpler to fit our lifestyle and to fit in with our original dream. When we moved to Maine our original dream was of a little home in the Maine woods, so after selling that house we started looking for our little home. We found the perfect one in 2017.

My mother taught me how to cook at an early age. We would bake Christmas cookies every year for our family and friends, a tradition that I have continued to this day and my daughter will continue into the future. My love of cooking was also strengthened by my grandmother, she was this wonderful Italian woman that would cook her pasta sauce every Sunday. I have a large number of cookbooks and am continually looking for new recipes to try.

I’ve been married to the most wonderful man for the last forty years and still going strong. He supported my decision to go back to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1995 at the age of 31. The legal field was just not fulfilling, and I’ve always loved helping people and it just seemed right. 

I became interested in natural healing shortly after entering the medical field. In 1997 I received my First Degree in The Usui Method of Reiki and got my Master/Teacher Degree in 2001. Herbal healing has become a real passion, and I look forward to sharing that with you.

I’ve also had a love of creating beautiful and useful crafts for as long as I can remember. I learned to crochet at age 8, to sew in my Home Economics Class in High School, knitting came later, then weaving and spinning. I always have a project or two or ten going.

After I left nursing, in 2011, due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis, I started volunteering as a Historical Interpreter at a local Living History Museum, and that has nurtured a love of simpler times, simpler ways and simpler methods. 

Follow me along this blogging journey and I will share with you recipes, handicrafts, natural healing methods, and ways to live a simple more fulfilling life.