Slow Living Inspiration & Recipes

  • Meet Liam Jai

      Right on time at 6:13am on September 26, 2021 - our son arrived. We named him Liam Jai Fiaretti. Liam Jai means victorious warrior as he represe...
  • 10 Ideas for New Holiday Traditions

    Making time for holiday traditions can be a challenge. As a household based on self-employed income, it’s sometimes (if we are honest, very often) ...
  • Swapping Processed For Whole Foods

    I love a good health trend. Really! As a teenager I thought health looked like drinking a green smoothie once and week and doing 10 sit ups and mag...
  • Sustainable Minimalism: How to Declutter Without Hurting the Environment

    Hi there! I'm Makayla, maker and founder of Huckleberry Bonnets Co where I create handmade capsule wardrobe pieces and baby bonnets for women and t...
  • Shopping Slow In A Fast World

    Did you know that "one in three young woman, consider garments worn once or twice to be old?" What? How did we get here? Let's talk about it. When ...
  • Homemade Hot Cocoa

    If you've been following Make It Slow for awhile, you know that anytime my nieces come over we love to make magic in the kitchen. They love doing a...
  • A Holiday Letter & Covid Update

    Hello, friends! Wow, it's been a YEAR of owning this shop and I cannot tell you enough how much joy it has brought us. Prior to MAKE IT SLOW, I was...
  • Our Favorite Small Businesses You Can Support!

    It's no mystery that this year has been challenging. Just in general for humanity, not to mention for small businesses owners. As an entrepreneur m...
  • Blueberry Picking Tradition | Stutzman Farms

      Blueberry Picking Tradition I grew up knowing EXACTLY when berries ripened because soon as they did, I spent every minute I could in my Grandma K...
  • DIY Herbal Bug Repellant

    If you haven’t caught on to this yet, my nieces LOVE to learn and create together. Through the spring, I’ve been teaching them a lot about sustaina...
  • 3 Ways to Start Living More Intentionally

    3 Ways to Start Living More Intentionally I started this journey to slower living about 3 years ago. It didn’t come out of Pinterest inspiration o...
  • Why You Need To Grow Mint!

    One of my favorite herbs to grow in our garden is spearmint. I know, I know -- what do you possibly use enough mint for to justify growing it!? I g...