A Simple Life

By Cedar | February 3, 2013

Knitting (always).

Playing outdoors, in pajamas.

Feeding mama freshly picked parsley.

Egyptian liquorice tea, my favorite.



It’s days like today where I find myself feeling most fulfilled. I didn’t do much, but at the same time I did everything. As a family we enjoyed a few hours outdoors, just sitting and relaxing on this beautiful 72 degree day.We didn’t go anywhere, but we opened up the doors, let the kitties play in our tiny back yard, and just sat. It was perfect.

I crave a simpler life. One where we do hard, but fulfilling work, spend lots of time in the kitchen and the garden, and one where moments like these are a regular occurrence. So often in our day to day lives I forget to slow down. The house needs to be cleaned, the kid fed, and this mama has needed a shower for two days.

I know this can be achieved anywhere if you work for it, but having grown up in the country, where the pace of life is a bit slower, I  desperately want to provide that life for Lucy. I am not really cut out for city life. Experiences cost money, nature is far away, and neighbors look down at the ground when you pass by them in the street.

I have started a little ‘farm fund’ in a jar in my closet. It is hardly anything, but I recently decided I need to work harder at saving for the life I want. At this point it is such a far off dream, but it is still there. Someday.

3 Responses to “A Simple Life”

  1. Sanne Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    It is good to have dreams. I also long for a much simpler life. :)


  2. Cara Says:
    February 4th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    KITTY! *squeals!* I love long haired cats. :D

    We should switch places. *nods* I’ll take your Cali abode and you can have my Virginia one. hahaha <3


  3. Catherine at Vintage Frills Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 2:39 am

    These pictures are beautiful. Treasure those quiet fullfilled moments with the children. It’s all too rare that the pace of life slows down!