This house has been a labor of love. It's been four years in the making… and then some. We've STILL got some unfinished things in the house — because, we're both BUSY! (In fact… just this week we added a few final touches to the kitchen for these photos!)
I couldn't be more proud of this space. Our home, even though it's small, is just right for us. It's been worth the hard (exhausting) work — and I'm so proud of my Hubby for pressing on through this incredibly difficult labor of love. 😍
Speaking of my Hubby — if you've got a bit of time, I hope you'll listen to the podcast this week!!! I convinced Alex to come on this week's episode, and he's sharing his best tips for saving money (on a budget), and how to stick with a hard project! I loved recording this episode — and he has a TON of wisdom to offer on saving money.
Listen to our conversation here:
Again… For the record: we did this ENTIRE project on ONE income. We scrimped, saved, and scrimped some more. We still scrimp and save. (Well, except maybe when it comes to my love for good coffee. 😬) Pretty much all the decor and furniture in here we've either made, bought second-hand, or been gifted. ❤️
Without further ado… welcome to our home. 😍
Our entryway. Our friends enter through the side door, so I thought I'd welcome you here, too. ☺️ It's our mudroom, my craft room, the office, and the laundry room combined. This is tiny-house living, y'all. 😂
(this is also the most unfinished room in the house — we haven't had the time to pull the appliances and furniture out to paint all the trim! 😜)
Welcome to the kitchen! This room is just 😍. Alex built the kitchen cabinets from scratch! I just finished those curtains below the kitchen sink, and I am relieved to say that I finally have cabinet handles & knobs. 😂 The range hood has been repainted after a friend bought it for us from a sale!
This window is my FAVORITE. 😍 I've got it filled with succulents, and it's wonderful to look out while I wash the dishes.
Our pantry cupboard is from my Mom — this used to hold my school books when I was a kid! 😆
Now let's move on to the living room… and, YES, my piano takes up 1/3 of the room. Priorities, people! 😂 We bought our couch used (from our church!) and I added a slip cover to give it an update.
View of the eating nook! I love my letter board (a gift from my Mom!).
The other side of our living room - I love the gallery wall that's slowly growing above the bookshelf.
This mantel is EVERYTHING. 😍 Alex built the whole thing, and it's AMAZING. I love the detail of the tin panels (salvaged from a ceiling in an old house), and that he used an antique (salvaged!) porch post for the sides of the mantel.
The hallway! I love this tiny gallery — I painted our family silhouettes in 2016 when we moved in. 😍
The master bedroom (the first door to the left in the hallway).
And that's it! 4 people living in 750 sq. ft… in our tiny, debt-free home. 😍
After our (very short!) house tour… what's your favorite space in our house? 😍
And before you go… Are you working towards a BIG goal right now, maybe like getting our of renovating your home? Or maybe you're trying to get healthier, or working towards a career change!
If so… I've got something for you! The 6 journaling prompts I use every single morning have been INCREDIBLY helpful to keep me focused, energized, and ready to pursue big, SCARY dreams! (I really wish I had used this when we were working on our house.) Print out a copy of the journaling prompts below!