My humble quest to build La Petite Maison!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Free Workshop

Exciting news! On Monday November 19th I went to visit Andrew Odom of Tiny r(E)volution and see his (not so) tiny house. The reason I say not so tiny is because his home will be the size of two of my trailers back to back...not so tiny.

On our drive there we came across the funniest road sign:

(Bucksnort Road, and yes this is a real road)

I had a wonderful day with him, his little girl, Tilly and his wife Crystal. We (meaning the Odoms and my mother and me) talked and chatted about his tiny house, and I got some questions answered that otherwise might not have. Andrew answered my questions about water, plumbing, and electricity.

(Andrew's little girl Tilly)

Andrew showed me his tiny house binder, his manifesto and an unbelievable 23in. fan. It was such a cute fan; its blades were not even the length of my forearm, but apparently they do the job pretty well; they aren't supposed to cool you off, just move the air around for circulation.

All around it was a fun trip and I got so much knowledge out of that I think my mind went into over drive just thinking about it.

To end this blog, I want to say what I am thankful for: my family (I could do none of this without them), my softball team/my second family (they are always good for cheering me up when I am down) will always be there for me, yes, I am thankful for chocolate.

(Andrew and I)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Podcast!

Here is my podcast! I hope you enjoy. Make sure to chack out Andrew Odom's blog while you're at it! Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I have some amazing news. Yesterday at approximately 2:15 pm Andrew Odom of Tiny r(E)volution called me to do a podcast interview. We had been e-mailing for about two weeks chatting and talking about tiny houses.  I have never done an interview of any kind, so as you can imagine I was freaking out! Even thought my heart was beating out of my chest I feel confident about the podcast. It was basically just an interview, and Andrew asked me questions about my house. I don't want to give too much away, so you will just have to wait a few more hours to hear me!

As many of you know, I play travel softball, and nearly every weekend is eaten up by softball tournaments or practices. Last weekend was the last tournament of the fall season...and we got second place! We played in the USSSA Children's Health Care of Atlanta (CHOA) softball tournament.

(My trophy)
The CHOA was a two-day tournament, and we got to get a hotel! It was in Conyers, Georgia, so it was 10 minutes east from the middle of nowhere. On Saturday we lost a game that we shouldn't have lost which made it so on Sunday we had to play five games in a row and then the championship. I felt like I was about to faint; it was just so exhausting.

To sum my weekend was exciting, hectic, and triumphant.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Festivities

As you may know... yesterday was Halloween, or All Hallows Eve. Of course, since I am still the age where I can pass off as a young trick-or-treater; therefore I can get pounds of free candy for minimal effort. Well not minimal in my case. My neighbor hood has the houses just spaced the right distance apart to be horrible to walk to 500 houses. Plus a lot of the houses in my neighborhood decided to leave their porch lights on and not answer the door! Just a heads up to all you adults, when you leave your lights on...have candy ready or turn your lights off! Here is a photo gallery to show you the festivities I enjoyed! What did you do for Halloween?

(My CANDY haul!)

(Crazy socks)
(My Hunger Games Pumpkin)
(Dia de los Muertos sugar skull)

(The top of my sugar skull)
(My classmate Quinn's sugar skull)
(Pumpkin seeds)

(My first place trophy)

Over the weekend my team, the 12U Georgia Titans, won our first tournament! This is not just a regular tournament win, our team is now qualified to go to a USSSA national tournament. This is also our first tournament and it is a big vode of confidence for all of the girls (including me). You are reading this blog writen by the catcher that threw the last out to win our game. No biggie...