Live Deliberately: Gratitude

It is not happy people people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy. I learned years ago on my journey toward a more deliberate life that I am eternally grateful for so many things. Every day I discover new and wonderful things for which I am thankful ....more

More Frequently Asked Questions

I recently returned from Portland, Oregon where I participated in the 2015 Tiny House Conference. Matt and I spoke on basic building and off-grid living while we networked with other tiny house builders, bloggers, and attendees of the conference. One of the best things about events like are the questions ....more

Tiny House Conference Updatesu

Hey All! Greetings from the tiny house conference! I just wanted to remind you that I'm posting updates throughout the conference over on my Facebook page ....more

We Have Scienced - Now On To Porland

On Friday, the folks at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, North Carolina, got a taste of the "Tiny House Bump." Tiny houses are popular. And no, you will never hear me refer to them as "the next big thing." Because they are popular, when non-tiny house programming brings the topic of tiny houses to the table, it is exceptionally well received. The turn out for our talk at the Science Cafe on Friday, April 10th, was fantastic ....more

Three Years Ago Today

Photo from April 2012 right before we moved. From my Google+ Page on April 2nd, 2012: My anxiety use to just come up when I was in bed at night. Now, I am sitting at my desk feeling like my heart is going to pound out of my chest ....more

Am I Lucky?

I've seen this graphic shared a few times over the last few days. It resonated with me a great deal. I spent far too long trying to shoehorn myself into a life that was practical but not very nourishing and I suffered for it ....more

Happy Anniversary, Life in 120 Square Feet!

5 years ago today, on St. Patrick's Day, I started this tiny house blog....more

Conferences A-GoGo

I am super excited about the upcoming Tiny House Conference. Matt and I spoke at the first event in Charlotte last April. It was pretty amazing ....more

My Job and My Tiny Life

We're in this middle of this amazing trip. I feel so fortunate to have these opportunities. People keep asking me how I started working for myself and how I got to this point in my life ....more

Lifecation Part One: St. Augustine

There was a time when this blog cataloged the things we were doing as we built the tiny house. Not only would I write about the construction but also the adventures we would have while we were building. I want to do that again ....more