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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!


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!

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!

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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!

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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!