Posts Tagged ‘Simple Life’

Small is Beautiful A Tiny House Documentary [TRAILER]

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


Really looking forward to watching this Doc when it’s released.  Here is the trailer for the film.

What Am I Using? | Evernote | Tekie Friday

Friday, November 21st, 2014


Love Evernote… Really taking it to another level with my life in a effort to go paperless.  Love how it all through all devices and it’s free and powerful.

What is Evernote?  Your mind can only hold so many things.  So why not stick a ton of things into Evernote and then later on you can easily search for things and bring them up.  It’s Free!  So save your ideas, inspiration, things you like, you hear and things you see through pictures + video.  Then you can search Evernote on your laptop, phone, iPad and all your things are synced across all devices.  You can search by keyword or tags and it will find those words inside what you saved into it.  It will even find a word on a T shirt that someone is wearing in a picture you sent to it.

A couple ways how I use it:

– When flipping through magazines like Toronto Life I can simply take a picture with my phone of inspiring things, places to go or places I want to eat at.  I will take a picture of the little bio on it.  Then the words inside the picture are searchable.  I do this for things that I need to get on my wishlist.

– Excellent for helping me GTD (Getting Things Done).  I can add things to “Today” and then sort by things regarding calls, errands, online, emails to do.  It’s easy to create a checklist with little boxes to tick off when things are completed.

– A super way to reference everything.  Articles from the web, websites to keep bookmarked, photo’s taken, audio notes of tasks + thoughts, PDF’s of bus schedules + swimming hours at all the surrounding pools, photo’s of business cards received (text is searchable from inside the photo), all sales receipts are added inside for reference, daytrip ideas with the kids, photo’s of boxes in storage and what’s inside each one, music that I want to download, emails forwarded to Evernote that get filed automatically, contracts, lock combos, warranty info, PDF instruction manuals and a whole bunch of other crap I am importing into it.  I can use “Clearly” (download it from on my laptop to push a button and have the whole screenshot, article, website captured and sent to Evernote.

– Using it as a Journal of thoughts with video + audio diaries of the day.

– Keep track of all online accounts with reference info and login + account info.  I can also forward any emails from Third-party to my Evernote Email address and simply delete the emails from my inbox.

– Scan kids artwork and school work into it.  I also take pictures with my phone of drawings, test scores, etc.

– All statements for banking + accounts are sent to it.  I take the PDF’s of the statements and email them to Evernote.

– Each Client of mine has a Folder and all communication + notes are inside for reference.

– I use it to hold my list of 101 Things in a 1001 Days.  I also send voice memo’s, ideas and pictures to Evernote about any progress and updates to my list.

– I add songs I hear and I want to download through iTunes when I get online and have a credit to spend on it.

– Always sending links to articles and websites I like and might want to reference later or share with someone.  I do this a lot.

– I snapped a picture for every store card I have… so If they want my card… I can find it and read the number to them… so no more wallet full of store reward cards.

– I snapped pictures of my kids health card & immunization records for future access.

– Marketing ideas get put into Evernote for reference + action items needed to be completed.

– Created shared notebooks that certain people have access to for collaboration on projects.

– I use Evernote Clearly as a Web Clipper and Clip Articles and Recipe’s from the Food Network, Food & Drink, Canadian Living + Martha Stewart.  If I am flipping through a Magazine… I will simply take a picture of the dish, directions with ingredients so I can pull it up if I want to make it in the future.

– Add photo’s of handwritten notes to be reference later.  Evernote understands my writing and all the text is searchable later from the words captured in the photo.  This is super awesome!

All it takes is to open your mind at how you can add many things into it.  We use Google to search for public things.  The more you add into it…. you can use Evernote to “Google” the stuff that your mind can’t remember and you can find things quickly to reference.  It’s wild to think about.  I am throwing more things into it each day.  It’s a record for anything…

Video | Inside The ProtoHaus + Mobile Office Build

Thursday, November 20th, 2014


Video below of inside the ProtoHaus.  I find it neat to watch the videos to get a better understanding of what it will be like living in one.  I’m going to use Goodlife Fitness for the “Three S’s”… but there are so many options to consider.

Ann Holley wanted to create an off-grid, transportable tiny house that would be technically an RV, but with an aesthetic that wouldn’t feel like living in an RV. What she created with her partner Darren Macca is a 125-square-foot “stick built” home with a cedar exterior and a refreshing and expanding all-white interior.

The ProtoHaus has proven to be a truly portable home, making several cross country journeys. The couple originally built the home during a summer on her parents’ property in Colorado. They then drove it 1,500 miles to Alfred, New York where they lived in it for a year while Holley was in grad school. Then they drove it back to Colorado where they parked it on a traditional lot in Longmont, Colorado.

For their next project they wanted to create a tiny “flexible space”, something that could function as a guest house or a mobile office. The ProtoStoga just 40 square feet and it’s design is “a hybrid between a Gypsy Vardo, Airstream-esque Trailer, Conestoga Wagon and a Shepherd Hut”. At under 1,500 pounds (the Protohaus is 9,500), Macca can tow it with his 4 cylinder car and often uses it to cut his commute. He leaves it in a park across from his work and instead of commuting home, he camps out in it.


Still + Quiet | Cottage Morning

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014


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all simple things…

Less Is More | Info Graphic | Tiny House Movement In The United States

Monday, August 25th, 2014


Living Small | Documentry | 46min

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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Over on my “Living Tiny” blog is this short Doc.