Hello lovely,

Welcome, please make yourself comfortable. This space was designed as a place to jot down my thoughts which sometimes come in the forms of a haiku, photography, or song. This is also a place to share my adventures as I delve into homesteading, cooking, crafting, & homemaking as a whole.

So who am I?

My name is Mercedes, a country mouse born & raised in northern Wisconsin currently residing smack dab in New Jersey suburbia. Before I became a mother to the most darling little boy, I wanted nothing more than to experience something exactly the opposite of the slow living I grew up with. I craved the fast paced, high fashion, overall excitement that New York City offered. This busy lifestyle spills into where I am living; everyone is in a constant state of motion, stopping only for red lights & trains roaring their way to and from NYC.

However, once my son was born, my entire mindset changed. I traded my designer wardrobe for cozy linens & cotton, my position at a high-end retail company for hours brimming with laughter, dirt, & cuddles. I couldn't be happier with how my life has turned out. This season of my life is by far my favorite I have experienced. Though my soul now longs for an endless space for my son to play, an area as wide as his imagination. I find myself daydreaming of the day we're able to move our family away from a highway & closer to the woods, trading neon window fronts for the glow of the night sky. I get us in touch with nature as much as possible by going on weekly hikes & garden visits. We get in touch with simple living by savoring each moment, even what may come across as "mundane". I invite you to join me on my journey, learning with me as we get to know the pleasures of living a simple & intentional life.


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