We are the Peterson Family. We decided to make some major life changes to have more time, energy and resources for what matters. This meant selling the majority of our possessions, moving into a Airstream travel trailer and pursing our passions. This blog is about our journey towards a simple and intentional life. We hope your are inspired to start your own journey.  Join us in Livin’ Lightly!

-The Peterson’s


Liv*in – light*ly
[liv-in lahyt-lee]
– Verb
1. A simple & sustainable existence that makes time & room for what’s (most) important while tossing the rest!



Aka: Daddy, Captain of the Land Yacht & Mr. Nature.

Favorite Food: frijoles

Nick loves the Outdoors, Mountain Bikes, Climbing Rocks, playing in the dirt (aka gardening) and going on simple adventures with his girls.



Aka: Momma, First Mate & Ms. Crafty Crafterson

Favorite Food: Green Smoothies

Shae loves being a momma, keeping healthy and fit, playing her guitar, getting her craft on and serving others.



Aka: Baby P, Deck Hand & Curious George

Favorite Food: Bananas

Paisley loves the 4-B’s: bananas, binkies, blankets, babies and being boisterous.


Lord, help us to be the best managers of the things you have entrusted to us!


  • Evelyn @ Smallish April 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Reply

    Hey Shae and Nick!
    Thanks for connecting on Twitter. I’ve been perusing your blog site, and it seems like our blog themes and life journeys are veeerrryyyy similar. I’m so encouraged and blessed to find a kindred blog spirit! It’s fun hearing about your “land yacht” and what God has called you to for this time. I’m also sensing a major wave of minimalism and intentionality among the church and it’s fun to be riding at the front. :) Keep in touch!


  • Sean Ackison August 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    Thanks for the simple pic It gives me a lite heart to see young ones living there dreams. I know it may be hard at times but conforming a free spirit to the worlds view can be truly stifling. PS its not worth it 30yrs and counting

  • melissa August 23, 2013 at 3:17 am | Reply

    Good luck guys! This looks awesome. I wish my husband and I could get some courage and do this. I love airstreams too:) I want an airstream and I will have a “badge” made that says airstream dream. I think we have shifted our goals to include an airstream on a big piece of land somewhere rural and woody. We shall see. But I will enjoy reading your adventure:) kisses to the baby!

    1. Nick August 23, 2013 at 7:29 am | Reply

      Thanks Melissa!

      Rural and woody sounds nice – we hope to include this someday too!

      I can remember Shae and I sitting on our bed and talking about this dream. So glad we pursued it! If its a dream of yours I encourage you to start taking some baby steps. We started with a list of the reasons why would couldn’t…then we had a checklist of things we needed to do.



  • Shae August 23, 2013 at 4:51 am | Reply

    I have had a plan for so long around where you are. Congratulations. I have had three airstream s two of which I have passed into a son hoping he would feel the pull. I have personally released almost all of my personal stuff. Is a good thing. Hugs and love and joy my friends. If you are ever in B.C. Call in.

    1. Nick August 23, 2013 at 6:58 am | Reply

      Thanks Shae! That is an awesome gift you gave to your son! Cheers!

  • JR July 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Reply

    enjoying your blog + resources! :)

    1. Nick July 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Reply

      So glad! Let us know if you have any questions!