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  1. I just wanted to ask Kris, are You & Hubby limited (interior/exterior/grounds) on changes You desire to do because You are living in a historic area? Did You have to get permission to put up the picket fence (one of my favs?) 🙂 b

  2. Brenda, you know that I’m a small house addict and Kris is one of my all time favorite cottage decorators. She has an amazing eye and an amazing handyman to make her dreamy visions a reality. Thanks for showcasing all the pretty!

  3. I’m really looking forward to this series. I live in 900 sq. ft. house for the same reasons Kris mentioned. I’ve enjoyed living small but I’m always open to hints from others. The interview is such a great idea too. Thank you Brenda.

  4. Fantastic Post! Terry and Kris are amazing. I always tell them they should have a TV show. Thank you for interviewing Kris! This was fun!

  5. Great post! I like the Q&As. Also enjoyed reading about your visit with your daughter in the previous post.

  6. Brenda,
    What a great post about Kris’s beautiful home!! Loved it!! Glad you showcased her sweet home.. Kris is a doll and a friend!! Will be sharing this on Face book….

  7. Love everything about this tiny house! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  8. What a pretty little house. I like the yellow front door with that shade of blue siding. I understand the challenges of living in a small home. My home is just a little larger than hers by about 100 square feet. The white picket fence does set it off nicely. Our area does not allow fences in front yards, but this got me thinking about a couple of small sections of picket fence as an ornamental accent.

    The interior of her home is beautiful with all of the white walls and light wood floors. I love looking at it, but the all white wouldn’t work here because it would accent my very imperfect housekeeping.

    My favorite area of her home was in the dining area with the beautiful white with blue curtains and white dining table and chairs that allows the light to stream into the room.
    Thanks for showing us this pretty little house.

  9. This was a great interview, the questions you asked are the ones I want answered!

  10. I really enjoyed this post, Brenda. I’m fascinated with the ways that people adapt to “tiny house” living but I always come away feeling a little claustrophobic and wondering where all the evidence of “the living” is. I mean Kris’s little house is charming but a bit sterile-looking for my taste. And I certainly don’t live in a house much bigger than hers–about 1100 sq. ft. but I have a basement which is partially finished which provides for some storage. Of course with my daughter and her twin boys living here, too, I guess my own space is quite a bit less than 1100 sq. ft.! So maybe I could live in a tiny house if I did some serious purging first. It’s all interesting to think about anyway. And you are a great interviewer. I’ll be looking forward to the next small house post. So interesting seeing how creatively people handle small space living.

  11. I loved all of Kris’s houses but I love this one the best! It takes real talent to make a small house so perfect and she and Terry have lots of that. It’s a jewel box of a house! And Buddy is the sweetest angel there!

    I didn’t know all that about the historic neighborhood, so interesting! Thank you, Brenda, for beginning this new helpful series with Kris and Terry!

  12. As this cottage home..great presentation. The historic neighborhood surely makes it quite a find and yall fit right in since you make your home so special. Thanks to both hostess and guest..quite lovely…!!!!

  13. This is a great series and Kris has such a good blog that I have followed for years.

  14. Brenda, I was blown away by all the special touches this sweet little home has to offer. What a talented couple. Your tour and Q and A at the end were perfect. I’m so impressed; I will have to go back time and again to look at the photos and take in all the special things to look at. So, so sweet. Thank you for coming up with this idea and thank you Kris for letting us into your home. Sandra

  15. I too have followed Kris for many years. Her approach to decorating has always been refreshing, lovely, and never pretentious. I believe that is what drew my attention and kept it for so many years. Although I am not into the white Shabby Chic myself, Kris’s beautiful approach and sharing of her world tempts the Shabby Chic genes way down deep inside of this Oklahoma girl.
    Loved this post Brenda. You do a fabulous job drawing out the most interesting traits of the people you interview. I enjoyed it immensely.

  16. Such gorgeous cozy home. I truly enjoyed this tour. Thank you to both you and Kris for sharing .

  17. Loved to-day’s post, hope you have more like it. Am following Kris’s adorable cottage, love the white.

  18. I know I’m going to enjoy this series, Brenda. The house I rented when I moved back to my home town was 950 sq ft, two bedrooms and one bath, but it had the barn and acreage I needed for my horses. I remember after the movers left, crying as I climbed over furniture and boxes to get to the couch. I felt that I had hit rock bottom and couldn’t figure out what in the world I would do with ALL my stuff after coming from a house three times its size. I lived there for 4 years and came to love that little house so much and I also loved not being responsible for upkeep for a change. When the owner died a family member wanted to live in the house so I ended up buying the place I have now, and to get the barn and pasture I ended up with 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas, about 2300 sq ft., that I occupy with my 2 dogs and 2 cats. For the time being I’m enjoying this place but a tiny little house just like this one in a lovely little town is my dream for the future. Loved this post!

  19. This is a lovely house. However, some of the rooms are so white, or have little color. While I think they are pretty, I prefer more color.

  20. Lovely house, would love to see the gardens and the Fire Chief’s space in the garage when finished! This just goes to show that two people can live comfortably in under 1,000 square feet. You can only occupy one space at a time and with only one or two people in the home, that leaves a lot of space that you can be in all by yourself, if and when you want to. Having a yard for a gardener is an essential in my book 🙂 Having a garage is always a plus too for storage and if you have a vehicle(s).

  21. I love this house. Thanks for sharing. I’m looking forward to more home tours.

  22. Great interview, Brenda! I’ve always loved Kris’ “touch” ~ seeing it all in one place, it is even more charming!
    Can’t wait to see more in this series!

  23. Do you think you might give us a tour of YOUR blue house and show us ,again, all of the wonderful things you did it make it special?

  24. Very pretty and helpful to have a handy hubby!
    To much white for me,Id spend my life cleaning after the black cats also seems very feminine for a man in residence but to each their own!

  25. This is going to be a fantastic series. Her house is beautiful. And it’s great to have a handy husband who can help
    with your ideas. You have outdone yourself once again my dear!

  26. It also reminds me of your former house. It’s adorable, but I’d have a tough time keeping all the white clean. So much white. Each to her own.

  27. It reminded me too of your former home. Loved this house starting with the great curb appeal. And the inside was so charming and sweet. Thanks for featuring this adorable home.

  28. I like your idea of showing us small homes. I hope to some day live in one, I keep talking about it with my husband but he is not ready yet. It is delightful to see the creativity of those who are living in small homes.

  29. Thank you Brenda and Kris. Follow both your Blogs and this new small space series is terrific. Those of us looking forward to downsizing are sure to be truly inspired and equally motivated!

  30. Lived this. How can you lie on a love seat? It is too short for that.

    1. A loveseat we inherited from motherinlaw has recliner-like pluses – One for each section of the love seat, and another plus (which she wanted when I went with her to pick out something,) it rocks like a rocking chair! 🙂 b

  31. Great interview! I love the story and the house. Now that I’ve retired, this would be perfect. It gives me some more ideas

  32. Love this post! This should be a wonderful series and I am really looking forward to these small space living stories/photos/tips. Kris and her husband are amazing and their home is terrific. Thanks for allowing us to visit.

  33. Wonderful post!
    the blue house at first, reminded me of your former home!
    such a delightful and beautiful home!
    You are back in your element Brenda!
    Keep up the this trend!
    looking forward to the next episode!
    thanks also to Kris for the visit!

  34. Loved this one, Brenda…thanks for sharing to her and you both!!

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