Tag Archives: camper

Link Love: 80

Puppy snoozin' in the van

I’m so thankful for all the positive feedback and lovely comments that we’ve received on the van remodel on the blog and on Instagram. I can’t wait to take NirVANa on a long road trip! In the meantime, here’s a few links to keep you busy.

An interesting article about who benefits from the tiny house revolution.

Ikea’s new campaign includes a cute little camper!

The latest Fixer Upper episode was right up my alley. In fact, my friends were texting me the entire show. I’m ready to redo a houseboat next!

I’ve been reading The Happiness Project. It’s not really a new book, but it’s been interesting and we could all use a little more happiness, am I right?

And what goes great with book learnin’? Tea drinkin’! I’ve never been a sweet (or even) cold tea gal, even though I’m from the south. I love a hot cuppa and Tazo’s sweet orange with a slice of lemon is my favorite.

Do you give Valentine’s Day gifts? We might give each other something small, but we’re usually just about eating a good meal and relaxing. So boring! If you’re looking for some ideas, here’s are men’s gifts under $10, last minute Valentine’s gifts and some V-day dinner ideas.

And when your loved ones voted the other way.

I hope your weekend is full of love!
Melanie

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Procrastinators: This is your last chance!

If you’ve waited until the last minute to stuff your stockings, this is your last chance. Happy camper pins are now on sale and are shipping fast!

If you want a pin at a reduced price and want to receive it before the Christmas or Hanukkah holiday, you must order it before this Wednesday, the 14th. The post office is a living nightmare right now, but I’m braving it for you fine folks. As always, it’s free shipping for U.S. customers.

I can’t guarantee orders will arrive before the holidays for my overseas friends, but I am also offering free shipping for international folks for a limited time. 

I love this pin because it reminds me each day to live small, live in the moment and to live the life of my dreams. You can purchase your very own pin to give (or keep!) here.

I hope you have the hap-hap-happiest of holidays!
love always,
melanie

A Small Life Pins! And Our 3 Year Full-Time Anniversary!

Truck and Camper Pin! It’s been three years living in the Airstream, so to celebrate, I had pins printed!

  • These limited edition, soft enamel pins are available now on my products page.
  • The pins are $13.99 for my U.S. readers and $18.99 for the International folks.
  • Free shipping!

Thanks for all the support over the years.
love, love, love,
melanie

Link Love: 60

Link Love I’ll get more informational posts up when I can, but until then… it’s Link Love!

Something “comes up” every month, so you might as well budget for it. It happens.

What to do if you’ve fallen off your diet or good habits. Again, it happens.

These blinds contain flexible solar panels. We live in the future, ya’ll.

This shack and vintage camper house are super cute.

This couple built an “earthbag” home for $5,000.

This little A-frame cabin in the redwoods is dreamy.

I love a wood stove. Some of these even incorporate a cooking stove into the design.

Beware the cost of minimalism!

Melissa’s pictures of Iceland make me pumped for our trip in December.

And since Halloween will be here shortly… Cheap and easy costume ideas from Halloweens past and Cheap and easy costumes for dogs! Who doesn’t love a dog in costume?!

I hope you have a restful weekend!
love,
melanie

Link Love: 40

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31 tiny house “hacks” to maximize your space. Sometimes I kind of hate these roundups, just have less stuff (duh!), but there’s a couple of really good ideas on this one.

Lifelong friends build “Bestie Row.” A row of houses in the middle of nowhere. Let’s do it, friends! (But with trailers!)

This Unimog camper is insane. It looks like something straight out of Mad Max.

This vintage camper makeover is super cute.

I love the idea of a 21st century root cellar.

I’m over on And Then We Saved talking about our home and an update on my spending diet.

How to calculate your own personal savings rate and how much others (according to the poll) are saving.

What to do if your dream put you in debt.

The best browser extensions to save money.

How to cleanse your calendar. Part one and part two.

The pseudoscience of beauty products. And what I was hoping someone would tell the author at the end of the story: You are beautiful without them.

You can’t say you love moms, then reject paid maternity leave. END OF STORY!

And just for fun… Pets interrupting yoga is the story of my life. Bambi is the worst!

It’s my Friday! I work 4, 10 hour days during the summer. It kind of sucks, but at least I have a 3 day weekend! Cheers to that!

love,
melanie

Link Love: 33

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How I slayed my secret money shame and rescued myself from debt.

How I got my financial life together by managing it myself.

How to rebuild your finances after draining your emergency fund.

How to use coupons effectively. Effectively is the key.

Why do your parents push you to be mediocre?  Yes, the author is selling something, but there’s so much truth to this: “Our parents want safety for us, not excellence.”

We can’t always make the best decisions, but we can always make good ones. The psychology of decision making is fascinating.

Fail faster at habits.

The “muffin mansion” is an incredibly cute and colorful camper.

Big design in a small space. 

This is a long quote, but it sums up so much of the negativity we see online.
“I don’t think the vast majority of lifestyle content being written is intended to make anyone feel bad about themselves. Every blog, Pinterest page and Instagram feed is operated (for the most part) by a single person who is excited to have that one place to share ideas and projects they think are inspiring or that they created themselves and are proud of. And if someone actually does live a life where they make their own cupcakes or sew their own curtains or save up to build their dream home, why do we assume that they think they’re better than us or that they have it easier or that they couldn’t possibly be ‘real?'”

And because as a “pear-shaped” woman, this one really rang a bell. Why I don’t believe in dressing for my body type.

Happy almost weekend!

love,
melanie

 

 

Link Love: 29

Link Love It’s been another snowy one this week, so I’ve had the chance to binge watch TV, binge read books and binge pin pins. Check out the best of the best:

This camper has an insane tub and a rabbit!

This couple has lived in their Winnebago for 7 years! Their story had originally inspired me to live in an Airstream and they are still going strong. I also adore their candle company!

One of Bambi’s favorite activities is visiting Lowe’s. But there’s so many other dog-friendly stores! I’ll be filing this away for when we are on the road.

The bottom cabinets in this picture are my inspiration for the van. (Originally seen in Elle magazine.) Now we only need to source a bunch of old barn wood.

Tiny home living without a tiny home.

How do you travel on a budget? A good discussion.

It sounds weird, but I’ve been getting back into knitting after binge-watching Outlander Season 1*. Claire (the main character) has the best knit ware!

Have you seen the sneak peak illustrations for the new illustrated Harry Potter? They are brilliant, of course. Preorder the illustrated edition: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1)*

Every kid in a park: Love this! I can’t wait to visit all our national parks.

Why am I not doing the thing I want to do? Gah, so relatable and such good advice.

An addict’s guide to overcoming the distraction habit.

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Happy Thursday! Stay warm out there!

love,
melanie