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Link Love: 41

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Do more with less. This documentary about hiking the Pacific Crest trail looks awe-inspiring.

Ways to create a bedroom in a studio apartment. Or a tiny house or an Airstream!

This prefab cube shrinks an entire house into one tiny structure. Craziness.

A Japanese house with no “rooms” or “floors.”

Love this travel trailer remodel. It looks so spacious!

I know, I know, I’m all about minimalism, but a portable hot tub? Yes please!

Money fears that held me back and how to get over them.

Try these quick tricks for eating more at home.

The crossroads of should and must. I needed to hear this.

If you are in America, I hope you are going to have a nice, long weekend. We’re headed to the mountains for camping. Talk to you all next week!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 39

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This man built a tiny home for his homeless neighbor. I think this is a step in the right direction, I truly believe tiny houses could help solve homelessness, but the house needs a few more amenities– like room to stand and a bathroom to make a real difference. What do you think?

America’s trailer parks: the residents may be poor, but the owners are getting rich. Ugh…

“The 1979 Bluebird International [bus] can rumble up to 55 mph on recycled vegetable oil, sleeps six; contains a hot-water shower, kitchen, fridge and freezer; sports floor-to-ceiling wood paneling; and features a music studio with stand-up piano.” Who knew you could fit a piano and 6 people on a bus?

The Ecotravelers sold their Airstream for a lot of reasons, but travel costs is one of them.

How to deal with expensive friends.

The coupon rules you can bend or break and the stores that let you.

You don’t have to be excited to be committed.

Beat procrastination with daily training.

How to travel the world in a wheelchair. So inspiring!

This journalist gave up her $95,000 job to move to the Caribbean. Do you, girl!

It’s almost the weekend!

love,
melanie

 

Link Love: 38

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What happens when rich people marry poor people.

Have ya’ll read about the CEO who raised the minimum wage at his company to $70,000? It’s a smart move for his employees, but it was also genius marketing!

Here’s how much millennials are earning in each state.  No wonder we can’t get ahead :(

The best and worst cities for renters.

Stick to your financial goals by making your goals EXCITING!!! Duh! You aren’t going to stick to a goal that doesn’t delight you.

This house is spacious and adorable, but super narrow. And it’s for sale. I could live there, no problem. Could you?

A step-by-step guide for simplifying your beauty routine.

8 reasons successful people are choosing to wear the same thing every day. I’ve been narrowing down my wardrobe lately to a sort of uniform. It’s made life so much easier.

10 simple things to make you happier at home. 

And just for fun… these little girls playing Metallica made my week. They kill it! 

Let’s get to the weekend, already!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 37

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Calculate your time until financial independence. I found this a little disheartening, but it’s an exercise in realism, I suppose.

6 foolproof rules for hiding things you hate about your home. We all have them…

Have you seen these beds that lift up for under-bed storage from Ikea? It’s genius.

Some really great creative furniture hacks.

5 furniture pieces you can live without.

“Owning less provides more money, more energy, more time, and more opportunity to pursue our greatest passions.”

This couple hiked the entire Appalachian Trail! That’s a feat that only 1 in 4 people complete. Part of the trail runs through my home state and I’d love to hike at least part of it one day.

This is a beautiful idea for a DIY gift. It would be perfect for just about every occasion, but it’d be especially great for wedding gift.

Don’t forget, we’re reading The Power of Less for our next book discussion!

And just for fun, this video cracks me up.

Happy almost Friday!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 36

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DIY hammocks! This would be perfect for this summer.

This guy made over $2,00 from decluttering. 

Why this woman wears the exact same thing to work every day. I love this! And it’s such a cute outfit.

This woman spoofs 10 fashion ads. I love the Givenchy one.

This DIY pleated midi skirt is gorgeous and looks so professional. Maybe this this can be my uniform 😉

This rescue dog and baby are partners in crime and in fashion. The aviator hat KILLED me.

The 30 best hikes around the globe. I want to do all of them!

When others frustrate you. I need to bookmark this one!

The science of why you should spend your money on experiences, not things.

Simplify–it’s not just a nice idea.

That’s all folks!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 35

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Molly tried Rent the Runway and loved it! Such a good idea for the upcoming “wedding season.”

I’m talking about boredom and stress spending over on And Then We Saved.

Watch out for these products that charge more for “Women’s Versions.” Ugh!

The many ways retailers use coupons to trick you into spending more. YES! I say this all the time and so many people are like “nuh-uh! coupons work!” Not always, crazy coupon people.

Fathers, you can’t afford a stay-at-home mom. So touching. And I love that he did a financial breakdown and everything.

Tips for traveling with pets. We just traveled to Charleston with Bambi and these tips were super helpful.

My friend, Heather is taking a cross-country trip with her parents! She’s insane, in a good way. She’s documenting her travels in a blog. Check it out here.

I love quirky houses. This one is so charming in all the best ways.

This “awful library book” teaches you how to live in a van… it’s too real.

Your Internet habits create your reality.

And similarly, What we consume determines the lives we live.

If we are not busy, are we worthy? YES, YES, YES. ALL DAY, YES.

Things that scare me. Good lord, this one resonated.

And just for fun, this dog eating yogurt is my favorite thing ever.

See you on the flip side!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 34

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This week there’s been some great stuff on the interwebs. Here’s the best of the best:

Fast and easy Feng Shui tips.

Decorating tips for INTJs. (That’s my personality type, if you are interested in decorating for your’s, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Learning to love living with less.

This guy built a cozy log cabin for less than $500 bucks.

Yes, you can live in a tiny house with kids.

Costa Rica is now running completely on renewable energy. Let’s go!

10 of the cheapest countries to travel to.

Avoid impulse spending with an ongoing list of fun projects.

Suze Orman recently quit her show. I just adore her. I’ll miss her, but she writes beautifully about knowing when to move on.

Remember how I was just talking about minimalist makeup? Well there’s a company who is doing it. It’s so smart! I never use up regular size makeup before it expires and it’s budget-conscious.

“I achieved the American Dream – and it was awful.”

When you’re buying things you don’t need (and how to stop).

Calculate your energy costs with this formula.

On another note, I’m doing another Whole30. I didn’t want to clog up my regular IG with food, so I created a new one. You can follow along here.

That’s it folks! Happy Thursday!

love,
melanie