Teeny Tiny House

Originally posted on Explore America with Kids:

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The sign read, “Tulsa’s First Tiny House”, how could I resist. I have been reading and watching videos about the tiny house movement for over a year now, and I was dying to step inside one for myself. The tiny house movement focuses on sustainability and living simply. I have down sized significantly over the last few years, partly out of needing to fit into a smaller space due to finances, and have learned to let go of a things I really didn’t need. I find that my 2 children and I live quiet comfortably in an 800 square foot house. Would the tiny home be a good solution when my oldest, who is 19 moves out? The home was built by a local company that also builds sheds. The home I viewed was fully furnished, and solidly made of wood. It smelled wonderful! There was a lot of cabinets…

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Help Defeat Homelessness With Tiny Homes!

Originally posted on The Power to be Happy:

I absolutely love this particular city’s idea of helping with the homeless situation! In Oregon, the city of Eugene has created,  Opportunity Village Eugene,which is a nonprofit organization based in that city, that has a great plan to end homelessness.  They are building tiny homes and using donations to raise funds to help build each one of these homes.

I think every city should learn from this project and help do something about the homeless situation, especially in today’s economy, where it is not too-far fetched to have so many homeless people.  This project does not mean it is a permanent solution, but as the article below explains, it is a stepping-stone for those who need help “getting on their feet” again!

I am sure this concept has not only provided shelter for those who desperately need it, but has made many people happy and given them a new…

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Help Defeat Homelessness With Tiny Homes!

Originally posted on The Power to be Happy:

I absolutely love this particular city’s idea of helping with the homeless situation! In Oregon, the city of Eugene has created,  Opportunity Village Eugene,which is a nonprofit organization based in that city, that has a great plan to end homelessness.  They are building tiny homes and using donations to raise funds to help build each one of these homes.

I think every city should learn from this project and help do something about the homeless situation, especially in today’s economy, where it is not too-far fetched to have so many homeless people.  This project does not mean it is a permanent solution, but as the article below explains, it is a stepping-stone for those who need help “getting on their feet” again!

I am sure this concept has not only provided shelter for those who desperately need it, but has made many people happy and given them a new…

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Tiny Houses for Women Refuges

Originally posted on :

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I find myself the owner of a sunny little Tiny House, which I’ve called the Rad Pad. It came about because earlier this year late March, I organised Sydney’s first Tiny House Building Course. – I’m proud to say.

There was such a diverse mix of people attending; young couples, middle aged professionals, students and married couples. People came from all around Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and one brave Kiwi flew in from Singapore. I can’t speak for everyone, but it’s true we have a few things in common; we value having more life, than we do using a lot of that life to get stuff. We pretty much knew nothing about using a hammer or a saw, let alone able to build a house from scratch. Lastly, we pretty much had a blast, it was exhilarating to know we can…

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DIY Home Decor: Mason Jar Madness

Originally posted on lustrous living blog:

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Clutter! Its one thing I absolutely cannot stand; it drives me to insanity and nearly causes mental breakdowns. I’m constantly looking for affordable ways to avoid clutter throughout my home. Although, not everyone becomes as extremely irritated when it comes to clutter as I do; it’s still a relief to find easy ways to avoid it.

While walking through an aisle of our local Walmart Store a few months ago I noticed adorable Mason Jars spread along a shelf. Who doesn’t love a cute little mason jar? Whether it’s to use as a cup for your ice water or to hold your toothbrush; you can never say no to a Mason Jar. I feel as if they add such character and a bit of “shabby chic” to any environment. After noticing these jars and having them circle throughout my brain for a few days, I took my curiosity to…

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Five Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

Originally posted on Chris George Homes:

Five Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

There are many ways to make a room beautiful. You can rearrange the furniture or find new ways to decorate. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even remodel your room.

Bathroom remodels are a large endeavor, but they also reap strong rewards. Many people debate about remodeling their bathrooms due to the cost and time needed to work on the project. There is also the inconvenience factor of not being able to use the bathroom during remodeling. Nevertheless, a bathroom remodel will add significant value to your house and also bring you a great feeling of reward when you have a beautiful place to use every day.

Here are some of the top reasons to remodel your bathroom:

  • Added functionality – Consider adding a new convenient function to your bathroom when you remodel like a new hand bar or an updated flush system. While you’re remodeling…

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Where I Purchased the Furniture and Decor for My Living Room

Originally posted on Texas Huntress with a Saltwater Soul:

My biggest advice when it comes to decorating is to first figure out the style you want for a room. Get on Pinterest, find an inspiration room, then do lots of online research for great pieces that can bring the room together. PINTEREST IS EVERYTHING when it comes to decorating these days.

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Happily Dreaming of a Pretty Pantry

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Don’t we all dream of that?

While our house isn’t finished yet I am already dreaming of the organization I will accomplish in my new pantry. I envision rows of neatly stacked glass containers filled with my favorite pantry staples ready and waiting for me to use, neatly placed baskets full of healthy snacks my kids can easily access to satiate their never ending hunger and an easily accessible stockpile of all those things I seem to constantly run out of (that magically replaces themselves when low) all while sugarplums dance in my head.

At our previous house we had a wonderful cupboard pantry with pull out shelves and it held a tremendous amount of items. The only problem with that is that it held a tremendous amount of items.

Here it is after I cleaned it out before moving this month.

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I think I cleaned out a good portion of our 2012 groceries for that entire year!

Even with pull out drawers…

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Our Home | Loft Renovation

Originally posted on All about U:

When we moved into our home nearly 5 years ago, (as if it has been that long), we renovated the whole house. We moved into a home that had had one owner since it was built in the 50s and they had pretty much not done a lot with it since.

We got a bit of a bargain (a bargain for a house in Surrey anyway) so luckily we had some to spare to be able to re-do it all, as it was in major, major need. I’m not sure what we were thinking about when we decided to decorate and renovate the whole house all at once, as well as working full-time and being learners at DIY. Anyway, after a lot of blood, sweat and tears, literally, we have a home that we love.

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It might be a 5-year-itch but I’m getting ready for some more changes. I…

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Rose Meanings

Originally posted on aschoenikeinteriors:

Hey guys! As I was at the flower shop yesterday, I had a couple of gentlemen ask me what color roses or flowers they should get for their significant other for an anniversary, birthday, etc. Well, I know the typical basics, like red means love, and yellow means friendship. Being in such a big flower shop, there are many more roses with different colors that I seriously have no idea how to set a vibe or meaning to them! After doing a little research, this is what I found!

Red Rose

Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, “I Love You”, “Job Well Done”, Sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion

Dark Red

Unconscious beauty

Deep Burgundy

Unconscious beauty

White

Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness,
“I am worthy of you”, Heavenly

Also means “happy love” when used as bridal flowers.

Pink 

Appreciation, “Thank you”, Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration…

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