Myq and Tsh have been up to a lot of little things, which add up to a lot. You know? Myquillyn has been neck-deep in kitchen remodeling:

kitchen remodel kitchen remodel

…and Tsh has been neck-deep in book release prep. So to compensate, she’s taking tons of Instagrams of fall in her central Oregon town:

fall fall

Myquillyn’s 31 Days series is called Home: Uncomplified, and Tsh’s is Family Globetrekking, all about their upcoming trip around the world.

And her book cover!

nesting place

Alright, so if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Have you ever dealt with a total kitchen renovation? And if you were Tsh, would you write about her family’s trip on her personal blog, or should she start a new travel blog?

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22 comments on “Not Much Makes it A Lot

  1. Fun to listen as always. I like the idea of you using your personal blog to record your family’s travels. Seems like a good fit.

  2. I listened to this in Auckland, New Zealand but originally from Melbourne, Australia. We were part of the same church as Darren. We have two children currently 5 and 2.5. We would be happy to catch up with you and provide a date night babysitting. We have lived away from family often so we know what it’s like! I am so enjoying your 31 day posts. You are visiting so many places that I enjoyed myself.

    • Oh glory, you are AMAZING! We’d be crawling on the floor and ready for babysitting by the time we hit your lovely city (probably sometime in December). And I’d love to meet you!

  3. I agree with Lindsay. I think managing 3 sites would be a lot of work, and I love your personal site, and these 31 days of travel notes. I see the travel and personal site working well together.
    I would love to someday visit Australia and New Zealand, um…and Greece. :)
    Sarah M

  4. Jumana Oct 25, 2013

    Hi Tsh! Super excited for your upcoming trip. I am from Kenya! Not sure if you are heading that way but I know you will LOVE it! Let me know if you need any tips! Can’t wait to follow along. I also think you should just write about on your personal blog. It sounds simpler than starting a whole new blog. If you decide later you want a seperate blog. You could always transfer your material. P.S. You would be an awesome travel blogger:-) dedicated reader~ Jumana

  5. LOL, I always sweat when talking on the phone (and often in person as well). Hate talking on the phone, too. Hooray for knowing I’m not the only one! 😀

  6. Michaela Oct 25, 2013

    Oh, the sweating! I hate talking on the phone, and it makes me sweat, but I get giddy and giggly when the phone call is a good chat with a good friend, but I still sweat. What is with that?? Is it an introvert side effect?

  7. Tsh your trip looks amazing! Myquillyn, can’t wait to see what you do with the kitchen!
    Also, Tsh, I would post on your personal blog but really like Myquillyn said on the podcast you really need to decide on the purpose. That just my two cents. xoxo

  8. Renee Oct 26, 2013

    Count me as another who thinks your personal blog is a great place to chronicle your big trip. I’m enjoying living vicariously through your plans :-)

    One place I really want to visit is the Mediterranean; calling it “one” place is pretty silly because it encompasses so many places! Specifically I want to visit Greece (those gorgeous islands!) and Italy (that countryside!).

  9. Jennifer Oct 27, 2013

    I wouldn’t mind if you posted everything on Simple Mom, it is still largely your site and I love reading personal stories from you and your other contributors. I also think you should just simply do a one year rental on your Bend house, it’d be perfect timing for a student or two. Myquillyn, I love hearing from you about the house and family! We just paid off all our debts, school loans and car and are planning and preparing for next steps similar to yours- like a dream house, even if it takes renovations and going kitchen-less a while.

  10. we are KNEE DEEP in kitchen renovation right now, too. got a sink this weekend. haven’t had one since we moved here 4 months ago :) can’t wait until I can finally empty out all these boxes and use regular dishes! (by that point, I will want to stick to the plasticware, eh?) 😉

  11. Love all your $.02! Thanks, everyone.

  12. Kelly Nov 2, 2013

    Have you read Foreign to Familiar by Sarah Lanier? The whole point of the book is that people from hot climates have different personalities than people from cold climates… It fits in with what you were talking about with hospitality!

  13. I’m really excited to follow your family’s travels next year. One thought, if you are interested in travel blogging in the future, not just during your globetrotting year, maybe starting a new blog would be a good move. On the other hand, it makes perfect sense to post about it on your personal blog (and less work since it’s already up and running.)

  14. Alissa Nov 11, 2013

    I can’t wait to tag along on your adventures! Looks like I’m the lone vote for a separate site, but only because I would love to hear some perspectives from the rest of your family – what’s it like for your kids and Kyle – in addition to your own amazing voice/story. I suppose they could “guest post” on your personal blog though.

  15. Tsh! You have to check out our blog: for our travel videos and things to do. We followed a similar route to you in 2009-2010 (without kids though) and were in Sydney for New Years Eve – spectacular! We have tons of tips and “things to do on a budget” and contents of our backpacks that may help you plan. I can’t wait to follow along your adventures!

  16. Adrienne Nov 19, 2013

    Where can I find these canvases???

  17. I’m just now catching up on your fabulous podcasts, Tsh! Loving every minute of it!!
    To answer your question about a possible travel blog or something… I would LOVE to know how on EARTH you are planning a trip around the world with your family!!?? Like, how did you decide this? How are you planing for it? How do you know where to begin? I may missed this part, but what does your hubby do that allows for this much flexibility in work schedules do bask in the glory of travelling like this!? It is awesome! I love this so much and hope that we can do that with our family one day! I can’t wait to read about all of your adventures!! Have fun!

    • ANd…i realized I did not answer the question LOL If you are doing this trip around the world in the simplified essence that you typically do, then go for it! I think it would be awesome! You sounded like a travel blog is something that you are passionate about – at least that is how your voice sounded! :) So, go for it!!

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