I hope everyone had a great weekend! You can find my last update right here. Not too much happened this weekend. I didn’t go skiing this weekend either. The BF went to the doctor and he has bronchitis, so we’ll wait to ski another weekend.
I went to a bridal show with my friends yesterday and that was a lot of fun. It was so packed, but there was a ton of entrees, desserts, and drinks to try that were all really good. We’re going dress shopping for her in a couple of weeks also, I just love all of this wedding planning.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on my post Why I keep my blog private and other Questions. I love hearing what everyone has to say. And you guys are so nice! I’m glad there are a ton of people who agree with me. I’m also glad that no one hates me for blogging anonymously. I do want to change that, but if I do then of course I would want to hide more of my financial life just to be safe. And I’m also glad that so many people think of vacation the same way that I do (as an investment, a way to relax, have fun, etc). Of course there’s nothing wrong with thinking differently, because I do understand why some people would rather pay off all of their debt right away.
I know I said last week that classes start today, but they don’t, I forgot today is MLK day. So classes actually start tomorrow thankfully! I only go twice this week (I would normally have 2 classes on Mondays).
Only 15 more weeks until the semester is over. That’s what I need to keep telling myself.
Food: I’m going grocery shopping today to pick up some fruits, vegetables, bread and milk. We have been doing pretty good with our food budget. I’ll probably just spend around $20 today because I’m pretty well stocked on everything else. Maybe some chicken too.
The pictures above are some of the things that I made this past week. My favorite burger right now is making small burgers and using Hawaiian rolls as the buns. It tastes so good. The BF said the other day that my dinners have been REALLY GOOD lately. I feel like they are definitely improving also. The fact that I try to take a picture of all of my dinners and post them on my blog for you guys makes me want to put more effort into my food, because I don’t want to post something gross looking of course.
Extra Monthly Income: There’s not a lot of extra income right now. I’ve been making a little more in gift cards from Swagbucks though, which is always nice. Ive finally convinced the BF to use it.
I haven’t posted any eBay things yet, but I have collected what I want to sell. I might just give it all to my sister and have her sell it and then the stuff that I know won’t sell for too much, just bringing it into a local consignment shop and see what I can get from there. I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated!
Volunteer work: I feel horrible about not volunteering last weekend. They sent me another email the other day asking if I would attend the session next month. But I have to tell them that I can’t because the next couple of months will be insane for me, and I won’t have any time.
Budget Cutting: Didn’t really find anything that we could cut this week. Oh well, I don’t really mind.
Shopping: I haven’t gone shopping for myself in awhile, thankfully. I just don’t even go near the mall and that helps me a lot. I don’t really need anything right now, especially not until it warms up a little bit.
How’s everything going for you?
Mrs. Darcy says
I don't blame you for keeping your financial info private-you can never be too careful these days!I keep hearing about Swagbucks. I must check this out. Thanks for this post!aspiretoinspire
Lekker Leven Met Min says
I think you're doing great! I've also noticed that my meals get increasingly more creative as I put more effort in putting them together and trying to make more from scratch.
trekking your blog!!! cheers!..TREK..
Your dinners do look yummy!! I need to start cooking more…. and I've gotta check out this Swagbucks thing. I've been getting emails from that secret shopping site you sent me to, so thanks for that 🙂 Hope the bf feels better!!
Courtney B says
Your meals look SO good!And I seriously can't figure out how to get points using swagbucks. I realize it's not rocket science but each time I use that site for searching or whatever, I never gain anymore points. 🙁
Those pictures look so yummy!!!!! :)xoxo
I love learning money saving tips, I like the whole theme of your blog. And your education? So awesome. Good for you for working so hard.
Michelle P says
Alex M says
I have to comment on the vaction thing to because it's an expense for us. We have a trailer and lease site yearly. The site is 2K. I never knew that. The price has steadily risen over the last few years and my husband didn't tell me. Because he didn't want me to think about that. The time away is too important to us. We also pay on a trailer which comes to about 2K or more per year. We will be paying that off in full this year because we can now afford to. It is a splurge, but we have a vacation together every other weekend in the summer and I get five weeks of per year so I get more time there too. We just love it. It is a splurge but it's also important for us to do more than just work and pay bills.
Michelle P says
I agree! You have to have fun also.
Those pictures look so good. & swagbucks, I need to look into that.
Mmmm ur making me hungry. Can you share some recipes? I am doing my grocery shopping today and making a list at work so it would be nice!!! I actually bought some hot pockets, which I haven't done in awhile but I have to admit they are so convenient (AND UNHEALTHY) =(Oh also – a tip, I think your salads will taste much better if you use spinach/romaine lettuce/green leaf lettuce/red leaf lettuce. They are all pretty cheap and taste amazing with salads. They are more nutritious than iceberg letttuce!
Michelle P says
hot pockets sound so good right now! And I usually use spring leaf lettuce, but we eat those as snacks around the house and it's always gone by dinner time. Iceberg lettuce always seems to be just what we have leftover, because I agree, it's not as tasty!Thanks for reminding me to buy that today also.
Hope the BF feels better nothing like having a sick man around the house lol! I also stay away from all malls too, I don't even want to be tempted to buy anything!
Girl Makes Cents says
Those dinners look amazing 🙂
LOVE that the countdown has started before classes have begun! Sorry you didn't get to go skiing, but it sounds like you had a fun weekend anyways 🙂 Hope he gets to feeling better soon!
Love the food pics…look very yummy!
Live Simply- Live We says
So excited that classes are almost over! Awesome. Don't feel bad about the volunteering thing, finish school and then you will have more time to do it
I just read your post on blogging anonymously, and I think it's totally fine to do. You're open and honest and you don't hold back – the only thing you don't do is reveal your identity. I've read plenty of blogs by people who say who they are, but they come across completely artificial. You NEVER come across that way. So keep that up and don't worry about being anonymous!
Omg, love the pictures!