This weekend has been a little crazy. I visited friends in NoVA, hosted siblings-in-law for the night, went to a college roommate’s wedding, cooked my parents dinner, and met my in-law’s new kitten. The wedding was lovely, very low-key and beautiful at the same time. It reflected the personalities of the bride and groom pretty well, though I think that without other planners it would have been even simpler. It was also wonderfully fun to see some old college friends.
Then on the drive home, I loved getting to see Chadd’s Ford and northern Delaware in their rainswept fall beauty. I grew up in Delaware and going back is always healing—there’s so much more space. Since it’s not licensed for reproduction, I can only link to this photo of the area before another wet wedding this time last year.
Today I’ve got a post at Frugal Hacks about my friend’s inspiring story of frugality. I was blown away by the simplicity and common-sense of her idea, as well as the effect it had on her financial situation.
Sharing some things I enjoyed this week:
When shopping for Christmas, why not pop by the hall of bad gifts just to see what you probably shouldn’t give. I discovered it this week and it’s pretty funny.
Got pumpkins decorating your house? Emily has tips for what to do with them after Halloween. And what not to do!
Jeremy at GenXFinance is polling readers about whether the downturn has changed their holiday plans. We didn’t have elaborate ones anyway, so not really.
Laura of Green Panda Treehouse has made real progress on her car loan. She reflects on the biggest lesson she’s learned in all this.
Free From Broke writes about managing your children’s gift expectations.
photo courtesy of tuppus.