Little House. Big Heart.

We're Jessica and Kevin, two twenty-something newlyweds with more heart than house. We share the little two bedroom cottage we call home with our cat, Fievel, and our dogs, Indy and Rosie. It's a tight squeeze, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Join us as we explore the ups and downs of home renovation, recipes, travel, and life 1000 miles from the people we love most. Nothing makes us happier than a full house, so come on over and stay a while!


A Few Minor Changes

If you follow us on Instagram (and you should… we’re fun people!), you may have noticed a minor thing or two has changed around the Little House – nothing big though. Nothing like having a baby, changing/quitting jobs, or putting the Little House up for rent, packing up, and moving 5,000 miles to another continent....more

Apricot and Bourbon Glazed Ham (aka. The Easter Piggy)

In honor of the holiday weekend, I thought I’d re-share my favorite Easter recipe: my Apricot and Bourbon Glazed Ham, known lovingly around the Beals household as The Easter Piggy....more

After the Baby Carriage…

…comes nursery planning!...more

Big Life Event #1

If you caught our return-to-blogging post on Monday, you might be wondering what the two big life events we mentioned are. Here’s the first one… The Little House is about to feel a little bit smaller. Photo by our good friend, Deven Ashley Photography ...more

We Missed You!

Hi! Little House. Big Heart ....more

A Teaser And National Can it Forward Day

There’s something about August that always reminds me of watermelon, tomatoes, and plum jam....more

Reality Check

Let’s be real here, folks. Our bathroom reno has taken over EVERY portion of our lives....more

Save our Maters!

Hey guys! Just take a second and look at how gorgeous our tomato plants are. They’re big, green, and… ....more

The Warm Fuzzies

For the most part, whoever built the Little House did a fantastic job....more

Venting My Frustration

For the most part, our bathroom has been surprisingly painless (knocking on every piece of wood I can find). ...more