One good thing about 2020 was having lots of time to work on upgrading our little cabin in the woods. Here are some of the highlights. … More The Projects of 2020
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
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
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?
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!
I had such big plans for this summer. But they all got pushed to the side in favour of swimming and lounging in the hammock and reading and playing guitar. We were going to rip everything out of the Third Room (which we did) and then insulate (we have the insulation in our possession) and … More The Patio
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…
For the last week or so the temperatures have been above 0°C and the snow has started to disappear. Not that we had a bad winter. It really only started to get cold in January and then it really only started to snow in February. And now it’s looking like at least another week in these tropical … More This Year’s Projects
If you’ve read my post on letter-writing, you’ll know that I have a thing for writing. I love journals. I love pens. I am one of those people who get giddy walking through the stationary aisle of Staples or WalMart. I have an entire shelf in one of my bookcases dedicated to writing. It’s filled … More A Journal-Style Tablet Case