• Simple Living

    Living with Anxiety:My Social Media Break-Up

    Instagram, I’m breaking up with you. Facebook? I need some space. Pinterest – this time around, it’s not me actually, it’s you. This social media trifecta has, for quite some time, been my escape, my mind-numbing scrolling past time, often times my inspiration, but more often than not, the root of my discontent. Yes, I’m going to take a hiatus from social media. I feel that this has been a long time coming. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not all anti social media. I have been able to remain connected with people who otherwise may have slipped through the cracks. I’ve been inspired to try different recipes, crafts, designs,…

  • Simple Living

    It’s Been a While…and My Legs are Sore

    Hello, again. It’s been a while. I feel like I almost need to reintroduce myself. Life has been a wonderful, messy conglomeration of chicken-coop building, garden-planting, end-of-the-year schooling, and all around savouring the warm weather. Keeping up with my blog has very quickly shifted to a back-burner pastime. However, we have continued on in our journey of striving to live life more slowly, more intentionally, despite my lack of communication. In fact, this whole season has filled our lives with opportunities to live with less, to live more simply, to savour slow living. We have embraced “urban” farming (yes, all you followers from back home in Huron County will likely…

  • Faith

    Rules and Sabbath Rest: Four “Ts” to Kick-Start the Sabbath

    Before we go any further on this journey together, it should be made known that both Jeff and I are firstborns. So when I mentioned in my last post that I’m your get-it-done kind of gal, you should also be made aware that Jeff is painted with a similar brush. I definitely won’t go as far as to say that we’re identical in the way we approach life. (He’s an engineer, after all, while I briefly studied music before settling into a career as a hairstylist. Practicality meets artsy fartsy, at its finest.) However, it is safe to say that both Jeff and I fit the stereotypical mold of the…

  • Faith

    A Summary on Living with Less: 3 Benefits of Pursing Less in Order to Live More

    Today is February 28. Twenty-eight days ago we decided to embark on a challenge to live with less in order to remain true to our core values of faith, marriage, family, contentment and hospitality. We have managed to reduce or eliminate a lot of unnecessary stuff/clutter/noise from our lives, yet if anything, this past month has only revealed to us how much we can still give up – how we still have a long way to go in living a simplified life. God has used our month of less to search our hearts, to reveal to us what truly has a hold on our hearts. All the while, He has…

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    An Update: The First Week of Lent and Living Without TV

    We have made it through the first week of Lent somewhat unscathed. (For those of you just dropping by, our family decided to give up watching TV for the Lenten season. Check out my post here!) After sharing our decision to give up TV for Lent, it seems most responses have fallen into either one of two camps – the first one being the Encouragers – those who have also given up TV for a season (or even permanently) and are wildly cheering for us from the sidelines. And the second camp – the Bafflers – those who give us a tentative “high-five” with a quizzical look on their face,…