Why I Wanted to Go Tiny- Common Questions Answered

A question I continue to get asked is- “Why a tiny house?”

This question is usually followed with- “Why not just get a camper?”

Which in turn is followed by this- “I mean wouldn’t it be cheaper?”

Those are great questions actually, and I enjoy being able to answer them and afterwards they understand why I wanted a tiny house. Today I’m going to break those questions down for you.

The answer to the first question is this- I wanted my own space. Plain and simple. I wanted my own space for me and that’s about it actually. It was actually thanks to my Mum that I started looking into tiny houses.

You see, my Mum and Dad are the best parents ever. They understood that as I was getting older that I wanted my own space for my own things and for it to just be me. They were perfectly fine with that! However, they did not want me to rent an apartment. My parents wanted me to work towards something that would be mine, and not me giving money to someone else every single month.

This is what made the tiny house the perfect solution! The building I have is on a rent to own plan. So yes I am making monthly payments on it, but in a few years it’ll be paid off and all mine.

With a tiny home I get the space I want and it’ll eventually be completely paid for. I think that’s great and a pretty good answer to the first question.

Well not everyone thinks so. This is when I go to the ‘Plan B Answer.’

“Well I’m a tiny person so it’s not like I need a lot of space.”

This is my answer to the second question- I lived in a camper for a few months and learned a lot. The main thing I learned was that I didn’t really want to get a camper for a tiny home. Now I have nothing against campers at all, but for me and for the vision I wanted and the things I like, a camper just wouldn’t work out for me.

You can make a tiny house out of a camper, I know of a couple that does! I think it just depends on the person and what they would like.

Now we come to the third question. Wouldn’t a camper be cheaper?

Well I mean I guess it could be, but that would be if I got a camper and left it as is. Knowing me there would have been a lot of alterations I would’ve wanted done before I felt the camper would be ready. This would’ve started adding up to the price of the camper.

Both the tiny house and a camper are investments. For me I wanted more of a cottage look so the tiny house was the right fit for me. I’m still so happy with my choice too, even when I would look at showers and want to croak at some of their price tags, ha ha. Side note- I *finally* picked out my shower!

Every person who goes tiny has their own opinions and reasons why they decided to go tiny with what they chose. To me that’s what is so great about going tiny- the options are endless!


Monthly Favorites- July 2017

*Please note that this post is not sponsored in any way, these are just simply products that I’ve used a lot this month and love*

Last month I found quite a few products that I love and quite a few products that I’ve had for a while, but used a whole lot.

Here are the favorite beauty products:



First up is this bareMinerals face powder. It’s my favorite face powder by far! I have it in the shade Fair Ivory 02.


I fell in love with this Ginger + Gold blush that came in my Ipsy bag. I can’t remember when I received this, but I used it a lot in July!


I was looking for a makeup setting spray on a budget. This setting spray from Wet n Wild was less than $6. I do prefer it a lot more than a makeup setting powder.


This Grande Mascara is another Ipsy bag favorite. I love that it lengthens my eyelashes, but doesn’t create clumps.


I was wanting to get a liquid foundation that would provide lasting coverage. So I looked at Pinterest to see what I could fine. I found some “drug store dupes” and the Revlon Colorstay was one of them. I tried it out and it really does have great coverage! I have the shade 110 Ivory.


This concealer is amazing, it definitely covers up those dark eyes and little blemishes! I have the shade CW 01.


My last Ipsy favorite for the month of July, this Vasanti lip gloss in the shade Super Mom. It’s the perfect shade of pink!


I have very super sensitive skin and finally found some makeup removing wipes that I can use that won’t break my face out! Now these are the off brand, but I prefer to buy these since there are more to a pack and are a bit less than the name brand.


This has quickly become my favorite shampoo! I love how it’s more natural and the coconut smell is a big plus! This is OGX’s Coconut Water shampoo.


My all time favorite scent from Bath and Body Works is Endless Weekend! I love their ultra shea body cream and their body spray. (I would’ve take a pic of their body spray, but I couldn’t find mine when I was taking all these pics. I did find it after I imported these pics though!)

Now to the electronic favorites for this month!


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I bought this flexible, metal wrapped, rose gold, iPhone charger. It’s nice to know that I finally have a charger that will last a long time. Well worth it!

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Finally, my Chromebook and mouse. I much prefer to use my Chromebook for blogging, very rarely will I use my phone. So without these two things it would be a bit hard to do what I do! I also love the fact that since I opted for the smaller Chromebook, I can stick it in my small backpack and it fits perfectly.

There you have it folks, my July monthly favorites! Until next time!

Title Thoughts

So recently I’ve been thinking of my name for my blog. Why did I choose it and why cottage of all things? I actually don’t really have an interesting reason for why I chose the name. I’ve read backstories on so many other people’s blog names and I think they are the most creative people out there. Then when I think of mine I kinda want to laugh a bit.

First of all it has my name in it. Yeah, so generic I know, but I couldn’t really think of anything else I liked. So at first all I had was “Chloe’ Mae” and I was stumped. “Chloe’ Mae’s Life” was way to uninteresting to me. I mean how could I do something that generic and boring. So I sat for a few hours (totally not kidding about that) and thought about what I could name the blog.

I’ve always loved tiny houses and things like that, and would love to be able to build mine. “Chloe’ Mae’s House” wasn’t that appealing to me either. I went back to my imaginary drawing board and did some more thinking. “Chloe’ Mae’s Tiny House?” “Um…no.” Then when I was thinking that I would need to think of something else I had an idea.

“Chloe’ Mae’s Cottage.” I loved that name and envisioned my dream tiny home! White furniture, pretty pastel curtains and table things, shabby chic furniture, and lots of lace. I said the blog name out loud for a bit and then claimed it forever.

Now even though my blog doesn’t have that shabby chic look to it anymore, I still think the title fits the look of the blog. Cottages come in many different shapes and forms after all. However, my tiny home is definitely going to have a shabby chic feel about it. Still, I’m happy with the name and think that it fits with my blog really well.

There’s my little backstory on how I came up with the name for the blog. In all honesty I don’t know why it took me so long to come up with the blog name when it’s such a simple title. I guess I was thinking a bit too hard on the title. (: