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Parking spot feature…

Hello and happy Monday!  Did you all have a great weekend? I hope so!  Mine was pretty low key.  I’m not sure what was going on but I was just extremely tired and didn’t want to do anything (at all!) other than just chill on the couch and watch TV.  I even took a nap on Saturday afternoon.  This is pretty unusual for me.  I’m feeling back to “normal” now and must have needed some down time.  Regardless, that means that I didn’t do much this weekend other than the necessities.

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Tiny House Swoon

Happy Monday friends!  Hope you had a fun weekend!  Mine was good – a mix of fun and work.  I always feel so accomplished after completing a bunch of projects/work over the weekend.  One of those projects was taking a video tour (which turned into a 360 degree photo) of my tiny house to share with you all.  I haven’t  edited it (try saying that out loud – it’s a tongue twister!) yet so you’ll have to wait to see but I’ll post it soon to give you some more ideas about what it feels like to live tiny. =)  In other exciting news today…. Continue reading Tiny House Swoon

Remember that post about the TV?

TGIF friends!  Any fun plans for this weekend?!  I hope you have a good one!  Going to any college football games?  Me, I’ve got to catch up on some work projects but will have some fun mixed in there too. =)

Today I’m going to share my TV situation with you.  I explained my tv – or how I currently own one but now I can show you the pictures…

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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!

Adirondack
Adirondack

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….

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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Adirondack?

Hello!  How was your weekend?  Hopefully you got to relax and enjoy a three day weekend. Mine was awesome!  I ran the Charleston Distance Run – America’s 15 Miler – and got to go see my family and friends that I haven’t seen in a year so it was good to catch up with everyone.

This is going to be a short post but I wanted to check in.  First, my house survived a 5.6 magnitude earthquake this weekend!  Woohoo! Its quite a relief to know that my house can make it through some crazy weather. =)

Next, I’d like to get some opinions.  I saw these chairs at Lowe’s the other day and really want the red one.

Red chair?
Red chair?

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Laundry fail

TGIF!  woohoo!  We made it through another week. =)

Last weekend, I felt like I was rocking the whole laundry thing.  On Saturday I had to be at the gym by 8:00 AM to teach a spinning class.  No problem at all as I am a morning person and up by 5:00 AM on the weekdays and around 6:30 AM on the weekends unless I have something planned and need to be up earlier.  So I got up last Saturday at my 6:30 AM time and decided to wash my sheets so that when I returned from the gym later that afternoon they would be dry and I could go about my day.  I checked the forecast which showed only clouds and a 10% chance of rain.  I don’t have a photo of the morning forecast but this is when I returned home.

cloudy forecast
notice no rain on this yet it’s currently raining….

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Finding Furniture

Happy hump day!  Every time I say that I always think of that commercial with the camel. You know the one I’m talking about, right?  Do you think of that too every hump day? ha!

Anyways, today I wanted to discuss my furniture again.  I found my sofa on Wayfair right after I got the house as the size and style was spot on for what I wanted.

Sofa
Sofa

However, it took me awhile to find an end table and ottoman that I liked AND that went with the sofa.  In addition they also had to be the appropriate sizes to fit into the space.

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