HELLO! I’m Diane Gail, the blogger here at Sustainable Slow Living.
SUSTAINABLE SLOW LIVING MISSION STATEMENT
I am a woman who is passionate about eating well, good health, keeping life simple, living with and loving all things handmade, and aligning my life with the cycles of nature.
And I am here to share those passions with you. But, perhaps more importantly, I am here to learn from you. Hosting an online community that is centered around the things I am passionate about seems like the best way to expand my knowledge base and skillsets. I’m hoping to make a few friends as I go.
So here on the blog we will whip up fabulous recipes from scratch. We will use wholesome ingredients. And most often we’ll focus on keeping them healthy. I’m a big fan of both clean eating and plant based eating lifestyles. So, there will be some of that!
We will also immerse ourselves in plenty of DIY projects that reflect the principles of simple, slow living. Projects designed to improve the lives of ourselves, our families, and our pets.
And finally, we will explore ways to effortlessly bring mindful seasonal living into our everday lives. We’ll learn how to eat by the seasons, work by the seasons, play by the seasons, and flow with their natural rhythms in everything we do.
A FEW FACTS ABOUT ME
I am a middle-aged woman who doesn’t seem to know she’s middle-aged. My inability to move a large piece of furniture around the room as I used to sometimes tries to remind me. But my brain refuses to pick up on the connection.
I grew up in small town America, and each time that I moved around this big ‘ol country of ours I moved to yet another small town. I’m a country girl at heart.
I longed for a garden my whole life. I had one in my mid 20’s. But never had a space for one after that. Last year (2020) I decided that I was going to garden in spite of the lack of space. I’ve created a monster. I can’t get enough.
I have been obsessed with food since I cooked my first meal when I was 7. I prepared a grilled cheese sandwich and served it to my Daddy. I have been cooking ever since and I’m really very talented in the kitchen. BUT, the fact remains, that I have never been prouder of a meal than I was of that grilled cheese sandwich I served my Dad.
I once purchased a little cape cod house that I furnished and decorated entirely from yard sales, second hand stores, and estate sales. It was one of my very favorite spaces in this world.
I believe wholeheartedly that the very best teacher a person can connect with is nature. I have learned to follow her lead in most everything I do. I do still fail at this practice occasionally, but it’s okay because I still have time to get it right.
The love of my life is my Olde English Bulldogge. If you dare to look at the picture below he will forever after be the love of your life too!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY …
Follow along for tasty, simple, healthy recipes made with real food, DIY tutorials and tips about natural living for yourself, your family, your home, and your pets, and tips, insights, and musings about living by the seasons!
I share a new blog post every single week, sometimes two! Each of them has a video version on my YouTube Channel, (the YouTube channel is currently in the works and is expected to be up and running in just a month or two, more likely two) you should go and check that out!