Link Love/Week in Review 2/1/13

Link LoveHappy Friday everyone! I’m so glad it’s February 1st so I can go grocery shopping and stock up! Par-tay! :)

I was going to include my Jan. goals review/Feb. goals, but I didn’t want this blog to get annoying and “listy,” so I’ll do an extra blog this weekend…because I know you are dying to hear how my goals went and what I’m up to next month (crickets crickets crickets).

Week in Review

– I’m so excited to be paired up with Kathleen at Frugal Portland (my mentor) for the program Bloggers Helping Bloggers. I’ve already inundated her with a million questions regarding my own blog.

-I must have sent some bad dog poop karma out into the universe, because I finally told my landlord my neighbors in my complex are not cleaning up after their dogs on our shared lawn, then today I went for a beach run and when I finished I stepped (barefoot) into a big pile of mushy poo. I nearly threw up. Thankfully there was a shower nearby. blech! gross!

-Had my first PT appointment today which felt almost like a massage. Can’t really say I felt in less pain or had more flexibility when I was done (still waitn’ for that cortisone shot to kick in).

-Did great with exercise this week!

-Created a new “about me” video.

-Did OK with eating. Not great, but not bad.

-Completed week 5 of the 52-week challenge.

-Work is going well!

-Finished a media kit for BATB!

-Finished my rough drafts for Glen’s collaborative e-book project.

-Finally got below 200K in Alexa. On pins and needles waiting for a Google page rank because I don’t have one yet.

All in all a super productive week! 

Link Love

Monthly Progress Report: Time to Make a Change- Careful Cents

You Are Who You Hang Around With Especially in Finances- Debt and the Girl

The Herd Mentality- From Shopping to Saving

The Entrepreneur Inside- See Debt Run

Frugality Gone Wrong: The Real Cost of Owning a BMW- The Happy Homeowner

What I’m Doing Right- The Random Path

Ways to Inject Personality Into Your Posts- When Life Gives  You Lemons, Add Vodka

Reformed Spenders Adjust to Life on a Budget- Eyes on the Dollar

Buying a house with debt?- Newlyweds on a Budget

5 minutes of research saved us $520- Nurse Frugal

How to write an awesome cover letter (or not)- The Outlier Model

Reflections on Blogging-How blogging has given me focus- The Shop My Closet Project

20 Unexpected Expenses- Young Adult Money

What’s everyone up to this weekend? 

BTW, if anyone catches Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off this Sunday, it’s the episode where my friend K and I got to be part of the food truck challenge. My friend even caught me on a preview for the show and sent me a screen grab. lol! PS the food was delicious!

Rachael vs Guy Celebrity cook-off



Tonya is a video editor/producer and writer living in Los Angeles who enjoys beach volleyball, playing ukulele, and running. To get the latest updates, be sure to subscribe. To support her fundraising efforts to produce more video for this site, please visit her crowdfunding page!

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  • DC @ Young Adult Money

    Hey thanks for the mention! I am getting a ct scan Saturday morning so hopefully no followup surgery but it’s sure looking like it….I’m glad work is going well for you and thanks for the mention!

    • Budget & the Beach

      Let me know how it goes! Hope everything turns out OK!

  • OutlierModel

    Thanks for including us. Those food shows are awesome – almost as awesome as the good carts themselves!

    • Budget & the Beach

      You’re welcome! And yeah it was really fun. I enjoyed meeting Guy as well…he is bubbly and like he seems on TV.

  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    Looks like you had a productive week, those are always good. We had a busy, but productive week ourselves. Congrats on getting below 200K! Have a great weekend!

    • Budget & the Beach

      Thanks John, you too!

  • Michelle

    Stepping into poop is disgusting, that sucks. And that’s awesome that you’re on tv!

    • Budget & the Beach

      I know it’s the worst! Makes me gag!

  • Debt and the Girl

    Thanks for the shout out! Mmmm…now I want some tacos LOL.

  • Mackenzie Randompath

    Yeah, you’re on tv!! :) And now I want tacos too!!!
    Thanks for the mention :)

    • Budget & the Beach

      I just hope I don’t have food in my teeth. :)

  • CanadianBudgetBinder

    Oh that sucks lol.. nothing like a little morning poo under your feet. I’ll be having fun with my mates all weekend.. enjoy yours!

    • Budget & the Beach

      Thanks mate! (I just love saying mate) :)

  • K.K. @ Living Debt Free Rocks!

    Your week sounded very positive except about the dog dodo lol! Thanks very much for the mention and enjoy your week-end!

    • Budget & the Beach

      Well you can’t have it all. :) You too!

  • Pauline

    you’re a TV celebrity! will you remember us mortals once you are famous? :)

    • Budget & the Beach

      I’m sorry who are you? :)

  • The Savvy Scot

    I am watching the Rugby…. Let’s hope Scotland beat England!! :D

    • Budget & the Beach

      Go Scotland!

  • Lance@MoneyLife&More

    Don’t splurge too much stocking up or else you’ll run into the same problem next month! That’d be no fun at all.

    • Budget & the Beach

      Very good point!

  • Michelle

    You’re famous! Sorry about the poop :( No bueno.

    • Budget & the Beach

      :) well we’ll see…I have a tendency to never see myself on any of these shows I’ve taken part of before.

  • The Frugal Path

    How exciting to be on television, even for a brief moment. And congrats on making it past the 200k mark. It’s a great feeling to finally break that barrier. I can’t wait until you break 100k

    • Budget & the Beach

      Thanks! I’m not sure what it all really means, except that it seems to be some kind of benchmark. lol!

  • FrugalPortland

    I’m excited too!