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Link Love: 67

Bambi in the van

We’ve been fixing up our van for camping and travels this summer. As you can tell, Bambi approves. This has been a long week and I’m so looking forward to the weekend. So let’s get to relaxing, people! On with Link Love! Continue reading

Link Love: 65

Link Love: 65 Ya’ll, it is so hard to get back into the habit of blogging and working and doing all the things. I took such a nice, long break, but it’s time to get back to it. I read so many good things during my break. Books! Entire books! And Internet goodies, of course. This is going to be a long one, folks, so settle in!  Continue reading

Link Love: 63

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Related: a quick, but useful primer on backpacking.

This Airstream trailer makeover is gorgeous!

Le shack! I know it’s only a retreat, but I could live there full-time.

6 things that helped me to stop worrying about money. I don’t know if I’ll ever stop worrying about money, but with a substantial savings account, I definitely worry about it less.

The joy of letting go of stress. “The problem is that we are holding onto what we want everyone else to be, what we want ourselves to be, what we’d like our work and families and life to be.”

Change your story to change your life.

Finances (and life) is a game of inches. Don’t get discouraged.

Perennial veggies?! I never even thought about it, but I need to add a few to my garden this year.

My friend, the Petersons, started their own tiny stove company! So proud of them. It makes me want to get one of my own!

Looking for cheap gifts? This chocolate almond ginger bark looks divine! I’ve also got some ideas on how to save on gifts and low-cost gifts to DIY.

I’m so looking forward to the holidays and a break. What about you?

love,
melanie

Link Love: 62

Link Love Ahh, Link Love. It’s been a while, right? Maybe just a few weeks, but I’m still trying to recharge my batteries from a crazy October. Let’s get back into it, shall we?

How to want very little.

Personal finance and the power of “if.”

America is full of high-earning poor people. You said it, sister!

What happens when salaries aren’t secret. Spoiler alert: transparency negates evil!

“Stop being a glass. Become a lake.” Oh, I’m trying!

“You basically just always feel like you’re doing a horrible job at everything.” Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family.

10 small kitchens that work it.

Instead Of Decluttering, It May Be Time To Think About ‘De-owning’

How successful people set boundaries at work.

That’s all folks! Happy (almost) weekend!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 61

Link Love

I’ve been thinking a lot about my future lately and what gives my life value. I’m not sure I’ve come to any conclusions yet, but I think it’s a good to reevaluate every now and again. Until I figure it out (will I ever figure it out?!), it’s Link Love time!

Can minimalism and a thriving economy co-exist?

The productivity of being non-productive.

What if you didn’t give up?

This roll out guest bed is so smart. I’m not crazy about it holding a towel though, maybe change it into a faux fireplace?

This college student built a tiny house to graduate debt free. Again, smart.

Photographer removes photos from phones to show how terribly addicted we are.

Have you ever heard of the Danish habit of “hygge“? It sounds like a word someone just coughed up, but I can get into it.

I’ve been having some serious escapist fantasies lately. Appalachian trail, anyone? Heather Anderson, just hiked the Appalachian trail BY HERSELF and set the trail’s self-supported speed record. #womanpower

Did you know you can make acorn flour?!

How to buy farmland, even if you think you can’t. An interesting read.

Happy almost weekend!
love,
melanie

Link Love: 59

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A six hour workday? I dig it.

Letting go of the need for control.

I love Carmella’s series, “With What You Have.” This is a particularly good one.

The definitive list of full-time Airstreamers. (We’re on it!)

I’m fine… Could be better. What should I do? Money advice and life advice.

“On most days, my authentic self is probably drinking wine on the couch. What do I want to be known for? Ugh, I’m not really sure.” The paradoxical quest to build a personal brand.

This gluten-free banana bread with salted caramel drizzle looks insane.

May I also offer my mama’s chocolate chip banana bread recipe? It’s famous around here.

Happy (almost) weekend!
-Melanie

Link Love: 58

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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!
Melanie