Friday Faves: Happy Halloween!


Good morning Loves.  Happy Halloween!  Today is a day full of Rockets, Reese Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers – three of my favorite candies.   Today at my office we’re having a pot luck lunch which is most likely to turn into a major candy feast – and that’s OK with me.  We have to dress up for the party and since I walk to work my costume has to be pretty subtle.  I wanted to be The Flash, but I settled for Bat Girl.  I’m dressing all in black with black tights and boots, a Batman t-shirt and black cat ears.

What’s your Halloween costume?

I Pick Up Pennies – Anti-social is frugal

My Alternate Life – OOPS! I Have Credit Card Debt.

Dinks Finance – I’m in debt again – and it’s OK

L Bee and the Money Tree – Why I Don’t Worry About Saving Money

Thousandaire – Five Budget Friendly Hobbies to Take Up

Counting My Pennies – Cost Cutting Tips for Home Entertainment

Photo from Flickr

Friday Faves: French Toast for breakfast

BREAKFASTGood morning Loves.  Was it just me or did this week seem exceptionally long?  I’m glad it’s over because for the next two days I can sleep in (in my new king size bed, is that getting old yet?) and take time to make a good breakfast – I like to eat French Toast with cinnamon for breakfast on the weekends and I just don’t have time to do it during the week.   Yep I’m one of those girls who will do anything for an extra 15 minutes sleep in the morning.

And yes that really was my breakfast a couple weekends ago.  My blueberry pancake disaster is why I switched to French Toast – it’s much easier to make.

Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy these posts from our friends:

Dear Debt – How My Blog Changed My Life

Common Sense Millennial – The Reason Why You Fail to Achieve Financial Goals

Careful Cents – Is Now the Right Time to Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur?

Broke Millennial – Why You Should Still Save When in Debt

Stapler Confessions – It’s Not Too Late to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads – The Gold Digger Who Would Murder for Money

Friday Faves: I bought a king size bed


Good morning Loves and Happy Friday.

This is the first weekend we actually have space to relax and enjoy our apartment.  So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.  Especially since our king sized bed was delivered Thursday afternoon.  I’ve never had a king sized bed in my entire life so I’m really looking forward to laying in bed watching Netflix.

Have a great weekend and enjoy these good reads from our friends:

Money After Graduation – What do you do when you can’t afford to follow your dreams?

Young and Thrifty – Can You Trust Your Financial Adviser?

Broke Girl Rich – Stuck in Neutral

So Over This – Self-Employment Is Not For Everyone

My Alternate Life – Fall Decluttering

Photo from Flickr

Friday Faves: The end of my birthday week


Good morning Loves and happy Friday.  It’s official, I’m 34 years old.  I celebrated my birthday with lots of chocolate cupcakes, presents and nothing but me time.  BF got me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and a spa day at a resort near our new apartment.  I am looking really forward to taking a day off from life and enjoying a relaxing day at the spa with a massage, body wrap and sauna experience.

In honor of our friends up north celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend enjoy these posts from some great Canadians:

Boomer & Echo – Downsizing: Should You Buy Or Rent?

Blonde on a Budget – 6 Things I Learned About Myself After Travelling for 6 Weeks

Give Me Back My Five Bucks – Should Tipping In Restaurants Be Banned?

Canadian Couch Potato – Do You Really Know Your Risk Tolerance?

Retire Happy – Finding Financial Balance while dating

Canadian Finance Blog – Successful Retirement: Don’t Spend Too Much