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What Does Downsizing Mean To You?

They say in life to be careful what you wish for because you’ll get it. That’s exactly what’s happening in my life! Andy told me that I’ve been blogging about living smaller and simpler for the last few years, so now it’s time to REALLY live it. If you missed my previous blog post, I mentioned that as soon as we move from our little farmhouse, we’ll be moving into our 5th Wheel trailer while our house is being built. That could potentially mean living in the trailer for a…

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Mountain House Nestled Among The Pine Trees

Last week, we went up to our new property in Tollgate Canyon with our architect and draftsman. I used to work with Bryan at my previous place of employment, and we’ve remained friends since then. He’s kindly agreed to help us with our home! He’s taking my house design and going to do the site plan and construction documents for us. We were up at the property deciding on where the best place is for the home to be placed. We’re finally going to have a mountain house nestled among…

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Jumping In With Both Feet

We’ve gotten quite a few mixed reactions from our friends and family members about our new life adventure that we’re about to embark on. We completely understand and realize what we’re doing sounds crazy to some people. Obviously it’s very unusual for people to leave the comfortable and convenient life of the city to live in the mountains. But, we both feel strongly that this is the life we want, so we’re jumping in with both feet! If you’ve ever read the book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, you’ll…

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True Value and Worth of a Home

I’m sure many of you understand this, but whenever you sell you house, you start seeing it from a different perspective. There’s the real estate agent’s feedback as well as the photographer and prospective buyer’s opinions. They all see it from the outsider’s perspective looking in, whereas a homeowner sees it from an insider’s perspective looking out. Somewhere in the middle of all that lies the true value and worth of a home. I feel like I know every inch of my home. From cleaning and taking care of it…

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Saying Goodbye To The Turnaround House

As Andy and I have been getting our little farmhouse ready to sell, one of the things I’ll miss about it is the roses. Every Spring and Summer, we cut roses from our garden and display them around our home. I love the fact that they come from our property, and every time I look at them, they make me smile! On Monday, the professional photographer came to take photos of the house for the sale listing, and as I was looking around, I got emotional. It’s going to be…

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