Inspiring Links + Author Events

by Tammy Strobel on October 12, 2012

{Every week, I publish a round-up of inspiring articles, books, and photos. Enjoy!}

Next week, Logan and I hit the road again. I have a few author events in the bay area and I hope to see you there! Here are the details:

  • Thursday, October 18 — San Francisco, CA — Commonwealth ClubUPDATE: This event has been canceled.
  • Saturday, October 20 — Hopland, CAThe Real Goods Solar Living Center from 1-3pm.

After my author events, I’m heading to Southern California with my mom and Logan will come back to the ranch. My step-brother is going on vacation, so I’m going to watch his kids for a week. I’m excited about the trip, but I love my routine. When I travel, it always feels strange to be away from Logan, the tiny house, and the kittens. I’m definitely a creature of habit.

How do you stay centered while you travel? Share your tips in the comments section.

Now onto this week’s inspiring links . . .

Lately, I’ve been sharing a lot of photos on Facebook and Instagram. Also, I’m going to add a blog page that’s dedicated to photography soon. Stay tuned!

Right now I’m reading “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Cheryl Strayed and love it!

Something new and cool: Tiny House Magazine.

The lovely Susannah Conway revamped her site. Click here to check it out.

Embracing what we ARE.

A handmade camera and a vintage trailer.

Ways to capture more color in landscape photos.

A very brave post by Katie Swanberg.

Sweet puppy pictures.

Jackie Cangro shines.

Have a great weekend!

xo,
Tammy

1 Becky October 12, 2012

I just picked up Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. Anxious to start that one! Have fun with the kids and good luck with the events.

2 Tammy Strobel October 12, 2012

@Becky – “Wild” is an amazing book! I think you’ll love it!

3 Karen October 12, 2012

My travel strategies:
A few things that make me feel at home, arranged on a table.
Picnics made of my favorite home food.
Sometimes, skyping.
A book on tape sometimes comforts me more than reading.
Traveling mercies!

4 Rebecca October 12, 2012

I usually bring something from home that just smells or feels like home and bring it along with me even having my own pillow if possible to bring along just helps or even a book or just anything that helps.

Have a great time with the kids and try not to kill them lol. For me deep breaths, going outside and spending as much time as I can until I am calm again works well but, dont come in until you are calm otherwise you will just be mad again. Good luck.

5 Christina October 12, 2012

Tammy. I picked up your book at Copperfield’s last weekend and I’m really enjoying getting to know you and Logan a bit more. He’s a keeper. :-)

You know, have you considered putting your photos up on istockphoto.com? My husband is also an excellent photographer and makes a little money on the side as a stock photo provider. Graphic and web designers like me purchase these images at a reduced rate and the photographers receive a percentage.

6 Tammy Strobel October 12, 2012

Thanks Christina! Logan is a keeper. He’s such a sweet guy. I haven’t looked into istock yet. I’ll have to check out the website this weekend. Thanks for the tip! And thank you for reading the blog. xo.

7 Paul - The Kind Little Blogger October 12, 2012

How’s this for timing, the day before Tiny House Magazine came out, I cracked the screen of my iPad. Doh!

8 Tammy Strobel October 12, 2012

@Paul – Dude. That is a major bummer. Logan told me about a cool site called ifixit.org. I guess they have really helpful repair videos. You might be able to fix it yourself. Check it out. :)

9 Peggy Reuler October 20, 2012

Tammy,
I live in Portland and heard you on the radio recently talking about your book. I buy very few books, but I did buy yours and read it last week-end. I bought Jay Shafer’s book last Spring. Both of you have inspired me, but right now I’m caught in the muck of having too much stuff out as I sort and recycle, etc.
If you do any public presentations in Portland, I’d like to come. Also, is there a way to visit any tiny houses in Portland? Thanks!
Have a good trip,
Peggy

10 Logan October 23, 2012

Hi Peggy,

There is no formal open tour for tiny houses in Portland simply because all of the houses we know of are occupied. However if you are really interested in the movement there are several groups on facebook, google, and yahoo for tiny housers in Portland, Ore. You could join those groups, ask questions, help with “building parties” and I bet you’ll discover events posted where folks are offering tours. In fact there are several events coming up that I am aware of if you are interested:

Oct 26th: http://living-future.org/cascadia/buildsmall
November 10th: http://padtinyhouses.com/?page_id=646

Good luck!

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