I’m putting the positive energy out into the universe. I finished this harvest apron today as a symbol of my commitment to my garden this year. O, Mother Earth, I will forever be grateful if I can harvest and eat even one vegetable that I’ve grown from seed. … More The Harvest Apron
Sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? To create an entire wardrobe out of ethical, organic, sustainable and locally-sourced materials? Well, that’s only part of it. There are other aspects to creating a sustainable wardrobe, including but not limited to mending worn out clothing, repurposing old clothes into new looks, recycling fabric, buying second-hand, … More How to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe
An amazing thing happened yesterday. I pulled my soft shell snow pants over my leggings as I prepared for our dog walk and I snapped the two buttons closed. Then I bent over and put on my boots. What’s so amazing about that? When I bent over to put my boots on, THE BUTTONS DIDN’T … More A New Way of Eating
The summer is here and we are back at work at the tiny cabin! Here is a project I finished this weekend that adds some rustic flair to our cabin in the woods. … More The Pine and Pallet Pub Perch
I turned 43 on June 22nd. But being once a student and now a teacher, as well as sharing the day with my parents’ wedding anniversary, my birthday has never really held much expectation for me. My birthdays have generally been overshadowed by bigger events or simply buried under the hustle and bustle of end-of-school-beginning-of-summer … More The Four Gifts of My 42nd Year
There seems to be so many different aspects to living the Tiny Life. There’s all these different ideas to understand that are differently defined yet inherently linked to each other. There’s intentional living, sustainable living, white space, minimalism, the slow movement, I’m sure there are more. Every time I do some research on one of … More What Does It All Mean?
Two months ago, I renewed my library card and my life has taken a change for the better. Here are 6 reasons why. … More 6 Reasons to Renew Your Library Card
This summer I went to Spain and walked 500km of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. It’s a pilgrim’s route and the idea is to walk the Way carrying your life on your back, much the same way generations of pilgrims have done before. I had budgeted about three weeks’ of walking and a pack … More Ever Forward on the Journey to Minimalism
The biggest lesson we’ve learned while upgrading our little cabin (which we’ve christened The Burrow after the Weasley’s wonky yet magical abode) is to be flexible in our expectations. We always start with a big picture but the end never ends up looking like what we had originally envisioned. Every step of the way needs … More And Even More Progress!
For the past year, I’ve felt that we’ve only been making baby steps forward in the ever-growing list of things that need to get done at the cabin. Things fell apart last spring when Soldier Boy and I couldn’t get well. I fell ill with everything and anything. He was still having problems with his … More Progress! Finally!