A few favorite blog posts from the past few weeks. Links open in new window.
Crockpot Apple Butter Great topping for work breakfast, although I'll likely reduce the sugar. If it's sweet enough after the first cooking session, I might leave out the sugar. I keep meaning to check out Aldi, inexpensive apples might be just the opportunity.
A Dose of Financial Reality Today v. 1970: Affording education and housing, from Trent at The Simple Dollar. I'm lucky that my parents paid for my college education. I know people still paying off loans, and others who aren't going back to school because of the cost. This can't be good for the long-term success of the U.S. over the next few decades.
The Forever Recession Seth Godin perfectly delineates the changes I truly believe are coming to the way we structure employment. There are days I sit in my cube with literally nothing work-related to do, but management still freaks out about internet usage. I'd be happy to take less money and only come to work when I'm needed, freeing up time for other income-producing pursuits.
The Style Guide: "Comfortably Dressy" For too long I've let lack of money be my excuse for not being more thoughtful about my appearance. I can guarantee I have more clothes than Rachel at A Small Notebook, but look nowhere near as polished. Wearing a bit of mascara and powder to work for the past two weeks has been my first step toward looking nicer. Working on my clothes is next. Money Saving Mom also linked to a fantastic scarf tutorial.