It's pretty obvious from the title of this blog that I live in a small space. At 1,200 square feet, the house I share with my husband, toddler son and rescue dog is pretty tiny for American standards. For the five years we rented this house as a couple + a dog, the lack of square footage was never really an issue. But once we had our son, bought our home and started making some major changes to the space (including taking down a main wall to create an "open concept" main floor) the smallness started to feel really claustrophobic.
Which was surprising.
We have always aimed to keep things "simple" (we don't even own a TV!) and generally don't clutter up our space with lots of decor. But we had never really made a conscious effort to not consume; my husband and I hadn't sat down, looked each other in the eye and decided to be mindful about being minimalists. The biggest drivers for us to have that conversation were trifold: becoming a family of three + changing the shape of our space + needing to manage our money better. I'll walk you through the why + how of each.
Hi! I'm Erin.
I'm a working mama, wife, writer and owner of a little red house. I'm trying to sort through the noise and live a life that is genuine, happy and grounded in simplicity.