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Link Love: 58


Can someone give me more hours in the day? Puh-lease! Better late Link Love than never?

This couple’s 170 square foot house is super cute.

In drastic contrast, this castle is on the market, complete with a fire-breathing dragon.

This garage-studio is straight out of Dr. Seuss. 

The Truth About Your Uncertain Life Path & Purpose. “Turn to the moment, and find the excruciatingly beauty in it.” (This one touched a nerve)

How to ask for forgiveness.

How to lose weight in 4 easy steps. (It’s not the kind of article you think it is. Promise.)

How cool is this zodiac constellation cake?!

Your Budweiser is 100 years old. Barf.

Did ya’ll see this video? It had me LOLing.

Happy weekend!

Link Love: 57

Link Love

I feel like I’ve been juggling 10 different balls this week. It’s time to rest, get my head straight and drop some of those balls– on purpose! Until then, there’s Link Love.

This family is selling a house for $199 if you write the winning essay.

KOA and Airstream are giving away a 16′ Airstream sport!

Some good tips for decluttering.

Owning less is great, wanting less is better.

Ways to customize your Ikea furniture, no hacking required.

Top-rated side jobs for extra cash.

How to get the best deal on prescriptions, insured or not.

Dwelling on your money mistakes means you’ll probably repeat them.

How to build a home for less than $50,000 (a video!)

My friend, Ethan wrote a book about tiny house parking! It’s one of the questions I get asked the most and I’m so glad he’s addressing the issue in book form. It’s available on Amazon for just $2.99!

Happy almost weekend!

Link Love: 56

Link Love “I’ve decided that this fall will not be about gathering more stuff. I am not going to add additional stress to my life or fill counters and closets with more unneeded items. Instead, I am going to gather happiness—happiness to sustain me this winter … happiness to sustain me when I encounter life’s difficult trials … happiness to sustain me in my ripe old age.” – A Season to Gather Happiness

I talked a little about how to not do ALL THE TECHNOLOGY this week, but really, it’s about not doing it all.

5 tricks to avoid budget burnout.

And similarly… Fight budget burnout with smaller, but more frequent indulgences.

How to be more interesting than a phone. Alexandra Franzen just gets it, ya’ll.

Lately I’ve been dreaming of a wood fire hot tub. Here’s a DIY version.

And because we’re talking about luxury… Really very good chocolate pudding.

I hope your weekend is luxurious!


Link Love: 52

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Super cheap plane tickets to Europe. I’m dreaming of taking a trip abroad and these deals make it seem possible.

7 ways to water your garden for free.

31 things you can freeze to save time and money.

I know that you shouldn’t shop when you are hungry, but did you know you shouldn’t shop after you’ve saved money?!

Have you heard of the Diderot effect? It’s basically this: “the introduction of a new possession into a consumer’s existence will often result in a process of spiraling consumption.” Here’s how to avoid it.

This $2,554.48 bubble tent is the craziest thing I’ve seen lately.

“This ‘net-zero’ home itself is a marvel. The home produces all its own energy needs and consumes 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than the conventional home.”

Gifts for people who live in small spaces want less “stuff.”

Have you thought of giving up social media? I sure have. This guy gave up social media for a year.

I know this link has been everywhere this week, but in case you didn’t see it, Mindy Kaling’s Guide to Confidence is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever read. I can’t wait for her new book!


Link Love: 51

Link Love There’s so much to love this week!

We were featured on a Canadian non-profit housing website!

I get asked a lot about parking our Airstream. This website is filling the need of renting land for tiny houses.

This empty Sicilian town is giving away houses. Let’s all go!!!

Decluttering is the new juice cleanse (and equally annoying). I love decluttering, but I agree that “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” didn’t spark joy in me. (Here’s my thoughts on it.)

This week I talked about how we minimized books and art supplies. This guy gave away 1,000 books and learned to love reading again.

Want to never have kids? Calculate how much just the first year of their life will cost.

And similarly, systemically(?), Millennial men aren’t the dads they thought they’d be. This is a complicated problem, but I think a large part of the issue is the lack of paid maternity leave for men and women and inflexible work schedules.

Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life. This is from The Onion, so obviously it’s a parody. It had me rolling because it was #tooreal.

Advice for people in their 20s. And pretty much everyone.

Become financially independent with these 5 habits.

How walking in nature changes your brain. Thoreau had it right.

And for when you can’t get out in nature… How to meditate anywhere.

Do fewer things, more often.

Similarly, stop worrying about what you’re not doing. I need to read this every day.

50 happy little things Bob Ross taught me. My favorite is: “Just scrape in a few indications of sticks and twigs and other little things in there. People will think you spend hours doing this.” So funny and so wise.

What if teachers were treated like professional athletes? Such a smart piece.


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Link Love How a couple paid off their mortgage in 7 years. Really inspiring.

Remember, money can’t change everything. And remembering that helps you cope with stress!

Taking care of your finances can change your whole life. Here’s proof.

Are tiny house villages the apartment complexes of the future? Hmm, I have mixed feelings about this. Yes, living smaller is great, but I feel like there’s such a DIY aspect to small living that is being missed. (Here’s how I define “living small.“)

Wallpaper for the outside of your house!

5 ways to lay out a studio apartment.

The “UP” house faces uncertainty. So sad!

Black stripes on an Airstream! It’s my style in a nutshell.

Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional ‘basic income.’ Insane, amazing, unbelievable? All of the above!

A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. YES, YES, YES. As someone who makes less than $50,000, but works all.the.time for my day job, I see this as a win.

Feeding America’s most vulnerable children. This was a beautiful, layered and heartbreaking story. We see a lot of SNAP or EBT fraud in the news, but realistically, most people just want to feed their kids. #truth

Give yourself permission to explore personal interests. Go ahead, you deserve it!

If you live in the U.S., happy early 4th! Are you up to anything fun? I want to hear about it in the comments!


A Few of My Favorite Instagram Accounts

Photo c/o DeathtoStockPhoto

Photo c/o DeathtoStockPhoto

Can we talk about the magic of Instagram for a second? I know it sounds ridiculous and a little over-exaggerated but Instagram has changed my life. It’s helped me keep in contact with friends, meet new people and it’s helped me get the word out about my lifestyle. It’s even helped George make money! And yes, Instagram does have a dark side. Sometimes I find myself getting jealous of other people’s IG lives or I’ll fall down a rabbit hole and won’t emerge for hours. But overall, it’s done more good for me than bad. Today I thought I’d share a few of my current favorite Instagram accounts, in no particular order. Continue reading