Happy Friday! I’m pretty excited for the weekend, my fiance and I are celebrating our nine year anniversary tonight. Being ever frugal as we are, we’re doing a dinner and movie combo, followed by Starbucks using a gift card I got for my birthday.
A few life updates for anyone that finds me interesting (anyone?). Photography class finished up last night and I’m really happy it’s over. I enjoyed the class, but it was a lot of work for relatively little return on time investment. It was also a 30 minute drive away, so that was kind of annoying.
In with the old and out with the new, I’ve just finished my photography course and I’ll be starting an obedience course with my dog Molly shortly. She’s settled into our home beautifully since we adopted her from the SPCA in June, but there are a few things that need polished up. Fortunately I’m hoping to barter some marketing work with the trainer, so the course will (hopefully) not cost anything.
Finally, I’ve gone and decided to hop into the Miss Movember 5k race November 24th. I’m not in any kind of shape, but I thought this would give me good motivation to start running consistently, and it definitely has! I’m really good at finding excuses not to run, but since deciding to race, I haven’t missed a single workout, go me!
There’re a few other blog related things in the works too, but I won’t say any more about them until I’ve got things a little more firmed up. On to link love!
Blogs Posts I Love
Kathleen at Frugal Portland writes about her personal philosophy.
Catherine at Plunged in Debt goes over the financial benefits of making many meals at once. I definitely want to try this!
Kristina at Dinks Finance muses over “no kid zone” establishments I’d love a no kids allowed movie theatre where I could order a beer.
Head over to Budget and the Beach to weigh in on whether self hosted wordpress is worth it. (It is!)
Carrie at Careful Cents talks about raising your freelancing rates.
Cait at Blonde On A Budget mourns the loss of her five day old TCC pass.
Vanessa at Vanessa’s Money writes a scathing and spot on review of a post that should never see the light of day.
Bloggers that Loved Me
Thanks for the mentions this week!
What’re your plans this weekend? What’re your favorite frugal way to celebrate a night out? I want to know!