Freedom Through Simple, Natural Living

Create a life of freedom by living more simply: Homemaking, homesteading, natural living, real food.

Welcome to Creekside Simplicity!

Find ways to simplify your life, by creating a simple home, growing a garden, learning natural remedies, and nourishing your body with real food. Where would you like to start?

Homemaking & Simple Living

Posts to inspire you to live more simply.

Get my Homemaking Routines Digital Planner!

Organize your daily and weekly routines with my Homemaking Routines Trello Template.


Grow your own food for a more self-sufficient life.

Natural Living

DIY Recipes for safe, natural products.

Real Food

Simple, Real Food Tips & Recipes.

Welcome! I’m Alissa!

My husband and I, along with our 3 teenagers, and our dog Skye, live on a 2.5 acre homestead on the outskirts of a small village in Ontario, Canada.

We strive to grow as much food as possible on our small homestead, as well as medicinal herbs, and we raise ducks and chickens for eggs.

I wasn’t raised this way – I grew up in apartments in the city, having never planted a seed, and barely knew what vegetables were.

But I always dreamed of living simply, so I studied hard and learned as I went.

If I can do it, you can, too!

I love help other women like me create a life of freedom, by leaving the rat race behind:

Simplifying our homes, connecting to the earth, growing food, preserving food as our ancestors did, learning how to use natural remedies instead of man-made ones, removing toxins from our homes, and embracing real, nutritious food.

Join me for tips and inspiration on how to live a simple, natural life.