Eating out in the Summer and a contest!

Happy Canada Day everyone!  This was a long weekend for us up here in Canada and here in Vancouver, it was beautiful!  There’s talk of a potential heat wave (and a few lone dissenters predicting a bit of rain).  But so far, it’s been sunny blue skies, lots of events and festivals and so… much… food.


In the summer, I spend a lot of money on eating out.  It is definitely what I spend the most money on.  When I eat out, such as coffee with a friend or trying a new food cart, it comes out of my spending budget.  This isn’t a big deal usually – the money is allocated for spending, so I don’t feel bad about spending it.  But, in the summers, eating out just seems to happen more often.

For me, summer is a time to reconnect with friends over coffee or head down to the beach with a drink and some snacks.  During this weekend alone, I have had (1) bubble tea, (2) sushi dinner, (3) slurpee, (4) sushi lunch, (5) popsicle, (6) aloe drink, (7) brunch… the list goes on.  It’s not so much that any one item costs a lot of money.  But there are so many occasions for me to snack or eat out!

Brian and I try to handle this by making more money during the summer.  We have a lot of side jobs for precisely these situations!  Today, Brian’s actually at the Canada Day celebrations downtown, selling glowsticks.  Woohoo, extra cash!

The Outlier Model would like to give you a chance to win $480 in cash for yourself! To enter, you must be 18 years or older and the contest is open world wide from July 1 – 21. The winner will be notified by email, and please enter as many times as you wish!

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  1. Congrats on the long weekend! Hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying your extra day off. Seems like you did pick up a lot to eat. I haven’t had a popsicle in a while might go grab one of those today. Good luck to everyone in the contest.

    • CF says:

      It was a great long weekend, thanks! I felt a bit bad about eating out so much but the extra income will balance it out 🙂

  2. Sicorra says:

    I remember glow sticks! I think spending more time out with friends, eating and visiting patio bars is quite common and it is so wonderful that you guys have those expenses covered with your extra income.

    Happy Canada Day!

    We are suppose to hit 30 degrees today too.

  3. I eat out a lot more in the Summer as well. The warm weather makes me and others just want to be out and about more. Glad to be partnering with you guys on this giveaway!

    • CF says:

      There’s something about having a drink on a patio that is just so appealing 😉 Happy to be a part of the giveaway!

  4. I think that’s a pretty common theme for summer. It’s just nice to be outside as long as possible enjoying good food and drinks. Even here where the weather is pretty nice most of the year, summer makes me want to eat out more.

  5. Rachel says:

    At this point in my life I think we spend the most money on wedding-related stuff for all of our friends getting married, everything from wedding and shower gifts to travel to get there, on top of the bridesmaid dresses and tux rentals for the ones that we’re in. It adds up quickly!

    • CF says:

      Weddings add up so quickly. I don’t have any friends getting married this year, but in previous years, it’s been super busy.

  6. We also love to eat out during the summer. Plus, we end up getting a lot more ice cream and stuff for the girls!

    • CF says:

      I love a nice ice cream cone in the summer. In our current condo, we’re a block away from a gelato store. So freaking good.

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