Beach & Tiny House?

What better vacation than being close to the beach and staying in a tiny house? 

For me, NOTHING! 


beautiful beach sunset

I have loved tiny houses for about 10 years and the beach, well ever since going on our family vacation to Oregon in 2015, I've been in love with the beach.  

My AMAZING husband, knowing all of this planned the perfect little vacation for just the two of us!  


A little background... we've been married 16+ years.  The last time we had a vacation just the two of us that was longer than an overnight was our honeymoon.  So this trip was much over due.  

I mean look at the beach picture!  It was perfect!  Now, don't worry about the kids, they were in some of the best care while we were gone!  Four days of sleep overs plus getting to do your school with your friends is AMAZING!!! 


tiny house

Before we ever left for Florida a friend of mine, Stacy, said to me that as soon as I got to this tiny house all I would do was think about how I would be able to make this work for our family of 5.  Well, she was right!  I couldn't help it!  I also couldn't help but laugh at how much my friends know me.  HA!  

Now, the tiny intrigues me.  I really want to give the whole, tiny house living, a try.  Yes, even with children.  Yes, even with our homeschooling.  I'm just a little torn between if I'd like to live in a tiny house like this one or just get an RV and live in that.  Either way, minimizing down to just the basics and what we actually NEED sounds perfect.   Even just taking the space you have and having to maximize it.... why, it's a perfect challenge!  

Here's more....think about how big your home is, all the things you have in it.... Now, how long each week does it take for you to clean/take care of said stuff?  And of said stuff, how much of it do you actually use?  Is it a situation like when you have your kids clean out their toys and they said, "I play with that toy all the time" BUT in reality they haven't touched it in at least 6 months?   Is it just stuff that is there because you're emotionally connected to?  It's ok if it is, I have plenty of things that I just can't get rid of, even though I NEVER touch it, but it belonged to Grandma or someone special to me.   I admit, it would take me a little bit of time to fully go through our house and get down the basics, BUT I'd do it in a heart beat!  

We all have times in life where we go though and clean things up, get rid of things we don't need, and release things we're holding on to that we shouldn't be.  We spend time deciding what's important to us and why.  Sometimes we need a little step away from the mundane tasks of everyday life to put these things into perspective.  To take a minute and realize all the great things that are happening, even though there are so many other things happening as well.   It's another reason why this trip was so needed.   

just us

My husband knows all these things and I can't tell you just how blessed of a woman I am to have him by my side!  He knows my LOVE for the beach and for the dream of living in a tiny home and he did all he could to make my dream even a short reality!   

Blessed beyond measure, that I am! 



Out of the Cold

It's FREEZING outside!  Here in Minnesota we have had a lot of days in the negatives for temps.  In those temperatures you really can't play outside and yet the kids still really need to burn off a little energy.  

We decided today, that we would go get our Minnesota Zoo Membership and have a little get away to the Tropics!  When you can't just get on a plane and go, this was the next best thing! 

It's been more cold with gray skies vs warm and sunny so having a place like this to go to is so refreshing and can totally help when you start to feel a little down about the weather where you live.


We got to see Bats....just hangin' out...


Crocodiles a creepin'....




Gotta love the flamingos! 


There's so much more you get to see and experience when you're there, but this was just a little taste of it for you.   We love having fun and do things together as the Powers clan!

How did you make memories today?