Friday Link Love and Photos!

Happy Friday!

Today marks the start of the weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m going to the market tomorrow to pick up my bi-weekly order of lunch meat and after that I’m going to buy new running shoes! My current ones are getting pretty ragged and I think there’s no better way to kick off my training then with a nice new pair of shoes.

But before I get to go gallavanting off into the sunset in my new running shoes, I’m going to post some Friday link love.

Blogs Posts I Love

Kathleen at Frugal Portland writes about whether frugality is genetic.

L Bee at L Bee and the Money Tree compares the carefree days of youth to adulthood.

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents writes an illuminating post on what they should’ve told you before you graduate. I completely agree!

Jessica at Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses has started running! Good job!

Bridget at Money After Graduation discusses ways to eat cheaply but healthfully. It can be done!

Michelle at See Debt Run writes a heartfelt post about letting go of past possessions.

Mrs. SPF at Sustainable Personal Finance wrote a great post about her experiences using a mid wife.

Cait at Blonde On a Budget talks about how we need impulse save in Canada. I agree, and it makes me sad that many of the awesome PF tools out there aren’t available in Canada.

Corey at 20’s Finances discusses the different methods of determining how much house you can afford.

Catherine from Plunged In Debt wrote a great guest post on Canadian Budget Binder about how to renovate a house on a budget.

Bloggers That Loved Me

A quick shout out to the bloggers that showed me the most sharing love recently. Thanks guys!

Real Financial Independence
Plunged In Debt
Modest Money
Canadian Budget Binder
Outlier Model
Unique Gifter
Frugal Portland 

It’s Photo Time!

I’ve finally updated my photo stream with some of the work I’ve been doing for my photography class. I have one class left next week and after that I’m considering trying to side hustle a couple of shoots. Not sure yet though, we’ll see how my freelance income looks next month.

Happy Friday everyone!

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  • http://twitter.com/CanadianBudgetB CanadianBudgetBinder

    Pretty impressive photos.. my favourite is the pool table shot… How long have you been studying photography? Thanks for the link as well btw Mr.CBB

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      I’m in week seven of an eight week course, so not long! Thanks for the compliments!

  • http://twitter.com/RFIndependence Pauline

    Yum nachos!! great pics! What plug in are you using? It is awesome that it shows in the RSS feed too. Thanks for the shout out!

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      I’m using a Picasa embedded slideshow. Not completely happy with it, I wish it could be a little bigger and centered, but it does the trick! Those nachos make me hungry every time I look at those photos.

      • http://twitter.com/RFIndependence Pauline

        thanks for the info!

  • http://twitter.com/SenseofCents Michelle

    Thanks for mentioning my post!

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      You’re welcome!

  • http://twitter.com/SustainablePF Sustainable PF

    Thanks so much for including Mrs. SPFs post on our midwife / homebirth experience!

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      Thanks for writing about positive midwifery experiences. The more people are talking about it, the more popular it will be.

  • frugalportland

    pics look great — thanks for including me. ps I’m Kathleen.

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      Gah! I know your name, must’ve been trying to do too much when I was typing up that list. Sincerest apologies.

  • http://www.uniquegifter.com/ Anne @ Unique Gifter

    So jealous of your photog classes! Thanks for the love :-)
    Re photo shoot side hustles – consider approaching restaurants, coffee shops and whatnot and asking if they want/need any images of their products for their websites or promo materials. I think a lot of places don’t really think about it, but if you can offer it to them at a reasonable price and build your portfolio, it might be a win-win.

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      I was thinking of doing some for the SPCA too, they always need good photos of some of their longer term residents to help them get adopted, plus I love pet photography.

  • http://twitter.com/PlungedinDebt Plunged in Debt

    Thanks for including me :) Picture looks really cool, I’d love to take a class! Who are you taking it through?

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      It’s not through a college or anything, is a course offered by a local photographer. He’s pretty good.

  • http://www.outliermodel.com/ OutlierModel

    Awesome photos, those cinnamon buns look amazing. I wish I could take pictures that looked that good.

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      It’s not as hard as I thought it would be, but it DOES take lots of practice.

  • http://www.momoneymohouses.com/ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses

    Thanks for the link love! Yay new running shoes! I’m sure I’ll have to get new ones soon too. Mine are from high school but well I sure didn’t use them that much. Hopefully they last until next year.

    • http://my-alternate-life.com/ Jordann

      Shoes are supposed to be able to take around 700km before breaking down, so I’m sure you’re good. I needed new ones as my old ones were losing their padding and my knees were starting to take the brunt of the pressure – right around the 700km mark!

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  • Mrs SPF

    Thanks for the link love!!

    • http://twitter.com/myalternatlife Jordann

      No problem!