Some Personal Touches

The finished project. I love it!

Gluing the cutting board bottom on.

So, I have mentioned previously that I started taking woodworking lessons from my friend, Holland. He offered up his wood shop to the general populace among SCA groups, and I finally decided to take him up on it. We did not know one another very well at the . . . → Read More: Some Personal Touches

The Value of Time

My sister and I with her new arrival. Did I mention I am an Aunt!?

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” Jim Rohn

I find that I am blessed with a feeling of gratitude when I stop and consider my life. Where I . . . → Read More: The Value of Time

The Spring of Hope

Interior view of The Fortune Cookie. Photo by Scott Haydon

Interior view of The Fortune Cookie. Photo by Scott Haydon

I sit here with candles lit, I just turned on the stove for tea, and my Spotify radio tuned into classical music. Winter is almost over and the spring rain is returning in my part of the world. The sound of the rain pattering . . . → Read More: The Spring of Hope

Furry Friends: Pets and Tiny House Living

Riley waking up from a nap. Photo by Benito.

Riley waking up from a nap. Photo by Benito.

 

I have been living in my tiny house, The Fortune Cookie, for about a year and a half now.A big question that people inquire about is having pets in a tiny house. It is a super valid question. I was worried about that a . . . → Read More: Furry Friends: Pets and Tiny House Living

Downsizing: Form Follows Function

If you notice the large rectangular burgundy lump to the left of the armoire, that is my beloved hope chest.  Photo by Scott Haydon.

It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, Of all things physical and metaphysical, Of all things human and all things super-human, Of all true manifestations of the head, Of the heart, of the soul, That the life is recognizable in its expression, That form ever follows function. This is the law. . . . → Read More: Downsizing: Form Follows Function

Aspects of Tiny Living: Downsizing Again

Collect Moments Not Things

I have realized one of the hardest things about living in a tiny space is owning sentimental items. If you are like me, you have a box (or two or three) of sentimental items. That hold yearbooks, baby books, photo albums, graduation caps, gifts from friends, travel mementos and scrapbooks. I have purged a lot . . . → Read More: Aspects of Tiny Living: Downsizing Again

The Fortune Cookie Turns 1 year Old!

A view of the outside, with a peek at the newly painted cupboards! Picture by Scott Haydon.

A view of the outside, with a peek at the newly painted cupboards! Picture by Scott Haydon.

I am so bad with dates (It’s a good thing I’m single)! I realized a little belatedly that I had not shared The Fortune Cookie’s birthday with all of you! The Fortune Cookie turned one year old . . . → Read More: The Fortune Cookie Turns 1 year Old!

Artistic License

Abel in the loft of the Fortune Cookie before it was delivered to me. Photo by Erica Keeling.

When I love someone’s art, I give them artistic license when they are making something for me. There is something fantastic about seeing what someone is inspired to do, work with or create when you’re the . . . → Read More: Artistic License

Exciting News!

The Fortune Cookie has been getting a lot of buzz lately. A few days ago, Steven over at Tiny House Swoon gave me some love. Steven also runs Tiny House Listings and was the first person to ever feature The Fortune Cookie and I. Thank you Steven for all the love, I doubt I would . . . → Read More: Exciting News!

A Story About Living Small

Riley and I hanging on the front stoop. Photo by Scott Haydon.

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I was preparing for a photo shoot the other day for a movie today called, “TINY: A Story About Living Small.” They were asking for submissions . . . → Read More: A Story About Living Small

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