When we lived in Vancouver I didn’t have a Costco card, but once in a while we wanted something from there. Back in spring 2014 I popped in to the Port Coquitlam location with my sister to take advantage of her membership and purchase some ribs. Of course the lineups were huge, and we waited … More A Story About the Time I Paid for a Stranger’s Costco Purchase & The Ensuing IOU
This was our second year staying in Hong Kong for Christmas. Last year Campbell was 3.5 months old, I had just returned to work and had spent three weeks in Vancouver the month before. More travel, especially over the holidays, wasn’t in the cards for us. And, it turned out, we LOVED our Christmas as … More Our Christmas in Hong Kong
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…if we hadn’t moved to Hong Kong, there is no chance we would be living in a small apartment, especially now as a family of three. Our former Vancouver digs – 800 sq ft one bedroom place (see photos of that here) was never going to cut … More Hong Kong House Sizes
Our original plan for our 590 sq ft apartment allowed for a baby (if you’re catching up, see the floorplan here); it’s why we moved and what we planned for. Initially a bassinet on our bedroom window sill and a changing mat on top of a chest of drawers was all the dedicated space our tiny … More Creating Space for a Toddler in 590 Sq Ft
First off, let me say that this year has absolutely flown by. Everyone tells you that time flies with a baby and to enjoy them when they’re little. I truly heard all that advice and thought I was taking it all…but looking back it’s a blur. I have no clue where the time went (actually … More Campbell’s First Year: A Report
Welcome to the latest contribution to the Small Family Homes Blog Community! This month’s topic focuses on the necessities of small space living for a family. I feel like I’m constantly curating a list of small space necessities in my mind as I discuss our living situation with others. I think this list is especially … More 10 Must-Haves for Small Space Family Living
At some point during our time here in Hong Kong (probably somewhere between learning I was pregnant and deciding to move to a slightly larger place to accommodate our baby’s arrival), I got really interested in small-space dwelling with a baby. I discovered a great blog written by another small-space-dwelling-Alison; 600SQFTANDABABY captures her life in Vancouver living … More Do You Need to Be Creative to Live Small?