Updates: Apr 24-30

This week, Brian and I launched our website, officially!  No more WordPress hanging over my head – I have complete power, muahahahaha… ahem.  I’m sorry for the lost comments and subscribers – I had a hard time importing the site and resorted to good old copy and paste.  I still have to go back and try to import it properly as well as pull over some posts that seemed to have disappeared in the process of moving.  I appreciate everyone who’s come on board with the new site though.  Thank you so much for your support!

Meanwhile, Ending the Grind posted a guest blog courtesy of yours truly.  Please check it out   🙂

Non self aggrandizing links this week:

  • Cereal is one of the most expensive things you can eat for breakfast.  And it’s only a small “part of a complete breakfast”.  I like having warm breakfasts but I understand that a lot of people like the convenience of dry cereal.  The Kitchn combines the best of both worlds, suggesting that people make a large batch of oatmeal once a week and store meal-sized amounts in jars, ready to be re-heated.  Add some frozen or dried fruit, honey or milk and you’re good to go.
  • I do a lot of freelancing and one of things that bugs me is trying to work with passionate people who don’t know what they’re doing.  They have a great idea for a website and they want writers to produce content, but they don’t know how to be an editor and they don’t want to hire an editor.  As a result, I often end up biting my tongue when they just don’t understand my suggestions or they insist on following outdated “rules”.  In contrast, some sites that I work with have brilliant editors who make my writing better.  Do what you love, but recognize when you’re getting out of your league.
  • I liked this post from Sierra Black on Get Rich Slowly.  She talks about making priorities for spending money and getting by without fixing things like a broken shower or replacing kitchen gadgets – not because she can’t but because she’d rather put the money elsewhere.  I have often felt the same way about many things – for the longest time, Brian and I used a fork because we didn’t want to buy a whisk for the 4-5 times a year we’d need it.  Eventually we got a whisk (for free) and then a few years later, electric beaters (for almost free).

All for now – back to trying to wrap my head around website formatting goodness.




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  1. Happy to find/connect with you on Twitter. I feel like I have been at your site before. Familiar to me.
    Great stuff here and I am happy to see another local bucking the trend of work, work, work so you can spend, spend, spend. And you’re so young!
    Good luck with the debt elimination and income growth.

  2. CF says:

    Thanks Rachel! Must be something in the (expensive) Vancouver air!

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