the beautiful bride (aka the tilton): opening soon

I’ve been working on The Beautiful Bride, AKA Earth and Tree’s Tilton room box, for a few weeks now and it’s time for a progress report. I was going for a classy and totally feminine look and I think I’m getting there if I do say so myself. After I finished the floors, which IContinue reading “the beautiful bride (aka the tilton): opening soon”

this week, i’ve been dollhousing for a year

July 12, 2021 is the first anniversary of my new, old dollhouse hobby. As I mentioned in post #1 here on realsmallrealestate, my initial interest in “dollhousing” (verb: the act of constructing a miniature house, not the Urban Dictionary definition, however interesting their take might be) began in my early twenties. At the time, IContinue reading “this week, i’ve been dollhousing for a year”

product review: andi mini brick and stone, part II

In February, I reviewed Andi Mini Brick and Stone. At the time, I’d just finished placing the stone half of Andi products on the foundation of the Rye. This time, I used the brick portion. Since the process is a little different, I figured I’d put another review out there. I first bought Andi brickContinue reading “product review: andi mini brick and stone, part II”

the tilton begins, and a bridal salon it is

After last week’s rant, and earlier, two side trips updating my experience with the Wim Hof Method, I’m back to “dollhousing.” I’ve been struggling with the design of the Tilton room box for longer than I should. It’s one-room, for goodness sakes! My smallest project, yet! How confusing can it be? As you may recall,Continue reading “the tilton begins, and a bridal salon it is”

wim hof method: six-month progress report, part II

This is part II of a memorialization of my experience with the Wim Hof Method. Part I addressed cold water immersion. Here, I’ll address conscious breathing. A second pillar of the Wim Hof Method is conscious breathing. (See Wim Hof’s Web site for better instructions. I’ve been doing this for a while and may haveContinue reading “wim hof method: six-month progress report, part II”

wim hof method: six-month progress report, part I

This is part 1 of a two-part post to memorialize my experience with the Wim Hof Method. I’ve been at it for about six months now. This week, I’m covering the cold water immersion; next week, I’ll discuss conscious breathing. Last November, Mikhaila Peterson interviewed Wim Hoff, “The Iceman,”on her podcast. Wim Hof has aContinue reading “wim hof method: six-month progress report, part I”

the (real) houses i’ve loved

As I continue to seek inspiration for the Tilton room box, I’ve been reflecting on styles of “real” homes that have caught my eye along the way. The first house I fell in love with belonged to my maternal grandparents. It was an old, Spanish-style home, two bedrooms, one bath, and just over 1,000 squareContinue reading “the (real) houses i’ve loved”

coming out of my closet

Apologies in advance for any offense caused by my politically incorrect and sexist observation, but some ***women*** have a passion for shoes and others, a passion for handbags. In both cases, these ladies can’t walk past a collection without stopping and looking and probably buying. I don’t share those passions. I use a pair ofContinue reading “coming out of my closet”