Friday Link Love, a Snow Storm & PF Secret Santa

Snow Storm

Our closest walking trail is a little obstructed!

Check out my new post over at Making Sense of Cents about Christmas and it’s cost.

In case you missed my numerous tweets and instagram photos over the last few days, it finally snowed here in a serious way. I’m really happy to see the snow, after all, it’s Christmas! It did, however, make me worry while I was at work and it was coming down, as well as when I was actually driving home – the roads were not good!

But I made it home safe and sound, and the roads, for the most part have been cleared to an acceptable level.

I also go a lovely bit of mail a few days ago! Earlier this month I signed up to participate in a personal finance secret santa hosted at Frugal Portland. Names were drawn and I was so excited when I got Michelle at Making Sense of Cents. After a few anonymous questions exchanged through the Elfster website I settled on a nice tea sample set from David’s Tea. I love loose leaf tea and I was excited to learn Michelle did too!

I was also pumped to receive my secret santa gift, and I was thrilled when I received a package in the mail from none other than my good blog friend Lauren from L Bee and the Money Tree. I still remember the very first blog post I read on Lauren’s  blog. It had me in stitches and I was instantly hooked. I’ve barely missed one of her vlogs, essays or gifs since.

Thanks Lauren!

Thanks Lauren!

I’m very, very happy with the sparkly red LishySmithy head band Lauren got me! It’s lined with velcro on the inside as an anti-slip mechanism and it REALLY works! I’ll definitely be getting lots of use out of it during the holiday season and I can see it being perfect for working out. Most of my current head bands slide back after twenty minutes of running or so, but I can’t see this one moving.

Now on to my link love for the week, which, I admit, is going to be a little light because I’ve just started Christmas vacation and I really want to get to celebrating.

Blog Posts I Loved

There’s an interesting post over at Finance Fox about how employers are no longer training their entry level employees.

Learn how to give to charity wisely over at Man Vs Debt.

Cait at Blonde On a Budget got me totally hooked on the idea of going to NYC after her recap posts of her trip. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Kathleen (I keep wanting to call her Kat) at Frugal Portland shows of her new blog layout with a post on the Pros and Cons of online dating.

Lauren from L Bee and the Money Tree accidentally outed her secret santa gift to me by posting this spoiler on Monday. That’s ok though, I was happy to find out what it was!

Bloggers that Loved Me

Work Save Live
Modest Money
Outlier Model
Beach Budget
Canadian Budget Binder
Frugal Rules
CreditCardGuide.com
Reach Financial Independence

Top Social Sharers

A special thanks to these guys who were particularly diligent at sharing my posts this week. Appreciate it!

Modest Money
Work Save Live
Frugal Rules
Budget and the Beach

Also thanks to the couple dozen other people who shared my posts this week, awesome of you!

That’s it, that’s all I got, I’m officially on vacation, so to all: have a good night!

  • http://twitter.com/PelicanOnMoney Pelican on Money

    I miss snow, that picture reminds me of what I used to call home for 8 years.

  • http://www.financefox.ca Eddie | Save Money

    Thanks for the mention buddy!
    Have a great weekend!!

  • http://twitter.com/FreeAgentRogers Rod J. Rogers

    Waiting for my first Christmas snow in years, and it’s going South! Not fair…..

  • http://twitter.com/blondeonabudget Cait Flanders

    Thanks for including my NYC recap posts, Jordann! I hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas :)

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