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Welcome to my world…


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 least.  And it certainly put some of my “little house” issues into perspective which in turn inspired me to give others a peek into my own small space living.  No.  We don’t live in 320 square feet, nor do we plan to scale down from where we are.  (Heavens, no!)  Compared to this family our house looks like a mansion.  But squeeze a growing, busy family of five into a two-bedroom townhome, and things get interesting.


I used to say all kinds of evil things about the economy and the downturn of the housing market.  But I discovered, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, that sometimes my plans, my wants, have to adjust.  No good comes from whining, and growth can’t always be measured by the amount of wealth we gain, but by how well we manage what God has given us right now.  Instead of cursing the economy I have found a reason to say thank you.  I’ve learned a great deal about myself and my family by living in a small house.  I have learned how to be creative – turning every square inch into usable living space.  I have learned that extra stuff is just stuff, and I don’t need it.  I have learned how to use color to bring a room alive, and how to comfortably fit three kiddos into one bedroom.  I’ve learned the art of making the most of family dinner time, and how to make sure everyone has a “special” space of their own.  It’s been a challenge, but one I’ve grown to enjoy.


And so, I want to welcome you to my world.  I want to open up my home and share with you, over the next few weeks, the real stuff that my life is made of.  I hope you’ll enjoy.

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6 Responses to “Welcome to my world…”

  1. sister sheri says:

    I can’t wait to visit!

  2. Sarah says:

    Very interested in what you have to say and show – we’re in the same boat although with one less child. I have to say that, knowing American’s propensity to collect, collect, collect, I’m thankful to have a built in limit to the temptation!

  3. Amy says:

    Thank you, Sheri!

  4. Amy says:

    I would agree. Small space living keeps one from hoarding unnecessary items. There is always a silver lining. :)

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