DIY

September 4, 2018
Doodles on top of Weekly BuJo Pages

My Perfect BuJo Weekly and Daily Layout with Dutch Doors

After many months of playing with my planner layouts, in my bullet journal, I’ve finally found one that works! Finding My Perfect Planner Layout I hated […]
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 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 […]
January 8, 2016
Why Less Equals More

An Experiment in Living Small – Edit Your Life

August 14, 2015
eggs-poached-or-boiled

Eggs: Poached vs. Boiled

My mother shared this tip a few years ago — and it’s a quick tip that makes it easier and faster to create any dish that […]
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 […]
October 23, 2014
How to save money on printer ink

Think Before You Ink: How to Save Money on Printer Ink!

Want to save money on printer ink? Here are a few tips: Use draft mode on your printers as your default (switch back to standard mode […]
July 16, 2014
Simple Dessert: 3 ingredients

3 Ingredients, 15 minutes: 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 […]
May 7, 2014
POPS-SHOP-CARPENTER-BEE-TRAPS

The Great Carpenter Bee Trap Adventure!

Update: Pops is no longer making the traps to sell, but you can make your own with his carpenter bee trap instructions here. Pops (and Mom) […]
May 7, 2014
Keeping Honey Bees A Free Book!

Get a Free Book on Beginning Beekeeping

With all the discussion on LivingSmall.com about bees (mostly the destructive Carpenter Bee variety), I thought it would be nice to share a great (free) resource […]
April 17, 2014
How to tame your inbox

Simplify Your Inbox: Simple Sorting for Gmail

In a previous lifetime — oh, about two weeks ago — I had an inbox that had over 275 filters attached to it. If you had […]