Weekly Rundown

    the Weekly Rundown: House Tours and Budgets, Oh My!

    August 28, 2016

    Seasons and salt blog

    You guys, thank you so much for being a part of this online space where I come to write and share what’s on my mind. I really appreciate all the feedback to the questions about blog content I posed on Thursday! Your responses help shape my perspectives on the writing I do. Whether it’s about topics as light as outfit combos or as personal as body image, I really feel like this is a safe place for sharing. And I love to read your responses and your stories. So thank YOU!

    Now, onto the links. 🙂

    Ever since Kevin and I got married, (more than nine years ago!) we have used a written budget. As we’ve gotten older our budgets have gotten a little smarter, and having a system in place has helped us navigate the ups and downs of income changes (read: double income no kids, to: one income, three kids). This year we’ve switched over from Google Drive spreadsheets to using the EveryDollar app, which has helped a lot because it’s more detailed than a spreadsheet, and no formulas are necessary. In my quest to be money-wise, I’m always a fan of reading about other people’s tips, and this 5 Things Money Smart People Always Do offers some smart and simple advice that any of us could do. And I’d say #4 sounds like something we were just talking about. >> Read it

    Along the lines of money and spending, Joshua Becker offers some great advice on his blog this week. He says there is ONE crucial thing you should ask yourself before buying something, and that you should ask it every time. Very compelling advice. >> Go see

    Oh, Cup of Jo, you do so many things well. You’ve probably noticed that I frequently share links from this site. Today it’s a sunny Los Angeles home tour. How about that dining room?? Sometimes it’s hard for me to look at house tours because it appeals to all my consumerist tendencies, but when I remind myself to view it from a design-study approach, I find there is always something I can learn! >> Tour it

    It’s been another scorcher of a week in Portland, and on more days than I’d like, it’s been too hot too cook. This is my all-time favorite hot-weather meal. It can be prepared ahead of time, and the colder it is, the better it tastes.

    Have you seen Everlane’s new Modern Oxford? They’ve been promoting them pretty heavily, and they look pretty darn smart. If I didn’t already have my pair by Nisolo, I’d probably be lusting after the cognac version.


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