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If I Only Owned Two Pans… THESE Would Be The Ones!

I’m all about minimizing. If you have been reading livingsmall.com, you already know this. I’ve not quite whittled down to just a couple pots and pans in my own kitchen, but if I did — these would be the two:

Cast Iron “Chicken Fryer”

Cast Iron Chicken FryerThis little gem was discovered by my mother who gave it to me years and years ago. It’s like a mini-dutch oven – which is perfect sized for cooking for 1-3 people. When the kids were at home, I used it in tandem with the cast iron dutch oven. Continue reading

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3 Ingredients, 15 minutes: Simple Chocolate Mousse

Step 11: Swirl into a small serving container.

Get Real Food: Simple Chocolate Mousse!

During the beginning of my quest for simple foods, whole foods, REAL foods, I had a few moments of total weakness. You know the ones… those moments when I was certain that a severe deficiency of the vitamin “ice cream” and the mineral “chocolate” would cause my untimely demise. But, instead of giving in — I found a simple real food solution… Continue reading

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Maintaining My Minimal Wardrobe

Maintaining a Simple WardrobeThings are Changing

I’m happy to report that since I started my voyage to minimal clothing, I’ve lost weight. A LOT of weight. I’m 37 pounds lighter than I was. Now this is great news — except that it’s played havoc with my wardrobe.

I’ve been extremely busy with work and we have moved the office and our apartment and haven’t “had the time” to be as careful with keeping my clothes in check. I’d find something at a second-hand shop that fit, and I’d throw it in the buggy. My mother knew I needed clothes, so she would buy me something or a couple somethings.

I pulled some clothes out of storage that I’d kept just in case I lost a couple pounds (most of those were too big), but I didn’t have time to sort, so I stuck them in my closet until I had the time. I wasn’t sure if my weight was going to fluctuate, so I kept multiple sizes.

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I Love this Teeny Tiny House!

Mobile, wooden, tiny house. Offers two lofts, off-grid solar panel run electric with storage batteries, on demand hot water heater (you can use a standard garden hose to get water), a bathtub, a composting toilet and a small, but fully functional kitchen and tons of storage space — all in 136 square feet!

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