Blogging schedule?

Remember that blogging schedule I wanted to create? Well I semi created one and then promptly forgot about it. Or maybe forgot is too hard of a word and should use the phrase “wasn’t able to stick to it”.   So I need to refine it.  Part of the problem is the end of the year projects that are piling up at work-no way to avoid this as they are last minute issues and not caused by delays or other such things.  So while I thought I had a great blogging schedule worked out, it might be a little hard to stick to it for a few weeks.  But even if I’m not commenting, please realize, I’m reading your articles and have thoughts to comment but…I just never get around to that actual writing out my comment.

I’ve got some thoughts though and hopefully things will be back to normal! I’ve even got one or two posts in the works—which is a big improvement for me as I was normally typing up something a few hours before I went to sleep.  So a nice little step forward there right?

Weekend reading because I haven’t done one of these in a LONG time:

Average Joe writes about what keeps him inspired.

Over at Enemy of Debt, Travis is interviewed about getting out of debt marathon style.  I loved this post and I wanted to say congrats again to Travis for running a marathon!

Over at Debts and Taxes, a camper loan was paid off! Congrats again-another step to being debt free!

T at Budget and the Beach wants to know what your success looks like.  Go share with her!

Daisy gives some advice on how to save some money when shopping for Christmas.

Jana wants people to write what you know.  I agree-most of the blogs I read are filled with stories of personal instances.  (And as she says, some people who either research extremely well or are trained for it have that exception clause!)

Have a great weekend!


Friday’s Link Lovin’

Happy Friday! And for me, it’s a happy payday Friday! I love these Fridays the bestest.  Sadly, I really wanted yesterday to be Friday but that’s just because I woke up thinking “wow, I had such a long week already. Surely it’s Friday today.” Sadly it was not.  But then I remembered I was getting to eat steak for dinner that night and was appeased! (This is why I will never be able to be a vegetarian.  As much as I love veggies and fruit the thought of never eating a steak or bacon again saddens me.) Tonight is a nifty Chinese restaurant—I love the hibachi and it’s only $25ish for the two of us.  What’s not to love? Yum.

On to some weekend reading:

Erika from Shopping to Saving has been to her orientation for law school and wrote a post about how happy she is.  This was such a moving post and I can’t wait to hear more about law school.

Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff had an adult sleep over complete with creature features.  I love horror movies (as we all know) so I’m hoping to find out one of my friends loves them too so I can do this soon.

Andrea at So Over This hates grocery shopping too! And in this post she lists some things she does that people say not to do.  I’m guilty of….hmm…looks like most of them too!

Jeremy at Modest Money gives blogging tips every Wednesday and this week it’s back to learning more about keywords. I’ve been loving this series so make sure to check it out!

Lance at Money Life and More has a plan to pay down his (and his girlfriend’s) debt.  I enjoy hearing other people’s plans.

B from Below Her Means scared her boss into a raise! Okay, really not scared so much as she has shown how valuable she is and her boss appreciated it.

Michelle from Making Sense of Cents has her Finance MBA!! Congrats again to her!

Kurt from My Money Counselor gives some details about how to pawn something in order to get money quick and how to get it back after the fact.

Jason at Work Save Live writes a post about what he plans on teaching his future children about money.  I’m already discussing some things with my fiancé on what I want to teach our future children.

Holly at Club Thrifty tells people to not give into peer pressure when it comes to money.  I loved this post—peer pressure is a horrid thing in my eyes.

Jake at I Heart Budgets started another series with how to save money just by paying attention to your bills.  I’ve had so many billing mistakes on my internet bill….

Apparently most of the people featured on my list are not anonymous or at least have given out their first names (or a believable first name).  I didn’t even plan that. Enjoy your weekend!


August’s First Friday Link Love

It’s a very short link love this week.  I’m semi behind on reading but really, I just got extremely busy at work.  End of the month and all that.

I am going to be posting my wedding budget here soon-I know I have said that a few times but this time I for serious mean it. Part of the reason I haven’t posted it is because I’m just not sure of it.  I have a feeling it will change but maybe I can get some feed back!

Now on to the weekend reading:

Kristen at Thrifty and Fit posted a very heartfelt post about why she had to quit her job.  I think that her health has to come first and am keeping her in my thoughts.

Jake at I Heart Budgets has some helpful hints on what to do when you blow your budget.  I like wiggle room in mine so it doesn’t normally hurt too much!

Cents of a Country Girl gives us an update on her no spend July.  I think she did really great-much better than what I would have done!

B from Below Her Means wrote an excellent post on entitled brats regarding an article she read.  If you haven’t yet, you should definitely go check it out.

Michelle and Jefferson at See Debt Run had an awesome blog make over done by Andrea at Nuts and Bolts Media.  Make sure you check it out!

Jeremy at Modest Money is celebrating his 6 month blogging anniversary! And he’s hosting a give a way in honor of it!

L Bee of LBee and the Money Tree tells people not to buy designer furniture in their twenties.  The one time I went and purchased a fancy couch, it ended up in storage not too long after being bought and is no longer mine.

J $ of Budgets Are Sexy (and they are) is back and has some super cute baby photos.  His little boy is so adorable!

Aloysa of My Broken Coin featured a guest post by Andrea @ So Over This.  It’s the 5 signs you’re a spendaholic.  I’m a recovering one but I freely admit it!

Like I said, short but sweet this week!  Have a great weekend—I’m planning on doing not a lot.  I think I need a recovery weekend 😉 Any nifty plans for you?