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A simple life

Where it started…

Erik and I were married in 2013, on a lovely fall day. We started out in an appartment in the city. Then just before the arrival of our firstborn we moved to a family home in a small town. We just moved in when we welcomed our first baby girl, Hannah. Later, David and Jonah followed. Life got (very) busy and a tidy home was no longer a priority.

I spent my time doing my best nurturing and bringing up these precious little ones that were entrusted to us. In the spare moments, that were very scarce, I enjoyed sewing, making soaps and just learning many new skills. I honestly think that I learned more valuable skills (and still am) in these last years, than I did in all those years before.

As time went on more stuff came into our house. I have no idea where it all came from. It seemed like for every box I brought to the thrift store, three boxes full of stuff would pop up. I was longing more and more for a less cluttered life, with easy routines. A life that was simple, yet thoroughly enjoyable.

Then, along came another house in the same street we lived in. It had a spacious garden and with baby no. 4, a little more room was nice. We moved, with all our stuff.

Now, here we are, still learning along the way. I found that we can and want to do a lot, but we can’t do it all at the same time. That means my kitchen looks different three times a day and I stumble over the occasional lost Lego and pile of laundry, but… that’s OK. That’s just how life is right now. Learning every day & for my fellow Bible believers… trying not to be too much of a Martha :)

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Wooden drying rack with a white towel in front of a light grey and white shed.

I can cook three, healthy meals a day. Bake a crackling sourdough bread, sew my boys a knight’s cape in a few minutes and just enjoy each other. Simplifying as we go. Focussing on the things that really matter, finding joy in motherhood.

For, I found things are best just how they were designed by God. We can make beautiful things with linen fabric or wool. Vegetables grown in a rich soil make for great nutritious meals, clothes can be air dried in the wind (for free!) and so much more. That’s why I like our motto “a naturally simple life”.

I hope you’ll find joy and peace as you join us. Find inspiration for intentional daily homemaking & healthy sourdough recipes. Making your home a haven of rest as you join us.