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
My daughters each had a friend sleepover last Saturday night. It was a last minute decision, so there weren’t any grand plans. I bought snacks, inflated air mattresses and then left four girls, ages eleven to thirteen, to their own devices. For over an hour I heard chatting, giggling, and squealing before knocking my eldest … Continue reading Sleepover
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’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
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
I’ve always called Lake Huron home. The beach is a part of me and my story, yet over the last few years I have found myself swimming in it less and less. As life gets busier, it's easy to forget about the lake and the healing benefits of swimming in it, but for me there … Continue reading Taking the Plunge