A Goodbye Tribute to the Shoebox

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Howdy friend! We are settling deeper and better into our new home each day, but in all the hullabaloo I haven't posted an official goodbye tribute to that special basement apartment of ours, The Shoebox. Here it is. I knew The Shoebox was the right place for us the moment I stepped through the rusted door. ...

The Green House Update

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Hello! We are settling into The Green House slowly. It will take awhile to be completed as we still have major projects to finish such as trim and (cough) putting on room and closet doors. ;) We are taking our time to find the right furniture, but we are IN and we are loving it. The ...

We Bought A House!!

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Friends, rejoice with us....... WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! Hold on. Did you hear that?! We have a house! :D Better yet, we bought the RIGHT house. It fits us perfectly and is the ideal next step from the Shoebox for our family. It's funny... all last year while we house hunted I said that I felt like God wouldn't LET ...

How to Make Your Home Work For You

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Hello there, all you lovely small-living enthusiasts! So happy to have you over at Smallish. :) My heart is budding with much to share with you about Shoebox living, but there is just not enough time! My "off" minutes are far and in between, and now that you know I'm growing another baby, you can ...

Soon to be Six! (Another baby on the way)

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Hello everyone! Caveman and I are super excited to share that we are joyfully expecting our fourth baby.   ... And it's a BOY! Our newest member is due sometime mid June. So far I feel great and for that I am amazed and grateful. :)   My tummy looks weird and square here. Huh.   We went to the park ...

Cast-Iron Dutch Oven Convert

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Hey there friends! We're talking cookware today... come on over. :) I've wanted an enameled cast-iron dutch oven for years. I use my crock pot and stock pot independently often, but there is a versatility and depth of flavor that only a dutch oven can deliver. Really I've been gaga over the colors of enamel available ...

DIY Waterproofing Wax

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2014's Christmas project was entirely Caveman's, from idea to implementation. (He is quite the President of Homemade Gifts, you know. For the past couple years, we've given this and this.) I think the only involvement I had to was to whine about the smell and then to beautify (meaning, tie a ribbon around) the pots ...