Contributing for Creative Countryside – Introduction to the Intentional Household

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I have some exciting news! A couple of months ago I came across Creative Countryside, an emerging journal started by the blog of Eleanor Cheetham, as she documented her life in the countryside. I will now be contributing monthly to their online journal, and occasionally to the print journal when it comes out later this year. As the slow-living contributor, I will cover simplicity, intentionality, a bit of hygge and a lot of slowing down. 

My first article, ‘The Intentional Home’ was published this week! It covers how to create and live in your own intentional household, and is also the concept and inspiration behind my hashtag, #theintentionalhome.

“The Intentional Home”

A broom left out of the cupboard, a door half-opened, a book with the page folded over (surely signifying something of importance to the reader), a linen curtain, pulled aside. This house is lived in. Yet, something is different. Careful consideration has been taken in choosing the linen drapes: raw edges but of a thick, quality material; the dishes on the kitchen shelves are imperfectly shaped: handmade; the home is decorated with natural elements, in a way that seems neither to disturb the elements nor the domestic quality of the house: simply, nature brought indoors.

Glimpse into the intentional home and you will find life; a bit of mess, some laundry and a dish or two in the sink. However, you are also likely to come across well-made items of a sturdy material, handmade ceramics, a couple of rustic storage bins and a soft, dreamy bed. The considered home is one of…

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