• 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— ...

  • Our (Kind-Of) Minimalist Baby Necessities List

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    Hello! So Little Lady is now nearly FIVE MONTHS (whaaaa??). We are finally out of the first-weeks- survival-camp-mode, and I can think a little more objectively about that oh-so recent new baby phase. I recently wrote about having a baby in a small space and mentioned a couple material items we use. Everyone has their ...

  • Hidden Storage: Under Table Top Space

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    Good morning! Guess what? We just finished another fun space-saving mini-project. Well, Caveman did it all. I just clapped and smiled and encouraged because that's really all I'm good at. However, I am proud to announce that THIS idea was my own. My genius! Caveman's design! We recently modified our kitchen table into "two tables ...

  • Three Tips to Spring Clean Your Closet

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    Hey all. I am still taking a much-needed baby break. Here's a post to get you fired up for spring, from the archives from a year ago. > > > Oh friends, you should have seen my closet a couple weeks ago. It was in a sorry state—an unruly mess of outdated styles, tops with tiny ...

  • Easy make-ahead potato rolls

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    This post was first published way back in 2012. It's still a great recipe... maybe you'll get the chance to try it out this month? :)   >>> I feel sorry for people in whose houses dinner rolls are just for dinner time. (I actually don't know anyone like this, probably because I wouldn't get along well ...

  • Three Budget-Friendly Date Ideas

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    HI! This post from the archives ran last year around Valentines Day. Although dating our spouse should be a high priority all year round, it's especially relevant during everyone's favorite (or least favorite!) romantic holiday.   > > > Those of us in the early stages of raising kiddos might not have the extra money or energy ...

  • Friday Forum: Small Budget vs Small Footprint

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    Howdy! I'm curious to see your responses to today's question, so I'll jump right in. Generally, I think that living green is also budget friendly. Example: line drying clothes. It is not only easy on the environment since the dryer isn't running, but you're also saving electricity and a little bit o cash at the ...

  • Homemade Ranch Dressing

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    Howdy and Happy Monday! I hope your week is starting off well. As you know, one of the ways we seek to live small is by baking and cooking from scratch as much as possible. Usually this fresher focus is cheaper for our tight budget, and it also honors our commitment to the environment by ...

  • Friday Forum: Simple Ways To Beat Winter Blues

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    Hey, there. Happy end-of-the-week! So, January and February are not really my favorite time of year. It just seems that with Christmas over, spring might as well just come on already. (And I have nothing to complain about; southern Colorado really has quite mild winters. We've been dancing around 50's with clear blue sky for ...