Ella and Archer see stories all the time–some are imaginary, some are comics based on our life. They spend most of their time writing, acting, playing music and making videos. Read and watch their creations here. They are interested to know what you’d like for them to create. Share with them in the comments!
Every time I read this post from almost two years ago and your comments of encouragement to our little girl, I want the whole world to read it. I want individuality and creativity to rule and kids like Ella to keep on with their original outfits and ways that don’t make sense to others. It’s the willingness to do things a bit differently that keeps this whole darn experience interesting. I am grateful to my husband, Karl, for being the daddy he is, and for my dear Ella, who is one of my greatest teachers, and for all the students I’ve had in the classroom who share their struggles with me–I wish you a life of creative freedom! April 29, 2012 Last...Read More
There’s much delayed gratification when building a mortgage-free home. We live in a tiny house and sometimes long for more space. All we have to do is look up the hill to know…it’s coming. Maybe not as fast as we’d hope. I said not too long ago, “We can’t do another winter in this tiny house.” But maybe we will find ourselves here this Christmas. If all this rain has anything to say about it, it will be longer than we thought. While we are delaying gratification, the rest of our lives happen. Family Day to the rescue. Family Day has gotten us through many difficult times. During the time of our restaurant, New Day Cafe, we closed...Read More
This is me, Ella, the chicken watcher showing you all of my chickens. This is her mama posting for her. Share this:EmailTwitterStumbleUponFacebookDiggGoogleRead More
On Friday, Kent Griswold of tinyhouseblog.com posted a few pictures of our house along with a short write-up from me. I am astounded at the response this post has generated on our blog. Before he featured us, we had about 4,500 all-time hits, now we are at 21,000, just two days later. Thank you, Kent and tinyhouseblog. Welcome to our new visitors, and thanks to our friends and family who have encouraged us to share our story. We hope you find encouragement through our story to live life YOUR way. It is a new experience for us to open our lives to such a public arena. Opening our choices to public scrutiny makes me feel quite vulnerable, but also powerful. I am happy to...Read More
Mister snowman is wearing a long orange nose and a strange top hat. In a cold winter field, a young doe rests on bed of wilting flowers. Every soul sees some light in the darkest dark time of Christmas happy. Share this:EmailTwitterStumbleUponFacebookDiggGoogleRead More
What a great learning tool! They didn’t want to post it, since it isn’t perfect, but they said “Oh, go ahead.” They’ll keep getting better. I, of course, think it is perfect. Tiny House Kids’ Tour De Creek Share this:EmailTwitterStumbleUponFacebookDiggGoogleRead More
Here our darling daughter shares with you her perspective of Tinyland as an eight-year-old. Ella says: “I felt very sophisticated doing this video. Mommy thinks it’s funny.” Ella is now ten and our little homestead has grown up a bit, too. Plans are in the works for an updated Ella tour. Stay tuned ;). Share this:EmailTwitterStumbleUponFacebookDiggGoogleRead More