When we started out on our journey of leading a simpler life there were a few main points of focus on my mind. First, to downsize the amount of space and stuff we possessed. Minimalizing both of these at the same time has allowed us to focus more on the really important things. So many of us get caught up in the constant cycle of “more is more”. I’m here to tell you, it is not…and really never has been. Honestly 90% of the possessions we did hang on to have been in storage for a year and when the time finally comes to unpack, I can guarantee that at least another 25% of said items will not seem necessary. Don’t get me wrong, some of our belongings will feel like long lost treasures and those are the ones that will make their way back into our “tiny” lives. My end vision is to have a space that welcomes family and friends – no matter the day of the week or time of year. A place where people can gather, grow, vent, laugh and just be themselves. I no longer seek a space that looks perfect at any given time, filled with movables I don’t really love but yet find myself dusting around yet again. I see a space that offers all of the comforts of home (especially the ones we completely take for granted – electricity & indoor plumbing to name a couple). A space where my grandmother’s copper kettle boils the water for my tea, where our beloved dining room table hosts many more epic family game nights as well as delicious meals. A place where vegetables grow in the garden, laundry dries on the line outside and someday a coop that produces the green eggs I can serve with ham. I want our entire space to tell the story of us…& not a story that we figured everyone else wanted to hear.