simple living – our BIG announcement and a free printable for you


Why would anyone chose to live in a small house? Because according to Graham Hill, “Small is Sexy!”
Not that I am trying to be sexy (I gave up years ago) but do you know what, I think he’s right. (I highly recommend watching this)

So what can we really do about it? I have been trying to figure that out for awhile, you can read more about our simple living beginning here. What if you had the chance to try out the simple living lifestyle, would you do it?

It turns out that we have a unique opportunity to try it out before we commit to it. and now for my big announcement…
We are leaving our big house and downsizing to a 960 square foot cabin in the mountains!!! Eeeeek!

No more 3 car garage, instead we will have NO garage.
No more dishwasher, just the sink and my hands.
No more his and hers walk in closets, one closet for his and hers.
No more 5 bedrooms, just 2.
No more 3 bathrooms, just 1 and a half.
No more upstairs laundry, I will have to carry it up and down the stairs.
and maybe most importantly for myself-
No more big fancy kitchen with gorgeous marble, a small kitchen with old laminate instead.

I am completely excited and scared to death, but my gut says this is the right thing for us.
While my husband initially thought I had totally lost my mind, and my mother still does, we are going to do it. We have a great house in a great neighborhood, but it’s way to big for me personally. It turns out that we only use about 1000 square feet of our 3000 anyway, so here we go. At least for now, how long we stay is still up for debate.

Next’s weeks simple living post will be from our new local in Big Bear, CA. A town of only 5,000 people and *gasp* without a Target.
Whoa, this is going to be fun, right?

Thanks for reading this far, now here is your free printable poster of the word art above. ( 8×10 without the gray border)

June 5, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Cynthia - I’m so excited for you! What an adventure it will be! I can hardly wait to hear all about it. No Target?! 🙂

June 5, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Anne (@notasupermom) - That’s a big move! Very best wishes for your move.

June 5, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Megan @ Mama Bub - I can’t wait to hear all about it!

June 5, 2013 - 6:03 pm

Jessica - It’s going to be an awesome adventure! Can’t wait to follow along.

June 5, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Anna - Wow! What a change, but what an amazing opportunity to start fresh and new and define what is truly important to you! I’m excited to read more about your adventure. And thanks for the beautiful print!

June 6, 2013 - 5:53 am

Jackie - Wow! Now that is a huge change… It will definitely be an adventure and I hope that it all works out for you!

I live where there is no Target for at least 30 minutes, cows & coyotes can be heard day or night, and you know most people when you go to town. Oh… my laundry is in the basement too.

June 7, 2013 - 7:50 am

BriGeeski - Awesome!!! Sounds great! We will be in Big Bear for 4th of July weekend. Hope to see you there! Love the printable too.

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