• How to Make Your Home Work For You

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    Hello there, all you lovely small-living enthusiasts! So happy to have you over at Smallish. :) My heart is budding with much to share with you about Shoebox living, but there is just not enough time! My "off" minutes are far and in between, and now that you know I'm growing another baby, you can ...

  • Embracing Weakness

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    Colorado saw a cold front last week for the first time this year. A really cold snap that nearly snapped me. Between ridiculously early kid wake-ups and mostly being confined indoors, it made for marathon-long days. The Shoebox felt even smaller than usual. The kids, even crazier than usual. Me, weaker than usual. I'm usually not ...

  • Small Living Spotlight: The Ashley Family

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    Unexpected blessings are the best kind. Especially when they come in friend-packages. :) When I tagged along on this podcast awhile ago, I met a family who lives about five minutes away from us and who also carves out a meaningful life in a very small home only a teeny bit bigger than our Shoebox. ...

  • Our Experience: Small Home Q&A

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    A couple weeks ago I received an email from a reader wanting some general small home advice. He and his wife are considering building a tiny house, and they had some good questions. I don't seek to give advice much but I'm happy to share our experience. (That is, after all, what this whole blog ...

  • An Update on our House Hunt

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    Hey there Smallish readers! Remember when I told you all that were are house hunting? Well, yes. We've been looking for over six months now and while we might (I hope!) be getting closer to finding the next nest for our family, we aren't quite there yet. Here's a little update on the house hunt— ...

  • 3 Free Ways to Make A Home In A Small Apartment

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    My mother displayed a predictable country-blue cross stitch in our home for years. The small magnet proclaimed the eternal phrase, "Home is where the heart is." I always rolled my eyes at the robin's egg hue and overused saying. Now, at nearly 30 and as curator of my own home's atmosphere, I appreciate the words. ...