Why “Hello, little house”?


At the beginning of this year (2012) our family made the move from one side of the city to the other.  With this, we found ourselves moving from the largest house we have ever lived in, to the smallest.

In this little house there is no spare room, no study or office, no play room, no linen cupboard, no laundry room and no built-in wardrobes.  A big adjustment from our last house! 

We plan to be in this little house for quite some time, so rather than focus on what we don’t have I’ve decided to get creative and organised and embrace this small space. 

While some of my ideas are uniquely my own, I have been gathering inspiration from magazines, the Internet and friends for years.  More recently I’ve been sucked into the black hole of time called Pinterest.  If you’re on it, you know what I’m talking about…

I hope you’ll join me as I attempt to put some of my inspirations to good use in this little home of mine.

Natalie xx


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PS. If you were a reader of my previous blog eat with nat, I hope you’ll enjoy all the little extras I have to share besides cooking!

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13 Responses to Why “Hello, little house”?

  1. Anna @ hiddenponies 25 June, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Found your blog through Foodgawker…it’s lovely!! Looking forward to following along, I love creative small space ideas. And really, you hate massages?? I thought my brother-in-law was the only one 🙂

  2. hellolittlehouse 25 June, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Ha, ha – yes, I really do hate massages! I don’t know how anyone finds them relaxing. Thanks so much for dropping by. You both have some beautiful recipes too!

  3. Alex Wiliams 30 August, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Hi There, What a cute looking blog! I am your newest subscriber 🙂 I have a small wee house too and so I just have to get in here for the tips!

  4. hellolittlehouse 30 August, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Welcome Ally and thanks for subscribing. It looks like we’ll be getting organised and creative with our little spaces together!

  5. Louanne 14 October, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Found you via Slow-cooker from Scratch. I’m so happy to have found you! Loving your recipes, and I totally understand your #5 – cannot stand massages.

  6. hellolittlehouse 15 October, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Ha, ha – so I’m not the only one who hates massages then! The majority of people think I’m crazy.

  7. Catherine Myer 26 October, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Hey Natalie,

    I thought I’d keep my word and check out your site, I’m quite blown away and definitely underestimated what I thought you meant by “just a small online blog”! I’m totally going to print some recipes and follow your tips. Loving your positive attitude to your new small home.

    Cat – Networking.

  8. hellolittlehouse 26 October, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Hi Cat! Thanks for dropping by for a visit. I’m really pleased you found a few recipes & tips to take with you. So this networking thing really works then…

  9. Rachel Leppinus 30 May, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    What a lovely little blog I’ve just stumbled across by accident!
    I have recently purchased a new slow cooker and was looking for simple recipes to throw in and come home to the smell of delicious comfort food!
    I’m going to try the chicken leek one today.
    keep up the good work!

  10. hellolittlehouse 3 June, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Thanks Rachel. I hope you enjoy your new slow cooker!

  11. michael 14 June, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    I can relate about the small house thing o_O (we moved into a 2br house just before Christmas and we have twin daughters – although we do still have built-ins…)
    The irony is I bought a slow cooker that I don’t have the room to store anyway. I’m here because I bought a slow cooker and I was searching for recipes – so thank you 🙂

  12. Kayleen Thoren 14 April, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Are you still blogging?

  13. hellolittlehouse 24 April, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I took a wee break that turned into almost a year! I really needed it though. Hopefully I’ll make a return soon – I miss blogging.