Tuesday, October 25, 2016


This was the first picture we took of the house. It was the day after we got it moved onto the property. Back then we called it "the trailer". We had a vision of what we wanted to do, but we couldn't quite call it a tiny house yet.

We worked so hard on the trailer. Day and night. There were quite a few 12-hour-days we pulled working on this thing.

Nothing has compared to all the hard work that we put into making this our Tiny Home. Travis and I talk all the time about how building this house was the greatest achievement of our lives so far.  More so than walking across a stage and getting handed a piece of paper; graduating high school. That does not compare, even by a little. 

We have so many memories of working on the house. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us!

I also want to thank my brother and his dad for coming up and helping us finish the house. Honestly, I'm super thankful that they made time to paint the house. If anybody out there is looking to get their house painted, let me know and I can put you in contact!

They are hard workers and very good at painting houses. I mean, they made a trailer look like a tiny home!

Now for the big reveal!

TA DA!!!!!

We are finally done!! I want to say thank you to my man. I could explode with a bunch of lovey-dovey statements about how amazing this guy is! I'll just stick with; if it wasn't for you, my handsome, we wouldn't of been able to say "WE BUILT A TINY HOUSE!"


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Pumpkin "Turkey" Chili with video

Oh I love Pumpkin "Turkey" Chili!

It's the perfect fall dish for this time of year and in my opinion it's super healthy!

In my Pumpkin "Turkey" Chili I used pea protein instead of turkey because I'm vegetarian. My mom and I have been making this recipe for years.  

I would like to suggest a few things before you jump into cooking the chili!

Allrecipes.com is where my mom and I found this recipe and it's my favorite site for a myriad of reasons. One of those reasons is that you can change the amount of servings and it'll show you the exact amount of each ingredient you need. This takes the guess work out for you. Since I've made this recipe so much, I just eye ball it and make a bunch!

Another reason is that a lot of the recipes have very few ingredients and I've found that those are the ones that turn out the best! Less is more not only applies to the Bounty quicker picker upper, but here too.

I also like to add or take away ingredients and try to make it my own. I have yet to try this with this recipe because I love the simplicity of it, but I would suggest adding one or all of these ingredients; corn, beans, chips, and salsa. I've recently found warm salsa and let me tell you, it's as good as cold salsa! If you live in the Denver metro area or any of the states that has Fuzzy's Taco, you must go!  All I'll say is they make the best warm salsa and veggie tacos!

Next I would suggest prepping your food. Sometimes I find cooking or baking stressful and it's because I don't prepare myself. I taught myself to cut everything up, open cans and containers before I start cooking. Reason being; when I start the actual cooking part I like to keep an eye on everything I put in and not have to focus on chopping and cooking at the same time. Prepping myself makes cooking less stressful and way more fun!

Last suggestion is to make a bunch so that you have plenty of leftovers. Trust me you'll want them! For yourself and so you can share it with your friends and family!

Video time!

I love watching cooking videos because it relaxes me, specifically ones that show the cooking process. I thought it would be a great idea for me to put a little video together and make Travis be my guinea pig. Mwuahhh (that's my evil laugh) I make it every year and I think this year was the best yet!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to comment and let me know if you make this and if you add or take anything out.  Also if you have any fall recipes you like making, please share it here or on any of the Tiny House Couple's social media! I love seeing what other people like to cook or bake this time of year.

Bon Appetit! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Decorating a Tiny House on a Budget: Fall Edition

Hey everyone!

Fall is upon us! It's been fall for a while now and I'm a bit late decorating but I'm super excited to show you all what I came up with.
I love decorating! Halloween and Thanksgiving are my favorite holidays to decorate for.

My budget was $20 and I decided to go to the Dollar Store. I also got a couple things at Joann's which has really good discounts as well.

If you've been following us for some time, you will know that I love fairy lights! I grew up having them all over the house.

When it came to decorating, I knew I wanted to add something to my wall-lights, so I came up with taping leaves to them. I've never seen anybody do this before so I thought it was original and fun! I love how it looks like they're falling.
(The leaves cost about $6. I got some at the Dollar Store and some at Joann's)

I also bought the little pumpkin that is sitting next to the globe (in the photo above). I cut out the top and stuck a flameless candle in it. (I also did that with double sided tape. I just wanted regular tape. Silly me) The pumpkin cost about $5.

I love decorating the front door because it's the first thing people see when they enter a home. 

I thought it wasn't a good idea to put anything on the outside of the door (because of all the water that runs off the side of the trailer) I decided to do it on the inside, plus you see it more than you would on the outside. I bought this leaf and pumpkin hanging piece at Joann's for super cheap and painted it. I didn't paint the back side of it because I thought I could paint it differently next year.

BEWARE! This thing is like a glitter bomb (if you don't know what a glitter bomb is, click here) I got this at the dollar store for $1. I wanted to put something festive on the table. I also love looking at it when the sun shines through the window and hits it, so pretty!

Lastly, I taped a bunch of fake leaves all over the house. Luckily for Travis I didn't just go out and rake a bunch of leaves and throw them in a pile in the middle of the floor, which at this point I should of done.

In the end I stayed way under my budget for these fall decorations.  I love the simplicity of how it all looks and for how cheap they were I'm happy with how everything turned out. It makes our tiny house look festive and feel that more cozy! 

Hope you enjoyed and got inspired to decorate your house!

Happy Fall!