Progress! Finally!

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!

It’s Been a While…

This year has been strange so far.  I seem to recall last year, we had been up and working on the cabin from the beginning of May.  This year, I feel like we’ve hardly accomplished anything. This post is going to be completely unorganized.  Because my thoughts are completely unorganized.  You know why?  Because the cabin … More It’s Been a While…

The Closet Project

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a year now.  So here it is. For New Year’s 2015, I made a resolution unlike any I had made before.  I wasn’t going to promise to get more active or cut down on my wine consumption (I realized that was a complete pipe dream years ago) or … More The Closet Project

A Tiny Christmas

A few years ago, my family (my parents, myself and my partner, my two brothers and their families) decided that we would cut down on our Christmas spending to alleviate some of the cost, clutter and stress of this holiday season.  We tried a variety of different things.  One year, we made donations to charities. … More A Tiny Christmas

The Buy Nothing Project: Building Community and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

When I talk about living the Tiny Life, the first thing that comes to mind is a small living space.  And then people consider the lack of stuff.  Then there’s self-sustainability aspect and the financial freedom that comes with it.  But there are two ideas that come to mind that might not be entirely obvious:  building … More The Buy Nothing Project: Building Community and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

The First Step to Living the Tiny Life: Downsizing

The biggest question on everyone’s mind when they start thinking about the Tiny Life is “Where do I put everything?” Owning very little is certainly not the only aspect of living a Tiny Life but it is certainly the most identifiable and probably the most difficult thing to overcome.  I have been trying for a … More The First Step to Living the Tiny Life: Downsizing