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Airstream Life: The Airstream Chronicles

Hey all! For our newest interview, Rich Charpentier of The Airstream Chronicles blog graciously agreed to answer some questions about living...

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Airstream Life: Epic Detour

In our continuing (finally) series of interviews with those who have chosen to live and travel full-time in RVs and...

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The Fine Art of Self-Sabotage

Human beings are excellent at finding reasons to not do things. It’s part of our nature, part of the reason we...

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Our Obsession With Rejection

American culture is obsessed with rejection. That is to say, we’re obsessed with attempting to get approval for almost every...

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And the Holidays are over…

You made it! The trifecta of end-of-year holidays is over. Hopefully you didn’t eat, spend, or drink as much as...

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Seasons Bleatings

Are you pulling your hair yet? Spent all of this month and next month’s paychecks on doo-dads and thingamabobs for...

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Thoughts of Summer

The summer is winding down now. Fall is in the air and leaves are on the ground and we are...

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On Mental Illness and Getting Help

I’ve been struggling of late. Between working difficult hours at a difficult job with a very long commute and trying...

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Weekend Wallpaper with Ludwig Mies van den Rohe

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Weekend Wallpaper with Socrates

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Storing Herbs and Memories of Mom

The herbs in our garden have been growing fast and healthy. Some so fast that it’s hard to keep up...

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Weekend Wallpaper with Ron Finley

Quote courtesy of Ron Finley.

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The Bucket Garden Blooms

So far, May in Nashville has been pretty hot, which I am enjoying, but very dry. The Just Live Simple...

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Weekend Wallpaper with Robert Brault

Quote courtesy of Robert Brault.

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How to Start A Bucket Garden

Spring is here! And it’s time I get going on this year’s experiments in the Just Live Simple garden. I...

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The Definitive List of Tiny House Blogs

Here’s all the quality blogs I could find about building and living in tiny houses. I’ve tried to list blogs...

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Tiny Houses of Nashville

So, I forgot to mention something! A few months ago, I was able to check out some tiny houses right...

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April Paying Off Debt Report

April is already halfway through and I’m wondering when the Sun is ever going to come out. Come on already!...

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3 Simple Ways to Destroy Debt

1. Stop Eating Out Eating out, simply put, costs too much. It costs too much on your wallet and it costs...

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It’s All Been Done Before

As I write this post and the ones before it, I think to myself, this isn’t any good at all....

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How to Make Seed Starters for Free

Spring has sprung and it couldn’t come soon enough for my taste. That means it’s time to get a head...

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How To Make This Year Your Best Ever

It doesn’t matter if it isn’t January 1st, you’ve been putting off your dreams for long enough, haven’t you? You’ve...

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The Definitive List of Urban Farming Resource Sites

Photo by David Barrow Urban farming or urban gardening, whatever you want to call it, is on the rise and in...

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March Paying Off Debt Report

As a new part of the blog, I want to add quick reports on what kind of progress I’m making...

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The Answer To Our Problems Is In Our Own Backyard: Food

Photo by David Barrow The USDA defines a Food Desert as “urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to...