If you’re like me, you don’t know much about Monticello. If you’re like a lot my RV’ing friends who have now visited Monticello, you are now a fan of the incredible history lessons to be learned there.  Visitors of Monticello just can’t stop talking about how unexpectedly great their visit was.  They plan to return and they recommend it to everyone.  Their gift shop and online store feature items for your home and garden including hard-to-find heirloom seeds. Graceland was like this for me.  I liked Elvis and his music, but I was not a superfan and I did not need to visit Graceland.  Then,Read More →

On the one hand, it’s our home, and we want it to feel like home with comfy, uncrowded living spaces.  And, at the same time, we need to fit everything we do into a much smaller than average space.  This means our furniture needs to be extra functional.  In fact, built-in and multi-functional items are highly favored by tiny home dwellers.   If you are able to visit an IKEA store, do it!  They have the smallest of living spaces set up to give you a myriad of ideas for your space.  Their store map shows about 40 stores in the United States and another twoRead More →

Once your money is spent, it’s gone!  So, the more you can keep, the lighter your budget can be.  There are lots of ways to not spend money or not spend as much money. Don’t rely on credit cards. Shop around (especially online). Of course, Amazon tops the list for comparison shopping of rather generic items.  Once you’ve located your item, you will find multiple sellers offering it at different prices. Many, more ‘specialty’ items can be found by way of other comparison shopping sites like Ebay and even Etsy.com. Wait for coupons or special deals. Many retailers, online and location based, run frequent promotionsRead More →