My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

“Aunt Ashlee, this is my favorite song!” “Ash, do you like this shirt? It is my favorite.”  “Aunt Ash, you are my favorite aunt!”   My niece has A LOT of favorites. Every single song on the radio is her favorite. Every outfit she puts on is her favorite. I’m...
Is Going Tiny a Smart Financial Decision?

Is Going Tiny a Smart Financial Decision?

I will never get tired of watching the reactions of others experiencing a tiny house for the first time. The surprise at how “big” it feels, the awe of the creative design, the lightbulb that goes off when they realized, just maybe, they could live like...
The American “Dream”

The American “Dream”

Wednesday night, 7 pm, I am sitting in my favorite coffee shop sharing the table with my laptop, as usual. A good cup of coffee is something I will always be willing to splurge on, no matter how far I take this whole “frugal” minimalist thing (and I’ve already taken...
Getting Rid of “Just in Case” Items

Getting Rid of “Just in Case” Items

Am I the only person who always packs a few “just in case” items when they go on vacation? A nice dress in case we go somewhere fancy to eat? An extra pair of headphones in case mine break? Emergency snacks in case I get hangry? 5 different pairs of shoes in case I...