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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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Our Custom, Modern Boogie Van

Van Outside Alright, folks, this post is a long one, but a good one, I promise. So buckle up for the ride! (Yes, that is a van pun!) Continue reading

Link Love: 25

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Should you start your holiday shopping now?!? Maybe. But I waited until November and only spent $100…

Give the people what they want… isn’t nearly as powerful as teaching people what they need.

The girl who saw thorough illusions. I’m so trying to be that girl!

The design on this camper is super cute. Maybe we’ll do something like this for the van? (Also, I couldn’t find the original source, if you know it, leave it in the comments below and I’ll link to it!)

The collapsible campers are ridiculously cool.

Turn the bed of a truck into a cozy tent.

10 small refrigerators for apartments and tiny spaces.

This 185 square foot home is BEAUTIFUL! Although, I don’t think $75,000 for a house is a steal.

This poolside tiny house is dreamy and so modern!

This peel and stick real weathered wood is a genius idea! I’d love to use it in the van!

And just for fun… The history of “loving” to read.

Let’s finish this week strong!!!

love,
melanie

New Adventures! Our Van: The Before Pictures

Van Before with Airstream I’m pretty sure my (super long) tombstone inscription will say something like this: “Melanie: seasoned traveler, never able to sit down or stay in one spot too long. In the event of zombies, beware, she will rise!” George and I have the itch again. The itch to do something new. We won’t be giving up the Airstream, we love it dearly, but we’re looking on to bigger (or smaller?!) adventures in a van!

I know what you’re saying, but the Airstream is such a nice home on wheels! Yes, it is, but it would be very cumbersome for long journeys, much more expensive and probably more problematic than a van.

George bought the van for $850. I am on a Spending Diet so I didn’t contribute to the initial price of the van, but I will be using mostly my budget to fix it up. I don’t know how long we’ll be able to travel, ideally we’d be able to travel for a year or more, but that’s still up in the air. What we do know is this time we’re giving ourselves plenty of time to fix up her up. And boy are we going to need that time!

Just like the Airstream, the van has blue carpet, rust and some body work issues. Unlike the Airstream, we also have a chipped windshield, a super weird decal and a host of other issues. Let’s take a look, shall we?!

Van dents Before Van before front view Van before side view Van Before with Airstream Van Before Van Before Interior Seat in Van - Before Van inside before with doors open Yikes, right? It’s kind of terrifying how much work needs to be done, but I’m excited to fully remodel it to a home on wheels.

So what do you think? Are you excited to take this journey with us? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie