Jill Martin, a Today Show contributor, writes in her book, “I Have Nothing To Wear”, that women should get rid of 75% of their closets. That means going through all those clothes, shoes, scarves and belts and finding the 25% that you can’t live without. I love a good challenge. In fact, I was so [...]
Category Archive for 'Small Space Living'
How a girl who grew up in a third-world country could accumulate massive quantities of junk is beyond me. I am ashamed. I have been known to hoard things: unnecessary things; rainy day things; sunny day things; miscellaneous, random, where-did-this-come-from things. What can I say? Life happens. Babies happen. Ten years of marriage happen. Busy [...]
Where on earth does one find extra space in a small house where every square inch is accounted for?
The answer to this question takes a little creativity, planning, time, and teamwork. Our bonus space upstairs – our saving grace – was an eye sore to me for three years. I hated it. Because of its [...]
Today marks Week Five of my new Friday series on small-space-living. As I was putting it all together I felt I needed to make sure I took a moment to talk about one of the biggest obstacles I have faced while living in a small home. It has nothing to do with size and everything [...]
A very long time ago I heard a woman speak about how to create a lovely home. Her audience was a group of pastors’ wives, and her primary point was the importance of focusing on the master bedroom before tackling any other room in the house. The “love nest” should be every woman’s priority. [...]
“How do you do it? How do you sleep all three kids in one room?”
I get asked this question…a lot. Honestly, I’m no supermom, so I don’t usually have a good answer. I guess the one thing we had going for us was that our kids have never known anything but sharing a room together. [...]
We’ve lived in our charming little townhome for six years now. When we moved in, Sydney was barely two years old, and I was still wearing Brooklyn in a baby sling. The “plan” was to buy something small and affordable, sell in 2-3 years, buy something bigger with a yard and extra bedroom, add baby [...]
I’ve decided to take a brief break from some of my “deeper” posts to share with you a glimpse into my little world. Julia, over at Hooked on Houses, posted a story about a family that downsized from their 2500 square foot home to a 320 square foot home. It was intriguing, to say the [...]