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Hi, I'm Stephanie. I believe that simple living is the key to long term health and happiness, so I try to live my life according to Blue Zone principles. I'm here to encourage you to consume less so you can live more.
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Spring Rituals

It goes back and forth here, day by day, between spring weather and decidedly winter temperatures. But it is officially spring as of this past Saturday. And regardless of the outdoor fluctuations, it certainly feels like spring, in that it feels like things are changing and I have the itch to get the needle moving. W…

Blue Zone Living

I'm about a month into my goals and making steady progress. I plan on sharing an update next week about my January Tending List and also share what I have planned for February as far as those baby steps go. But I wanted to take a post specifically to explain the Blue Zone Living Challenge , which appears both on m…

Starting a No Spend Year? Read This First

Are you watching your finances in 2021? I am, I'm doing a no spend year. And this is not my first rodeo, I'm pretty well-versed in not spending money. It's actually always been in my nature - I used to sell my Halloween candy to my cousins and mom rather than eat it, and then spend the money on ... nothing…

2021 Thoughts

Did anyone else go round and round about goals and resolutions and planners and anything else related to scheduling 2021? I sure did. It's such a strange time, for everyone to be in this limbo of 'what the hell will this year bring?' Do I wait and see if things open up, if people get the vaccine, if any ev…

Want to be Happier? Boundaries

Let's talk guarding your mind and mental health. In our modern society, we are consuming more content than ever. And these things we consume have a profound effect on us, whether we realize it at the time or not. Of course, we can't control other people or the type of content they put out, but we can control o…

Full, Not Busy

As I sit here writing this post, I realize how productive I've been in the past week. I have times like that, where my energy levels ebb and flow, and this happens to be one of those times when I've been particularly adept at finishing up projects and crossing things off the to do list. I like the word 'pr…

Finishing Touches: Creating a Cozy Home

I've always thought of my home as a place of rest and grounding. Numerology supports this, our house is a four . But as a minimalist, it wasn't feeling quite as cozy or 'finished' as I would like. Just not totally lived in, if that makes sense. I'm very particular not only about what fills a space,…

How I Slow Down the Days

I know I've mentioned slow living a lot. In my diet, my routines, even in the content I consume. So many people are disillusioned with the breakneck speed of our modern world, even more so after the various lockdowns we've had, and slow living sounds like a lovely alternative. And so I've shared the detail…

Adopting a Minimalist Diet

When I posted about our updated kitchen and the super adorable pantry containers, I wanted to share about what I've been eating and just how I make those pantry staples into meals. But I figured that would be quite a hefty post. Instead, I wanted to focus separately on slow food and a minimalist diet. I have a lot…

Slow Living Homemaker Morning and Evening Routines

I've posted about my morning and evening routines before, but they always focused around working outside the home for 8+ hours a day. I had to accomplish certain tasks by a certain time each morning and set things up every night to ensure I was prepared for the next day. Life looks quite different now, so my rout…

Producing versus Consuming: Active Slow Living

I think we all just spent a few months experiencing slow living - a stark contrast to most of our lives before any sort of lock down order. People dealt with this in a lot of different ways. It may have started with Netflix binges and 24 hours of pajamas, but then morphed into something different. A lot of banana brea…