10 Things In My Life Made Possible By Going Tiny

If there is one thing I want everyone who reads this blog to understand it's that deliberate living is never about the house. The tiny lifestyle isn't about finding the smallest space possible and moving in. It is about making the most of the space you have, creating the life you want, and enjoying the process ....more

The Benefits of a Small Home

There is no doubt about it, tiny homes are popular. With a variety of reality TV shows across multiple cable networks, everyone has an opportunity to peek inside these minuscule dwellings. But what if the legacy of the tiny house movement isn't small homes on wheels but a desire to choose a home based on its purpose and fit for your lifestyle? ...more

Is Home a Place or a Sense of Belonging? Can it Be Both?

A friend recently posed a question on Facebook. "Without mentioning a specific place, what does home mean to you?" And at first, I figured the answer was simple. Home is, clearly, wherever Matt and I are together....more

My Story Featured on MindBodyGreen

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by an editor of the popular website MindBodyGreen.com. She asked if I would write about my journey to go tiny. I was excited for the opportunity to share my story and the philosophy of tiny living....more

On Risk and The Option to Fail

I tend to get reflective this time of the year. It was 4 years ago this week that I worked my last day as a recruiter in temporary staffing. I took a risk and jumped without a safety net ....more

Earth Day 2016

"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." --Henry David Thoreau ...more

Tiny Houses and the Like-Hearted People

I haven't been able to write a great recap of our Tiny House Conference experience yet. Others, including Amy from The Tiny Life did a much better job. But here is what I can tell you ....more

Sometimes We Fart

“Oh God? What is that smell.” There was silence on the other end of the small sofa. “Did you do that?” “Must have been the cat." “I’ve smelled the cat ....more

The Tiny House Conference in Asheville NC, April 2016

The 3rd Tiny House Conference is coming up quickly. This year, our own town of Asheville will host the event. I can't wait for all my tiny house friends to see my city! ...more