I have had this post in mind for a few days and then my friend, Holly, posted this blog today. It's baby must have and don't needs - esp. for small space living. It spurred me on to write a bit.
I agree with Holly 100%. So, since she did all the work for me, I will just let you read her post on that subject.
This is the first "Small Space Living" post I did. It explains our house and situation - all remains the same and this is one of my post on maximizing storage spaces.
I feel like I need to say that I understand that this kind of living is not for everyone. At least it's not preferable for everyone. You will definitely have an opinion on how we live, and honestly, I'm not interested. This has been a tremendous learning experience - esp. for me - and I know that the Lord is still forming and teaching me. Im, honestly, not actually sure if we ended up in this situation by choice or necessity. But now, I can say, it would definitely be our choice.
Earlier this year I read the Book "7" by Jen Hatmaker. I strongly suggest this book. Its about an "experimental mutiny against excess" and I found myself feeling convicted about all I have...this was so hard for me because I would have told you that I didn't live in excess. But, this is just not true. It was a serious wakeup call to know how much I was attached to the stuff I did have. Yuck. I found myself jealous of everything...my friends new cars, new houses/apartments, many rooms, dishwashers...fill in the blank and I was coveting it! The Lord has been working and molding my heart on this and it hard and hard to admit, but we are in a good place and I am not finished learning to detach myself from this "American Dream".
So, for this reason, we are getting ready to sign a one year lease to continue our situation. Yes. that will be four people in a one bedroom apartment. And yes, I am smiling, near laughter as I write that. It seems crazy - But hey, it's all we need.
I will post up some of the new layout soon. I will not leave you without a pic of the kid. Here you go.
|Yeah, he wears green pants.|
|momma and baby|