Category Archives: finishes


Hello!  Happy Hump Day! How are you today?  I’m doing well.  I bought some mums the other day and they are doing really well.  They brighten my day whenever I walk outside, which is surprising because I wouldn’t necessarily call me a flower type of girl.


Doesn’t that photo make it look like fall? ha!  I wish! Anyways, a short post today to share my flowers with you all.

More mums
Mums the word

Enjoy and have a great Wednesday!

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday to you all!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Do anything fun?  Me, I had to work on the skirting of my house because I spoke pre-maturely when I said Fall had arrived last week.  I think the day after I said that it was back up in the 90’s.  Blah!  =(  Your probably thinking, what does that have to do with the skirting on your house?  Well, since it’s so hot and the skirting is Velco’d to the frame it fell off – or maybe I should say it melted off.  That would be more appropriate.  I thought something like this might happen during the summer because this side of the house (drivers side) gets the late afternoon sun. I noticed it was starting to come off and propped it up with some dial rods but apparently that wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

skirting is falling off
skirting is falling off – sorry for the early morning sunshine pic

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Hump Day!

Hello and happy Wednesday friends!  Hope your week is going well so far. Today is going to be a short post because I just got back into town from an interior design conference, which was a whirlwind of a trip.  And yes, I presented the design process of this tiny house – my first time discussing, in a professional setting, the design process which I feel went pretty well. =)

Here are some interactive 360 degree photos I shared with everyone.  Maybe you can get a feel of the space from these more so than from a 2D photograph. – this is from the bedroom loft – this one is standing in the kitchen

Let me know what you think!






More photos

TGIF!  Woohoo!  We made it to the weekend! =)  Hope you all have fun plans and enjoy the cooler weather.  I know I will.  I’m so ready for winter weather instead of this sticky hot mess.  Blah! Ok, my rant is over. =)

For today, since it’s Friday and I don’t feel like writing much, I’m going to show off some more photos from my friend Emily Long.  Enjoy!

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Hello and happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a great Monday and start of the week!  One of the project I worked on this past weekend was recording a video tour of my house for you all.  A few folks suggested it as a way to “feel” what it’s like to live tiny.  Well, the video tour turned into a 360 degree interactive photo – which I’ll get into later this week. However, today is all about the still photographs. I’m only showing a few at a time because I want to discuss some of the items along with them.  Enjoy!

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The TV debate

Hello, hello!  Welcome back to another lovely Monday.  Hope you had a great weekend!  Mine was fabulous.  I got to spend some time in the mountain air and get into the forest. It was great!

Now that I’m back though, let’s talk about a TV in the tiny house.  If you know me in person, you know I’m not into movies or tv shows.  I don’t know any quotes from movies – I miss all the jokes when people quote them – sometimes it’s embarrassing.  I haven’t seen many classics or even know half of the movies and shows that are out right now.  In fact, I don’t even know the last time I was in a movie theater!  That being said, I didn’t own a TV for years, which also meant no cable.  To me, it was just another item that I had to move time and time again.  If I wanted to zone out and watch something, I would either do a Redbox movie and watch it on my laptop or just “rent” something from Amazon Prime.  That was usually just a weekend thing as I was more inclined to pick up a novel and read.  Since I have a Kindle, you can check your records to see how many books your’ve downloaded and read.  In one year,  I went through 52 books!  Yup, that’s pretty nerdy but I’m proud of that.  =)

Fast forward to a few years ago when I was back in school as a grad student – again, ha!  Well, as a grad student, my “job” was to read past research articles and I would spend my 8 hour “work day” reading articles. By the evening my eyes and mind were tired from reading so much, all I wanted to do was chill out in front of some mindless tv show…and Netflix is so cheap….well, you get the picture.  So I caved and for the past 3 years (I held out on getting Netflix for a year) I’ve been a Netflix subscriber and watch shows on my laptop.

Fast forward to my current situation.  I graduated and moved to a town where I didn’t know a single person and it wasn’t as easy (ok, I’ll admit, or as fun in 105 degree weather) to do my extra curricular activities (ie, biking/running/yoga) so I resorted to watching Netflix, however, I also have a bunch of work to do on my laptop and have gotten used to having a show on in the background.  Some of the programs I work in on my laptop use a lot of juice and if I have Netflix running in the background, it’ll crash my computer. =(   So, prior to tiny house living (and after that first paycheck!) I bought a 32″ tv which I thought would be the appropriate size for a tiny house.  Welp, after moving into said tiny house, I should have gone with a 24″ tv.  I’m making it work though and put it on this little storage unit when you first walk in.  It’s out of the way yet I’m still able to watch some Netflix and the news.  Because there is a wheel well in that area as well as the fireplace, I had to find one that was the appropriate size.  I even had to cut off one of the legs to get it to fit into that spot but I got something to work.  I even have an antenna and surprisingly get quite a few channels! 32 to be exact!

The photographer took some photos of that storage area so I’ll keep you guessing with how it looks until I get those photos back.  By the way, she sent some teaser photos and I’m quite excited to get them! =)

Have a great Monday!!


And I went with….

Happy Thursday!  As mentioned yesterday – I got a lot done this past weekend.  It’s amazing how cooler temps make me want to be outside and productive! If the weather would be like this year round (ok maybe a few days with snow since it’s magical) then I’d be a happy girl. =)  Back to reality though… while at Lowe’s this weekend, my lovely red Adirondack chairs, (remember these below) were on sale – and I had a 10% off coupon!! Woohoo!


So with the sale and coupon, I went ahead and made the purchase – after testing these out.  They are surprisingly comfortable but you do get what you pay for.  Since they are plastic, they are a bit flimsy.  But they look good, see below… Continue reading And I went with….

Green Thumb

Hey, hey!  We had a beautiful weekend, weather-wise, this past weekend and I got a ton of stuff done around my house.  I mentioned previously that I was looking for ideas on what to do with the front exterior of the house, as shown here.

font of house - before
font of house – before

Well, a trip to Lowe’s later…I now have a transplanted lemon tree and herbs!

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THE rug

Welcome back!  Remember a few weeks ago when I said I’d post about finding the rug, well, this is said post. =) Finishing a tiny seems like such an easy job – I mean it’s only so big so how much stuff would it require.   Well, I’ll be the first to admit that it’s taken me quite a long time to find the finishes.  Of course I tried to space them out so it didn’t eat up a whole paycheck but it also took a long time to find items that would work together and FIT in the space.  Let me explain…

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