Super Warm, Good Looking and Very Cozy!


Fakeface Women Winter Warm Knitted Fingerless Faux Fur Arm Long/Wrist/Short Gloves Mitten



Absolutely love these!

Well made and SUPER warm.

I wore mine above the thumb at wrist level because the fur is so thick. I wanted to stay warm while riding my bicycle outside. The cold air was shooting up my sleeves something awful until I bought this pair with the faux fur.

The fur is thick and snug around my wrists. Shoving the rest of the glove up my arm to my elbow ensured my arms stayed super warm and no cold air was able to blow up my sleeves while I rode my bicycle out doors in cooler weather.

They complimented my outfits, I got so many comments on them. I have included a picture.

Many of my shirts have mid-length sleeves because I live in Florida and yes we get cold weather, especially when air is blowing right at me from riding my bicycle. So this literally fills the gap. Also wore them underneath long sleeve sweaters just to have that extra warmth.

Now it is hot again and I can't wear them, but I look forward to cool weather again just so I can have some fun with these again.

I washed mine and hang dried (no dryer) and they were fine.

Click here Fakeface Women Winter Warm Knitted Fingerless Faux Fur Arm Long/Wrist/Short Gloves Mitten

She Pours Her Heart and Soul Into This Classic One Hit Wonder

You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone

You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone


A classic one hit wonder that is well worth having in an eclectic  music collection.

Great for weddings and receptions.

Add it to your love tunes to play with someone special with the lights out.

You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone Lyrics

So many nights I'd sit by my window
Waiting for someone to sing me his song
So many dreams I kept deep inside me
Alone in the dark but now you've come along

And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song

Rollin' at sea, adrift on the water
Could it be finally I'm turnin' for home?
Finally a chance to say "Hey, I love you"
Never again to be all alone

And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song

'Cause you, you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song

It can't be wrong
When it feels so right
'Cause you.....you light up my life

Makes My Pants Want To Get Up and Dance!

Night Light with Bluetooth Speaker, SHAVA Jewel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Touch Control Color LED Bedside Table Lamp, Speakerphone / MicroSD Card / AUX-In USB-In Supported (Acrylic Brown)

Night Light with Bluetooth Speaker, SHAVA Jewel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Touch Control Color LED Bedside Table Lamp, Speakerphone / MicroSD Card / AUX-In USB-In Supported (Acrylic Brown)


This came well packaged and protected with a booklet of easy to read instructions in decent sized print. Also included was a speaker cord and a USB cord.

I am impressed that it offers so many options besides Bluetooth. Much of my techie gadgets are older without Bluetooth and I enjoy using them. So I was able to plug my MP3 player with the included speaker wire and immediately start listening to music while being entertained by the light. What fun!

The volume buttons on the bottom of the light make it easy to adjust the sound level. I was pretty impressed with the audio quality. The lights have 4 different options. It was fun to switch them around and see what they could do. This light makes my pants want to get up and dance!

This light and speaker come with a host of options including a 20 minute sleep timer. It also has an option to put your tunes on a MicroSD card, plug it in and play from that. This would be awesome for meditation and stress reduction. Just compile soothing tunes onto a MicroSD card, then lay down, turn on the light and tunes then drift off into la-la land, using the light to empty out your brain of other thoughts and just focus on the mesmerizing lights while soothing music relaxes the soul. Drift off to sleep and the timer will turn it all off in 20 minutes. Pretty cool!

The rechargeable battery is supposed to last 7 hours which is pretty darn sturdy. I haven't used mine 7 hours in a row yet, but I spend a lot of time outdoors. The fact this is portable, makes it easy for me to take it outdoors to listen to tunes day or night then charge it up again.

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5 Years Later Still Hurling Nasty Messages


5 years later, this parrot is still nasty and spitting forth variety of  insults and demands that are R and X rated.

In 2012  sent this as a gift to a sailor friend who can accidentally curse up a storm when working on boat projects that aren't going quite right. The parrot is motion-activated. I thought it would be funny when climbing aboard his boat to have the parrot yack it up for comedy.

I had no idea just how filthy mouthed this parrot was until recently my friend came to visit, bringing this parrot with him.It was the first time I had the heard the parrot for myself.

My ears turned red, my cheeks turned crimson.This is NOT for children and certainly not for  mild mannered gentle souls.

If you have snoopy adult friends, hide this in the bathroom cabinet. When they open the door, they will get an earful for sure!

Some folks will find this hilarious, others might be embarrassed just to be around it (I sure was!)

Polly The Insulting Parrot


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A Wooden Comb And Boar Bristle Brush Are Timeless Masterpieces For Your Beard, Hair and Fur


This wooden comb and boar bristle brush is perfect for taming my beard, fur and hair.

HOSALA - BEARD BRUSH COMB SET for Men, Natural Boar Bristle, Best for Grooming Facial Hair, Dry/Wet Mustache, Gift Box & Cotton Bag for Home & Travel


The set came in a beautiful heavy duty storage (or gift)box plus inside was a cotton draw string traveling bag for the brush and comb. The entire kit makes a treasured gift for the hairy people in your life.

HOSALA - BEARD BRUSH COMB SET

The wooden comb is exquisite. Wood is the perfect medium for a comb because it doesn't snap and break hair like plastic does. Wood naturally transfers sebum evenly from the skin and scalp throughout the hair making it look far more  luxurious than is possible with plastic combs. Wood does not create static electricity in the beard or hair.

That being said, a wooden comb requires special care. If you must wash it, do so quickly and immediately dry it with a microfiber towel. Do not submerge in water to soak. In most cases, you shouldn't need to wash your wooden comb. U usually you can just remove any loose hair then polish it up with a microfiber towel.

As a wooden comb ages, it may need sprucing up. Just coat it with mineral oil, wait 24 hours for it to soak in, then wipe off any excess. Your comb will look brand new again ready to be the next heirloom.

HOSALA - BEARD BRUSH COMB SET


The brush made of boar bristles is the time honored best for similar reasons. Boar bristles naturally transfer oily sebum throughout the hair coating each hair strand with a very, very small amount of sebum.  A boar bristle brush repairs dry hair and adds lustrous shine.

Avoid boar bristle brushing wet hair because this can cause breakage and even more tangles.

Gently detangle hair first preferably with a large gapped wooden comb. When detangling wet or dry hair, start with the ends and gently work your way up towards the roots, detangling in small batches. Yes, I did say start with the ends, not the roots for the best gentle detangling that doesn't break hair (or will break the least amount of hair.)

A boar bristle brush will not detangle and will actually create more tangles if you start with tousled hair or a mess of  wet locks.

Brush dry detangled hair from root to tip. This will distribute the sebum evenly and creates shiny hair. With a boar bristle brush, the more you brush, the nicer your hair and beard will look. For these reasons, you will find you do not need to shampoo your beard or hair that often. Let your natural oils do their magic accompanied with a wooden comb and boar bristle brush.

HOSALA - BEARD BRUSH COMB SET



Well Made with Easy To Read Manual, Comes Complete with Battery and Storage Box


I am an amateur, mostly interested in testing the state of my DC batteries for my RV motorhome and batteries used in products like AA, C, D etc.

Digital Multimeter, SURPEER True RMS 4 1/2 Voltmeter with Auto Range - Multi Meter Measuring DC AC Voltage/Current, Ohm/Resistance, Diode, Temperature, Continuity, Frequency, Electric Field Testing

Digital Multimeter, SURPEER True RMS 4 1/2 Voltmeter with Auto Range - Multi Meter Measuring DC AC Voltage/Current, Ohm/Resistance, Diode, Temperature, Continuity, Frequency, Electric Field Testing

Digital Multimeter, SURPEER True RMS 4 1/2 Voltmeter with Auto Range - Multi Meter Measuring DC AC Voltage/Current, Ohm/Resistance, Diode, Temperature, Continuity, Frequency, Electric Field Testing


This multimeter came complete with the probes and the 9volt battery to operate it. The meter is ready to operate, right out of the box. Reusable protective caps are on the female ends of the leads.

The manual is 15 pages long, in English with print large enough to read, not that teeny tiny impossible print. Troubleshooting and maintenance section also included.

I am impressed with the large digital readout. No magnifying glass needed for this. The meter is easy to hold. On the back is a keyhole type hook so you can hang this on a tool pegboard or anywhere you choose to hang it up, if you prefer that over storing it in the box. There is also an easel type door on the rear that can be used to prop the meter up on the table.

The entire product with probes and manual arrived in a sturdy box perfect for storing the meter between uses. Alternatively it hangs on the wall or pegboard. There are rubber sleeves on the rear to hold the probes between uses.
Digital Multimeter, SURPEER True RMS 4 1/2 Voltmeter with Auto Range - Multi Meter Measuring DC AC Voltage/Current, Ohm/Resistance, Diode, Temperature, Continuity, Frequency, Electric Field Testing


Click here for SURPEER Digital Multimeter, SURPEER True RMS 4 1/2 Voltmeter with Auto Range - Multi Meter Measuring DC AC Voltage/Current, Ohm/Resistance, Diode, Temperature, Continuity, Frequency, Electric Field Testing

Fabulous Universal RV and Car Mount For GPS or Phones

This is a great universal mount for the dash of your car or RV.
Magnetic Phone Car Mount, BoYao Universal Stick On Dashboard Magnetic Car Mount Holder Cradle, for Cell Phones and Mini Tablets with Fast Swift-snap Technology(Black).

I have an older GPS that doesn't have its own bracket to hold it on the dashboard. I got this magnetic mount to see if it would solve my problem. It did! Beautifully too.

First I installed the metal plate on the back of the  GPS.
I cleaned the dashboard with plain rubbing alcohol in the areas I thought I might want to install the mount.
Magnetic Phone Car Mount, BoYao Universal Stick On Dashboard Magnetic Car Mount Holder Cradle, for Cell Phones and Mini Tablets with Fast Swift-snap Technology(Black).

While that was drying  I played around with the base of the mount on the dashboard of my wheel estate until I got it in the perfect place that suits me.
Now I used the 3M included tape on the base of the mount to stick it to the dashboard.
Next I stuck the GPS on the magnet of the mount.
Then I adjusted the round knob in back that allows me to angle the GPS at the perfect viewing level.
Magnetic Phone Car Mount, BoYao Universal Stick On Dashboard Magnetic Car Mount Holder Cradle, for Cell Phones and Mini Tablets with Fast Swift-snap Technology(Black).

The kit came with both a rectangle metal mount and a round metal mount.
The round mount included 3M tape already attached, just peel and stick.
The rectangle did not, but I had some double-sided Scotch outdoor mounting tape on hand, so I used that to attach the rectangle to my GPS. I wanted to use the rectangle in case while driving I needed to adjust the GPS for better viewing. I probably could have used the round mount just fine.
Magnetic Phone Car Mount, BoYao Universal Stick On Dashboard Magnetic Car Mount Holder Cradle, for Cell Phones and Mini Tablets with Fast Swift-snap Technology(Black).

My kit arrived in a box labeled Magnetic Air Vent Mount, but it was for the dashboard, so open the box first before you assume you got the wrong product. Inside, mine was the correct product.

Must-Have For RV, Boat and Home


Furniture Pads: 162 Piece Variety Pack – Self Adhesive Felt Floor Protectors with Transparent Noise Bumpers
Furniture Pads: 162 Piece Variety Pack – Self Adhesive Felt Floor Protectors with Transparent Noise Bumpers

Every home, RV and sailboat needs this kit.

First off if you have cabinets that bang loudly when you try to close them, this kit has clear rubber or silicone tiny round bumpers that will silence your noisy cabinets. If you run out of those, just use some of the included round or square felt pieces.

On boats and RV's I use these felt pads to attach to the back of things I am attaching to walls and bulkheads so they ride there silently and not chafe or scrape the walls leaving an ugly mark when the RV or boat is moving. I have a big clock hung in my RV with these felt fads on back. I have pictures on the walls with these felt pieces on back. While driving the artwork may try to move and the felt keeps it riding silently as well as protecting the wall surface.

The legs on my table had metal on the bottom of them for carpet but when I switched to vinyl tile the metal legs were marking up the tiles. I stuck the round felt pads on the table legs solving that problem.

I hung a whimsical basket on the wall of my RV that holds many useful things but the back of the basket was curved and not flat. When I was driving the basket would swing a little left and right, and sometimes bang against the wall. But putting the big square felt pad on the rear of the basket, it now rides quietly and it can't mark or scar the wall.

In a regular sticks and brick house, these furniture pads are a must have if you have hardwood floors and furniture without the proper felt pads or if the old pads have worn out. Stick these on the bottom of chairs and other furniture and your furniture won't be able to ruin your floors.

If you have a good looking home and want to keep it that way, by all means you need these heavy duty felt pads. Also, if you don't like the way your cabinets or drawers bang shut, these pads will silence them as will the tiny round rubber bumpers.

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The BEST Broom For Everything Inside and Out

5 Years of Heavy Use and Still Going Strong Traveling In Motorhome Fulltime, February 16, 2016

Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.

Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.

Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.


This review is from: The BEST Broom For Everything Inside and Out, Perfect for a Motorhome, February 12, 2016

This review is from: Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft. (Misc.)

I have been using this broom inside and outside my motorhome for 2 years now.

AWESOME!

Just today the hose broke on the washing machine. I used the squeegee part of the broom to rapidly sweep the water out of the motorhome and down the steps.

Typically I use this broom daily for tidying up. It sweeps across the vinyl floors and the rugs. Amazingly fur and hair cling to the broom. Just pull it off and dispose. The broom will be clean again. It sweeps across throw rugs which is awesome in the winter. I can shake out a rug outdoors to remove dirt, then sweep it and be astounded at what the broom picks up.

This thing will sweep up wet leaves across concrete. If the broom get dirty, it hoses off super easy and fast. The telescoping handle is perfect.

It makes it easier to store and you can adjust the length perfectly for each job for ultimate comfort. I use a large 9 by 12 foot patio mat at the campsite. This broom sweeps off everything from pine needles to wet leaves. Nothing snags up this sweeper.

Once you switch to a rubber broom you will wonder how on earth you ever got along without one.

I searched stores everywhere and ended up ordering mine off Amazon. I don't know why these aren't sold everywhere. No other broom can compare.

Click here to buy your  Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.


BEST Compact Washing Machine Ever Made


Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer RV Washing Machine


I have been using this washing machine for 5 years now and I LOVE IT!

compact washing machine


First of all I have been living and traveling in a very small motorhome. I installed this washer when I found out that I would often be far from laundry facilities. My storage is tight, so I can't own many clothes, but I love clean clothes. Add to that I have towels, sheets, pet bedding and rugs to wash. Yes I wash my throw rugs in this one at a time.

RV washing machine Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer


The hardest part is learning not to overload the washer and to use the correct amount of soap without using too much. In my case I use a Down ball softener to add plain white vinegar to the rinse load, This softens clothes and removes or reduces lint substantially. I don't like the stinky softeners, so that is why I use plain white vinegar.

rv washing machine


When I need to wash something that is heavy when wet like bluejeans, I just wash them alone or with one other light item. THe beauty is you can do back to back loads in this machine until you are caught up on laundry.

In my case, I quick connect my washer to my bathroom sink. I can use hot, cold or warm water. I prefer to wash in cold. I have these big super thick luxurious towels that are bath sheet size and very heavy when soaking wet and they are screaming red. Anyhow, I have been able to wash these in my machine with a few small hand towels (do not overload!) and then hang them up to dry. They are thick and super soft when air dried.

I don't have a dryer, and I hang dry all my washing. Sometimes outside, sometimes inside, depending on the campground I am parked in and their rules towards drying laundry.

My dog sleeps in a small fluffy dog bed, well it's made for a cat, but we don't tell him that, and it gets that doggy smell after a few months. So I wash it all by itself in the washer, then dry it outdoors in the sunshine and his bed is fluffy and odorless again.

Several pairs of my shoes are made for washing and going outdoors including two pairs of boots I own, ankle boots and knee boots. Both have been washed in this washer and come out beautiful ready to air dry and look new again.

I love the three settings on the water level. While I mostly use the high setting, I have been in a hurry to clean just one item and it's oh so handy that it has that one item water level.

I do most all my motorhome cleaning inside and out with microfiber rags. I wash these together with nothing else, just the microfiber rags together and nothing else. This makes these cleaning cloths last and last and last forever it seems. I always have a stack of cleaning microfiber cloths for mopping the floor, wiping down the shower, washing the mirrors and windows. So this machine has saved me a bundle of money because I am not wasting silly paper towels all the time.

I love this machine!

Incredibly it has bounced down many highways and bumpy holey roads yet it keeps on washing and turning out nice clean laundry. If I could give you words of advice NEVER overload this machine. Break up your loads into small ones until you get familiar with how it works. If you wear a lot of "heavy" clothes like flannel shirts and bluejeans, then do SMALL loads so this heavy stuff will get clean without upsetting the washer.

If my motorhome were on fire, I would grab the washing machine and run outside with it.

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Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Gourmet Delight Requiring No Refrigeration

Requires no refrigeration.

Perfect for on the go lifestyle of camping, travel, motorhome, RV's and any place you have tiny or no refrigeration but desire the luxury of Irish Creme in your coffee.

I ordered this as a birthday gift for my friend going camping in a van with a tiny fridge. This can be kept in the cupboard and requires no refrigeration yet the taste is awesome.

I forgot the read the fine print, this is 10 (yes ten!) pounds of creamer! Needless to say, ten pounds of creamer for a two week camping trip was a bit too much, but since he uses the stuff year round, it will get put to great use.

Alternatively, put some in the break room at work and watch the smiles on the coworkers as they get a little sip in their daily java.

For tiny home living with a gourmet twist, this fits the bill.

International Delight Irish Creme, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers


International Delight Irish Creme, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers

 International Delight Irish Creme, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers

Excellent Backpack Not Just For Mothers and Babies, Perfect For Flying

This is an AWESOME backpack and it's not just for babies and mothers.

Wallaroo Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Wet Bag and Diaper Changing Pad - For Women and Men - BLACK - MEDIUM


It works terrific as a carryon bag with the airlines. It fits perfectly under the seat in front!

It also holds a ton of stuff in roomy pockets. Especially nice that it will hold a drink and a regular sized book in the outer pockets as wel as cell phone, wallet, glasses, keys, makeup, CPAP, toiletries, yes the CPAP fit in there too.

This is a pic of it packed for the airlines and it was a breeze to carry, wear on back and leave hands free. The fabric is super nice, it's very well stitched, no loose sewing, no loose threads, the zipper expertly installed.

This is a backpack for all occasions!

I gave it 5 stars because my friend used it for flying and LOVED it for its quality and versatility.


Wallaroo Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Wet Bag and Diaper Changing Pad - For Women and Men - BLACK - MEDIUM 

 Wallaroo Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Wet Bag and Diaper Changing Pad - For Women and Men - BLACK - MEDIUM



A Gigantic Sturdy Hammock For Serious Outdoor Fun

This has to be the most comfortable hammock ever made!
MalloMe XL Double Parachute Camping Hammock - Tree Portable with Max 1000 lbs Breaking Capacity - Lightweight Carabiners and Ropes Included For Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Beach, Yard, 125" x 79"

I searched and researched all over Amazon and elsewhere in search of the perfect hammock that could travel, withstand rain, was washable and made for heavy duty use with generous sizing. This one fit the bill hands down like none other.

It seems all hammocks no matter the size are advertised as a double. But this doesn't mean you should put 2 in it! This one is so generous, you can lay down in it, then use the sides to fold up over you to keep out others. No kidding, you can fold up the sides to keep out bugs and bird poop. Yep. I was hit with bird poop, but it wiped right off of me and the hammock.

I sit in it sideways and swing it like a gigantic weightless rocker. Oh my gosh is that heaven on earth. I also stretch out in it and wonder if I will ever climb out again to visit mother earth. There is plenty of room to climb in with your favorite pillow. I like that the bag is sewed to the side of the hammock. I can tuck a book in it or my water flask or both. Mostly I don't need it for either because I am swinging away or snoozing.

The fabric seems very sturdy. The colors are ultra pleasing. The ropes that come with it are OK, if you like to play with knots all day and have perfectly spaced trees but I use mine with Hammock Straps (Set of 2), Sahara Sailor Hammock Tree Hanging Straps 1400+ LBS Heavy Duty Non-Stretch Suspension System Kit (12kN Aluminum Carabiners Set Included).

Hammock Straps (Set of 2), Sahara Sailor Hammock Tree Hanging Straps 1400+ LBS Heavy Duty Non-Stretch Suspension System Kit (12kN Aluminum Carabiners Set Included).


The MalloMe hammock came with carabiners and so did the straps I bought extra, so now I have extras in case I need them.

I wouldn't put two adults in this hammock, get them their own hammock. Yes, you can put two adults in it for some serious snuggling. Also very comfortable for parent and child or a baby laying on your belly.

Two adults or several children can sit in it sideways, with their feet hanging out like a chair and just swing back and forth. It feels awesome! While mine appears to be several feet off the ground, once I am in it, I am only about foot off the ground. I have short legs, so I need to be low so I can get out again. One way to get out if you are laying down, is to put one leg on one side and the other leg on the other side. Then reach forward with both arms and scoot up towards the end until you are able to stand up.

I've had my hammock out camping and I've got it set up now where I live. It is heavenly. I can happily waste hours in it. If you have a family, you may need to buy several of these!

MalloMe XL Double Parachute Camping Hammock - Tree Portable with Max 1000 lbs Breaking Capacity - Lightweight Carabiners and Ropes Included For Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Beach, Yard, 125" x 79"

Super Tight Lid, Open It a Little to Get it To Snap on Tightly

These are nice water tight and air tight lids.

They fit the 20 ounce Yeti style vacuum insulated tumblers, but they do not fit the 30 ounce ones. So make sure you know which size you need before ordering.

Having 3 lids, means you never have to hunt one down or if you have multiple containers it will fit them all. The best lid, because it makes the tumbler spill proof.

WINOMO 3pcs 20 oz Tumbler Lids Spillproof Splash Resistant for Yeti Rambler Rtic Ozark

WINOMO 3pcs 20 oz Tumbler Lids Spillproof Splash Resistant for Yeti Rambler Rtic Ozark

Realistic and Whimsical

Cruise Ship Porthole Peel 'N Place 12" x 15"

I bought this in 2013 to stick on the outside of my motorhome. As of 2017, it is just now starting to show heavy use. It has been on the outside under the awning, so many times when parked, it has the benefit of shade. 

I am including a picture of it, how it looks 4 years later. 

Being that I spent a quarter century working on boats afloat around the Caribbean, it was stuck up there as a temporary memory for me to enjoy. I am surprised it has lasted this long!

I hope they have found a way to improve the shipping by now. At the time I bought mine in 2013, it arrived with a huge crease in it! Yikes! It took weeks to flatten out the crease so I could stick it up and use it. 

I just wish they included a half dozen of these in the package rather than just one. But if you need some whimsy and fun in your life, I have enjoyed this immensely. 


Beistle Cruise Ship Porthole Peel 'N Place 12" x 15" Sh 1/Pkg

Top 5 Tiny House Books


Tiny House Living is a classic book on the subject, and the No. 1 best seller on Amazon. It
focuses on the tiniest of homes, 400 square feet or under. It includes tons of gorgeous, full
page, color photographs to inspire and show just how many designs are available for building
tiny homes. The homes featured in this book are both trailers and stationary buildings. In
addition to providing great inspiration in the form of photos, this book uses case studies to
discuss some of the important points that attract people to the tiny home lifestyle, including
voluntary simplicity, turning away from consumer culture, as well as aesthetics and design. Tiny
House Living is a long book at 170 pages and is an excellent resource for ideas, discussion and
inspiration.
Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet Paperback – July 14, 2014 by Ryan Mitchell


Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger is another inspiring title and makes a great conversation starter. The author focuses on homes under 1,000 square feet and features modular and prefab homes from all over the world, ranging from tree houses to floating homes and everything in between. The author challenges you to explore the concept of “microgreen living” and challenge yourself to find ways for you to live a “greener” life, using the case studies in this book as inspiration.

Tiny Houses Hardcover – March 24, 2009 by Mimi Zeiger  (Author)


The Big Tiny is a different kind of tiny house book. This is a memoir, the story of how author Dee Williams came to re-evaluate her life and priorities after a near-death experience, and eventually found peace through building and moving in to an 84-square-foot house. The book comes highly recommended with reviewers mentioning how funny, heart-warming and inspiring it is, not to mention well written. If you look through the review section on Amazon you will see how this story has changed peoples lives and set them on a path to finding greater simplicity in their own lives. This book is not heavy on photographs and does not talk about how to design, build or decorate a tiny house, but if you are looking for a great story that encompasses the tiny house lifestyle, this is the book for you.
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir Hardcover – April 22, 2014 by Dee Williams (Author)


Tiny Homes on the Move takes a good look at all of the different styles of tiny houses that are mobile and invite their owners to travel. It includes vans, camper shells, house trucks, buses, trailers, cycles, sailboats and houseboats. These kinds of tiny homes tend to be more practical and accessible than some of the highly designed, architectural models that are the focus of many tiny house books. Homes on wheels or in the water represent freedom, movement, and a lifestyle full of travel and adventure. These homes tend to be much smaller, with many as small as 100 sq feet or less. The extreme small size forces an even more stringent approach to minimalism and functional space saving design. This book is heavy on photographs and is great for inspiration and wanderlust!

Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water (The Shelter Library of Building Books) Paperback – May 20, 2014 by Lloyd Kahn  (Author)

Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter is another classic title by Lloyd Kahn, focusing on 150 individual homes that were built by their owners as an alternative to rents, mortgages and overpriced homes. This book is very heavy on photos, with over 1,300 full color pictures of homes on land, on wheels, on water, and in trees. It also features other kinds of small buildings such as studios, saunas, garden sheds and greenhouses. Along with the photos are stories, thoughts and inspirations shared by the builders and homeowners. This book has been around for almost 40 years now, and is a classic among the Tiny House community.

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter (The Shelter Library of Building Books) Paperback – January 24, 2012

Awesome Salad Tossing and Serving Spoons

Kikkerland Rockin Wooden Spoons, Set of 2
I  bought these as a wedding gift for a professional guitar player who loves to cook. They said no gifts on the invitation, but knowing they love guitar memorabilia I figured a little gift wouldn't hurt. They loved them!

These are perfect for tossing up a salad and serving with same. They can be used to serve any dish, hot or cold.

They come a bit rough, but can be made beautifully durable by applying mineral oil  in several light coats over several days, before using. Just coat in mineral oil, wipe off excess then wait 24 hours, add another coat and do this for about a week. Well worth the wait! They will be handsome and durable for years to come.

By the way, these are not for the dishwasher. Hand wash and towel dry then let them finish air drying after each use. The mineral oil adds a layer of protection.

They also look great on the wall as kitchen decor. Just use 2 brass coffee mug hooks at the base of each one. They can still be removed for every day use.

Kikkerland Rockin Wooden Spoons, Set of 2


People Who Abandoned Their Tiny Homes

Living in tiny homes was much harder than these people realized
by MEGAN WILLETT

Living in tiny homes was much harder than these people realized by MEGAN WILLETT


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