Holiday Decor Ideas for Small Spaces

Holiday Decor Ideas For Small Spaces

When you live in a small space, holiday decor can be a challenge. I want to be festive, but I also don’t want to have stuff to put into storage for 11 months out of the year. Over the years I’ve come up with and come across lots of easy and cheap holiday decor ideas for small spaces. Let’s get our decorating on! Continue reading

The Small Life: The “Big M Ranch” Camper Homestead

The Small Life: The "Big M Ranch" Camper |
Hey ya’ll! On the blog I love to feature other people living “small.” That might mean living in an Airstream, a tiny house or just living a bit unconventionally. Today I want to introduce you to my new friends, Dana and Houston. Dana and Houston live full-time in a camper on a homestead called “Big M Ranch” in South Carolina. This is their inspiring story.
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How To Practice Minimalism During the Holidays

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Haul out the holly! Yup, you heard it here first, it’s the holiday season. The holiday season should be one of love, thankfulness and joy, but it can quickly turn into a season of stress, urgency and irritability. Much of my holiday stress comes from the cost of the holidays and simply trying to do too much. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we have to totally dismiss all gift giving and holiday traditions, but we need to keep our expectations in check and practice minimalism during this joyous season. Here how I practice minimalism during the holidays. Continue reading

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!


How Seth and Maggie are Preparing for Tiny House Living

How to prepare for tiny house living | Today I’m excited to feature my new friends, Seth and Maggie. Seth and Maggie are currently preparing for tiny house living. One of the questions I often get asked is how we downsized. I’ve talked a bit about downsizing before, but it’s good to get the perspective of others who have done the same. Since we didn’t work with a contractor, I’m also really interested in the process of planning and building a tiny home. Take it away, Seth and Maggie!

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The Products We Used to Remodel Our Airstream

Products used to Remodel Airstream |

Ok ya’ll. Today is a doozy of a post. I get a lot of questions about the specific products we used to remodel our 1978 Airstream Sovereign. I’ve tried to link to the exact products we used, but we also borrowed when we could, repurposed and recycled. We were on a tight budget and a tight timeline. We spent about 4 months remodeling the Airstream and we spent about $1,500 to fix her up. I’m also writing this post two years in the future, so I’m remembering as best I can. If you want to read more about our remodel, check out this post. Alright, on to the good stuff! Continue reading

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!