Stories That Rocked My Week – #4

7 Mar

Happy Friday, everyone! Is anyone else pumped about Daylight Saving Time this weekend? I know it’s lame but I personally can’t wait for the longer evenings, even if that means sacrificing an hour’s worth of sleep. Who’s with me?!

Photo by Martin Pettitt via Flickr

Photo by Martin Pettitt via Flickr


Here are the posts that rocked my week:

Having gushed about my newfound love for water and microfiber towels as the ultimate cleaning duo, TidyMom‘s “10 Simple Tips to Be Greener At Home” represents a well-timed read. It didn’t occur to me that my new favorite cleaning method has already reduced the ridiculous amount of paper towels I typically use while cleaning. Go me. 

I’m obsessed with pruning and paring down my closet (only to build it back up again in times of weakness — FAIL), so Frugal Portland‘s “The Essential Items in a Minimalist Closet” caught my eye. A witty exchange about the merits of the Canadian tuxedo commenced after Kathleen teased me about owning too much denim.

I’m a big fan of Wendy over at GirlMeetsDebt, and her post celebrating Women’s Power Wednesday introduced me to two new bloggers (which I love!) and reinforced the awesomeness of the ones I already follow.

Continuing my minimalist wardrobe kick, I stumbled upon SaveSpendSplurge‘s “Principles of a Practical and Functional Minimalist Wardrobe” and proceeded to be utterly blown away by the amount of detail contained in the post. She seriously deserves some kind of award for this advice!  

Andrew’s post asking “Are We Overworked?” at LivingRichCheaply had me reminiscing about a time when I thought climbing the corporate ladder through long hours and mega-stress was a reasonable way to live. I’m so thankful NOT to be in that place anymore.

Paul Angone’s list of “TwentySomethingProblems” at All Groan Up is humorous, insightful and at times poignant. Though I’m on the fast-track toward my thirties (turning the big 2-9 this year), I could relate with quite a few of Paul’s gripes. 

Good weekend, everyone!

13 Responses to “Stories That Rocked My Week – #4”

  1. save. spend. splurge. March 7, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    You are really too nice!! Thank you for the feature, tweet and praise. 🙂

    • Kendal March 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

      Of course! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  2. Andrew@LivingRichCheaply March 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Hmmm…can’t say I’m pumped about losing one hour this weekend, but I do like that it won’t be dark when I leave work! Thanks for including my post and glad you are no longer working crazy hours with mega stress!

    • Kendal March 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

      Being okay with losing sleep is a strong statement, I agree. Feeling like it’s bedtime at 5:30pm is definitely something I can live without!

  3. kathleen March 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Thanks for the link love, friend! Rock out with your all-denim outfit any time you want> 🙂

    • Kendal March 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      Haha! Will do. 🙂

  4. TidyMom March 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    so glad you find my post useful!! it’s crazy how many paper towels we use if we don’t think about it! i LOVE my microfiber clothes!

    have a wonderful weekend

    • Kendal March 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Oh man, I’m acutely aware of how many paper towels I use and it’s BAD. My husband teased me last night about how nutty I’ve become due to the microfiber towels. I obsessively clean the kitchen after dinner whereas before, I’d hold off until morning. We’ll see how long this lasts! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  5. Suburban Finance March 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Love the articles, especially the first one! I use too much paper towels when I clean around my house…

  6. untemplater March 12, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    I’m loving the longer daylight hours. I’m not an early riser, so darker mornings don’t bother me at all. Spring sure is sneaking up fast this year.

    • Kendal March 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

      I remember struggling with the time change last year (in the morning, anyway), but this year it hasn’t been so bad. I’m definitely enjoying the afternoon sunshine. Thanks for commenting!

  7. Thomas @ i need money ASAP! March 14, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    These last few days have been nice. Its nice to have more sunlight during the day again. Summer is coming!

    • Kendal March 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

      Right? I’m loving it, too. I hope to start a running regimen in the morning before work but I won’t do that until it gets light enough. It’s still pretty dark at 6am! For now, I can hit the pavement after work because there’s plenty of daylight left. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!