Stephanie Ouellette loves thought provoking design, cooking for people with allergies or food aversions. She lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and two busy little boys. She is a photographer and Made Collective’s creative visionary. What started you on a simple and thoughtful journey? My journey started at a very young age and was … Continue reading The Collective Series: Stephanie Ouellette
Controlling the toys and stuff that accumulates in our home is a never ending process. I wish I could say this wasn't a problem, yet here I am complaining about having too much stuff yet again! Yesterday I was watching the boys play and asked them if they had enough cars. They responded with "yes" … Continue reading Are we Robbing our Children of the Simple Joys of Childhood?
I like to think of myself as the creative type. You know those people who love art, poetry, and well designed products. I love beautiful things and I love to express my love for creativity through design. Design for me includes fashion, home, art, photography, food, and so forth, but I realized recently that I … Continue reading Letting Go and Making Space
A friend recently asked, “Are your empty walls part of the minimalist thing?” Fifteen years ago when my husband and I bought our first house, I went to antique stores, thrift shops and Winners finding things to fill every wall, nook and cranny of our new home. Some things I liked, some were OK and … Continue reading Empty Spaces
This past summer, our family of four, my parents-in-law, and my brother-in-law’s family of three rented a vintage cottage on the shores of Lake Huron. I fell in love with cottage’s massive stone fireplace, large awning windows and beautiful pine floors. The kitchen was tiny, but the seafoam green formica countertops won me over until … Continue reading Living Large with a Tiny Fridge
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