10 Best // Life Lately

1. blackhawks game date night.  with john, his brother eric, and eric's new girlfriend, nikki.  i like nikki, she understands the importance of getting in and out of the bathroom quickly in long-line situations like a stadium.  seriously, women, what are you doing in there?  and if your answer in any way involves your phone, please know that i hate you.  anyway, they won in overtime, it was a fun game!  thankful that it was before the spending freeze cause omg $17 for two cups of beer.  whaaaat?


2. halloween.  tara, megan, and i dressed like the sanderson sisters from hocus pocus.  took the bus to the bar and everything.  we also took like 4 photos, so fail on our parts.  i blame the 1 hour open bar.  1 hour, really?  well, i took it as a personal challenge.  i definitely won.

3. almost halfway through the first spending frost month (out of 10.  long ways to go.)  it's been very successful!  i have a post in drafts to go up at the end of the month and i update it when i spend or make money and so far, it's short and in the green.

4. i just have to get the last minute perishable things (namely, the cinnamon nuts my dad likes) and then my christmas shopping is totally done.  and i will have spent $0 out of pocket.  not too many things to be wrapped, but the stuff that does i'll be done with next weekend. 

5. $0 in large part due to swagbucks.  i just cashed in another $25, which brings my total up to $900 earned since mid-april of this year.  pretty cool, right?

6. i may or may not also be already planning next year's christmas... in my defense, spending $0 takes some year round work and planning, okay?!

7. he knows what's up.  saving money is sexy.


8. i'm catching up on my inbox!  gmail decided to freak out and send a bunch of blog comments and emails to spam, so i'm working through them.  don't mind me if you get a reply to your 2 week old message... damn gmail, but at least it's getting done.

9. birthday freebies galore!  my birthday isn't for another week, but the freebies roll in throughout the entire month.  i've gotten free qdoba, corner bakery, au bon pain, dunkin donuts, jersey mike's, and sephora, and i still have a long ways to go!  i've also gotten nachos from ida and a pizza from my roommate, so i have yet to grocery shop this month.

10. hawkeye.  passed out after a long weekend.

22 comments

  1. Saving money IS sexy!! ;) You are seriously my Swagbucks role model. I put a good amount of effort into it but you still destroy me! Love those gift cards rolling in though. And I'm loving all of Jared's bday coupons he's getting this month !!

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  2. saving money is sexy. also your hair (like always) is on point for the game! $17 for beer is insane in the membrane. not fair. i need to see a pic of you in your costume!

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  3. A whole hour of an open bar?! I would definitely conquer the eff out of that. I mean, really.

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  4. Ahhh Hawkeye!!! Love it!!! Sometimes after a hard day, I look like that too!

    Look at you and $900?!?! I am no where near that for Swagbucks but some free money is better than none! I need to get better!

    Saving $20 on phone bill is a big deal! So hot! haha!

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  5. Seriously could that dog be any cuter. I will say it again and again you are my swagbucks role model.

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  6. Hawkeye looks so blissful, I love it!

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  7. Saving $20 on the phone bill?!?! Ooooooh, say it again! That picture of Hawkey made my night, so cute!!!

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  8. You are my no-spending Christmas guru! I just signed up for Swagbucks and I am trying to remember to always use it when I do online shopping so hopefully the points will add up to something worthwhile by next Christmas.

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  9. Oh that's a good Hawkeye photo! That text from John love it. I find it amusing how I'm not the only one who reports back to you on stuff like that : )

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  10. i dont know what women do in the bathroom that takes so freaking long. if it has anything to do with talking, i hate those people...because the bathroom is NOT the place to have conversations!

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  11. saving money is pretty sexy. but honestly why do women take so long in the bathroom? like what the hell are you doing in there? anything that should take time should be done in front of the mirrors - makeup etc. ugh!

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  12. Saving money is totally sexy. I finally got my first $50 in swagbucks. What is with gmail and the comments going to spam. Rage!

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  13. I am jealous about the lowered phone bill. Thanks to Abbey's phone dying and the cheapest way to handle the problem was adding a line, so it will cost be 40 extra for 3 months until I can delete the old line.

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  14. I love all the birthday freebies! That text is too freakin funny!! And $900?! You go girl! That's awesome!

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  15. Seriously, you are my finances and Swagbucks idol. Teach me your ways. Also give me Hawkeye, so precious!

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  16. hahahah my boyfriends says the same kind of stuff to me... So funny. Good luck with your spending freeze!

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  17. $900 in a few months? WELL DONE. That's impressive. I like people who know the get in and out of the bathroom quickly drill too... it's a skill.

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  18. My Yahoo mail is doing something wierd where it keeps rejecting my emails to people who commented on my posts. Not understand that change either. And you're a swagbucks beast!! My work has some blackage or something on it so I can't use it there which is holding me up hard core. Boo.

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  19. Saving money is SO sexy! My boyfriend and I have brainstorming sessions all the time about how we can save more money. We're badass like that! And how adorable is Hawkeye!? I take a picture of my girl every time I find her in that position. It's priceless every time.

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  20. Glad to know your spending frost is going well. I'm on a bit of one myself, so we can stay strong together!

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  21. Birthday month! Birthday month!

    I paid $10 for a freaking beer at the Fleetwood Mac concert a few weeks back. WHAT! It's robbery.

    LOL @ John's text

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