I turned 34 and the day before my birthday we got a minivan. Which, to be honest, was basically my nightmare for the first 33 years of my life. But, in 2019, just after we paid off all our debt, we hit the road and took a 2-week road trip with our kids in a minivan rental, and…it was awesome! So, as our trusty Kia Sorento finally passed the 200,000 mile mark, we decided it was time for an upgrade. Then we hit the road for a weekend on Minnesota’s North Shore to experience van life with kids for a weekend. Here’s how it went.
I wish, I wish, I wish I would have known that the laptop lifestyle was a thing when I was in high school. Technically, it wasn’t a thing yet, but I just wish I could have known about it the second that it happened. But, here’s the thing…when you find out about it and then you feel those butterflies in your belly just thinking about it, then you had better make it happen! Not sure if those butterflies are real yet? Let’ts chat for a sec about that laptop lifestyle and how to know if you are destined for a job that allows you that kind of freedom.
As more and more people join the work-from-home taskforce these days, I can’t help but pay closer attention to the outfits I have found myself wearing day after day while I work from home running my own business. I like to think I’ve found that nice balance between completely given up and comfy/cozy. To help inspire others to find comfy work from home outfits, I found some inspiration to gather 20 essential pieces to the work-from-home wardrobe.
In the midst of Stay at Home orders, the entire world is starting to slowly become aware of the wide world of online business. Those days of people asking me how in the world I make money with a blog are more frequent and more aggressive. The thing is, blogging isn’t for everyone. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an entire world of online business opportunities you can start right where you’re at. That means low cost, start today kind of business. So if you’ve been curious about what you can do, I’ve broken it down to help you get started.
A lot of us don’t know what we really want in life. But, when you take the time to figure out what you don’t want…you can get a better idea of what you do want. Know what I mean? Well, let me say right now…no part of me thought I’d ever be homeschooling. Then, I started to learn the amazing benefits of it. And while I tried holding down a part-time job, my husband’s ever-changing schedule made it crazy stressful. So, I decided to roll up my sleeves and learn how I could make money from home, set my own hours, be my own boss and still make a killer living. Blogging was the answer.
When I first started my blog, it was actually a health and fitness blog. I quickly realized that those two topics often lead to people messaging you ’round the clock about how to lose weight and burn fat. That was the exact opposite of what I was going for. I wanted a place to encourage others to live a life that fit their needs and boosted their health naturally. I kind of gave up on the fitness side and just started writing about our lives. Downsizing and debt payoff and you know what? The blog took off! I started blogging in hopes of making money from home, but I had no idea how I would do that when I was encouraging people to buy less, live simpler and spend less time in front of screens!? So how did I start making money with a minimalist blog while still staying true to the minimalist in me? Keep reading and I’ll tell ya all about it.