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simplicity

  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #197: Space matters. We have moved into our new apartment. It is not so tiny. I have not measured it, but I imagine it hovers somewhere close to double the size of our…

    September 29, 2020 19 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #196: Sign on the dotted line. In the past 48 hours I have been to the hardware store three different times. I’ve stretched the yellow tape measure and snapped it back into place…

    August 19, 2020 77 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #194: Ask for it out loud. James and I started sending each other apartment listings this week. Thanks to my parents and popsicles, we were able to sit still long enough to think…

    July 22, 2020 43 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #193: There’s always room. The ways in which our world has shrunk in on itself since March sometimes makes me gasp for air while I’m loading the dishwasher. There are moments in the…

    July 9, 2020 21 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #191: The one best small space storage solution. I can’t help but click on the stories that promise me small space solutions. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve been disappointed, or, more…

    January 23, 2020 16 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #190: Gather around a table. It’s been a noticeably dark December. Not in the doom and gloom kind of way—though to be sure, there’s plenty of that to be found in the world…

    December 18, 2019 51 Comments
  • giving: guidelines, gatekeeping, and gratitude.

    In today’s New York Times Parenting Newsletter, Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled, says regarding gift giving that “It’s sort of hopeless to try to control the relatives. So forget that.” Control…

    November 27, 2019 41 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #189: Growing family, growing furniture? Open yourself to possibilities. Last year around Christmas, we hosted family for a festive morning at our place. We pushed furniture around to make space for people (twelve),…

    October 29, 2019 18 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #188: Take it one day (and one person) at a time. In case you missed the news, we’re expecting a new arrival to our family this spring. What was once two, then three,…

    September 23, 2019 78 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 187: Know your colors. Lots of people come into my space, or catch glimpses of it online, and what they see is not color, but its absence. It’s true, there’s no riot…

    September 9, 2019 12 Comments