hope defintion: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. We wait, we anticipate, we live with the great hope of his return.
There is a lot of pressure around the Christmas season to host the perfect party, purchase the perfect gift, cook the perfect meal, and post the perfect Instagram photo while doing all of the above. This need for perfection has also seeped its way into family traditions. Acquiring a Christmas tree is now an expensive … Continue reading Traditions
Steph and I have been chatting about thoughtful Christmas gift giving and receiving. We both spend a lot of time thinking about what we are going to gift someone. It often involves making something or thrifting or researching the most sustainable option available to purchase. The receiving part of Christmas can be a different story. … Continue reading Meaningful Gift Giving
I’m not a big fan of cooking, so when Steph suggested we share some recipes on the journal I knew I would share cinnamon buns over cornish hens everytime, but then I realized, this is MY season. This is the season of soups, stews, and one pot wonders. This is the season of a simple, … Continue reading One Pot Wonder
Has there ever been a time in your life when you're waiting. Whether you're waiting in line at the grocery store or for a big life changing decision to happen, we all have to wait for something usually daily. Like most, waiting doesn't come naturally to me. Although there are some people who are just … Continue reading How to Start a Seasonal Dinner Club
As we move from summer to autumn in the coming weeks, I want to dwell on the transition and mindfully embrace the change. Somewhere between the advancement of transportation and the creation of the internet, seasons have slowly lost relevance. As I read and discuss with others about slow and thoughtful living I'm constantly reminded … Continue reading The Importance of Seasons: Autumn
Welcome to our journal. As we gracefully fumble towards a slow and thoughtful life, we are sharing our experience here. Our attempts to live more simply are not perfect. We will share the good and the not so good. Time is precious, so our words will be few. We invite you to journey with us … Continue reading Slowing Down Life