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Link Love: 19

rp_Link-Love-1024x102411111111-1024x10241-1024x1024-1024x10241-1024x10241-1024x10241-1024x1024-1024x1024.jpg Holiday tips for decorating a small space.

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

Link Love: 14

rp_Link-Love-1024x10241111111.jpg This week’s Link Love is a little early because I have a super special post scheduled tomorrow. (Say that 3 times fast!)

Strategies for cultivating a mindset of financial independence.

10 habits of high net-worth women.

Should we get married sooner to lower our taxes? I was surprised anyone said “no!”

I like country life, but if you’re a city mouse… The top 10 most affordable big cities in the U.S.

An old interview, but a goodie. Ramit has such an interesting take on money. Don’t sweat your daily latte.

Meet this family that built a tiny house for just $12,000! 

These tiny houses featured on Country Living are impressive.

This bus-home is killer.

How to secure your RV.

Mental health is so, so important. I don’t often talk about it here, but I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression in the past. I love Kyla’s honesty in this post: How I live (mostly happily) with depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

And because it’s almost Halloween…

28 stupid-easy costume ideas.

Apple snap cocktails!

Try a green, Slimer smoothie for a healthier Halloween treat.

I don’t know if I’m going to do much for Halloween this year. I’m kind of wiped out, but here’s some of my costumes from Halloween’s past.

love,
melanie

Link Love: 13

rp_Link-Love-1024x1024111111.jpg 5 beauty products to stop buying and start making

Get free money advice on Financial Planning Day this Saturday!

Can getting one month ahead save your budget?

Think of retirement as freedom, not a deadline

Super affordable mattresses sent right to your door
Where was this when I was buying a mattress?!

This tiny house is the bees’ knees

31 tiny house hacks to maximize your space 

This 1955/56 Silver Dome Travel Trailer is for sale and I am smitten.

How pretty are these DIY leather file folders? 

David Sedaris’ Reddit Q&A Thread was just delightful. He’s definitely my most beloved author.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the weekend!

love,
melanie