I’ve been really into the ‘Tiny House Movement’ lately. Moss roofs, lofts, open floor plans, and windows, windows, windows! I’m not sure if it’s because I currently live in such a small apartment, or if I’ve just been struck with the green bug. Or possibly because I want to move back to Michigan so bad and I know that a tiny house is all I can afford right now!
Either way, here’s some tiny house eye candy. Enjoy!
Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day. As a happily married woman, with a self-declared ‘best hubby ever’, you’d think I might wake up to a shower of gifts. Or maybe just one gift, but a really nice one. Or hell, at least some flowers, right?
Am a disturbed by this? Also no.
In fact, I applaud my husband’s ability to stand strong while other men scramble for chocolates and generic-looking heart necklaces or bracelets. (You know, the ones with names like “eternal love band” or “hearts for infinity pendant”).
My intent isn’t to TOTALLY demean these gifts or their givers – but more to call attention to how silly they are. Why must love be measured by mass-produced heart necklaces or overpriced red roses? Or worse, stuffed bears that no one actually keeps. Where do those even come from anyway?? I cringe to think.
I suppose what I mean to say is: Why spend any money at all on Valentine’s Day? I’ll take a simple “I love you more everyday,” any day.
Below is a text convo I had with my husband this morning when I told him about all the flowers and chocolates floating around the office. …So much class…
A few months ago, I’d only heard about Greek yogurt, but I didn’t know much else about it. Now I work on a major yogurt brand who happens to have a Greek variety, so it’s been drilled into my head, “Greek is more filling! Greek has tons of protein! Greek is thick and creamy! Greek is good for you!” And after trying several brands of Greek Yogurt, this is my conciseness:
Fage Greek yogurt (non-flavored) is the thickest, creamiest, least tart, and most filling of all the brands I’ve tried. Not to mention, it’s super pure in terms of ingredients. And a side note: Notice how the packaging kinda sucks? Probably cause they spend all their advertising money on making a kickass recipe!
Aside from all the classic reasons to love it, (listed above), here are a few more reasons to love Fage Greek yogurt:
1. It makes my nails SUPER strong. I’m talking AMAZING nails people! They’re strong, white, and they grow like crazy. I’ve always had brittle nails, so this is a dream come true.
2. It tastes almost like sour cream… which I LOVE. I’m the type of girl who would just eat out of the sour cream container rather than making another taco, because all I really wanted was the sour cream. So if you like sour cream too, try this yogurt!
3. If you add fruit or granola, it does wonders for a sweet tooth.
…oh and one last thing. This is not a paid blog post/advertisement for Fage. I really just love this yogurt and feel like sharing.
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I recently moved into a 170 sq ft apartment. (give or take). To give an idea of what that is, it’s basically a 10ft x 17ft room – probably the size of an average bedroom, only this is my entire house. It’s really not so bad. In fact, there are a few aspects of “small living” that I really love!
Think you’re up to downsizing? Here are 5 reasons you’ll love living in a smaller space:
1. You learn the real difference between ‘want’ and ‘need’
It used to be that I’d buy something if I “fancied” it. But now, I think to myself, “do I want this or do I need this?” If I don’t really need it, then I think “Where will it go?” “Does it match my other stuff” and more importantly, “Do I REALLY love it?”
2. Lower energy bills (AND lower carbon footprint)
Lower electric bill, lower heat bill. ’nuff said.
3. It’s efficient in other ways too!
The time it takes to walk from the living space to the kitchen to the bed is cut WAY down. I realize that sounds silly, but you really start to notice it! Especially if you’ve previously lived in a two-story house. Now I can’t imagine walking up another flight of stairs just to go to bed or change an outfit.
4. Your rediscover your walls
If you can’t build out, build up. :) I love the look of a full wall.
5. You spend less time cleaning
When there’s no room to make a mess, cleaning up is a piece of cake! Vacuuming one rug? No problem!
See more of my space below
Note: To divide the space, we made a nook under the queen size loft bed for a dresser/changing-area/desk.