Simple Living

Simple living for our family has changed a lot over the years.

At this point in our lives, it means a peaceful, restful, and a slow life.

It means:

  • Being outside
  • Traveling, mainly to go camping and to see nature
  • Yoga and slow movement
  • Minimalist and Charlotte Mason homeschooling (Karis chose to be in school and the boys are homeschooled)
  • Meal planning and food prep for frugality and intentionality
  • Baking foods from scratch and making homemade foods often
  • A non-cluttered house.  I am always going through things.
  • A tidy house.  We work as a family to keep it this way.
  • A purpose for all things
  • Cozy spaces
  • Organization and routine
  • Beautiful things
  • Candles and diffusers
  • Coffee with friends
  • Hospitality
  • Books (read aloud and independently)
  • Music playing at all times
  • Just a little tv and once a week movie nights
  • Electronic time only after dinner (for the kids, unless they have special permission)
  • Game playing
  • Kids playing with friends as often as possible
  • Routine
  • Utilizing the 1400 acres that we live on with the people that we share community with

Life has changed a lot lately, and I can’t wait to share all about it!