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May 26, 2017
Decisions and smart actions

Living Small Makes You Smarter

Making good choices is a smart thing to do, right? Decision fatigue occurs after a number of decisions are made in a short period of time. […]
April 20, 2017
Maximalism-or-Minimalism

Maximalism: A Backlash to Minimalism?

I’m amused by the new term Maximalism as a backlash and opposition to the concept of minimalism. Amused because most of the articles I’ve read about […]
October 4, 2016
initial layout of van rear kitchen annotated

Van Life: Making an Inexpensive Kitchen in the Van

The van kitchen is working deliciously! I took a page from the teardrop camper designs and created a van kitchen accessible from the back cargo doors. This […]
September 27, 2016
Sterling Silver Flatware

Van Life: The Road to Glamping?

The van as it is now, isn’t quite a tiny house, but it’s not really “Glamping” either – although it’s close. I like to think it’s […]
September 26, 2016
The Keys to the Van as Tiny House Experiment

My Van As A Tiny House Experiment

Can A Van Be a Tiny House? After staying in town for a full week, testing all the systems, rearranging things, acquiring some items while tossing […]
May 29, 2016
All Life is An Experiment

Living Small With A Partner Who Wants to Live Large

One of the biggest challenges of living small, for me, is co-habitation with someone who is #1 a fan of living large and #2 a hoarder. […]
January 8, 2016
Why Less Equals More

An Experiment in Living Small – Edit Your Life

September 10, 2015
Thumb and Hammer Podcast

Tiny House & Simple Living Talk with ThumbandHammer.com

I want to give a shout-out (and a big thank you) to Doug of ThumbandHammer.com for inviting me to be a guest on his home improvement […]
September 7, 2015
Flux-Chair Fold-Away Seating Option

FLUX – Love this Flat-Folding Artsy Chair

Now, I’ve not tried actually SITTING in one of these, but as I contemplate how to make my dream of a gypsy-vardo a realistic living situation, […]
August 31, 2015
The Beauty of Being Debt Free

Debt Free!

This month I accomplished something wonderful. It took a little longer than it should have (darn those emergencies that always popped up right before I could […]
August 12, 2015
College Bound Freshmen Moving Tips

Great Simple Living Tips for College-Bound Freshmen

Last weekend my daughter and I spent some time talking about her future. She’s a high school senior this year and time is whizzing by!!! We […]
August 5, 2015
The Psychological Poison of Negativity

How To Reduce Negativity in Your Simple Life

  My Ah-Ha Moment A couple weeks ago, I had this revelation while tidying up my space. As a result of this revelation, I tossed a […]