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Weekend Scoop: Summer’s Night Edition

by Kay Lynn

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Get ready to celebrate as Bucksome Boomer turns two.  There are many prizes and opportunities for entries.  Details will be announced Friday in the kick-off article.

Yesterday, we managed to spend nearly $3,000 in a few hours.  We bought a bedroom set to replace the 25 year old set in use now.  We’re moving that one to my new guest room.  It’s funny that we just bought our first (and probably last) bedroom set together after 16 years of marriage!

I also got a new cell phone.  My Droid battery could barely make it through half a day without recharging and I have several trips coming up in the next three months.

I stayed with the Android OS and got a Droid Charge by Samsung.  It’s 4G and I’m loving the speed.  Two years ago I didn’t even have a smartphone and now I can’t imagine being without it.

Around the Web

This week’s Couple Money article by yours truly was about happiness and gratitude.  The topic seems to have resonated.

Tomorrow I’m hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance.  I think all bloggers that participate in carnivals need to host.  That’s why I appreciate these blogs that featured articles from Bucksome Boomer.

Yakezie Natus @ Financially Consumed

Yakezie Jiyuu @ Financially Consumed

Independence Day Totally Money Blog Carnival @ Funny About Money

Carnival of Personal Finance #316 – Family Edition @ Prairie EcoThrifter

Festival of Frugality #287: The Independence Day Edition @ Live Real Now

Weekend Reading: Credit Cards, Travel and Airlines @ The Wealth Artisan

Giveaways

Little House in the Valley is celebrating her two year blogiversary with a spectacular summer giveaway!  There are eight prizes and I’m one of the sponsors!  Entries are closed July 18th.

Who couldn’t use a $100 gas card?  Head over to The Penny Hoarder and enter by July 15th.

Photo: Some rights reserved by qthomasbower

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Kellen July 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

Congratulations on two years!! That’s impressive, and it seems like you’re doing well.

As for spending $3,000 in a few hours… sometimes its scary how quick it is to spend something it took so long to save – but sometimes it’s worth it! Hopefully you found the perfect bedroom set.

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Little House July 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

Congrats on the two-year mark! Thanks again for promoting my give away and being one of the sponsors. I’ll be reciprocating soon. ;)

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Amanda L. Grossman July 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I am one without a smartphone–I just don’t want to! It seems like it would be convenient, but also a time waster. I like to keep things low-tech though generally (haha–I say that writing from my laptop, which is hooked up to wireless).

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Kay Lynn July 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

@Kellen, We really like the set we bought, but it is a little disconcerting how fast that money can go! My husband and I will probably have this set until the end…

@ Little House, You’re welcome and I appreciate your sponsorship as well!

@ Amanda, I actually thinks it saves time because I can read emails, blog posts, etc. on my phone when waiting for appointments, meetings, planes, etc.

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