Pure is Simple and Simple is Pure

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Any of you who work for yourself understand the term “feast or famine”. It is completely true that as a creative there are times where things are abundant and other times when they are not. This took the man and I a few years to really understand and figure out how to work with. We have worked hard to find contentment with less in life. We both appreciate things that are beautiful and well designed and it never fails that we always choose the most expensive things. Though our work and budget does not always lend to such a taste we have learned to spend less in other places to be able to appreciate simplicity and beauty at the same time when we do end up investing into say the perfect chair or even a butter dish!

When you keep things simple in any capacity in life it can allow for a better understanding of contentment, which I find so hard in this world of materialism. I want to buy so many new items for Spring right now, especially after clearing out my closet and feeling like I have nothing bright and fun to head into the new season. I do know that if I wait and find the perfect flats instead of buying 10 that are almost perfect it keeps my closet more clutter fee. This means I will be able to find those perfect flats every time I want to wear them in the Spring! Understanding simplicity and being content with it is so hard but I find it a good challenge to know we don’t need as much as sometimes we think do. There are much more beautiful and pure things in life than having 10 pairs of Spring flats that all slightly okay.

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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