Happy Friday 7/12/19

Links from the week including…an island in Greece that will pay you $20,000 to move there; Pula Pant’s 6 simple rules on money, work, and life; how to talk to people according to Terry Gross; a beautiful kitchen remodel and what it cost; a book I bought; a brief history of s’mores; my new running shoes (LOVE!); and the power you wield as a blog reader/viewer/follower.

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DIY // How To Build A Patio And Lay Pavers

We’ve been loving our garden patio for a couple of months now, and thought it was time to share a DIY. Building a patio and laying pavers is definitely a do-it-yourself kind of project. It’s more labor than skill and relatively affordable. This project is all about the prep, so don’t skimp on that. And you’ll probably need to brush off the old TI-85 (aka calculator) to determine how much gravel and sand you’ll need. But if you have a long-weekend on your hands and a friend or two, this is a project for you!

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How to Save Money On A Kitchen Remodel (+ Win $25,000 Towards your own Kitchen Makeover!)

We’ve been making progress on our Farmhouse kitchen remodel and today I wanted to share a few ways we’re saving money on this project. Major kitchen overhauls are expensive, there’s no way around that. But over the years, Garrett and I have developed a few tried-and-true strategies for keeping kitchen costs as low as possible. Today we’re parting with Figure.com to bring you our 9 best tips for saving money on a kitchen remodel.

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