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Bellevue, WA, 98007
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At Home

We are not shoppers. Truth be told, shopping for most things annoys us. Maybe with the exception of children's clothes and toys. There's still something decidedly joyful about that to us. Maybe by the time Bean is 5, we'll be over it. I hope not.

But for most other things, we'd rather buy something once, and never have to think about it again. We researched the heck out of finding an espresso machine we wanted, one that was easy to use, easy to maintain, and hopefully would never need replacing. Almost anything in our kitchen needs to serve multiple roles, or it probably doesn't get added. We very carefully adhere to the Alton Brown rule of kitchen appliances and tools. And in the household generally. If it's not multi-purpose, is it REALLY that important?

This page is dedicated to the the things we've added to our own household - often through our own research, occasional kind gifting of others, or at the recommendation of those we trust.

Going Smaller @ Home is a carefully curated list of products that we personally use, love, and can't do without. It is part of the Amazon Affiliate program, so while no one is paying us to promote individual products, we do collect a "finder's fee" if you decide to buy anything through our At Home page. You still get the prevailing Amazon price, we just get some credit for helping you find that perfect home, shop or office item you've been looking for.

Our rules for posting:

  • We will never list something we don't own and use ourselves. And frankly, if we don't absolutely adore it, you won't see it here.
  • If we ever have something listed that was provided to us for free by the manufacturer, we will call that out below or in our product review.
  • If for any reason we think that an item is no longer endorsable (low quality in new versions, etc), we will pull it, and mention why below or in the product review.
  • If you have something you absolutely love that falls under the category of "Going Smaller", please tell us! We love to find ways to shrink all the gadgets in our house to the fewest, smallest, best built possible.


Amazon has pulled their "Site Store" functionality. Please pardon our dust while we add in a new set of pages and organization for our product reviews. MS/SS; 2018.01.04