It felt good to share interesting articles and bloggers thoughts with you a couple of weeks ago so I’m back with new links for you to enjoy.
I’ve pulled back and am ignoring the ridiculous aspects of this year’s presidential primary. I cringe at the idea of some of these people making it to the White House. In my heart I know that our diversity is what makes us great but come on now let’s at least be sane about things. Turns out I’m not the only one feeling a bit concerned. This welcome letter from Canada showed me I’m not alone in my worries and brought a chuckle and perspective to my day.
Miss Minimalist wrote a letter to her younger self on the reasons not to buy so much stuff. It’s a good lesson for those of us starting out and motivation for anyone thinking it’s time to start paring down their belongings.
It’s time to get back to upcycling and what better way to reuse your trash than to beautify the gardens. Every little girl, and some of us big girls too, love fairy gardens. You can create a fairy garden in the tiniest of spaces with almost any materials you have on hand but these cute fairy houses are made using regular food cans. So start saving those soup and bean cans and show us your fairy houses.
Years ago I added the book The Millionaire Next Door to my sons’ reading list as part of our homeschool materials. There is a huge difference between what self-made millionaires spend and those that inherit their wealth or just want to appear wealthy. This next story reminded me of that book as it shows some self-made billionaires even follow the same principles of thrift that their less wealthy counterparts do. Where would you shop for clothes if you had a net worth of 51 Billion dollars? Ikea founder, Ivan Kamprad, now 89 years old wants to set an example for others and continues to purchase all his clothing second-hand.