Monday, June 23, 2014

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Living Small (and the winner of The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams)

Posted: 23 Jun 2014 05:43 AM PDT

Earlier this month I interviewed Dee Williams author of The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir and we asked lensmasters to create a lens about something they downsized in their life or something they’d like to downsize.

We got some nice submissions. You can read five of them below. We also are giving one lensmasters a copy of Dee’s book. The winner of the book is  who acutally had the opportunity to tour Dee’s house. You can read about it here Envisioning A Tiny House. Congratulations!


Reducing the stuff I have

1. Reducing the stuff I have

Stuff: matter, material, articles, or activities of a specified or indeterminate kind that are being referred to, indicated, or implied. (thank you Google) This lens is about all the accumulated treasures that we have. They are like a child – I know when I…

Envisioning A Tiny House

2. Envisioning A Tiny House

Getting from the idea of a tiny house to the actuality of a tiny house is the tricky part. It’s probably even trickier than the genuine construction process part. And for a lot of people, learning to scale down and live smaller takes a lot longer to m…

Downsizing to Small Space Living: Tips

3. Downsizing to Small Space Living: Tips

We were lucky when the recession hit. Well, some might say otherwise because our ‘big’ house had to go, but it was one of the best things that ever happened. You see, we already had somewhere else to live – a tiny apartment. The apartment, which…

Liberate Your Life by Downsizing

4. Liberate Your Life by Downsizing

I thought it was the end of the world, as I knew it. Perhaps it was, but it was a good end instead of a bad one. My husband got laid off. He was one of the 7 pastors at a mega- church when the economic downturn caused the church to decide to lay people off…

Living In A Very Small Home

5. Living In A Very Small Home

The title explains it all. For the most part, anyone that chooses (or has the necessity) to live in a tiny house does so because the cost of living is so much smaller than living in a big house. We went ‘small’ two years ago. There were a number…

Lens of the Day: Heat Stroke in Dog Days of Summer

Posted: 23 Jun 2014 05:42 AM PDT

dogdaysHere in the states, the summer fun is just getting started and that includes increased opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with our four-legged friends.

But with higher temperatures there also comes greater responsibility towards keeping everyone comfortable and cool.

If you’ve got a dog, you need to stop by today’s terrific Lens of the Day, Heat Stroke in Dog Days of Summer by Ruthi where you’ll find more than a few “tidbits” of information to keep your pooch healthy and cool when the temperature is high.

Have you got any great tips for pet care?  No matter if your love is a dog, cat, fish, lizard, horse or any other type of living being, create a new lens that will help others keep their pets healthy and happy too.  When it’s done, share the link here so we can all take a look.

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