The Tiny Trail

A journey to financial freedom, minimalist living, and happiness.

Notice I haven’t written anything in two weeks? I have. For YEARS I had considered writing a blog and decided against it with the reasoning that I didn’t want to be one of those people who started a blog all excited and then just fizzled out. I think that was just an excuse for actually […]

I’ve been asking myself a question this morning: Am I paralyzed by fear? I think that maybe I am. However, I think I guise that fear under the very “level-headed” notion that I am being responsible. We have all these dreams. For me to not have to work full time, to live in a tiny […]

I just went to a 3-day concert series. It was a Christian music festival and hubby and I got dragged along with family. The festival was sponsored by what I guess is a major Christian radio station in Phoenix. They did giveaways the whole time…including tablets and 100 cruise tickets (with Michael W Smith…ooooohhhh). The festival […]

Guys…We’re fostering NINE puppies for the humane society. Oh. My. Dog. There’s a lot of poo. Like a lot, a lot. They’re adorable, fuzzy, playful…and a ton of work. But they need to be cared for in a home! They’re only 6-weeks old and have to be 8-weeks before they can be spayed and neutered. […]

What the what?! You guys, I got nominated for this! Too cool, really. Thank you to How To Stuff Your Pig for sharing the love. Such a great blog about money management, and it’s all broken down into posts that are super duper easy to read, understand, and relate to. The blogging community is pretty […]

I come from a family of workaholics. There is this crazy drive in me to work harder and do better than everyone else…and its so strong it could kill a person. I’ve watched it exhaust my family. From health problems, to heartache, my clan has a way of working themselves into the ground. Not me. […]

We finally went camping! Philip and I love camping and used to go at least once a month. Since Philip has gotten through flight training and has become an instructor, though, we hardly get to go and have only been camping twice this year. Camping is so therapeutic for me. It clears my mind from […]

Ugh, it’s been a while since I’ve been good and made up a meal plan. Philip and I were kicking butt on our budgeting and debt payment plan at the beginning of the year. Meal planning is a major part of that, believe it or not. But we had family visit in March (back to back […]

There really is no shortage of opinions in the tiny living community. And this is a great thing. We’ve been trying to decide if we want to go for building a tiny home, or rehabbing an old travel trailer or an Airstream. One thing I should add to explain our conflict on these options is that […]