Hello, we are the Peterson family! Welcome to our Blog that chronicles our journey towards a simple, intentional life. A journey that lead us to audit our lifestyle and question what we were spending our time, talents and treasure on.


After 5 years of marriage while awaiting the arrival of our first child our lives consisted of:


  • Working long hours with little energy left over at the end of the day

  • Little time to pursue hobbies and passions

  • Rarely seeing extended family

  • Consumer debt with little monthly progress

  • Paychecks went to fill our lives with random & futile S-T-U-F-F


As we began to dream about what we wanted our lives to look like we saw:


  • More time and energy for our growing family

  • Shae having the opportunity to stay at home with our kid(s)

  • Space to pursue our passions with work we loved

  • The freedom to travel and explore

  • Enjoying rich community with friends and family

  • The financial freedom to give to others and pursue our dreams


There were many obvious obstacles between the life we dreamed of and our present existence. We needed to make some major life edits to start living our dreams…so we wrote down each of the obstacles then used this as a checklist for what we needed to accomplish. Next, we got to work! This led us to:


  • Abandon a Steady Paycheck + Benefits
  • Set Sail (Hit the Road) to Spend Time with People We Love
  • Start Spending our Time, Talents & Treasure – Intentionally!


We hope our journey will inspire you to find & embark on your own simple intentional path! While life is still full of challenges we are not looking back! Join us in Livin’ Lightly!






We invite you to explore our site, introduce yourself by leaving a comment, join our newsletter for bi-weekly(ish) inspiration & updates or contact us with any questions. We are excited to continue learning, exploring and sharing simple, intentional living! Checkout the links above to dive deeper into our journey or tune into our PODCAST or watch some of our VIDEOS.