by TicoandTinaJune 6, 2016September 17, 2017 Refine = Create ClarityBuild = Change CultureDevelop more of what you want in your life. This is where we talk about tips, tricks, goals, and methods for creating more of what you want in your life now that you’ve made room for it. If you’ve already been through the Purging and Simplifying phases, then you’re ready to start building the good stuff! We can tell you from our personal experience that it’s so much faster to build once you’ve made proper room for it, and that it’s such a long struggle if not. Explore the Latest on Refining & Building 10 Brilliant RV Remodel Ideas for Better Use of SpaceThe biggest reason we've long loved tiny houses and tiny living is the amazing use of space!!! These RV remodel ideas[...]Read More The Permission You Need to Stop Trying So HardThe quote below seemed to strike a bit of a cord with people, which got me to thinking... 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