Holidays · Mindfulness · Vegan

2019- A Time for Reset

We used to do spend the last few days of the year looking up all of the things that bring good luck for the next year, and implement them. There was that one year with the red underwear. Yep, google it. We've been pretty creative with our New Year's resolutions, too, only to have most… Continue reading 2019- A Time for Reset

Holidays · Tiny Living · Vegan

Tiny House Toaster Oven Cooking

The holidays are upon us, which means, there are a lot more cooking opportunities for us here, in the Arner Abode. In the spring and summer, especially living near the coast, we dine on a lot of salads, and grilling veggies and pizzas, so not a lot of indoor cooking. We do a great job… Continue reading Tiny House Toaster Oven Cooking

Holidays · Mindfulness · Tiny Living

Another Trip Around The Sun

This week, we celebrated my birthday (Shannon). These days, celebrations are every day - we are mindful of how fortunate we are that we have made it through loss, hurricanes, struggles, and eventually ended up in our dream situation- a tiny home on the coast. We did make a specific celebration night of getting pizza… Continue reading Another Trip Around The Sun

Holidays · Minimalism · sustainability · Tiny Living · Vegan

Long Weekend- Sustainability Projects

Since minimizing, and going tiny, we have felt the need to be better about living a more sustainable lifestyle, reducing our carbon footprint, and using natural resources for our basic needs. There are many ways in which we can get better, and we have an ongoing list of projects to work on in that arena,… Continue reading Long Weekend- Sustainability Projects

daily prompts · Holidays · Tiny Living

Conversations (Shannon’s take)

Conversations are something that are, unfortunately a rarity these days, and until recently, I hadn't made the time to have many. I always felt like I was living a busy life, too busy to have conversations with anyone. Things are changing. This New Year's Eve (and the previous day), we spent the day travelling to… Continue reading Conversations (Shannon’s take)

Grief · Holidays · Tiny Living · Travel

Joy and Sadness of Christmas Day

This Christmas has been absolutely wonderful, and absolutely heart-wrenching. The holidays are often a time where, as no surprise, many have difficulty with depression and sadness in their lives. We had many mixed emotions as the arrival of Christmas came upon us this year. First, we have been ecstatic to not be working on the… Continue reading Joy and Sadness of Christmas Day