I’m so thankful for all the positive feedback and lovely comments that we’ve received on the van remodel on the blog and on Instagram. I can’t wait to take NirVANa on a long road trip! In the meantime, here’s a few links to keep you busy.
An interesting article about who benefits from the tiny house revolution.
Ikea’s new campaign includes a cute little camper!
The latest Fixer Upper episode was right up my alley. In fact, my friends were texting me the entire show. I’m ready to redo a houseboat next!
I’ve been reading The Happiness Project. It’s not really a new book, but it’s been interesting and we could all use a little more happiness, am I right?
And what goes great with book learnin’? Tea drinkin’! I’ve never been a sweet (or even) cold tea gal, even though I’m from the south. I love a hot cuppa and Tazo’s sweet orange with a slice of lemon is my favorite.
Do you give Valentine’s Day gifts? We might give each other something small, but we’re usually just about eating a good meal and relaxing. So boring! If you’re looking for some ideas, here’s are men’s gifts under $10, last minute Valentine’s gifts and some V-day dinner ideas.
And when your loved ones voted the other way.
I hope your weekend is full of love!
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Alright, folks, this post is a long one, but a good one, I promise. So buckle up for the ride! (Yes, that is a van pun!) Continue reading
Y’all. I am so excited and relieved to share this post. It’s been a long time in the making. Two years long. Which is longer than we’ve ever stretched out a project. At the beginning of freakin’ 2015 George and I purchased a beat up, 1995 Chevy G30 van. (You can see all the before pictures here.) Our tiny cars were not cutting it for all the traveling, camping and haulin’ junk that we do. Continue reading
The following post is written by my friend, Leah. Leah lives and works as an artist in a tiny house she built with her own hands! She has a really interesting take on the things that make a house magical and how to infuse more magic into your own home. Take it away, Leah! Continue reading
So I’m going to be honest, this week has been pretty much me spiraling into a pit of anxiety. But here’s some things that have helped…
8 Therapists on Post-election Anxiety — Their Clients’ and Their Own
And How to Handle the Anxiety of a Donald Trump Presidency
My favorite signs from the Women’s March. As a librarian, this one makes my heart sing; Drag race made an appearance; Yep; Nasty Nana!; I love a good Kermit meme reference; Witches!
You might be bias and not even know it. Here’s the implicit bias test from Harvard.
I truly believe one of the most radical things you can do is educate yourself and get a library card. Here’s some tips on how the library can save you money (and save your mind.)
Ok, on to other things…
This cute blog is about cooking in an Airstream.
As someone who likes a little whimsy in my abode, but doesn’t have a kiddo, I still check out kids furniture for good deals and a healthy dash of humor: Kids furniture is the best-kept secret of decorating.
That’s all I got! I’m trying to stay off-line and get out into the fresh air this weekend. Do you have any plans? Talk to me in the comments!
It’s the new year and I’m getting the itch to change up my space. But as usual, I don’t have a lot of extra cash lying around. So what’s a gal to do? Well, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, I’m going to… Continue reading
We were snowed in at the beginning of the week and now it’s 66 degrees outside. It’s not right, people. But you know what is right? Link Love. It’s the best the Internet has to offer in manageable, bite-sized pieces.
This camper remodel by a 14-year-old girl is too cute!
Have you seen this trend of “granny pods?” Granny pods are small houses for aging parents that can fit in your backyard. The author of the linked article thought the pods might be alienating, but I think this home would be great for someone like my dad who needs his space.
Love this idea of little food pantries.
I’ve been trying to up my coffee-at-home game. I bought this very inexpensive milk frother* and I’ve been reading articles like this one: “How to make a latte at home without an espresso machine.”
How to get a revenge body. Loved this excerpt: In order to get the revenge body you want, you’ve got to shed anywhere from 120-200,000 extra pounds — the collective weight of the person or persons who say they “aren’t attracted to you” or “can’t be your friend” because of the way you look.
And finally, How to filter out the noise.
Happy weekend, folks!