About Me




Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tonya)! I started blogging way back in 2009 as a way to share my passion for arts and crafts, home décor, and DIY and an outlet for my love of writing. I love expressing myself via the written word, in fact essays were my very favorite thing in my college classes!

My whole life I have been surrounded by creativity.

My mom is a master seamstress, and decorative painter and many of the DIY projects that I share here on this blog could not be completed without my dad, jack of all trades :o) My grandmothers were very creative as well. So creativity is in my blood, it is a part of what makes me who I am and is as necessary for me as breathing.


My latest endeavor was purchasing a 1960s ranch style fixer upper house in the fall of 2014. I have been slowly DIYing my way through fixing up my new-to-me home. To see some of my progress, check out these posts.

In addition to blogging I have been selling vintage and handmade online since about 1998. My mom and I used to have a store on eBay together. We eventually found our way to Etsy. In 2012 I made my little online business “official” by applying for my business license and becoming “Little Vintage Cottage”. I now have two spaces at a local antique mall (where I also work part time) and three Etsy shops.


Recently, I have become enamored with small space living. My current home is 1,200 square feet (which is considered small by many standards) but I would really love to go even smaller. I am saving to eventually purchase another, smaller, fixer upper home. My dream is to buy an 800 to 1,000 square foot house in need of love and do as much of the work myself to fix it up as I can. In the process, I plan to incorporate ingenious storage solutions to create a home that functions well for my needs… a cozy, upcycled, recycled, and repurposed small space just for me!

I'm glad you stopped by, I hope you'll stick around for awhile :o) You can join my mailing list to receive posts directly to your email:




4 comments

  1. New to your blog and can't wait to read all your posts and follow you.
    We just moved from a 2400 plus basement,attic, and 2 car garage home to a 1200 sf single wide.
    Wow downsizing was painful. But it is free-ing.

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    1. Hello Carol! I'm so glad you found me! Downsizing is painful for sure but sometimes it's just what we need I think! I want to downsize again so hopefully I'll be able to do that in the future :o)

      Tania

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  2. Hi. I found your blog via Cozy Little House. I really like what you've done with your home and admire your can-do-it attitude. My husband and I, in our early 60s, recently purchased a 900-square foot cottage home in central Kentucky. It is one of those kit homes from the 1950s. I'll admit, it would be pretty hard to live here without its detached garage to hold my husband's hobby things. We previously lived in a ranch that was in the 1200-sf range. Looking forward to seeing what the future brings for your downsizing plans.

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    1. Hello, I'm so glad you found my blog and enjoy reading! I love Brenda's blog, Cozy Little House too! Your home sounds very charming... I would definietly need a garage or shop of some sort for all the projects I like to do.

      Tania

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