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The Revamped Weekly Blogger Love List – Edition #139!!!

I stopped these lists for a full month because I got bored and overwhelmed.  If I was bored, then you may been bored too.  So, welcome to the new Weekly Blogger Love List!!!  It’s still going to link to posts that I think are awesome, but it will not be exactly 10 every time.  It will also link to new-to-me-bloggers that I meet when they comment here regularly.  And it will continue to thank those that send referral traffic my way.  Everything else will just be added or taken away as the mood strikes.  ;-)

Weekly Personal Note from Crystal

Pet sitting has been busier than ever!  I have a gig to do or an initial meeting to wrap up the paperwork for another gig for 3 straight weeks with no days off.  I’m enjoying all of the animals and am really looking forward to meeting an 8 foot Lavender Reticulated Python this Sunday!  Her picture is gorgeous and she’s apparently super tame.  It’ll be an adventure!  I’ll also be dropping some crickets into the tarantula’s habitat while I’m there.  ;-)

My Weekly Favorite Posts

New-to-Me Bloggers of the Week

Comment regularly on BFS and I will link to you too!  If I miss you after a few weeks, let me know ’cause that’s an accident!

General Info

  • You can sign up for my newsletter and enter the monthly giveaways for $25 and a free copy of one of my eBooks. :-)  Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports?)
  • If you ever experience any problems using BFS (reading or commenting), please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com to let me know.
  • Donna Freedman is hosting a $10 Starbucks Gift Card until June 9!

Top 10 Referring Sites to BFS Since the Last Update:

  1. Monica on Money
  2. Get Rich Slowly
  3. Funny About Money
  4. Rockstar Finance
  5. My Life, I Guess
  6. Newlyweds on a Budget
  7. Making Sense of Cents
  8. I Heart Budgets
  9. Enemy of Debt
  10. Surviving and Thriving / NZ Muse

Thank you! Feel free to email me anytime at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thank you.  I appreciate each and every one of you!!!

Have a great week!!!

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #138

Weekly Updates

  • It’s been a while!  I’ve been working online, pet sitting, fostering rescue dogs, blogging, raising funds for a blogger in need and animals in need, handling an entitled butt wipe, visiting family and friends, buying a new car, selling an old car, and generally just being crazy busy because I am a nut ball.  How about you?  :-)
  • If you ever experience any problems using BFS (reading or commenting), please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com to let me know.
  • Remember to sign up for my posts via email or my weekly newsletter to be able to enter the separate giveaway that I host for subscribers only every month! Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports?).

Weekly Favorites

Giveaways

Please let me know if you are running a giveaway so I can add you to the list each week! If you already emailed me and don’t see your giveaway, it isn’t on purpose. Please email me again as your first email must have died a horrid death in my inbox…

Top 10 Referring Sites to BFS from the Last Week:

  1. Rockstar Finance
  2. Enemy of Debt
  3. Len Penzo
  4. Surviving and Thriving
  5. Get Rich Slowly
  6. I Heart Budgets
  7. Monica on Money
  8. Funny About Money
  9. Life and My Finances
  10. My Life, I Guess

Thank you! Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thanks to all the bloggers that teach me something new every day. Thanks to all my commenters for making this blog the community I want it to be. Thanks to all my lurkers too. ;-)

I hope everybody is enjoying this as much as me!

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #137

Weekly Updates

  • Another week gone in the blink of an eye.  This one was really full though – saw my sister, several friends, pet sat, and lined up some more pet sitting jobs for next week.  Overall, successful week here.  :-)
  • If you ever experience any problems using BFS (reading or commenting), please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com to let me know.
  • Remember to sign up for my posts via email or my weekly newsletter to be able to enter the separate giveaway that I host for subscribers only every month! Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports).

Weekly Favorites

Posts on My Co-Owned Sites

Blog Carnivals that Included BFS

Giveaways

Please let me know if you are running a giveaway so I can add you to the list each week! If you already emailed me and don’t see your giveaway, it isn’t on purpose. Please email me again as your first email must have died a horrid death in my inbox…

Top 10 Referring Sites to BFS from the Last Week:

  1. Monica on Money
  2. Get Rich Slowly
  3. Free Money Finance
  4. I Heart Budgets
  5. Beating Broke
  6. Making Sense of Cents
  7. Money Beagle
  8. Money Manifesto
  9. Newlyweds on a Budget
  10. Reach Financial Independence

Thank you! Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thanks to all the bloggers that teach me something new every day. Thanks to all my commenters for making this blog the community I want it to be. Thanks to all my lurkers too. ;-)

I hope everybody is enjoying this as much as me!

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #136

Weekly Updates

  • This week was all about dog sitting and finishing up the month.  Busy, busy!  It’s been nice to catch up on sleep.  And based on the end of February, I’m looking forward to March.  Financially, February was a normal, short month, which is fine by me.  Every normal month is another month self-employed.  :-)
  • If you ever experience any problems using BFS (reading or commenting), please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com to let me know.
  • Remember to sign up for my posts via email or my weekly newsletter to be able to enter the separate giveaway that I host for subscribers only every month! Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports).

Weekly Favorites

  • Solving the Money Puzzle with Money Tensions At Work This Week  LOL, the reasoning behind the puppy photos is hilarious!
  • Money Talks Coaching with My 8 Year Old Started Investing  Woot!
  • Faithful with a Few with 7 Ways to Become a Saver – Even if You’ve Never Been One Before  It seems odd to say to ignore credit card debt, but while you build some padding, it does make sense to just pay the minimums and then hit it big time when you can stop using it as back up income.
  • Beating Broke with Stretching Your Produce Budget Further  I’m big on freezing stuff.  I never want to spend the time on canning…
  • Wealth Informatics with Five Reasons to Start Your Estate Planning Now  I started now so that it would be easier to handle stuff if we die at the same time.
  • Thingineering with 9 Food Habits of a Thingineering Family  I think a big one for me is just having one meal for everyone.  I think it seems a bit indulgent to make a separate kind of meal for the picky child.  I mean, picky is going to happen, but then they can pick to have rice instead of green beans or visa versa with their chicken.  Not hotdogs instead of the chicken we made already…
  • Practical Cents with There’s Nothing Wrong with Renting  True!  We own one home outright and are paying off a mortgage on our current home, but renting isn’t wrong.  In our area, it just doesn’t cost much more (or any more at all in some cases) to buy.
  • Cash Cow Couple with Money. Is that all there is to life?  Nope.  It just allows for more options.  :-)
  • Money Beagle with 5 Reasons You Should Not Lease A Car  The “not owning” but “being responsible for everything” part gets me.  If I was uber-wealthy and wanted a temporary car, I would just rent and make sure to use a credit card that gives me automatic insurance coverage for anything that happens.
  • Eyes on the Dollar with Do We Have to Have a Birthday Party?  Not a traditional one.  My family always makes me feel special, but I only had “traditional” parties a handful of times.  Overall, just celebrating the day through my favorite activity or meal has always been a winner.  I do think it’s important for every kid AND adult to have their special day once a year.  :-)

Posts on My Co-Owned Sites

Blog Carnivals that Included BFS

Giveaways

Please let me know if you are running a giveaway so I can add you to the list each week! If you already emailed me and don’t see your giveaway, it isn’t on purpose. Please email me again as your first email must have died a horrid death in my inbox…

Top 10 Referring Sites to BFS from the Last Week:

  1. Budgets Are Sexy
  2. Monica on Money
  3. Get Rich Slowly
  4. Free Money Finance
  5. Newlyweds on a Budget
  6. I Pick Up Pennies
  7. Reach Financial Independence
  8. I Heart Budgets
  9. Dinks Finance
  10. Funny About Money

Thank you! Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thanks to all the bloggers that teach me something new every day. Thanks to all my commenters for making this blog the community I want it to be. Thanks to all my lurkers too. ;-)

I hope everybody is enjoying this as much as me!

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #135

Weekly Updates

  • I posted on our home owner’s association website months ago about pet sitting in my neighborhood, but I had put it out of my mind.  So I was super excited to get a call about it last Thursday!  I’ll be taking care of a pair of amazing dogs in my neighborhood once a day for about 2-3 months.  :-)
  • If you ever experience any problems using BFS (reading or commenting), please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com to let me know.
  • Remember to sign up for my posts via email or my weekly newsletter to be able to enter the separate giveaway that I host for subscribers only every month! Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports).

Weekly Favorites

Blog Carnivals that Included BFS

Giveaways

Please let me know if you are running a giveaway so I can add you to the list each week! If you already emailed me and don’t see your giveaway, it isn’t on purpose. Please email me again as your first email must have died a horrid death in my inbox…

Top 10 Referring Sites to BFS from the Last Week:

  1. Budgets Are Sexy
  2. Monica on Money
  3. Get Rich Slowly
  4. Free Money Finance
  5. Newlyweds on a Budget
  6. I Pick Up Pennies
  7. Reach Financial Independence
  8. I Heart Budgets
  9. Dinks Finance
  10. Funny About Money

Thank you! Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thanks to all the bloggers that teach me something new every day. Thanks to all my commenters for making this blog the community I want it to be. Thanks to all my lurkers too. ;-)

I hope everybody is enjoying this as much as me!

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #134

Weekly Updates

  • We had to say goodbye to Miss Doxie this past Thursday, so my week was all about her.  But I am catching up now.
  • Parking at #FinCon14 is going to run $21-$35 a day, so I am looking for someone to carpool with Sept 16-21, 2014 to New Orleans. Going through Houston around then?  :-)
  • If you ever experience any problems using BFS (reading or commenting), please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com to let me know.
  • Remember to sign up for my posts via email or my weekly newsletter to be able to enter the separate giveaway that I host for subscribers only every month! Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports).

Weekly Favorites

Posts on my Co-Owned Sites

Blog Carnivals that Included BFS

Giveaways

Please let me know if you are running a giveaway so I can add you to the list each week! If you already emailed me and don’t see your giveaway, it isn’t on purpose. Please email me again as your first email must have died a horrid death in my inbox…

Top 10 Referring Sites to BFS from the Last Week:

  1. Monica on Money
  2. Newlyweds on a Budget
  3. Free Money Finance
  4. Get Rich Slowly
  5. I Heart Budgets
  6. Len Penzo
  7. Funny About Money
  8. Budgets Are Sexy
  9. Making Sense of Cents
  10. Money Manifesto

Thank you! Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thanks to all the bloggers that teach me something new every day. Thanks to all my commenters for making this blog the community I want it to be. Thanks to all my lurkers too. ;-)

I hope everybody is enjoying this as much as me!

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #133

Weekly Updates

  • I was getting a migraine last Wednesday and swallowed my normal remedy – two ibuprofen and one caffeine pill.  It worked magically in 20 minutes like normal.  But it was already 1am, so I knew I wasn’t going to be sleeping that night…at all.  SO, I caught up like you could never catch up.  I wrote posts for the rest of the week, finished 99% of my freelance stuff for the week, and even did feedback on Ebay and Amazon for products I’ve bought in the last couple of months.  It felt awesome.  I don’t think I should pull all nighters frequently since it messed with my head Thursday, but I may start planning at least one of them every month or two.
  • If you ever experience any problems using BFS (reading or commenting), please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com to let me know. :-)
  • Remember to sign up for my posts via email or my weekly newsletter to be able to enter the separate giveaway that I host for subscribers only every month! Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports).

Weekly Favorites

Posts on my Co-Owned Sites

Blog Carnivals that Included BFS

Giveaways

Please let me know if you are running a giveaway so I can add you to the list each week! If you already emailed me and don’t see your giveaway, it isn’t on purpose. Please email me again as your first email must have died a horrid death in my inbox…

Top 10 Referring Sites to BFS from the Last Week:

  1. Len Penzo
  2. Newlyweds on a Budget
  3. I Pick Up Pennies
  4. Money Manifesto
  5. I Got Outta Debt
  6. FinCon Expo
  7. Monica on Money
  8. Beach Girl’s Budget Blog
  9. Budgets Are Sexy
  10. Funny About Money

Thank you! Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thanks to all the bloggers that teach me something new every day. Thanks to all my commenters for making this blog the community I want it to be. Thanks to all my lurkers too. ;-)

I hope everybody is enjoying this as much as me!