Embracing Autumn

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

I've been trying to live more seasonally. Eating the season's produce, experiencing the weather changes, even switching up our indoor decor. It doesn't come as easily to me in the warm months but now that we're heading into fall, and inching closer to my favorite time of year (winter), I feel much more at home with embracing these subtle changes. I think it helps me live a slower pace of life, when I stop and not only take notice of these seasonal shifts, but celebrate them. I know September 1 isn't the start of the fall season just yet, but we're getting closer and I've experienced some of the changes already.

A Little Laughter, A Little Challenge

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Does anyone else start things on September 1 the same way they do for a new year? Despite being 10 years removed from any kind of schooling, there's something about that back to school season that has the same new year energy for me. I just started my latest round of a 101 in 1001 list in May so I'm not in the mood for a bunch of goal setting, but I am in the mood for I'm doing a fun challenge that I haven't done in awhile - the Fall Film Challenge. Movies and prizes, oh my!

How I Slow Down the Days

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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 details about these sub-sects of my life, about stitching them together to create a slower life in the long-term, but that doesn't answer the question for a lot of people of 'how do I slow down today?' So I have a few tips for you on how I instantly slow down a day that's feeling just too rushed. Things you can do this very moment to take that first step of slow living.

Let’s Chat about Fulfillment in Life, Even as a Homemaker

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

I wanted to take a post to have a chat about fulfillment in life. Mainly, to dispel the notion that a person can't find fulfillment being a homemaker. Through various other posts about my schedule, I think I've answered the 'what do you do all day' question in terms of household tasks. But I think there's an underlying thought that comes with that question. People don't just mean 'what fills your hours' but 'how do you possibly find those things fulfilling? Without a career, isn't there an empty portion of your life? Are you meeting your potential?'

Adopting a Minimalist Diet

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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 of goals related to slowing down different aspects of my life. And my diet was definitely one of the things I wanted to makeover to be more simple and slow. That's where slow living started, after all, with the slow food movement. It was all about focusing on sustainable, local, organic, and whole foods and was a direct resistance to the opening of a McDonald's in Rome. McDonald's might not be my personal vice, but that doesn't mean I don't have plenty of my own.