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Link Love: 23

Link Love I’m planning a conference at work and this week I’ve really been struggling to balance it all. Let’s escape with a little Link Love, shall we?!

94 sq. foot boiler room turned into a gorgeous home!

This 5th wheel tiny home didn’t look so bad before, but the after looks so fresh and clean!

DIY window insulation made from ironing board cover material. (It’s kind of ugly, but also kind of genius!)

Did you know you can watch some of the Tiny House Nation shows for free over on the FYI website? Save me from myself.

I’ve been dreaming about a little vacation lately. This tiny castle in the mountains will do just fine, thanks!

I love the idea of a seasonless closet.

The contentment habit.

Tips for living on “next to nothing.”

Some good tips on how to ease your family into minimalist living.

This is an older article, but an inspiring one– this guy made $28,267.21 from blogging. #lifegoals

I’ve been doing these stress-busting yoga moves on my lunch break and before I go to bed. It’s kind of working?

How’s your week been? Do you need the weekend as much as I do right now? Talk to me in the comments.

love,
melanie

Link Love: 21

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This was my first week back at work and it’s been insane (as always). Here’s what has managed to catch my eye this week.

In case you missed it, we’re on Tiny House Swoon! So pumped.

This “micro” home is so lovely.

16 “weird” houses. (I’m in love with #12!)

27 hacks to keep your fridge clean and organized.

A guide to which foods you can freeze.

Timeless tips from the Great Depression.

Delicious dishes for less than 4 bucks!

I love this “swimming pool of the future.”

Create a “secret number” for financial goals.

A good way to minimize your clothes: limit yourself to just 40 hangers (or less!).

29 things to remember for the New Year.

And just for fun… Dads acting like fashion bloggers. (This made my day!)

love,
melanie

Link Love: 19

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How to minimize gift giving without being a Scrooge.

Ways to earn holiday cash. (Anna from And Then We Saved is killing it this week!)

And my post over at ATWS.

Use the ERR strategy to make your money go farther.

How to work less or retire early. Spoiler alert: it requires some sacrifices!

How to stop making excuses and finally get your finances in order. Do it before the new year, folks!

Christmas gifts that keep on giving.

DIY homemade pickled veggies. (These would make lovely gifts!)

The world needs more love, can I get an amen?! How about writing a love letter to a stranger this holiday.

And because everyone needs to read this and because everyone is busy: How to email a busy person. (Yes, yes, yes, a double yes to GIFs.)

That’s it this week folks! I get out of work on Friday for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!!! But it’s no rest for the weary because I’ve got a super special project in the works for the new year. Catch ya on the flip side!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 18

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This vintage trailer nicknamed the Nugget(!) is adorable.

21 NYC women confess the dumbest things they spend their money on.

The tiny house movement and binge saving: the new retirement. I think so.

5 spending addicts. Which one are you?

14 smart money moves to make by the end of the year. Let’s get to it!

What to do when you’re 40 and have nothing saved.

Saving money when you have no time. (I can relate. We all can.)

5 questions to simplify your life during the holidays.

Consumer madness? Opt out.

7 tips to overcome holiday gift clutter.

Your work is not… nothing. (Alexandra Franzen gets it, ya’ll.)

Happy almost Friday!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 17

rp_Link-Love-1024x102411111111-1024x10241-1024x1024-1024x10241-1024x1024.jpg Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll! I hope everyone is at home resting, spending q.t. with family and eating all the baked brie. (Because really, it’s better than turkey!) And maybe in all the madness, you need a little relaxation. I’ve got it under control with this week’s links. Let’s do this thing.

An Airstream hotel on top of a building in Cape Town!

The “New Minimalism.” This apartment is a cute 340 square feet.

10 ways to furnish and lay out 100 square feet.

This coffee table turns into a bed. Genius!

Can a cash grocery budget save you money?

Free printables! These prints are gorgeous. I might print one (or two!) for my office. They’d also make a nice gift!

34 cheap and easy Christmas ideas with free printables!

The best Black Friday fashion deals.

30+ camping and dutch oven recipes.

This story from StoryCorp had me in tears. Plus, StoryCorp travels around in an Airstream!

And it’s always important to give back during the holiday season and throughout the year. Here’s my tips for charitable giving.

Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll! I am thankful for each and every one of you.

love,
melanie

Link Love: 16

rp_Link-Love-1024x102411111111-1024x10241-1024x1024-1024x1024.jpg This Airstream is gorgeous. I was particularly impressed with the kitchen.

Really wish my bed raised up like this one. (Check out picture 7)

37 RV hacks

10 things to look for when buying a vintage trailer. Good things to be aware of, although many of the issues referenced can be fixed.

A basic guide to retirement plans when your employer doesn’t provide one

8 grocery essentials for a frugal winter

Loved this article from Anna. 7 advantages introverts have regarding money

And on a related note, a hilarious article about my fellow introverts. Sorry I murdered everyone, I’m an introvert. (“I’m an INTJ!” had me rolling.) (I’m actually an ISTJ, if you were curious.)

How to get a free Thanksgiving turkey

How the new healthcare law changes maternity care

17 texting hacks for mobile banking

A six figure income and you’re still paying off debt? 

8 ways to change the “I’m too poor to travel” mindset

One of my favorite food bloggers shares her favorite (Paleo) Thanksgiving recipes.

And Elise made 29 hand knitted blankets. This woman is insane and I love it.

Happy almost Friday!

love,
melanie

 

Link Love: 15

rp_Link-Love-1024x102411111111-1024x10241-1024x1024.jpg This cartoon dog tells you what to do with that 401k from your last job. 

This fun Chrome browser extension shows you how much time it takes to buy things when online shopping.

This interactive checklist shows you how to manage your money at any major life stage. 

How to stock your medicine cabinet for less. 

18 gifts for kids that aren’t toys. 

This tiny house is awesome! They’ve got a tiny bath, a real toilet and a washing machine! It’s also at Kitty Hawk. Score!

Clever remodeling ideas. This has some great ideas for small home livin’.

Haters and Critics: How to Deal with People Judging You and Your Work. Everyone’s a critic.

The disease of being busy. A beautiful, heartfelt piece that made me want to slow down, take a walk and just enjoy.

And one from the archives if you’re like me and trying to fully take in fall before the holiday rush begins… 10, 10 minute harvest crafts.

Happy Friday eve!

love,
melanie