Living Small







16 comments:

  1. You have no idea what a blessing stumbling upon your blog has been to me today. We are being faced with the possibility of moving back into our 1100 sq ft condo from a 3 level home and i was wrestling before the Lord in a huge way. I am so grateful for your Living Small series.

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  2. I'm so glad I found this blog! We recently "inherited" my in laws house in a manner of speaking after my husband got out of the Marines. When I say house, I actually mean basement. They built it years ago meaning to build a house on it, but got comfortable and never did. So we took it, intending to build up but it will likely be a while before we can. So, for now, there are five of us in an 800 square foot basement. I am trying to find ideas for decorating that includes storage so that we can survive our small house and your blog is super inspiring. Starting Monday, I'm going through our house and storage and FINALLY purging what we don't need/use. So thank you for the inspiration and just remember, no matter how small your house, someone else is wishing they had as much room (because I could really use another 300 sqft)!

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  3. I love your living small series! I've been following you on Instagram and just clicked over today! We, too, our small living peeps...850 sq ft. in a little old home. It can be a challenge, but I wouldn't change it for anything. It has helped us to live with what we really need and to appreciate what the Lord has given us. I hope you find some more small living spaces to feature!

    for some reason my blog address is not letting me leave a comment, but in case you're interested in our small space: http://thefurniturefinder.wordpress.com

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  4. I have loved this series. I have felt like we have too much "stuff" for a while now. I am currently pregnant with my 6th child and as we accumulate a few clothes and items for him I am making sure to be intentional with what I bring in. I am looking forward to continuing to purge instead of wishing for more square footage. You are inspiring!!

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  5. Love this post, love your style! My husband, son, 95lb lab and I live in a 799sqft (really, they couldn't have just fudged the other sqft?!) 50's ranch and sometimes it feels like the roof might literally pop off the place LOL! Your home looks beautiful & organized, and the fact that you manage that with a house full of kiddos is amazing!...consider me inspired!

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  6. This is exactly what I needed. We currently live in a 900 sq ft 3 bed home with 5 children. It was given to me when my grandparents passed. We recently were getting a large loan to build a brand new home on the 5 acres and not live in this one but recently we found out that would take all the money we had and then we would just be stressed people with a huge mortgage and never be able to take our children on family fun trips. We have agreed we will just add on 2 small rooms so that we have just a bit more space then put the money into other parts of the home that need it since it is 40 years old and has some much needed updates. This is what the Lord put on our hearts because we can do so much more with the loan funds and pay debts and be comfortable. I cant wait to show my husband your blog so he can see other big families live small too!! God Bless you!!

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  7. Huge, huge blessing that I stumbled upon your blog via Kelly's Korner. Thankful God led me here today right in the midst of the crazy season we're in. God bless you!

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  8. Wow! God has led me here today also. Amazing. We are moving into a, 1100 square foot old farm house with 3 kids, so that we can afford for me to stay home. Currently we live in a 2800 sqft home and I have been trying to convince myself that we can downsize and everything will be ok...I can't wait to check out the blogs of all the other comments too. I can do this!!

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  9. Wow! I was just freaking out about having to move from our house to a 2bdrm apt with our three kids and am totally calm now knowing it is doable! Thank you!

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  10. I am thanking the Lord that a friend sent me to your blog about Living Small. We have lived in the same 1600 sq ft house for the 10 yrs we have been married. The Lord has really laid it on our hearts to get out of debt. We have 3 bedrooms and 2 children so we are comfortable in our space. But 3 weeks ago we found out we are (surprise!!) expecting TWINS so our space will seem a lot smaller in a few months. Kids will be 6 yrs, 3 yrs, and newborns. We have really been tempted to quickly put the house on the market and rent something bigger (buy something in a couple of years) before the babies arrive out of 'fear' of the chaos of 4 kids in this space will feel like. Through prayer and discovering resources like your blog I have arrived at the fact that my perspective and attitude dictates how the rest of us feel and live in this home that we happen to LOVE. I am a stay at home mom (freelance graphic designer when I can carve out time) and love to decorate. I am getting excited about making this house work for us for another few years. Thank you! I will be visiting your blog often! God Bless you and your precious family.

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  11. I found you today from Kelly's Korner. Such a blessing! I have 3 kids in a 1100 (if that) sq ft house that we're renting. We are also planning to homeschool. I love seeing that other people do this - such an encouragement to me that we can, too. :)

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  12. You make small so beautiful & stunning!

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  13. Do you have slipcovers and where did you purchase them?I love your home and your way of living it is great

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  14. It looks nice and cozy. I have a ricking chair like the little one in your LR. It's really old. It was my fathers and someone else's before that. Cute family.

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  15. I've been looking back at your Living Small posts, which I relate to and admire! I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your slipcovers in your living room. I have a HATED loveseat and chair that my husband got in his bachelor days and we can't afford to replace them them, but I really like your covers. I find most look really sloppy, but these look clean and lovely! Thank you! Laney

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  16. I just discovered your blog and I am so inspired! With our third baby on the way I was having a panick attack about selling our small two bedroom home because I was convinced we needed more space. My husband built our home 10yrs ago. I love it and I love the location. We recently decided that we are going to stay and just finish our basement and make some small changes to make our home work for us. I'm excited that we are staying and I am happy I found your blog to get ideas on how to make it work!

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