Tag Archives: links

Link Love: 8

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024111.jpgAverage Student Debt by University

How to feed a family of four on $125 a week at Whole Foods

“Disposable” Household products you should use again and again

The debt risk of life
Man, I love a good infographic!

44 Cheap And Easy Ways To Organize Your RV/Camper

Caravans just got cooler

How to Winterize your Motorhome
Winter is coming! (I’ve always wanted to say that.)

Solar Shingles!

So in love with this small house from Jessica Helgerson Designs
I’m swooning!

Vintage Skirt Restyle
A great way to spice up those thrifted pieces.

Have you seen anything super helpful this week? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie

 

Link Love: 7

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024111.jpgReplace your impulse to spend with a more productive task

Coupons at checkout
This browser add-on finds coupon codes for you automatically and hides nicely in the background until you are ready to checkout.

How to balance fun and financial goals
The struggle is real.

Mint launches free credit scores
I’ve been using Mint for a couple of weeks now. I enjoy it, but I like it much more since they now offer free (soft) credit scores every 90 days.

Millennials are saying no to credit cards
We don’t have credit card debt, but we don’t have credit either. Lose, lose.

Starting a garden to pay off debt, really?!
I agree that you shouldn’t start a garden to pay off debt. It’s not a foolproof plan, but we’ve saved quite a bit of money gardening and we had minimal start up costs. I’m planning to post the full run down soon.

Decluttering a lifetime of belongings
Don’t wait to declutter! After my grandma passed, my mom had to go through all of her things and it was a nightmare. My sweet parents have already started their decluttering so they don’t leave my sister and I with the task.

A distraction-free iPhone? 

Flipping RVs
I was at my brother in law’s house and saw a commercial for this show on TV. I kind of hate that we didn’t think of it first.

How to make a vintage travel trailer awning
Glad I didn’t have to make one of these, but it’s good to know for the future.

Have you seen anything extra special on the web this week? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie

 

 

Link Love: 6

rp_Link-Love-1024x102411.jpgA rich life with less stuff
These guys just get it.

The last true hermit
I don’t know if this dude is truly the last hermit, but the story is fascinating.

Living in a car to pay off debt
I feel where the author is coming from.

Melanie and George’s Airstream makeover
I know I mentioned it before but I’m so proud of the fact that we were featured on Apartment Therapy that I wanted to mention it again. (I can do that, right?!)

Beautiful homes built with shipping containers

Even Bob Vila is talking about container houses

Stockpiling to save money
Have you heard of stockpiling food to save money? I’m not totally convinced, but they make a good argument.

Realistic stockpiling tips

How to find coupons for organic food
Couponing for organic food isn’t easy, but these tips make it more manageable.

I want to write a book
Me too. Here’s some great tips.

And I know if sounds crazy, but if you’re thinking of hand making gifts this year, it’s never too early to start. This pizza puzzle would be perfect for my niece and it brings back memories of the game, Pizza Party! (Did anyone else have that as a kid?)

Got any great links? I’d love to see them in the comments!

love,
melanie

 

Link Love: 4

rp_Link-Love-1024x10241.jpgThis week has been a total blur, but I’ve been able to squeeze in time to find a little bit of web goodness. Check it out below.

I’m loving this article about Unschooling. I’m also intensely jealous that I didn’t have that kind of childhood, can I be unschooled as an adult?!

The stores that will refund your money when a price drops.

The living wage calculator isn’t new, but I’ve been checking it quite a bit lately. It’s scary/sad to see those numbers.

How to make money selling junk from my girl, Anna.

I’m totally guilty of telling my friends that I’d love to help them fix up their houses. This article made me think twice and gave me some perspective.

How to wash and whiten pillows. I tried this over the weekend and man, does it work.

What links have you been loving this weekend? Leave ‘em for me in the comments!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 3

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024.jpgSince last week was Airstream week, I didn’t get in my link love. There’s been so much Internet goodness out there these past few weeks. Check.It.Out.

A New Golden Age for Silver Bullets.

PriceJump compares Amazon product prices to prices around the web to ensure that you are getting the best deal.

The days of the week that major retailers change their prices.

Reset your goals before they level you.

Photos of people living “off the grid”

These food bloggers are so transparent with their blog’s income reports and I love it. And $30,000 in one month from a blog is pretty damn impressive.

A Global 3 day workweek could be good for innovation. I could get on board with that.

Tips for cutting your own bangs at home.

A beginner’s guide to opening an IRA.

In a nomadic world, do we still need a home?

And for those of us that do still want a home… Mortgage Hippo is a cute site that takes you through a series of steps to determine how much home you can afford. The site is super well designed– the steps look like a safari map! It makes mortgages almost fun.

Crowd funding to pay off your mortgage? Hmm. I can understand his desire to live debt-free, but maybe living small is a better option.

A SNAP Cookbook: Good and Cheap. I adore this SNAP Cookbook. It’s free, first of all. The meals are all under $4 and I was pleasantly surprised that the meals are heavy on the vegetables and low on the starches.

Have you come across any fascinating articles? Leave them in the comments below!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 2

Link LoveHere’s what I’ve been loving this week.

Why I bought a house in Detroit for $500.
“It would be only one house out of thousands, but I wanted to prove it could be done, prove that this American vision of torment could be built back into a home. I also decided I would do it the old-fashioned way, without grants or loans or the foundation money pouring into the city. I would work for everything that went into the house, because not everyone has access to those resources.” Inspiring.

Tiny House, Big Problems
This couple built a 200-square-foot-house on 50 acres in Michigan with no running water or electricity. The couple built the house to live a more sustainable life, but the township has deemed it too small to be livable. Insane, I say.

No, the American Dream doesn’t cost $130,000.
Sure doesn’t.

Eating gluten-free can be a struggle on a budget. Here’s 21 gluten-free meals from Costco for $162.

When do chefs and doctors buy generic?

Weddings are stupid-expensive. I had a relatively cheap wedding, but I wish I had saved even more. Here’s how to crowdfund your wedding!

I’m totally late to the game, but I just discovered Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The SJP episode was particularly cute. And bonus, it’s free.

Speaking of free, my local, public library subscribes to Overdrive and I am addicted. It’s so good, ya’ll.

Read anything amazing this week? Let me know about it in the comments!

love,
melanie

An Update and some Friday Love (on a Monday)

A stylish library worker at the NYPL. For more library style, see link below or click on the photo.

I’m still not dead folks, just plum tuckered out. (That’s how we say tired in the south.) I thought I was going to get a chance to rest this summer,  instead I’ve been running around the state and country! But I’m trying to remind myself to be thankful.

I talked with my boss, so I can share the big secret now– I have a potential job opportunity! I went in for an interview last Monday. It’s a dream job in a larger city and closer to my family. I won’t find out the outcome for at least a few weeks, but I’m staying hopeful.

During my absence, I’ve come across so much web goodness– especially in the library field! And sometimes we all need a little Friday link love on a Monday, am I right?!

Aleph Molinari: Let’s bridge the digital divide! The digital divide is becoming the new literacy.

Handouts from ALA sessions in case you missed ‘em!

This video is a cute dedication to reading from the New York State Reading Association, sung to the tune of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep.

Office Style at the New York Public Library! So many stylish librarians and library workers!!!

That’s all I’ve got for today, folks. I have loads of cataloging and fall semester planning to do, so back to the salt mines!

love,
melanie