Five Ways to Drop-Kick Unbudgeted Spending

by Thursday, September 4, 2014 28 Permalink

Howdy! It's a new month and we've got money on the brain. I don't write about the "small budget" part of Smallish often. I probably avoid the subject because I feel so unqualified to approach it. We, um, are not very disciplined in sticking to our budget. Lately we have been treating our budget like The ...

An Update on our House Hunt

by Thursday, August 28, 2014 14 Permalink

Hey there Smallish readers! Remember when I told you all that were are house hunting? Well, yes. We've been looking for over six months now and while we might (I hope!) be getting closer to finding the next nest for our family, we aren't quite there yet. Here's a little update on the house hunt— ...

Composting: 5 Things We Learned The Hard Way

by Monday, August 4, 2014 8 Permalink

Howdy. Remember when we started composting last summer and didn't really know what we were doing? Well. I am probably more excited than I should be to announce that it worked! We think. We're pretty sure. Today I'll share five things we learned about composting the hard way. :) Click through to join me... (more…)

A Quick Update

by Monday, July 28, 2014 2 Permalink

Good morning! You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. Our update turned into a mini redesign, and we are still in the process of finishing up. Please excuse the half-baked appearance for another few days until the changes are complete. :) In the meantime, feel free to meander the categories for ...

Our (Kind-Of) Minimalist Baby Necessities List

by Monday, July 14, 2014 6 Permalink

Hello! So Little Lady is now nearly FIVE MONTHS (whaaaa??). We are finally out of the first-weeks- survival-camp-mode, and I can think a little more objectively about that oh-so recent new baby phase. I recently wrote about having a baby in a small space and mentioned a couple material items we use. Everyone has their ...

3 Free Ways to Make A Home In A Small Apartment

by Monday, July 7, 2014 4 Permalink

My mother displayed a predictable country-blue cross stitch in our home for years. The small magnet proclaimed the eternal phrase, "Home is where the heart is." I always rolled my eyes at the robin's egg hue and overused saying. Now, at nearly 30 and as curator of my own home's atmosphere, I appreciate the words. ...