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Shen Dove Style: Links of the Week: April 28th

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Links of the Week: April 28th

Here is some great reading material to keep you occupied today.

Here are some great tips for sustainable style

17 eco-friendly finds that really work.

18 ideas to do with blogger friends

I'm looking for a lighter perfume for summer, I might try this one.

I found this article interesting.  Do you agree that relationships are more important than ambition?

The history of espadrilles 

These cute ankle boots could be worn during chilly spring evenings.

If you have a difficult time incorporating apple cider vinegar into your diet, try these ideas.

I'm definitely going to try this DIY with the jars I have hanging around.

Read this interesting story about a man who retired at 30.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



At April 29, 2013 at 10:08 AM , Anonymous Lyddiegal said...

that was an interesting story - of course having the know how to invest wisely is not something everyone has, and this guy is also handy enough to manage a rental property.

another big thing is that not only would you need to get a significant other on board with the lifestyle, you'd also need your whole family to be, and all your friends.

If you never went out for coffee, or dinner, or shopping or the movies with your friends, would you see them as much? You would need to have friends who want to stay in and cook, have game nights or go for bike rides... would you alienate yourself from anyone who wasn't like-minded with that kind of lifestyle?

At April 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM , Anonymous ShenDove said...

I was fascinated by his story, but you are so right, having that kind of stringent lifestyle would require everyone in your family and social network to have similar views which would not always be possible. My goal is to be free of my biggest debt (student loans) by age 40 and to aggressively save for retirement. I love having fun experiences with family and friends that cost money, travel, art, and obviously I love clothes and nice things. So for me it's about balance.

At April 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM , Anonymous Lyddiegal said...

That sounds like a good, attainable goal, and it is important to keep in mind that ultimately we want to be happy, and we need balance. Not everyone wants to ride a bike everywhere and never watch tv again.


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