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You may have caught a sneak peak of the soon-to-be-debut Anthology Magazine yesterday on Design*Sponge. Anthology is a brand new print {yes, print!} home decor magazine by Editor in Chief, Anh-Minh Le, and Creative Director, Meg Mateo Ilasco, that I'm thrilled to be a part of. Along with having designed the logo for the magazine and helping select the artist for the premiere cover, I'll also be serving as Anthology's Market Editor.

Check out this awesome stop-motion film which gives a little peek into the magazine's story. With video by Thayer Allyson Gowdy and music by Susie Ghahremani, it's sure to remind you that print really is not dead.

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Here's a peek at one of my favorite stories from the premiere issue…the colorful and wonderfully patterned home of Jen Mankins, owner of the
amazing triplet of Bird boutiques in Brooklyn.

Finally, for the first issue, I'll be sharing some of my picks based on the theme of The Slow Life. As a special treat to Oh Joy readers {and in celebration of this month's 5 year blog birthday}, we're giving away a one year subscription to 5 lucky readers. Simply, tell us {in one sentence} how you focus on the slow life at home. How do you take pleasure in the simple things? Comments close on Friday morning at 9am PST and five winners will be chosen at random. Sorry, open to US residents only.

UPDATE: Congrats to Kate V. from Somerville, MA; Kristen T. from Chicago, IL; Veronica A. from Monclair, NJ; Krista S. from Hickory, NC; and Angelique W. from Narbeth, PA for being our 5 lucky winners!

{photo of Jen Mankins home by Jessica Antola, cover art by Kris Atomic.}

877 comments

  1. i’m so excited about about anthology.
    for me, taking pleasure in the slow life happens best over a steamy cup of tea, five (even three) quiet minutes spent in a cozy chair in the morning sunshine before rushing to hop in the shower or behind the computer screen. and then of course, i try to recreate this sense of quietude in my own little online space.
    can’t wait to read more!

  2. Every night my husband and I walk our dogs and sit down at the dining room table to eat dinner together. Our family time is important — it helps us appreciate what we have.

  3. I sit on the couch with a pot of jasmine tea and make collages with old National Geographics. I think the no TV part is key!

  4. I think my favorite way to enjoy the slow life is to try to cook homemade meals and avoid fast food and freezer food. I appreciate my food so much more if I have to knead it or season it the way I want. And there isn’t too many things that are better than seeing my fiance get excited when I make his favorite food or make something new that he ends up loving.

  5. I make a grand breakfast with my best plates and dishes, and enjoy it on my porch overlooking the mountains before work.

  6. So excited about the launch!
    I like to go out on my balcony and just relax, put my feet up and hang out with my dog and boyfriend and listen to the creek behind my house. Those moments are so necessary to combat the craziness of most days. πŸ™‚

  7. For me, the slow life means taking time to enjoy every little moment. Sometimes I stay in bed for a few extra minutes in the morning, but most of the time, I cook things from scratch: breakfast, dinners, cakes, cookies…Making and sitting down to share those foods and chat with others really helps me to appreciate the days.

  8. the slow life for us: means a collective choice to live within blocks of our community of friends, so “running into each other” happens daily… i’m thankful for the deep and lasting relationships it has created.

  9. I love taking care of the history of my family: I love photographs, love to paint and draw and to write, so I turned this passion into a hobby – scrapbooking, but not the “old granny” way. It’s more artistic and meaningful, paying attention on every detail of my life, the daily routinem and the beauty behind this. In this way, I now look at my family and my whole life with more attention, never took them for granted, like “savoring” every breathe and word and smile.

  10. Being as organized as possible helps me focus on living the slow life because everything is in its place, so I’m not wasting time or stressing out looking for things or living in clutter.

  11. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  12. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  13. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  14. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  15. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  16. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  17. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  18. Creating and living a slow & savored life has been a work-in-process for me over the past few years. I keep discovering that it really is in the little things of the day. I make rituals instead of routine and try to pay attention to little things, like being observant on morning walks with my dog and making it a point to actually sit down at meals with my husband. I also make sure to treat myself to hot baths with too many bubbles and a good book as often as possible. I’m looking forward to reading your printed goods as well.

  19. Slow living for me: I walk to work, turned the TV into an aquarium, read, draw comic books, and shoot film with toy cameras!

  20. After dinner my husband and I usually play a classic board games together. The ones that have been around for ages and remind us of when we were kids with no responsibility.

  21. As soon as we’re both home my husband and I will go snuggle in bed with our dog, Hoosier, who has been trained to spoon (!) and relay our day to each other. It’s blissful!

  22. Like a few other people, I have found the best way to enjoy the slow life is over a home cooked meal with my sweetie.

  23. A great night in for me is cooking dinner with my boyfriend, enjoying a bottle of wine, relaxing together on the couch.

  24. Lately it’s been about cooking more, sipping on loose leaf tea, cutting flowers from the garden and curling up with a book and a glass of wine.

  25. I get up super early so that I can walk to the train station everyday… (be it blazing sun, soggy rain or freezing knee deep snow) I live in the suburbs; the train station is over a mile away – but in the morning the entire world seems to be just mine.

  26. Shooting with film. The whole process of waiting for your images to be developed and the anticipation of seeing what you captured is very exciting.

  27. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  28. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  29. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  30. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  31. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  32. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  33. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  34. You close your eyes and take a deep breath, because no matter what else is happening – when you do that the moment slows down and you can truly just drink it right in. (Don’t keep your eyes closed for long though, you don’t want to miss anything πŸ™‚ ! )

  35. My husband and I have two dogs (Great Dane & Pitbull) and two orange tabbies that require a lot of attention but we both work hard to make a living so how we enjoy the slow life is: Whether it be outside in the grass on a nice day or inside our home on the floor, we try to lay down for 30 minutes and just show the kiddos our undivided attention. It is amazing to see how much they love it and are prepared to come lay down with us and just get loved on πŸ™‚

  36. For me it is simply sitting with my dog at my feet while I write at the dining table in the morning, enjoying my first cup of coffee.

  37. My husband and I get in bed most nights with our books, talk about our day for a bit, and read for a good half hour or so before going to sleep. No laptops allowed. =)
    (So excited for this magazine! I miss my Domino and Blueprint and I think this will be just the thing to replace them!)

  38. Once I get home from work, I try to walk or ride my bike everywhere I go. It makes me a lot more intentional with my time and I notice delicious details in my neighborhood that I seem to miss when I’m driving.

  39. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  40. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  41. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  42. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  43. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  44. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  45. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  46. I’m so excited about this magazine! Congrats!
    The slow life to me is sitting outside in my nearby park with a fancy beer and great book. Last night it was Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold Lager and Brad Kessler’s Goat Song. Awesome.

  47. I make an event out of dinner whenever I can. Inviting friends over, cooking a special meal, taking hours to eat… but then again it never feels slow at the time. πŸ™‚

  48. For me the slow life means finding the time to enjoy an uninterrupted dinner with my husband, play with our cat and end the evening with a good book!

  49. i embrace the slow life by reading and learning, trying my hand at a homemade life, spending time with my love and the cats, laughing, enjoying life for everything it is (and sometimes is not).
    Congrats on the new magazine! I’m super excited for it!

  50. lately my boyfriend and i have been making dinners together spending time cooking with music playing in the background… talking about each others day. i look forward to it everyday.

  51. My life is quite the opposite of slow right now, but I’ve been flirting with change for a while and my next goal is to slow down and enjoy the little things. This would help!

  52. I try to embrace the slow life by savoring every bite of my favorite foods… like pistachio ice cream.

  53. i walk. to and from the market, the park, the dry cleaners… it gives me a minute (or twenty) to slow down mentally even though my feet move quickly.

  54. I enjoy watching our daughter discover things for the first time like stepping on crunchy fall leaves, or smelling our pot of basil.

  55. Simplicity is a clean and organized house that smells of beautiful candles, is filled with colorful flowers and has an ambient breeze floating through the windows while loved ones are all around.

  56. I simply try to enjoy my space – the head of my bed is up against bay windows in my bedroom, and with the light streaming through the trees onto my bed and the cool air wafting in the windows, its the perfect place to reflect, read, nap, and enjoy both the peacefulness of the outdoors and the indoors.

  57. oh, what a treat! i focus on embracing simplicity by taking pleasure in the little things. i am thankful for sunshine and open windows and fall flowers and a cottage to care for. i take pleasure in buying fresh food from farmers and baking my own bread. in today’s world, it’s these things that we must treasure.

  58. I love to wake up early early… like 5am… and just enjoy coffee and books and the crisp morning air. The world is so silent and it seems like no one else has joined it yet and it’s all yours (and probly not too many actually have). It happens far too little these days but it will always be my favorite time.

  59. Right now I am reading the paper, drinking coffee and watching Sesame Street with my 2 year old…without thinking about everything else I should be doing!

  60. For me, focusing on the slow life means not “multi-tasking” so much – less may get done, but it’s done well.

  61. When my one year old daughter is taking a nap, I curl up next to her and read a book or magazine instead of catching up on chores.

  62. my husband and I always cook dinner together, then walk the dog afterwards. It allows us to unwind and catch up on each other’s day.

  63. My slow life time always centers around coffee and the newspaper/latest fashion magazine…and normally takes place on Sunday mornings.

  64. I light candles, make a quick pasta dinner, turn on Ella Fitzgerald on the ipod, open a bottle of wine, and use our prettiest plates. I try to make myself pause and enjoy appreciate five of my senses.

  65. I like to sit on my porch with my husband and dog with a big cup of tea and a book. Stepping away from the phone, computer and television and just talking about our days and plans really helps.

  66. I enjoy cooking and baking in the evenings. Something about the preparing, the washing, the cooking, it’s therapy. While I wait (for cooking, baking to be done) I look up new recipes and/or catch up on my online reading and end each day with a short walk with my husband and dog:)

  67. On a lot of evenings we wander around in our yard – pick up acorns or check in on our plants. And do a little dreaming about our future vegetable garden.

  68. Every day when I get home from work, I sit down for at least 10 minutes and just listen to music. This helps me unwind before I have to get dinner ready or go to the gym!

  69. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  70. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  71. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  72. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  73. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  74. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  75. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  76. I’m a full-time student, and I work part-time, so sometimes the only way for me to enjoy the slow life, is to wake up a little earlier, and give myself more time to do each chore, task, and exercise of getting ready for my day. Helps me to slow down, not rush, and enjoy my shower, all to myself.

  77. Well it is now autumn, meaning not just breezy weather and colorful leaves, but football season! I am not much of a fan, but my boyfriend and his family his. So for me the slow life means sometime sitting down to enjoy a 3 hour game, even though it’s something I wouldn’t normally prefer. It’s great quality time to sit and talk, and enjoy some great snacks.

  78. More than happy to ready about a creative slow life.
    We take the time to take the time, so that the process is enjoyed as much as the final product: in cooking, creating art, and playing.

  79. After the kids are in bed, I settle in to my comfy couch with a nice glass of red wine and a new magazine or some embroidery in my lap.

  80. i once vacationed at a cottage where there was no clock. it was bliss. now sometimes on a sunday i will unplug all the clocks. it’s amazing how slowly the day goes by

  81. Congrats on the mag, can’t wait to see it!
    I think just turning off the tv and having dinner together at the table is a big win for slowing down and appreciating each other.

  82. To ensure that home life is slow and leisurely, I make cookies, watch movies with my boyfriend, and have a strict “no real clothes on Sundays” rule – only PJs.

  83. I enjoy walking around the neighborhood and talk about nothing and anything after work with my boyfriend.

  84. I turn off the phone, put away the computer, and sit on the porch with my family with an iced coffee. There’s nowhere to be, and that is lovely.

  85. We make sure to wake up early and cook a full eggs n’ bacon + avacado + toast breakfast every weekend — early enough that books or conversation are the only temptations, distractions or indulgences.

  86. I take pleasure in the simple things by sitting in the warm spot where the sun streams through the curtains in the morning.

  87. I bake my own bread as much as possible. It can be hard to carve out the time, but it’s so darned good! In most other ways, I’m terrible at making the slow life a priority. One of these days…

  88. I only use big fluffy bright white towels so that I can really enjoy the ritual of showering and just feeling good. They’re impractical but I love them.

  89. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  90. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  91. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  92. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  93. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  94. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  95. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  96. i really want to win this, we just moved to a new apartment in new york city, i’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and i need exciting mail badly.
    i take my time every morning to tidy my nest before i leave for the day, this way when i return home from where ever i’ve been, the house feels relaxed and ready for me, and i can just kick my shoes off and enjoy the comforting feeling of home.

  97. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  98. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  99. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  100. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  101. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  102. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  103. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  104. We always eat our meals in the dining room, with no electronics on the table. Its a small thing, but it makes a big difference in the day!

  105. Every night, I set aside time to curl up in my favorite armchair (wrapped up in a chunky cableknit blanket in the colder months) with a cup of coffee, tea or glass of wine, and my cat on my lap, and call at least one family member or friend. Since so many loved ones are scattered in faraway cities, I love the time I spend catching up with them about their days – even the most mundane ones. It makes me feel not so far away from them.
    Sooo excited about Anthology! Could this finally fill the void that Blueprint has left behind??

  106. I enjoy lighting candles & playing some Ray Lamontagne with a glass of wine or coffee late at night. Very peaceful. πŸ™‚
    I’m so excited about this magazine!

  107. I focus on the slow life by sleeping in, having a good cup of coffee, taking long walks, napping, catching up with friends, and curling up on couch.

  108. I dedicate every Sunday to go to my local farmers market. I like to come home and get to work planting new plants, arranging new flowers, and washing off my fruits and vegetables. I arrange everything around my house like prizes to enjoy for the rest of the week. A very rewarding chore!

  109. One of my simple pleasures is caring for my plants. City living means no garden for me, but I have learned about so many interesting types of indoor plants. Taking time to care for each of them and see how they have grown/changed from day to day helps me stay connected to the out of doors.

  110. Pretty!! I come home from work, sit down a go through the mail – it only takes a second, but it’s a good transition from a busy day to slowing down a little bit.

  111. I move out of the room with the TV and where the laptops charge. Once I’ve settled what to read, I make a pot of loose leaf tea and settle down. I love sitting close to the window, so when I look up I’m staring out into our garden.

  112. Owning my own business means there isn’t much slow life for me to enjoy. But every morning, I ride my bicylce to the farmers market with my husband and get out groceries for the week. I’m also sure to pick up at least one or two bouquets of fresh flowers. They always liven the place up.

  113. I get up an hour earlier than I need to — I aim for every day, but it doesn’t *always* work out that way — and spend the time leisurely reading coffee, reading, knitting, making jewelry, anything that A) doesn’t involve a computer or phone and B) is fun. It’s a lovely way to start the day off and helps me feel like my job is PART of my life, not my life itself.

  114. Hooray for the return of print shelter mags!
    Laying in bed with a magazine on my lap and tea in hand is my favorite Sunday morning ritual. It’s the ultimate ‘me time’ – relaxing, inspiring and I love finding new resources. The last few years have been missing something in the way of print so I am over the moon about this!

  115. For us the slow life has come to mean sitting down in our living room after work, and spending the evening actually talking with each other, getting up now and then to do a little dinner prep, and/or just watching our very entertaining cat.

  116. I focus on the slow life at home by reducing things down to their most simple elements; making jam from scratch, mending clothing and finding joy in the garden and it’s offerings – nothing beats the simple joys in life.

  117. I recently moved to a smaller city with a slower pace, and I started my own business…tough work of course, but the ability to choose my own schedule is priceless.
    Great giveaway, and I’m so excited for the new magazine!

  118. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  119. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  120. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  121. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  122. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  123. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  124. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  125. I do things myself that I could pay others to do, such as raise herbs, mend clothes, and clean house.
    Love the new magazine!!!!

  126. As a college student, nothing makes me appreciate the slow life more than a hot bath with a mesmerizing book on a night when the rest of campus is partying.
    This magazine looks like it would make a hot bath even slower! Fingers crossed!

  127. I slowed it down at home by adopting a pug. I love just watching him sleep and playing fetch with him.

  128. I think the key to enjoying the slow life at home is about getting rid of the clutter in your mind and appreciating those moments when just the right amount of sun comes through your windows and you realize how little you really need to be happy.

  129. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  130. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  131. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  132. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  133. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  134. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  135. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  136. Riding my new bike around the city whenever I can (both to and from specific destinations, or just a loop around the park).

  137. I live in NYC and my bff lives in LA so one of the ways we stay in touch is to write each other letters. Every week I love having a cup of mint tea and reading/writing a letter. A handwritten note makes everything a bit more special.

  138. My favourite way to enjoy the slow life is to create a fancy tea service for myself. A cup of tea, cream in a small china pitcher, a small goodie all served on a silver tray. You can’t rush tea.

  139. I focus on the slow life by falling asleep on the couch, my fiance’s lap as my pillow, every Sunday during football season.

  140. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  141. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  142. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  143. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  144. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  145. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  146. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  147. I allow myself time every weekend to just sit in the quiet and read – so nice to just be curled up at home with a good book!
    Can’t wait to see Anthology! πŸ™‚
    -Carrie

  148. Gorgeous magazine!
    Living the slow life means waking up before my family and drinking a cup of coffee while listening to the whole world slowly wake up.

  149. Every night at 6 we climb into bed with our little one and we read, play, and just settle into the evening. Then he goes down at seven and the pace picks back up.

  150. I bike to work and take the scenic route through pleasant neighborhoods and parks. Not the quickest way to get to my destination, but definitely the most enjoyable.

  151. Slowing down for me is all about taking the time to grocery shop so I can cook dinners at home during the week. Having good, healthy food really helps when things get crazy.

  152. Every Sunday evening (weather permitting) my husband and I walk to the museum lawn near our house with friends (sans phones!) and we bring our pets, picnic dinners, instruments and red wine. Perfect way to head into the week.

  153. I walk my dog along the pepper tree grove behind my house around dusk. It’s so peaceful and quiet, and a nice way to settle into a quiet evening.

  154. We try to live in each moment…instead of anticipating what comes next, we do our best to truly relish each activity we’re a part of…whether creating a meal or playing football in the grass.

  155. WOW that looks like a gorgeous magazine. I focus on the slow life by always baking my own pie crusts: just taking that extra time and not giving into the store bought box makes such a difference in the final lovely pie.

  156. Gah I’m so excited for this magazine! I *try* and enjoy life every day at lunch. I grab my lunch and run to my favorite place, the most beautiful park, and read. Sometimes I’ll stop reading, soak up the sun and just enjoy the weather. Love it.

  157. We try to live in each moment…instead of anticipating what comes next we try to relish each activity we take part in together…whether it be creating a meal or playing football in the grass.

  158. sitting on the couch together, yet still having the freedom to do our own things is always so comforting. and the time of night that we look forward to.

  159. It’s hard to slow down with a toddler, but after she’s put to bed, whether for a nap or for the night, I turn to my design blogs to relax.

  160. no cable at our house…if the kids are bored, they can go play in the treehouse or read a book. also, I get a lot more done with no TV to distract me…knitting, reading cooking-i love it!

  161. I take pleasure in cooking from scratch–baking pies for relaxation and hearty stews for cool evenings–as well as taking the time to tend my little garden in the city and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

  162. I treasure the quiet minutes in the morning with a cup of tea and the cat purring, before life starts with all its joyful noises…

  163. Oh, this sounds like a fabulous publication!!! I focus on family. I always make sure I spend time every day with my husband and my puppies. I also make time to create because that is who I am. With those two things…I am a happy happy girl!

  164. We sit quietly and read and snuggle before bedtime. No distractions usually prompts some interesting stories from the kids.

  165. We joined a CSA which keeps me aware of the slow and steady changes that happen through the growing season and through the year.
    Anthology looks incredible. Congratulations.

  166. First, I can’t wait for Anthology!
    Slow life to me means lots of little things – using handmade cloth napkins, cooking with my husband, enjoying a cup of hot tea in my favorite mug every morning.. I like to just take a few minutes every morning to enjoy my surroundings before stepping out into the crazy world. πŸ™‚

  167. Oh my…this is such a great giveaway! I can’t wait to see the debut of this print magazine!
    One of the ways in which I slow down and focus on the beauty of the simple things in life is by blogging. I find so much inspiration from words to photos that affirm the beauty in life. I enjoy doing this daily with a good cup of coffee or tea. I also like to garden and read on my patio. =)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  168. To me, “slowing down” means making more conscious choices as to how to spend your free time and spending your money on higher quality products you’ll get more enjoyment out of. Right now that means no cable, all library books, and the good kind of coffee.

  169. this looks like a wonderful magazine!! i can not get enough of my glossy pages!
    to help celebrate the simple things, i relish in my ‘me-time’. i enjoy every quiet moment alone, doing just what i love. i also help spread the word about how lovely time alone can be so that others are not so afraid to give it a try, too!! πŸ˜‰

  170. I open my windows in the evening (it’s way too loud any other time since I live in an industrial part of Midtown Manhattan) and eat my dinner with real silverware.

  171. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  172. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  173. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  174. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  175. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  176. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  177. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  178. I cannot wait to see this new PRINT mag.
    Lately, I’ve been interviewing my hubby about life, his loves, and things I can do for him, and around the house, to make him even happier. I record his answers for current and future inspiration. I suspect he enjoys being the center of attention for the time being.

  179. taking the time each saturday morning for the ritual of going to the market, buying fresh, seasonal produce, taking it home and prepping it for a week of great homemade meals.

  180. We just moved into our new home and are taking our time deciding how to decorate it so that we can enjoy really living in it together. We take the time to cook most nights of the week, so after the living room, the layout of the kitchen will be our top priority.

  181. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  182. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  183. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  184. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  185. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  186. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  187. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  188. I work weekends so I’m often busy when everyone else is enjoying their freedom. On Sunday morning (my favorite day) I make a cup of black tea steeped with cinnamon, sit at my dining table by the window and just listen to the silence around me. I remember the people I love, the inspirations I have had and the long lovely trips I have taken. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can become so grounding and transformative to the spirit of the day.

  189. My husband and I commit to 2 hours of no technology after work so that we can spend some thoughtful time together. We usually take the dog for a walk.

  190. I read with my son both at high noon and at bedtime. It’s our special time to stop whatever it is that we’re doing and share a good story and good company.

  191. When my nearly-6 y.o. (!) daughter gets home from school, she and I like to draw scenes from our day β€” it helps us process what went on that day and, for her, it’s a way to express what her words sometimes can not.

  192. Going into my living room after I wake up and drawing open the curtains to let the first rays of sun and fresh air (or just fresh air if it’s overcast) into the room and savoring the first few minutes of a new day.

  193. I try to spend at least one night at home alone during the week either cooking a great meal or reading a good book or new magazine. Getting a subscription to Anthology would definitely help in this endeavor!

  194. Anthology looks adorable – excited for the first issue!
    I cook 3-5 nights a week completely from scratch using locally sourced organic produce and meats.

  195. yes, print! your magazine looks gorgeous and i’m crossing my fingers that my short-on-cash self will win a subscription!
    to live the slow life, i cook. and bake. taking a leisurely walk around the farmer’s market once a week, selecting ingredients, bringing them home, and making delicious, sometimes fancy but always wholesome, from scratch meals always bring me back to the present. cutting veggies, sifting flour, whisking eggs… the process of making food presses the slow motion button on my mind. joined by my partner in our sunny yellow kitchen, silk screened aprons tied around our waists, it is easy to find sweet, calming peace. πŸ™‚

  196. A Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon spent in the sunroom with the windows open and a book or magazine. The sunlight warms you up, the breeze cools you off, and the fresh air calms the nerves.

  197. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  198. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  199. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  200. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  201. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  202. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  203. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  204. A slow life day for me would involve a run on the beach, a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients from the farmers market, and sitting down with a good book – nothing involving technology.

  205. Glad to be a part of this launch. Best wishes!
    My slow life at home…
    Sketching in the back room near the big window with the sun hitting my back, with R&B playing
    in the background. Takes me back…

  206. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  207. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  208. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  209. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  210. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  211. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  212. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  213. We always eat dinner together as a family, and my husband and I have a glass of wine together on our cozy screened porch after the kids go to bed.

  214. Every Sunday afternoon, I bake bread. I make different kinds for different weeks, but that’s the only bread we have for the week. While its baking, I read books from the library and enjoy the library smell and the adventures inside. Once the bread is done, I enjoy a thick slice with butter and a small glass of wine as a Sunday night dinner. It is a perfect and restful and calm way to start the week, feeling thankful for the fresh bread and quiet time.

  215. Slow cooking and slow eating with wine, friends, and vinyl records. Lazy weekends walking with my hubs and dog, and learning to be mindful of my surroundings, emotions, and presence in the moment.
    Life is delightful.

  216. Cooking! I pour a glass of wine, put on some music and start chopping. It’s my favorite way to slow down.

  217. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  218. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  219. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  220. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  221. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  222. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  223. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  224. On early morning runs I have started going without music and let the beautiful morning unfold in front of me- the sights and sounds are fantastic!

  225. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  226. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  227. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  228. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  229. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  230. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  231. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  232. I love cooking my dinners from scratch as often as I can, with fresh local ingredients and herbs I grow myself. Somehow it always tastes better knowing that I took the time to do it myself, rather than making something out of the freezer.

  233. I sleep in and linger in bed, listening to the sound of the trains going by on the tracks a few blocks from my home…no two train whistles sound alike, FYI.

  234. My favorite part of the slow life is in the details–grating cheese, jarring pickles, weeding the garden–and somehow, usually have something to do with eating!

  235. As someone who loves nature but lives in the city, I run outside everyday in the sunshine or rain, taking time from hectic mornings to turn off my mind.
    *yay anthology!!*

  236. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  237. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  238. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  239. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  240. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  241. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  242. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  243. I believe the small things are the most important things, and they directly contribute to your overall quality of life. Choose to enjoy each moment and you’ll love life!

  244. I’ve learned to slow down at home by taking on more projects! It sounds counter-intuitive, but I’ve been indulging in and making time to learn new things that I do purely for pleasure, like learning to quilt and making one new delectable treat each week. Taking time for myself has made me feel oddly productive in other areas!

  245. Good news indeed! How do I take pleasure in the simple things? I take a extra second to add a swirl/heart/flower to the lattes I make every morning for me and my husband. It makes them taste better πŸ˜‰

  246. I’m in college and I usually have a pretty hectic week, so I like to wake up 10 minutes early each morning and look out the window of my apartment with my cup a coffee and watch the world wake up with me as the sun peeks over the trees

  247. My fiance and I make a conscious effort to cook with each other as much as possible and limit the distractions while we’re enjoying each other’s company in the kitchen and dining room. Slowing down and working with our hands {for our bellies} each evening keeps us sane.

  248. We live in a very small apartment with no TV, which gives us more time for talking, reading, and listening to records together.
    This looks like a great magazine and a nice companion to Uppercase Magazine. Can’t wait to check it out!

  249. It’s getting cool now, with fall right around the corner. My favorite thing to do during the fall is to open up my large windows in my living room, let the breeze flow in, wrap myself up in a warm blanket, and read a book while sipping on a cup of yummy Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice. Of course my cute little black pom, Hailey is curled up by my feet.

  250. My hubby and I try to allow for one slow morning each weekend. We allow ourselves to wake up naturally (no phone, no alarm clock!) brew a fresh press of coffee, make some hashbrowns, and curl up with the pugs in the office with a book and each other’s company–no computer, no TV.

  251. The slow life…
    It’s a bit of an oxymoron for me. I’m a bit of a go-go-goer who relishes a quick afternoon nap to get me through the day. So my “slow life” at home usually happens around midnight when I break out my laptop, a slew of new design magazines and my favorite design show playing in the background.
    Oh, the smell of a newly opened design magazine with it’s glossy, crisp pages brings me zen like no other. Sprawled across the bed in my own blissful chaos with my laptop, sitting close at hand. It’s the perfect partner to the new Living Etc., just in case I find inspiration that absolutely cannot wait til morning!
    Awww, sweet, slow life…

  252. I embrace the slow life by taking leisurely bike rides – there’s so much more to notice and enjoy at slower speeds.

  253. wow, can’t wait for this magazine, looks fabulous!
    crafting with my kids is one of my favorite ways of taking things slowly and really enjoying the process.

  254. My husband and I try to cook dinner together every night of the week. It gives us a chance to catch up after a busy day and also allow us to know what we are putting into our bodies.

  255. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  256. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  257. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  258. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  259. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  260. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  261. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  262. I sit at the kitchen table and drink my tea in the morning while doing absolutely nothing else!

  263. My husband and I work from home as independent filmmakers. We love working together on films all day, taking breaks often to go for walks for inspiration. In the evenings we watch our favorite films and write about them in a little journal. Then we go to sleep and do it all over again the next day.

  264. I slow my home life down when I make my bed every morning, put my keys and wallet in their own little space or “home”, and snuggle in a pile of clean, warm clothes fresh out of the dryer. For me it’s essentially about living with genuine gratitude for my belongings, loved ones and living space.

  265. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  266. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  267. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  268. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  269. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  270. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  271. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  272. Every morning I make sure I get up early in the morning and eat breakfast with my partner. We sit closely and enjoy a bowl of cereal. That always makes a great start for the day.

  273. I have a daily routine with my cuddly cat where I drop my work (be it my reading, writing, computer) and let her lie on my stomach. The minute she starts purring, all my stress melts away!

  274. I like to enjoy the slow life by stretching out my mornings before work. Getting up before sunrise and going for a hike is the perfect way to start the day. Making time for a wonderful breakfast, hot tea and a favorite magazine once I get back home from my hike, all contribute to starting the day slow.

  275. The slow life: a cup of tea, an open window, a blank sketchbook in front of me, and my husband reading next to me.
    (I’m so excited about Anthology!)

  276. We cook together, mosey together, take time out to have lazy weekend mornings browsing the farmer’s market, cuddling and drinking tea.

  277. I don’t own a desk nor a chair, I sit on my mattress positioned in front of a coffee table. I leave open a bag of toffees, put my playlist on JT Spangler, lay back on a cushion and enter a world of discoveries on my favorite sites.

  278. Enjoying the quiet moments of a cup of tea and a good book on my bed, just before the sun sets. That is the best moment of the day and a way for me to relax and reflect!

  279. Besides reading magazines (hint! hint!) I focus on the slow life by drinking coffee and reading the NY Times every Sunday morning ~ it’s my weekly moment of zen.

  280. I started a crafting circle to slow down the pace of life that is full of hectic meetings and appointments- craft night is a therapeutic time-out! Phew!

  281. I make a point to have my coffee and breakfast alone while my son naps, so that I can savor it, some light reading and a moment’s peace before the day gets away from us.

  282. oh can’t wait to get my hands on one of these! – congrats on 5 years too!
    my favorite thing is to lay in bed really early in the morning and watch the sun peak through my blinds love the look of morning sunshine

  283. I make a bowl of bread dough, and then I slowly wake up it up in a warm place, and then I tuck it into some loaf pans and wait for the house to fill up with the smell.

  284. Even when I’m tired and cranky, making time to make dinner and sit down to a lovely meal with my fiance is the best way to live the slow life during our hectic days!

  285. Looks fantastic.
    Slowing down for me usually involves a glass of vino, but I also think of making a pie totally from scratch…taking a bath…reading for pleasure…writing in my journal.

  286. Slowing down at home means: not answering the phone during a dinner where we laugh a lot, making breakfast a priority, finding time for oneself in a space of your own with plenty of natural light, and turning off the TV/Internet and turning up the music.

  287. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  288. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  289. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  290. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  291. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  292. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  293. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  294. while my life is not slow by nature (at all), i do make a point of slowing down to do things i love. for instance, no matter how tempting it is to tear into a new magazine the second i see it peeking out of my mailbox, i wait until i have time to sit down and spend time with it. rather than running through the drive-thru for a morning caffeine fix, i methodically boil water and steep tea while doing NOTHING else before my day really starts. little rituals like this trasform simple pleasures into luxury. for me anyway.

  295. My husband and I like to make time to talk before bed. Life gets so crazy with work, cleaning, and taking care of the kids, that sometimes I feel like we don’t even get a chance to say hi to each other. Having that time every night helps us slow down and look at where we’re going in life.

  296. After I get home from work, I spend an hour playing with my 6 month old daughter, no tv, no dinner even (usually), until she falls asleep about an hour later. She was in the hospital for the first two months of her life, so I am making up for lost time.

  297. I’m pretty much a professional relaxer, and I keep my provisions on hand: books, magazines, candles, freshly laundered bedding, iPod, tea, hot cocoa fixin’s, and 2 fuzzy cats.

  298. Watering the garden, cooking dinner every night and sharing it with my husband and no other distractions (how do people watch TV while eating dinner together??!!) and meditation.

  299. I have a stamp collection, and love pouring over the detailed beautiful works of art from around the world. It’s important to appreciate the small wonders that are so easily ignored, like postage stamps. πŸ™‚

  300. To me, the slow life is about making and enjoying things of quality and character, which is why I grow heirloom fruits and vegetables, send my toddler out in the garden to pick his own snacks, make him soft, warm pants sewn from of wool sweaters lined with a soft old tee-shirt, keep lots of musical instruments and art supplies on hand, and invite friends to dine or stay over as often as possible.

  301. I have sacrificed a career to stay at home with my son and have loved every minute of it. I could have worked, put my son in daycare and have been able to buy a bigger home, nicer car and have more possessions. But, instead we lived in a 700 sq.ft. 1 bedroom condo and now a small home with 2 bedrooms. Do I regret not having a bigger lifestyle? Not one bit! I have thoroughly enjoyed my slow paced life!!

  302. I write down affirmations such as “Every day is an opportunity for me to live my dreams” on note cards and read them every morning before starting the day πŸ™‚

  303. I am an art student, and for me I enjoy slowing down to take in the authentic inspirations around me.

  304. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  305. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  306. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  307. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  308. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  309. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  310. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  311. I’m enjoying the slow life sitting on my pretty yellow victorian sofa, sipping green tea and flipping through a magazine or two.

  312. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  313. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  314. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  315. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  316. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  317. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  318. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  319. I’m so excited for Anthology to come out!
    My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is with a great book and a steaming cup of coffee! Preferably curled up in front of a fireplace! πŸ™‚

  320. Reading. Reading. Reading. Even though I naturally read very fast, nothing epitomizes “slow living” to me more than reading (a BOOK – forever. never a kindle).

  321. We enjoy going to the Eugene local farmer’s market, held 3 times a week downtown, and coming home to cook delicious meals.

  322. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  323. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  324. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  325. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  326. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  327. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  328. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  329. I stop, sit on my couch, and look out the window to the great oak tree with the long branches outside the window and try to concentrate on the blue sky in the background. It can make you feel amazingly calm. :]

  330. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  331. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  332. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  333. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  334. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  335. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  336. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  337. I love going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, taking the time to actually look at all the houses and trees and flowers that live just blocks from my home

  338. I make it a policy never to answer a phone just because it’s ringing, and also not to feel guilty about laying reading, inside on the couch on a beautiful day.

  339. I take pleasure in the little things by engaging in meditative activities that encourage to me focus on each and every tiny little moment, such as the simple pleasure of chopping veggies for a home-cooked meal, each breath of a challenging yoga pose, and of course, meditation itself!

  340. Spending time with my boyfriend helps me focus on slowing my life down — I try not to do work when I’m with him, plus we take the time to do things like linger over dinner or cuddle while watching a movie.

  341. Super slow walks every morning with my boyfriend gives me something to live for while we’re apart πŸ™‚ Simple memories are often the best cure.

  342. This may sound a little strange, but I LOVE to lay my favorite sweaters on my bed and de-pill them with an electric fabric shaver. You can’t imagine how relaxing it is! Plus, my sweaters look brand new when I’m done. It’s sort of a double rainbow. πŸ˜‰

  343. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  344. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  345. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  346. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  347. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  348. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  349. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  350. Congratulations on the new magazine. I can’t wait to see the first issue in person.
    I relax by curling up in my favority chair, with a cup of tea and a stack of my favorite design magazines at my side. Nothing is more relaxing than doing something that I love and that makes me feel good.

  351. it takes a lot of effort to take it slow at home, but usually it starts with cooking at home and having dinner together at the table and not in front of the tv.

  352. I like to hum a quiet little ditty to myself, in the candlelight, while sinking into a piping hot lavender salt bath.

  353. I’ve had several bouts with unemployment lately that really forced me to stop, slow down, and look around me. I’ve found that it’s ok to spend an afternoon in a chair in the backyard with a book; I’ve learned that my favorite chore is hanging laundry on the line; and I absolutely love sitting on the porch swing waiting for my husband to come home from work. Once I went back to work, I missed these little things that I used to take for granted.
    This magazine looks gorgeous!

  354. Whoo hoo! I am so excited about this magazine!
    I always set my alarm ahead by about ten minutes so I can take a little time to sleep in each morning

  355. “The Anthology” looks and sounds delightful! I love receiving mail so I make sure to set aside time to make handwritten cards to send to friends and family. Its a small gesture but makes a lasting impact for both myself and the receiver.

  356. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  357. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  358. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  359. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  360. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  361. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  362. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  363. I never ever say no when my 12 year old son asks if I will come sit with him or watch him do something. I know I need to enjoy these slow times in the midst of my hectic day because soon he will stop asking.

  364. I love waking up a little early to talk and snuggle with my boyfriend before responsibilities get us up. It’s my favorite part of the day.

  365. Sitting in my favorite little park on the Long Island Sound with a good book and a bottle of homemade fizzy lemonade, enjoying the sea breezes and sun filtering through the trees.

  366. I live a few blocks from a cathedral with a beautiful lawn, and anytime I can steal a couple hours, I grab a stack of books and magazines, a picnic blanket, and get a delicious red velvet cupcake to go at the bakery on the way.

  367. oh, we got a puppy back in april and i have definitely relished monday mornings when i don’t work and the puppy and i stretch out on the couch and enjoy some lazy cuddle time while the mister is at work πŸ™‚

  368. I work from home – with only sunlight … no noise other than the clicking of the keyboard. It helps me focus and enjoy the day while my little one plays in the next room.

  369. Oh! How wonderful! I am so in love with this mag already! πŸ™‚
    Let’s see…. My mantra is: “treasure this day” to remind myself to live now, be happy now…especially with my two little ones.
    xo
    Melis

  370. My boyfriend travels a lot and I work from home, so sometimes I will go for an entire day without talking to anyone at all. It really calms me down and refocuses me.

  371. Hi Joy! Thanks so much for this amazing give-away!
    For me the slow life means making the extra effort to make my life romantic & beautiful, and not succumbing to what is easy & convenient.

  372. Slowing down is about reflecting on your actions and how they fit into the bigger social, cultural, and environmental pictureβ€”even if you’re just washing your clothes.

  373. Wow! Congrats, Joy! You’re sure going places πŸ™‚ I love how this magazine looks. And I can’t tell you how much i treasure my weekends for the “slow life”. Just yesterday, I did overtime to 10plus then went to my neighbourhood 24-hour supermarket to get broccoli and capsicums (have been craving for them since Monday morning). Went home to prepare them for dinner (or supper) at 12.30am! But I’m just really glad I did it! They tasted divine! Haha!

  374. we’ve been trying not to over-schedule our weekends with activities for our kids. instead, we’ve been sitting outside on sunday mornings with a big pot of coffee and some breakfast, and wait for neighbors to stop by for a cup of coffee and a chat.

  375. I must consciously set aside time each day with no distractions – no phone, computer, or TV, so that my husband and I can go over our days. At the end of the day, I try to remember to jot down happy things from the day in my gratitude journal.

  376. I focus on the “slow life” by having gratitude for the simplest things. Recognizing that even washing dishes is a gift in its own little way, if you have good soap, pretty plates and a nice clean dish towel.

  377. Every Sunday, we go to the market for some hearty meals, and get more fresh produce to bring home and cook for the rest of the day. Then we curl up into our own nooks

  378. I enjoy the calm energy of my lovely new home (TV-free) and in company of my loving man and dog I focus on things that are very important in my life: inner peace and greatfulness for everything I am and everything I am part of.
    I love rock climbing – for me it is a meditative process that I can use in everyday situations to overcome the problems and look at them from another perspective.

  379. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  380. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  381. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  382. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  383. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  384. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  385. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  386. At this point I have to work very hard to make a carve a small slice of the slow life, with 3 kids. But for me, it’s always a cup of tea, a design mag (thank heaven for a new one in PRINT) or a great book and preferably all while sitting on my back porch listening to the wind sing.
    xotrina

  387. 101: I start off each day by brewing a stove top espresso and take my time sipping it from a hand thrown ceramic cup (by my friend Lauren Adams) while watching my neighborhood awake outside my living room windows.

  388. glad to know magazines are here to stay – i never came to grips with the concept of taking electronic media to the beach.
    we keep our lives slow by starting each day with an hour of family time…watching the kids play as we wake up with big mugs of coffee.

  389. Living the slow life to me means taking time to cut a few flowers for vases, sway to the music, soak in warmth from the sun, daydream and eat something I’ve grown with my own hands.

  390. For me it’s getting creative:
    “each day i try to…
    create something lovely
    appreciate something lovely
    and let my lovelies know i love them”
    and that’s a good day.

  391. Thrilled about Anthology!
    In the morning my husband makes me a steaming mug of fresh roasted coffee, and I stop to inhale the aroma before taking my first sip.

  392. Turning off the tv and curling up on the couch with my latest knitting project, a cup of tea, and usually a cat or two.

  393. There has been a huge void in my life since Domino folded. I can’t wait to see this magazine!
    I enjoy the slow life by taking time several times a week to go out and photograph the things that I see.
    Thank you!
    Kristin – The Goat

  394. One of my “slow life” features is looking people steadily in the eye when we’re talking and giving them all my attention, not part of it shared with phone/laptop/paperwork/to-do list.

  395. I take a luxurious bath using my favorite soak at least once a week and catch up on my favorite magazines, books and catalogs.

  396. Slow life means taking a moment in the morning to put our house in order — fluff the pillows, visit the garden, and review the frig & pantry… just to make sure everything’s fresh & inviting for us & anyone who drops by.

  397. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  398. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  399. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  400. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  401. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  402. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  403. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  404. my home is my haven for the slow life! my comfy couch, the trees out my window, a cup of tea, and my dog curled up by my side make every other task more relaxed and enjoyable.

  405. I try to clear my mind and focus on whatever I am doing (walking back from the Farmer’s Market, sitting on the couch with my husband, preparing dinner), everything is so much more enjoyable when I’m not thinking about a million different things at once!

  406. I am a full-time student constantly studying all things science and downing multiple cups of coffee throughout the day to keep me awake.. relaxing these days means finding time to read non-science books without guilt and eating seasonal fruit.

  407. I adore reading a good book with my cat snuggled up at the foot of the bed. There’s nothing simpler or better than that!
    So excited for the magazine!

  408. I live a slow life with Multiple Sclerosis and I find pleasure in the sunshine that plays different colors over the simple and beautiful objects I have collected over the years.

  409. Yipee, a new magazine! Example of my living and enjoying the simple life: Yesterday I started my day reading outside by myself and ended my day watching a racoon family in my backyard with my husband and youngest son…

  410. I sit outside and watch the kids walk home from school. Reminds me of when I was a kid and had no responsibilities other than eating my vegetables.

  411. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  412. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  413. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  414. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  415. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  416. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  417. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  418. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we never put a tv in our bedroom. We try to leave all our techno-gadgets outside to make it truly peaceful room… though we do have a stack of books and magazines by our bed! My side could use another…

  419. Reading a great book by the window to unwind, cooking a delicious home made mean and keeping the tv and any electronics out of the bedroom for a restful sleep environment. Color can have a powerful calming effect so choosing the right palette for the home is key.

  420. My favorite way to enjoy the slow life is the ritual my husband and I have of grocery shopping for seasonal local produce and meat at the farmer’s market every saturday morning.

  421. By using the good dishes and finishing my morning coffee sitting down at the kitchen table, before turning on the computer.
    LOVE the cover of the magazine & can’t wait to check it out.

  422. After rolling out of bed to put the kettle on, warm a pan and bathe eggs in warm water to bring them up to temperature I stroll through the veg garden to see what’s changed or read a book to pass the time then eventually come back in to the sight and smell of my sleepy boyfriend melting butter in his pre-warmed pan and steeping tea. Slow breakfasts are my favorite.

  423. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  424. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  425. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  426. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  427. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  428. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  429. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  430. I homeschool, which, believe it or not, lets me dictate my own schedule and keeps our lives simple and streamlined.

  431. I focus on the slow life at home by stepping away from the computer, turning off the TV, and playing with my little poodle…that always helps me remember to take pleasure in the simple things. Happy 5 year blog birthday by the way!

  432. I slow down at home by learning a new recipe to cook at least once a week. That guarantees I spend at least an hour at the grocery store, and a few more cooking in the kitchen!

  433. i take photos of the simple things. and id have an elisejoy.com style journal/scrapbook of the goings-on. i find that noting & recording these things helps me focus on and treasure them.

  434. That’s easy. I turn off the phone, crank up the tunes, and settle in with a good book and a blanket.

  435. I’m so, so, so excited for the launch of Anthology!
    Every week we look forward to the Saturday morning farmers market & catching up while cooking delicious meals together with our farm fresh ingredients πŸ™‚

  436. i try to take my breakfasts slow, make a nice meal, set a placemat, sit down in the quiet (or sometimes chat to my boyfriend about what we have planned for the day) and just enjoy my early morning.

  437. For me I try to stop multitasking so much during the day, especially while I’m playing with my kids. I remind myself to save the emails, etc. for naptime.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  438. The weather here has finally cooled down. My hubby and I have been spending the late afternoon in the backyard watching out two-year-old daughter play. She’s been busy digging, raking, and hiding her animals in the grass. It’s a real joy.

  439. It seems that getting outside is the key for many people commenting here, and it’s no different for my husband and I: we slow down by taking long walks wherever we are, pointing out whatever catches our interest and really speaking to each other (with or without words)!

  440. I wake up early and read a few chapters of whatever book I have on my nightstand and then take my time getting ready for work. The quiet, relaxing time before work is better than sleeping in and running around. I do lounge in bed on the weekends though πŸ˜‰

  441. I like to sit on my deck with my eyes closed for a half hour and just listen to nature. The birds singing, the squirrels chasing each other through the leaves, the sound of the breeze passing by the house and through the leaves. It is so peaceful.

  442. I made myself a tiny little studio in our basement. The partition walls are old 4 over 4 windows I found on the street and I put up things that inspire me. I just go down there and sit and read and draw.

  443. We recently got an old record player fixed up–so now on weekends we wake up a little earlier, make coffee (for me) and tea (for him), get cozy in our favorite chairs, and listen to records while reading our books.

  444. Hooray for the makings of a beautiful printed magazine.
    I love to enjoy the simple things. Taking the time to smell a fruit before I bite into it is one way I do this.

  445. I can’t really say that I have done too much pausing in my life lately to take in the simplicity of things. In the past, I have just set aside entire afternoons to enjoy a stroll (by myself) around a park or museum, or when I travel, just exploring a new area. Enjoying the feeling of the breeze, eating something sweet, and people watching.

  446. Slow is the moments in the morning when I can see the sun rising and hear the coffee dripping with my kitty at my feet and my lovely husband at my side. Early morning sun dappled perfection.

  447. I love the Anthology video! It is so cute and creative!
    I like to ride roller blades with my husband and enjoy holding his hand. It makes me feel safe and I appreciate the moment.

  448. After a hectic day, I take a deep breathe, look around, and remember that even though my apartment is the size of a shoe box and I have a pile of laundry waiting to be done, how lucky I am to be alive!

  449. I live a slow life in a fast city by taking a moment to listen to silence and to really use my senses to enjoy the simple things life has to offer.

  450. My husband and I have a nightly ritual where we each take turns in mentioning little things that the other did throughout the day that made us smile/laugh/etc. It’s nice because it’s made us both more aware of the small moments in life that brighten up our days.

  451. woah i am so excited about this magazine — i absolutely prefer the written word πŸ™‚
    that’s actually how i take time to slow down when at home – i read. i read books, magazines, the newspaper… whatever i can get my hands on… i just curl up and lose myself in the pages. i love online blogging and the instant news sources, but nothing can beat actual printed words.
    -kait

  452. I put on a slow record, pour a glass of wine, and snuggle up with my cat & fiancΓ©.
    – I can’t WAIT for this magazine! With the loss of so many publications (including my previous employer Wondertime magazine) it’s so nice to see print making a return! Best of luck, Anthology!

  453. I bake. The act of baking requires concentration and focus, is fun and creative, and the results make the people I care about happy. Simple things for a happy life.

  454. I always look forward to making dinner with my boyfriend, taking walks together and looking at the clouds.

  455. meditation and yoga with a view of the ocean, green tea and a magazine, long talks with my sweet husband, puttering around in the kitchen for hours on end.

  456. ooh, i’m so excited for this magazine! thanks for doing the giveaway.
    for me simplicity means getting back to the basics and being out in nature, which translates to: weekend hiking!

  457. The magazine sounds delightful. In my new dwelling, I try to surround myself and decorate only with objects I truly adore, and no extra clutter.

  458. For me, I decided that during nap time I wouldn’t do any ‘work’. No chores or things that I have to get done… usually I brew some coffee and read or sew something~ bliss!

  459. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  460. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  461. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  462. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  463. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  464. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  465. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  466. I try to walk as often as possible without giving in to the temptation of electronic distraction – no talking on the phone or listening to music or texting, or even looking at the map app.

  467. In our house, we make a priority to cook at least two house meals a week, sharing time in the kitchen and with one another. It’s important for us to be present with our food and each other as we let go of the stresses of the day.

  468. I love cooking and reading! Making dinner or sitting down and submersing in a great book is a great way to enjoy the slow life at home. I also love taking photographs! It’s a great way to enjoy how beautiful the things around you really are.

  469. Oh! This is so exciting! I miss Domino dearly and love the new Rue online, but there’s nothing like seeing your favorite home decor mag in the mail box and waiting for that perfect time, to sit, relax, and savor each and every page, again and again.
    Home life slows every night at 8 pm; no phones, no computer, just our kids, animals, a new magazine or tv show and the love of my life sitting next to me.

  470. This is going to easily make me sound like a crazy cat lady :), but of the many things I do throughout the day to keep life more simple, I always make sure to sit with my cat at night, listening to him purr and watching him just sit so calm and content, I can’t help but be relaxed.

  471. I try and take the time to appreciate the act of cooking and eating (mostly eating). My husband and I usually cook together and it’s the most peaceful and therapeutic time of the day.

  472. wake up to the always peaceful and marvelous sun rising over the cathedral out our window, pull back the marimekko sheets, make sumatran coffee and drink it in beautiful mugs while enjoying a few sleepy laughs together before work.

  473. I take the time to make a couple of tea and spend a least a few minutes with a good book in the evening.

  474. Making up my bed every morning ensures that every night I get the shivers of happiness from sliding into the crisp, pool-colored cotton sheets.

  475. I pause for a second and look around to appreciate whatever beautiful things are around me and look up to the sky, no matter the weather, and remember who I am and what life is all about — that simple act makes me so utterly happy and content πŸ™‚

  476. my fiancΓ©e and i try to pack as much slow time together as possible before he finishes flight school and is deployed. every day we eat breakfast together, have supper at the table by candlelight, and on the weekends we create a dessert together. (can you tell we love to eat?) the memories of this will be all i have for those long months or years that he’s gone. i love every moment.
    cheers,
    *heather*

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