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

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Mindfulness · Tiny Living

Evacuation Fatigue- Hurricane Florence

We are now on day five of being evacuated from our home in Beaufort, NC, due to Hurricane Florence. Fortunately, we have family who live in the NC Triangle area, so we were more fortunate than others who had to go to shelters under the mandatory evacuation. It has been a scary few days as… Continue reading Evacuation Fatigue- Hurricane Florence

betty white · Minimalism · Tiny Living

Tiny Living and Hurricane Prep

When we first started contemplating tiny living, we knew we wanted to live on the coast, beside the ocean. Sounds like Heaven, am I right?! It is, until a Hurricane is threatening your little coastal town. Last week, there were some rumblings about a hurricane maybe hitting the NC coast, but remaining positive, I kept… Continue reading Tiny Living and Hurricane Prep

betty white · furbabies · Minimalism · pets · Tiny Living

Betty White’s 8th Birthday

Betty White turns 8 today! Obviously, we are speaking about our Betty White, our pibble-mix rescue who is the light of our lives. We rescued her when she was just 6 months old. She came into our household joining our senior kitty (Wilson) and a senior pup (Pharrell) and was told from the beginning to… Continue reading Betty White’s 8th Birthday

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

Minimalism · Tiny Living · Vegan

My Ride or Die, Nooch (Nutritional Yeast)

I often find myself singing at night, when I am preparing Betty White's dinner. I make up little names for her, and shout them to a melody, "Betty White-stone Creamery, your dinner is ready for you, your Majesty, I hope you don't mind the regular cuisine that I- have- pre-paaaaarrrred!" She stares at me with… Continue reading My Ride or Die, Nooch (Nutritional Yeast)

Minimalism · Tiny Living · wanderlust

Embracing a New Norm- Living Free

A year ago, Gerry and I would have been envious when others would say, "Happy Friday!" or use #tgif since our weekends running our business were consumed with managing staff, customers, hectic weekend hours, and wishing we were able to get away for a couple of days, like everyone else. Our norm for living was… Continue reading Embracing a New Norm- Living Free

Mindfulness · Minimalism · Tiny Living · Vegan · wanderlust

Bodhisattva (Will You Take Me By The Hand)

The last few years have seen major shifts in our lifestyle and ways of thinking. From minimalism, tiny house living, mindfulness activities, and meatless eating, it appears transformation is in the air... and we're all the better for it. This momentum has carried over into my perception of religion/spirituality and the roles they play in… Continue reading Bodhisattva (Will You Take Me By The Hand)

Tiny Living · Vegan

Eating Plants- For Animals, the Earth, and Our Health

It has now been 5 years since Gerry and I stopped eating meat. I know that because 5 years ago, I sat in the hospital room, while my grandmother was dying of cancer, and I remember her vividly tell me, when I asked her what she would change, or what she would do differently should… Continue reading Eating Plants- For Animals, the Earth, and Our Health