Monday, May 2, 2011


A Practical Wedding had a fabulous post: claiming my 30s. I didn't mention it here, but I turned 30 in the past few weeks, right in the middle of all this upheaval. I am delighted to report that I am calmer and saner in my 30s than I ever was in my 20s, and so far, being 30 has a lovely cache.

Cate on why having a beautiful home is important to her. As a homebody myself, I say WORD to that!

I love the idea of a worry swap! I think I'm totally trying this with my sister next week.

Squawkfox on what's worth it from Costco. A case of someone writing my post before I got around to it. And with photos!

Simple things you can do to make your life better. I like the 30-day list, understand your big why, and employ the clean slate approach options - they definitely make my life better.

I always thought business cards were kind of lame, but I totally use them all the time now. Maybe I'll get some blank business cards  now that I'm about to be unemployed. My current cards have QR codes on the back that I can update to keep them fresh, but how much cooler to personalize a card to someone on the spot?

Trent asks, Are you willing to share your full financial picture?  My answer is definitely no. I'm not comfortable telling a lot of people how much we earn (earned). Our families know that we are committed to living off of one income while bringing in two, but I don't discuss numbers with my parents. We're a little more open with Peanut's, because his mom will eventually be our real estate agent, so it doesn't make sense to hide it from her now. I'm fine telling people how much we spend on anything and everything, and even how much we save.

I love Smart, Pretty and Awkward so much - I end up favoriting almost every post to re-read. This one in particular spoke to me this week, because of this line: There will never be a convenient time to make a change; but that doesn’t mean it’s not the right time to make a change.
I loved Cordelia's 29 Nevers and 29 Alwayses - I never made a list like that myself, but maybe I should!

The Frugal Girl addresses the "My homemade food must be fat free, sugar free, salt free and 100% whole grain!" mentality. Guilty of that! I love her rebuttal!


  1. Good stuff. I will have to link back to a couple of these in the future.

  2. I am definitely looking forward to my 30s. I haven't been much a fan of my 20s, though the late-20s have been far better than the early- and mid-20s.

  3. I am so happy you love Smart Pretty and Awkward! Just subscribed to your blog :)

    Molly from SP&A


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