Quick Hits and Weekend Reading
Welcome to the weekly Saturday Quick Hits and Weekend Reading post!
November already? Time flies.
I have a morning full of yard work in front of me so wish me luck. We bagged 9 giant trash bags full of leaves already, and we haven’t even finished the front lawn. Also, since it has been in the 30s and low 40s here recently, I decided to post a pic of Hawaii, where it’s warm year-round…why don’t I live there again?
We finally finished painting and cleaning our apartment and have fully moved out. It’s a great feeling and makes owning the house a lot more “real.” One thing I am really enjoying about the house is being able to envision how I see it when all our renovations are done. Granted the pricier renovations may not be done for a few years (if ever), but it’s still fun to imagine what it will look like when we are done making the house “our own.”
I am very excited to be participating in my first giveaway next week along with some other bloggers. It was put together by Michelle at Making Sense of Cents, so look for a post about that this Wednesday.
My wife has her GRE psychology subject matter test next weekend. She’s spent a ton of time studying for both this test and the regular GRE, so I know she’s looking forward to not having to study anymore. I’m excited for her to be done as well – I know preparing for standardized tests can take a lot out of you.
Did everyone have a good Halloween? I didn’t do anything for it on the day of (I went as a hippie to a party last weekend, tho), but a couple of our friends stopped by with their 22-month old who was dressed up as a Lion. He’s like a nephew to us and we definitely gave him a ton of candy, and maybe a coloring book, and maybe some toy cars…yes, sometimes we spoil him :)
In case you missed any posts from this week, here they are:
Monday: Why You Should Not Paint Your Apartment
Tuesday: How To Clean Your Gutters Without A Ladder
Wednesday: Get the clutter out: 5 things to organize today
Thursday: How to Be Awesome at Excel
Friday: When a Renovation/Addition is NOT Worth It
As usual, here are some posts from this week that I really enjoyed:
Veronica from Pelican on Money shares an awesome story about Thank You cards in The Thank You Letter that Landed a Job
Mr. CBB from Canadian Budget Binder shares some tips in How To Have The Wedding Of Your Dreams And Still Be Frugal
Kim from Eyes on the Dollar shares What Happens Before and After Foreclosure?
Holly from Club Thrifty shares My Escape from the “Toxic Employee from HELL”
Savvyscot talks about my favorite topic in Change Your Life – Step 5 Learn New Skills
I set a goal last night of getting the Young Adult Money Facebook page to 1,000 likes by July 1st of 2013. This just so happens to be the 1-year anniversary of the site as well as my birthday. If you enjoy this blog please like the Facebook page!
Have a good weekend everyone!
Photo by Sarah_Ackerman