Yet another “before” picture
Thank you all so much for your kind words on my most recent posts. I felt weirdly nervous about sharing our new house journey, but I appreciate your support more than you know. It’s Friday, so that means I’m sharing Link Love. It’s the time of the week where I share what I’m diggin’ online. Here goes!
I guess it’s spring? It’s almost 80 degrees here today which is insane. I don’t know if I’ll have time to plant my garden this year, but these galvanized metal garden beds are pretty tempting.
I wish our new bathroom had more of it’s original fixtures. At least we get to keep the tub! Here’s some beautiful vintage bathrooms with their original, colorful fixtures.
I’m having trouble picking a paint color for the front door. I’m thinking either dark green like this. Or maybe tangerine orange like this (scroll down.) Or maybe I’ll do a pattern?!
Sometimes I like to browse the most expensive homes on Airbnb. We’re going to Nashville in April for a wedding. Anybody want to go halfsies on this gorgeous $3,000 a night home? Kidding. I don’t even have halfsies. (But, if you are truly booking with Airbnb and it’s your 1st time, this link will get you a credit for 40 buck-a-roos.)
Can’t keep up with national politics? Me either. The newsletter, WTF Just Happened Today can help.
Happy weekend! I’m going to get out and enjoy this unseasonably warm weather!
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!
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So I’m going to be honest, this week has been pretty much me spiraling into a pit of anxiety. But here’s some things that have helped…
8 Therapists on Post-election Anxiety — Their Clients’ and Their Own
And How to Handle the Anxiety of a Donald Trump Presidency
My favorite signs from the Women’s March. As a librarian, this one makes my heart sing; Drag race made an appearance; Yep; Nasty Nana!; I love a good Kermit meme reference; Witches!
You might be bias and not even know it. Here’s the implicit bias test from Harvard.
I truly believe one of the most radical things you can do is educate yourself and get a library card. Here’s some tips on how the library can save you money (and save your mind.)
Ok, on to other things…
This cute blog is about cooking in an Airstream.
As someone who likes a little whimsy in my abode, but doesn’t have a kiddo, I still check out kids furniture for good deals and a healthy dash of humor: Kids furniture is the best-kept secret of decorating.
That’s all I got! I’m trying to stay off-line and get out into the fresh air this weekend. Do you have any plans? Talk to me in the comments!
We were snowed in at the beginning of the week and now it’s 66 degrees outside. It’s not right, people. But you know what is right? Link Love. It’s the best the Internet has to offer in manageable, bite-sized pieces.
This camper remodel by a 14-year-old girl is too cute!
Have you seen this trend of “granny pods?” Granny pods are small houses for aging parents that can fit in your backyard. The author of the linked article thought the pods might be alienating, but I think this home would be great for someone like my dad who needs his space.
Love this idea of little food pantries.
I’ve been trying to up my coffee-at-home game. I bought this very inexpensive milk frother* and I’ve been reading articles like this one: “How to make a latte at home without an espresso machine.”
How to get a revenge body. Loved this excerpt: In order to get the revenge body you want, you’ve got to shed anywhere from 120-200,000 extra pounds — the collective weight of the person or persons who say they “aren’t attracted to you” or “can’t be your friend” because of the way you look.
And finally, How to filter out the noise.
Happy weekend, folks!
Welcome to Link Love! That time of the week where I share the best the Internet has to offer. Here we go!
George found these hilarious pulp art book covers and there’s a ton of trailer ones. The one above is from this site. The captions are the best part. Here’s a couple of my favorites:
– “Their love was as mobile as their home and just as carefree.”
– “They Lived In A House Of Sin — On Wheels!”
– “Thrown into dangerous intimacy by the cramped quarters of the trailer camps, the traveling construction men and their young restless women sat on a powder keg of sex.” LOL.
Love this article from Sarah Von Bargen, “Every choice is a chance.”
We often hear about women purging their closets, so I thought it was refreshing to read a man’s take on becoming a fashion minimalist.
I’m excited to read Erin Loechner’s new book, Chasing Slow*. She’s the creator of Design for Mankind. I actually got teary-eyed talking to my husband about her design aesthetic, (it’s just so good!), so I can only imagine what a train wreck I’ll be after I read her book.
10 ways to help you say no.
This 540 square foot apartment isn’t my style, but it’s so lovely.
It’s supposed to snow here this weekend which isn’t uncommon, but we still live in the south and often lose power when it snows. Here’s hoping you and I stay warm and connected!
I haven’t posted a Link Love in a while because honestly, I’m avoiding the news. But I can’t avoid the Internet entirely. Here’s a few things that have peaked my interest lately.
Instead of detention, these students get meditation. Some days I need a mindful moment room too.
Loved this episode on Planet Money about Burnout.
I receive a good amount of emails from people who want to know if they too can live in an Airstream– even with their specific life situation. And my advice is always the same: you can, but you must throw away fears and limiting beliefs about yourself. (Here’s my exact advice.) And here’s more about The Path of Fearlessness.
Looking for ways to decorate a small space this holiday season? Check out these tips from the archives.
For the couple has everything, consider a personalized romance novel as a holiday gift. LOLOLOL.
And sometimes the best gift is in a white envelope. (Serious tears, y’all.)
Hope you are having the happiest of holidays.
It’s been forever since I’ve done a Link Love post, but for good reason. First and foremost, I’ve been trying to create more than I consume. And I’ve been creating an awful lot. I’ll share more on that soon. But this week I had a cold and the best thing to cure a cold is a whole lotta web surfing. Here’s some stuff that’s been peaking my interest. Continue reading