Can we talk about the magic of Instagram for a second? I know it sounds ridiculous and a little over-exaggerated but Instagram has changed my life. It’s helped me keep in contact with friends, meet new people and it’s helped me get the word out about my lifestyle. It’s even helped George make money! And yes, Instagram does have a dark side. Sometimes I find myself getting jealous of other people’s IG lives or I’ll fall down a rabbit hole and won’t emerge for hours. But overall, it’s done more good for me than bad. Today I thought I’d share a few of my current favorite Instagram accounts, in no particular order. Continue reading
I’m in Toronto this week! I’d love to see this small, loft house.
Remember how I said George and I have been talking a lot about container homes… well… when I research, I really research. Here’s some of my favorites:
This well-designed shipping container house cost 40K.
I love the black exterior on this one.
These designs are a little more rustic, but seem very do-able. They have no footprint?! And what a location!
How to help two (young) kids share a room. I shared a room with my sister until I was a teenager. We loved it and I really think it helped me learn some valuable lessons.
These woven wool swings are gorgeous and functional!
I also love Amy Schumer. She gets it. Case in point…
Yay for vacations!
The things designer Emily Henderson ignores in her home. I knew interior design photos were Photoshopped, but I love knowing even designers have weird home quirks.
George and I have been talking a lot about container homes lately. All of these shipping container houses are freaking amazing, but #10 takes the cake.
Why it pays to be a jerk… great.
Chasing the right “likes.” I teared up over this one.
And similarly, Why I abandoned my popular social media presence.
And just for fun… Key Lime Pie Jello shots! Key lime pie is my favorite! It reminds me of the beach and summertime and the warm sun on my face.
Also, I’m going to Niagra Falls and Toronto next week! I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments.
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!
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!
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!
How has the American home changed in the past 40 years? (Spoiler alert: it’s become giant and expensive!)
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?
“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 travel the world in a wheelchair. So inspiring!
It’s almost the weekend!
The weight of our possessions. Could our clutter be making us fat?!?
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
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?
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.
And just for fun… these little girls playing Metallica made my week. They kill it!
Let’s get to the weekend, already!
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.
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!