How Simple Is Simplicity? or Down with Downsizing!

Ah…the simple life.  I often look at our cats Vlad and Sophie and wish I had such a simple life~eat, sleep, play, litter box…and repeat. It is fairly evident that small living and simplicity go hand-in-hand. If you have ever tried to stuff a week’s worth of clothes in a suitcase to go on vacation, […]

The Evil Tchotchke That Ate the Small House

Once upon a time, there was a lady who was a collector.  She started out innocently enough, with a pair of anthropomorphic peach salt and pepper shakers.  They reminded her of her great grandmother’s house, and made her smile.  The next time she was shopping, she saw a 1950’s tablecloth.  “This would go perfectly with my peach […]

Put a Bird On It

Fans of Portlandia will immediately recognize the phrase “Put a Bird on It.”  Lisa and Bryce, aka Carrie and Fred, put birds on things.  This is my “Put a Bird On It.” We have a vintage white-porcelain sink in our bathroom.  We like the look of it, and the size fits perfectly in its small nook; […]