Wedding season is upon us. Yesterday, I went shopping with a friend for wedding dresses. Her wedding is in early September and her and her fiance still have not secured a location.
She found the perfect dress on the first shopping day. It was the second dress she tried on. She tried on dozens more, then we went to another store and tried on even more. She fell in love with the second one at the time but wanted to be sure.
It worked out well, since her wedding is on September 2. Anyway, it was cool to see all the different dresses and see other brides try on a whole bunch as well. Though I am getting pretty sick of people asking me when I’m getting married when I tell them that I’m a bridesmaid in a friends wedding.
Anyway. On to the links:
Posts I loved
Race to the Middle: Forget the Stars, Reach for the Clouds by Shawanda at You Have More Than You Think was such a great post. The part where she writes that “you fix your eyes on the big stuff and overlook more attainable goals” really resounded with me. As a type A, I tend to strive for constant perfection and beat myself up when I can’t attain it.
Roshawn Watson posts about the Art of Doing Less. It’s a great post. The idea of doing “a lot more with a lot less” is obviously very desirable.
Retire by 40 writes about why he wants to be a stay at home dad. This is becoming more and more common and I love the thought of it. I hope he gets to do this!
Jefferson from See Debt Run posts about how much it costs to heat a cool home. This is something that was interesting for me because we want to buy a house sooner rather than later. Luckily, it never gets cold enough in Vancouver that it would be THAT expensive, but it was nice to see some numbers as to what we might be able to expect.
Jeremy at Modest Money wrote about blog commenting etiquette basics. I love reading about blogging/blog related activities, since lots of us are bloggers ourselves.
Sean at One Smart Dollar posts about how to pay off a mortgage early. I have had home buying on the mind a lot lately, so this was of particular interest.
TeacHer Finance posts about how home ownership isn’t necessarily a dream, but rather an inevitability for her.
The Happy Homeowner talks about her terrible customer service experience with the Bank of America.
Blogs Worth Mentioning
There have been a lot of blogs pop up in my periphery recently, and I thought I’d mention them. Some of these I have been reading for a long time, but I haven’t done this part of my link love post for a long time, so there you go. (Also, just because I don’t comment all the time doesn’t mean I don’t read!)