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Enjoying the Process

Patience is not my forte. I’ve thrown my share of Veruca Salt-style fits during our 10-month-long home renovation. None of my fits have been quite as musical as Veruca’s, but I’ve definitely been frustrated that the renovation process has been so slow. And this week has been no exception. I’ve been feeling super stressed and irritated that this week we had to go back to the farm and the Airstream for work.

And I’m not going to pretend like when we got to the Airstream, all my stresses melted away. They didn’t. But looking back on how we renovated the Airstream five years ago, helps me to remember that we’ve been here before. I need to chillax, as the kid’s say. Our home renovation is going to happen. And I might even be a little bit sad when it’s over.

In the meantime, I’m doing what I can– like dusting off our old porch furniture, pouring myself a drink, and enjoying the moment.

While we’ve been back at the farm, I’ve enjoyed rediscovering some of our old things we had sitting in the barn– like our porch furniture. I’m also carefully choosing a few new items for our new home. I want to be very picky and chose items that are in it for the long haul.

One of those long-haul items is this beautiful baby Alpaca throw from Serena and Lily.* It’s a thin, beautiful, neutral blanket that’s perfect for cool, summer night breezes. You can tell Bambi has already claimed it as her own. Insert eye roll here.

Are y’all slowing down or speeding up this summer? How are you taking time to just enjoy the moment? Talk to me in the comments!!

*Blanket was c/o Serena and Lily. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Link Love: 78

Airstream with snow!

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!
melanie

*affiliate link.

The Ultimate Guide to Living Full Time in an RV, Airstream or Motorhome!

The Ultimate Guide to Living Full Time in an RV, Airstream or Motorhome

It’s here! Today’s the day! I’ve been living in an Airstream for over three years and I’ve finally compiled my knowledge into a digestible, valuable and practical guide. Whether you want to live in an RV to save money, to travel, or to simply live a more minimalistic life, this guide can help.

The Ultimate Guide to Living Full Time in an RV, Airstream or Motorhome is a 70 page, interactive guide that will help you pare down your junk, buy an RV, renovate it, decorate it and more! In this ebook, you’ll experience worksheets, tips and tricks, as well insightful questions to help you plan your journey to a simpler, smaller lifestyle.

Living in an Airstream has completely changed my life for the better and I know it can change your life too. To purchase the ebook, click here.

Thank you for all your support now and throughout the years.

love,
melanie

How We Saved Over $30,000 On One Salary in Just 3 Years!

How one couple saved over $30,000
If you can’t guess from the photo, the key to saving a significant amount of money for us was to live small in an Airstream travel trailer. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, our money saving journey is no surprise, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared the amount until now. Continue reading

The 30 Day, No Budget, Money Saving Challenge

The 30 day, no budget, money saving challenge

This is the time of year where I really start thinking about saving money and not losing my mind during the holidays. In the past I’ve done a No-Spend November, a Handmade Holiday Challenge and a $100 Holiday Challenge. This year I’ve been busier than ever and I really need an easy challenge to kick my butt into high gear. Enter the easy, no-budget 30 days of saving challenge to the rescue! Each day, I’ll tackle one thing off the list. If you want to play along too, know that you don’t have to do the list in order, but you do have to do #1 first. I’ve also included a printable at the end of this post to print out and stick to your fridge, so you can cross stuff out as you go. Here’s the deets:  Continue reading

Where to Park and Live in a RV– legally!

Where to park and live in a RV-- legally! | asmalllife.com

Most people think RVs and travel go hand-in-hand, but depending on your life situation, you may not be able to travel full-time. You might have a job that requires you to go to an office every day (I do!), you might have kids that go to a local school or you might simply love your home base, that’s cool too.

If you are staying put, I want to lay out some helpful tips and tricks for where to park and live in an RV– legally! Continue reading

Why We Chose To Live in an Airstream (instead of a tiny house)!

Why we chose to live in an Airstream instead of a tiny house Have you ever heard the saying, “You can have things fast, cheap or easy, but you can’t have all three?” I’m not 100% sure that’s the exact saying, but that iteration would be the short version of why we chose to live in an Airstream instead of a tiny house. But lucky for you, I’m going to tell you the long version of the story like a grandma who has had too much wine. Continue reading