Hello, and welcome to the newly redesigned Lily & Twig website!
If you've been with me for awhile now you will know that I am very passionate about all things simple. I like to keep a simple home, live a simplified life and document my family's story through simple design.
I think it is important to say that my family and I are not minimalists, nor do we live on a beautiful remote farm where we grow our own food and raise chickens, although that would be amazing!
We live in the heart of a big city, in a home built in 1972 in need of many renovations, and for me simplifying my life and home is about finding peace and contentment where I am at. I have 9 year old twin daughters with plenty of "kid stuff", a husband with many hobbies and then of course there is me. I like to craft, cook, garden and memory keep to name just a few, all of which require stuff, and I am not willing to purge away all the things that gives us enjoyment. However, even though our family will always have "stuff", it's my goal to minimize the amount of "stuff" we have to only what we truly need and to always keep control of the amount of our possessions so that our possessions don't end up controlling us.
A number of years ago I discovered that just because I can organize something doesn't mean I should keep it. The more stuff I have just means the more time I have to care for it, fix it, clean it, move it and reorganize it. I firmly believe that when the "stuff" around us takes up too much room and energy in our life's that it's time to let it go.
So what's in-store for this newly redesigned website you might be wondering? Well, it is my hope that this site becomes a place for inspiration and encouragement to simplify your own life and home. We are all at different stages in our lives and our priorities will vary, but helping you find what simplicity means to you is my goal for Lily & Twig.
Please stop by often and stay as long as you wish. I hope I will see you often here!