Link love (Powered by barbecues, fireworks and surprisingly sweet treats)

Snapshots of the past two weeks:

Day trip up to Mangawhai beach...

Getting busy in the kitchen...Eggplant pizza with leftover roast stuffing, plus the usual toppings
Blueberry and cream cheese muffins

and to the links…

WORK

Carol Tice offers advice on how to snag lucrative writing clients.

Shopaholly blogs on dealing with rejection (the girl has only ever missed on two job interviews! Cripes).

Girl Normal offers a peek into her office’s take on workplace safety.

MONEY

Punch Debt eats some humble pie after getting a little perspective on how good he has it compared to others, something I definitely feel from time to time.

Well-Heeled asks how much you spend on dating. (The list is exhausting, but as many singles pointed out, a lot of those expenses, like clothes, are thing you’d buy nonetheless.)

Small Steps for Big Change learns some lessons from watching Say Yes to the Dress.

Ashley reminds us that no matter how you got into debt (she accumulated it through education), it doesn’t matter – the key is getting out and staying out.

Meg at World of Wealth muses on the amount of cash involved in the charity industry, and asks if your spending is in line with your values – since I’ve started earning a fulltime wage and tracking everything closely, I’m happy to say mine, more or less, reflects what’s important to me. Er, namely food. And concerts. And holidays/travel.

FOOD

I’ve never made doughnuts, but Rina’s recipe is now next on my list (which is growing faster than I can ever hope to cross things off.)

Followed by these buckeyes, via Smitten Kitchen.

Closet Cooking whips up a pepper, feta and quinoa salad just BURSTING with colour.

This Delish Living chicken almondine bake sounds suitably scrumptious.

Knife skills are pretty important basic skill to get right. I don’t think I can unlearn the bad habits I’ve made up, but this Stoneoup post and video helped…

LIFE

Kiwi transplants Franci and family, the Aliens in the Apple, reflect on the time they’ve spent in NYC so far and adjusting to their new life.

Random, but I just had to share: Little House on the Southern Prairie has super useful advice on using cloth nappies!

The maternal thread continues…Geek in Heels shares her thoughts on parenthood, now that she’s been a mother for just over a month.

Amanda asks if you tend to vote for a candidate or a party. Or do you not vote at all?

At Stratejoy, selfconfessed perfectionist Alisha explains how she combats her worst habit.

Carrie Actually explains how to get the most out of Goodreads. Which reminds me, I’ve been slack…

4 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by barbecues, fireworks and surprisingly sweet treats)

  1. Thanks for linking to my site :) I really hope you DO make my casserole – it really is scrumptious. Definitely a favorite in our house, and will be made for many years to come.

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