Are you tired of your email inbox filling up with Black Friday / Cyber Monday emails? I am. I struggle with this season as consumerism is rampant. I do not suggest that you buy things you don't need, without carefully considering the time and space it will require in your life. However, I DO condone wanting until these weekend sales to make pending, premeditated purchases (like a sofa, new coffee table, instant pot, etc.). For example, I have been eyeing these boots since last winter. I finally purchased them. It was not an emotional, impulsive purchase. Rather, it was calculated. I waited until a great deal, and gave myself time to make sure they served a purpose.
CB2 has become one of my favorite sources. We are contemplating this marble coffee table for our new living room. I've always loved this shelf situation, and can't believe the price on this pendant (which is similar to our master bath light!)
I've begun ordering faucets, hardware, and other fun things for the condo! I am pretty PUMPED for some of the items I've found on the world wide web. Because Black Friday sales are live across the web, I'm sharing these items now rather than wait until the tiny is done and I have pretty pictures! Now, Let's not forget that the I am dealing with high end taste (brass faucets, matte black fixtures....all the fancy things) on a STRICT budget! The items below are things that I have found that feel high end, yet with a modest price tag.
The Christmas season is upon us! Black Friday is the pinnacle of consumerism, and while it can be fun, it's become a little bit crazy! It has taken over Thanksgiving--anyone remember when Black Friday was actually on Friday?! As we approach the holidays, we thought we'd share some gift ideas for the minimalist or aspiring minimalist in your life. When a friend or family member is working diligently to have and purchase less, it's good to know it's not about deprivation; it's about being intentional and not taking in more than one needs. As such, we created this list of ideas and items that add value and don't add clutter or excess. Enjoy!
When I started this blog (7 years ago...it used to be called "Quite Quaint!"),I had a segment called "Friday Faves" where I shared all of my favorite finds, from recipes to books to YouTube videos. Many other bloggers publish a similar segment and it's my favorite to read as a consumer! I've decided to resurrect this weekly ritual. These blog posts will be a conglomerate of things we're loving lately.
When we announced our most recent move to tiny living, we got bombarded with messages from individuals interested in buying our furniture (as I had mentioned that we would not have room for our current decor in the new place). The most common message we received was in regards to our den's accent chairs. We were shocked by how many people wanted to buy these chairs! Ironically, those chairs are one of very few items that we decided to keep! It's not a surprise that they were in such high demand as attractive, affordable accent chairs can be difficult to find! Since Because I cannot ship my set of accent chairs to each and every one of you, I have compiled a list of affordable accent chairs available on the world wide web.
We've designed a total of 6 bathrooms (only counting our primary residences), and our current master bathroom is our favorite, bar none (pictured below). We LOVE our current master bathroom. Honestly, I wouldn't change a thing. The problem is that a part of me wants to copy and paste that bathroom into our new home, while another part of me doesn't want to do the same thing twice! Ah! I know what your thinking...."The drama! The suspense!"
Hi, Ty here! I have to admit that one of my favorite elements of travel is when you explore a place you perceive will be average; only to have it turn out extraordinary. This was precisely the case with the beautiful, central Californian city of Santa Barbara. While on our multi-week, cross country road trip from Michigan through Arizona, up the entire coast of California, through Salt Lake City and then back home, we found Santa Barbara to be our most pleasant surprise of all! Read more to find out what made our time in SB particularly magical.
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!