Stories That Rocked My Week – #1

7 Feb

Welcome to my first-ever blogger roundup! Since I read and Tweet awesome stories all week, I’ve decided to shamelessly copy other bloggers who have Friday roundups of their favorite posts. Imitation is the best form of flattery and all that, right?

Photo by Kainet via Flickr

Photo by Kainet via Flickr

 

Here’s a few articles that rocked my week:

Marissa at ThirtySixMonths had me OMG-ing after the second paragraph and face-palming after the first bolded sentence. Read her agonizing story of spending $1200 on jeans (which isn’t even the craziest part!) – http://thirtysixmonths.com/my-biggest-money-regret-aka-the-1200-jeans-story/

Trent’s post about using frugality as a life preserver is a fantastic example of how many people are first introduced to the frugal lifestyle — necessity. Check his post at The Simple Dollar – http://www.thesimpledollar.com/frugality-as-a-life-preserver/

Greg and Holly are a couple of my all-time favorite bloggers and probably my favorite blogger couple (see what I did there?). Greg’s epic rant about exceedingly bad customer service will have you thinking YGTBFKM during the entire read – http://clubthrifty.com/definition-of-insanity/

The fabulous Stefanie over a The Broke and Beautiful Life had me hollering “Amen!” after reading “Love and Money: The Most Romantic Gift.” I love me some practical, thoughtful gifts — http://thebrokeandbeautifullife.com/most-romantic-gift/

I’m new to Stapler Confessions and I’m excited to find this gem of a blog after reading “How to Have a Frugal Valentine’s Day Without Looking Like a Cheapskate.” I love how Rebecca thoughtfully tied in her experience during 9/11 to creating thoughtful, long-lasting Valentine’s Day gifts – http://staplerconfessions.com/index.php/how-to-have-a-frugal-valentines-day-without-looking-like-a-cheapskate/

FreeFromBroke’s “Frugal vs. Cheap: Which Are You?” reinforced my Ally McBeal-like behavior whenever someone uses the terms interchangeably. Instead of fantasizing about slapping someone silly, I’ll just direct them to this fantastic post. http://freefrombroke.com/frugal-vs-cheap/

John over at Frugal Rules put all men to shame when he offered easy, thoughtful and cost-effective Valentine’s Day gifts for wives the world over. Mrs. Frugal Rules found herself a catch – http://www.frugalrules.com/5-great-valentine-gift-ideas-wife/ 

Happy weekend, everyone! 

7 Responses to “Stories That Rocked My Week – #1”

  1. Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life February 7, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    Woohoo thanks for the shout out!

    • Kendal February 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

      You bet, Stefanie! Have an awesome weekend. 🙂

  2. Glen Craig February 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Ally McBeal-like behavior, haha! Haven’t heard anything about that show in a long while.

    Thanks for the mention!

    • Kendal February 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

      You know what’s funny? I didn’t even watch the show. A friend of mine described it to me when she made a similar reference, and for some reason it’s stuck with me. Since the entire show is available for streaming on Netflix, I suppose I could give that reference a bit more credibility by watching it! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Rebecca @ Stapler Confessions February 8, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out!

  4. Holly@ClubThrifty February 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Thanks so much for mentioning my post! Sorry I missed it until now!!!

    Holly

    • Kendal February 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

      No worries, Holly! Thanks for commenting. 🙂