Merry Christmas/Taking a Break

With my cold I look a little like Rudolph.

With my cold I look a little like Rudolph.

Wow I just updated to WordPress 3.8 and everything looks a little strange…I digress!

Budget and the Beach will be taking a short break this week to catch up on some much needed rest, and re-tooling the site a little bit. I figured a lot of you are probably already doing the same thing.

But I’ll be back a week from Monday hopefully feeling shiny and new. Or, I’ll settle for just shiny at this point. :)

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas doing whatever it is you do.

And hopefully none of you will have to face this problem if you are going home to visit the folks: :)


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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  • Matt @ momanddadmoney

    Enjoy the break Tonya! Hope you have a great Christmas.

  • Charles@Gettingarichlife

    HAve a good and well deserved Christmas break Tonya.

  • DC @ Young Adult Money

    Have a great break, Tonya! Happy Holidays to you!

  • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer

    Enjoy your break, Tonya, and Merry Christmas to you!

  • MyMoneyDesign

    Merry Christmas! Hopefully you’re not here in MI where all this crappy weather and power outages are. We lost power all yesterday! I’ll be working on a ton of behind the scenes stuff on MMD.

  • Brian @ Luke1428

    Doubling over LOL…saving that video to show the Mrs.! Taking a break is what I wrote about today as well. I’m doing the same thing over the next couple of weeks. Merry Christmas!

  • cashRebel

    Have a good break from the site. I’ve taken a break the past few weeks, and it was nice to not worry about the internet for a few days and just see old friends. I hope you play some volleyball in the sun. It’s 13 degrees here :)

  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    Ok, I heard SNL was hysterical this weekend and now I see why, lol. Hope you have a nice break from the site Tonya and hope you have a great Christmas!

  • Girl Meets Debt

    Enjoy your break Tonya. I hope you come back both shiny and new. ;) Happy Holidays!

  • Shannon Ryan

    Enjoy your break, Tonya! I’m looking forward to taking some time off as well. Have a great Christmas and hope you come back shiny and new!

  • Done by Forty

    Ha! That video is hilarious. Enjoy the holidays and see you next week, blogging buddy!

  • Kim@Eyesonthedollar

    I saw that video on Saturday. It was hilarious. Have a good break. I am taking one as well. I hope you are feeling better and get to enjoy some time off.

  • Travis Pizel

    Vonnie and I did the rounds this weekend visiting inlaws for Christmas gatherings. We watched SNL (and saw the above Video) while at my parents house. They still have my twin bed from when I was a kid….I couldn’t help but jump on it and sing this song to her.

  • Michelle

    Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy your time off :)

  • Kali @ Common Sense Millennial

    Merry Christmas, Tonya!!

  • Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way

    Enjoy your short break Tonya! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  • Pauline @RFIndependence

    Hope you had a nice break, and Merry Christmas! I don’t dare update my sites on WP as the update on my third site was challenging to say the least, lots of plugins didn’t work, guess I’ll wait until it is more settled.