Digging up the Roots

Kitchen Cabinets Going In!

Kitchen Cabinets Going In!

Trent has been building cabinets since Summer. Sometimes when we get stuck on one task for a long time, it feels like it is lasting forever and we will never finish. But the last few weeks, with extra time off from work for the holidays, Trent was able to make a lot...

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Celebrating Winter Solstice

Celebrating Winter Solstice

We have celebrated Winter Solstice for a few years as a family, but never have we shared this celebration with friends. This was going to be our year. I was going to invite friends and it would be magical and well-planned. Then my kids started cycling through short...

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Buying a Truck to Pull the Tiny House

Buying a Truck to Pull the Tiny House

There have been two times in this tiny house process that my stomach has been in knots: the day I ordered the trailer (a $7,000 purchase) and the day we bought our truck to pull the tiny house (more than a $7,000 purchase).  We saw in on Craigslist, it was everything...

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Making Progress on the Kitchen Cabinets!

Making Progress on the Kitchen Cabinets!

One evening this week, we all ended up in the tiny house together as Trent sanded some cutting boards. Right now, there is building materials and tools everywhere, which makes it not such a great hanging out spot, but we seem to manage. I can't imagine how big the...

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I Made a Braided Wool Rug!

I Made a Braided Wool Rug!

It took me almost a year, but I finally finished the braided wool rug for the tiny house! I really am not a crafty person and have not finished any large handicraft projects, so I was not prepared for how proud of the finished product I would feel! It all started last...

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How We Made Our Straw Mattress

How We Made Our Straw Mattress

Yes, we made our mattress. And it's stuffed with straw, like pilgrims. We knew we needed a new bed since Trent's and my loft in the tiny house is smaller than a queen sized mattress. When we started looking at different mattress styles, we learned about Japanese...

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Why Outdoor Play is so Important for Kids

Why Outdoor Play is so Important for Kids

She’s sitting outside in the grass, playing with her Barbies. The November sun shines off her golden-white hair. Her body is grounded to the Earth’s electricity. Her skin is soaking up vitamin D. She is playing alone, which is a wonderful new advancement for this...

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Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

It's been cold and grey lately and I feel the seasons changing. We have had a lovely, colorful fall with a lot of sunny days. But Fall is giving way to Winter. The darker, more thoughtful days are here. It's time for us to spend more time inside and catch up on some...

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Why Do We Wear Moccasins?

Why Do We Wear Moccasins?

For a year now, Trent and I have both been wearing leather-soled moccasins. They are pretty cute and they are super comfy. I absolutely love wearing them! But they are more than a style statement. We wear them to be in connection with the earth’s electricity, which is...

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Welcome to Digging up the Roots!

I’m Theresa. My husband Trent and I are building a tiny house for our family of six. Join us as we finish, move in, and set up a homestead!

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