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10 of the Best Books about Tiny Living

10 of the best books about tiny living (3) I love very few things in life more than a good book. And books that teach you something– that’s even better! Today I’ve got my friend and fellow bad-ass tiny houser, Leah Nixon here to chat about our favorite subjects, books and tiny houses! Leah has built and designed her own tiny house and she’s currently working on her tiny studio. Leah’s recommendations are up first and then I’m chiming in. Take it away, Leah! 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

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I re-opened my Etsy store. I sold vintage there years ago. I’ve put up a few of my handmade necklaces. I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to it, but I figured, what-the-hey, I’ll throw some stuff up there and see what happens. So far, nothing has happened. Ha!

Did you see this? Dear people who live in fancy tiny houses. It made big waves in the tiny house community. Here’s an excellent response to it.

What to do about debt when you’ve lost your job. It’s a bad position to be in, but there’s some options out there.

The “Siberian Mowgli” emerges; boy lived in forest for 16 years. Sometimes I want to just go off the grid too, but maybe not in Siberia…

The case for the 32-hour work week. I’m into it.

This tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit! Is it weird that when I first saw this video I was jealous? One of my dreams is to have fruit trees. One day when we have enough land… Until then, I can only dream, be jealous and maybe learn to graft?!

And the best thing I’ve heard in a while… a profanity filled guided meditation.

love,
melanie

Link Love: 14

rp_Link-Love-1024x10241111111.jpg This week’s Link Love is a little early because I have a super special post scheduled tomorrow. (Say that 3 times fast!)

Strategies for cultivating a mindset of financial independence.

10 habits of high net-worth women.

Should we get married sooner to lower our taxes? I was surprised anyone said “no!”

I like country life, but if you’re a city mouse… The top 10 most affordable big cities in the U.S.

An old interview, but a goodie. Ramit has such an interesting take on money. Don’t sweat your daily latte.

Meet this family that built a tiny house for just $12,000! 

These tiny houses featured on Country Living are impressive.

This bus-home is killer.

How to secure your RV.

Mental health is so, so important. I don’t often talk about it here, but I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression in the past. I love Kyla’s honesty in this post: How I live (mostly happily) with depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

And because it’s almost Halloween…

28 stupid-easy costume ideas.

Apple snap cocktails!

Try a green, Slimer smoothie for a healthier Halloween treat.

I don’t know if I’m going to do much for Halloween this year. I’m kind of wiped out, but here’s some of my costumes from Halloween’s past.

love,
melanie

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rp_Link-Love-1024x102411111.jpg Put a dollar value on goals to make them more actionable. In other words, make goals SMART, duh!

Fool Proof Me
“The FoolProof program is a highly interactive, self-grading group of online lessons called “modules.” The modules teach young people about money, financial responsibility and the realities of the free enterprise system.”

Save or pay off debt?

A better way to calculate the value of your time

3 jobs, plenty of dreams and the fatal consequences of one dangerous decision
This story hit home. HARD. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve slept in my car at lunch. The system is broken. Period.

World-Catching Tiny House Movement (Infographic!)

Tiny houses for rent
Kind of defeats the purpose for me, but they’re cute.

The simple life in a dumpster

The Sealander
It’s a boat, no, it’s a camping trailer, no, it’s a Sealander!

And for fun… Yoga with Adriene.
Since I’ve cancelled my expensive gym membership, I’ve been trying to work out more at home. Yoga with Adriene is my favorite.

It’s almost the weekend, ya’ll!

love,
melanie