Tag Archives: minimalism

Gifts for Minimalists

gifts-for-minimalists It’s that time again. The time of year when you have no idea what to get the minimalist in your life. I’ve done a lot of holiday gift challenges in the past. I’ve tried spending just $100 on gifts. I’ve tried handmaking everything. I’ve lost my damn mind. Just kidding. Kind of.

But my gift challenges were to create or purchase gifts for other people. Most people in my life are not minimalists and that’s OK. And I have a lot of lovely people in my life who want to get me a gift in exchange. I know as a minimalist I can be hard to shop for. I don’t like a lot of stuff. And I’m very particular about what “stuff” I bring into my life. Here’s some gift ideas for the minimalists you know and love. Continue reading

Link Love: 75

Van Camping 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

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A patriotic Airstream

Link Love is a short one this week. But sometimes we need to consume less and create more, am I right?  Continue reading

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Bambi sleeping in the van

It’s summer. Let’s celebrate. Let’s take naps and bask in the sun (while wearing SPF 100, of course). Let’s do all the things and let’s do nothing. Yes, let’s do nothing. That’s my favorite. And while we’re doing nothing, let’s read a little, shall we? Continue reading

Link Love: 69

Custom Van Buildout Link Love on a Monday, again? Yikes. Ya’ll, I’ve been having a rough week and a half. I severely twisted my ankle and then I got food poisoning. I feel like I’m falling apart! On the bright side, being somewhat immobile has given me time to read quite a few books and find some online gems. I even helped clean and build out the van a bit before I had to take a nap. #truth. On with Link Love!  Continue reading

Make Do and Mend: Key Lanyard

Make Do and Mend- Key Lanyard Lately I’ve been making a conscious effort to buy less and do the best I can with what I have. I’m sure I don’t buy as much as the average person and I do consider myself quite the minimalist, but it’s still really easy for me to think I don’t have any groceries, when I have plenty of cans in my cabinet or think I have no clothes to wear when I really just need to do the laundry. In an effort to keep up my accomplishments, I want to start a new series on the blog cleverly titled: Make Do and Mend. (Inspired by the ever inspiring series, With What You Have.)

Made Do and Mend- lanyard I recently started a new job at work. I’ll no longer be working the night shift and it’s much closer to my house. (Horray!) I’ve only been at this new position for a few weeks, but I’ve noticed that I use keys much more than I had previously. Hence, the need for a lanyard. I wanted something I could wear around my neck for convenience, but I ask wanted something fashionable– as fashionable as a lanyard could be. My first instinct told me to start looking around on Amazon. I was instantly met with 5,000 lanyard options. But I don’t need all those options. All I need is an old necklace and a forgotten key ring. Make do and mend.

How are you making do and mending? I love to hear from you.

love,
melanie

Link Love: 65

Link Love: 65 Ya’ll, it is so hard to get back into the habit of blogging and working and doing all the things. I took such a nice, long break, but it’s time to get back to it. I read so many good things during my break. Books! Entire books! And Internet goodies, of course. This is going to be a long one, folks, so settle in!  Continue reading