Life Lately, Vol. 8

Oh, Friday how I am glad to see you! This week flew by in the blink of an eye because we were so busy. It was one of those weeks where I actually got an insane amount of work done (day job, blog, wedding tasks, friend dinners, daily workouts) but I was up at 6:30am and didn’t eat dinner until after 9:30pm 3 out of 4 days. Whew! I have a feeling this may be my life until after the wedding…

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Hard to believe this was taken at a bridal show back in January – just 1 month after we got engaged!

Wedding: Speaking of, I’ll be doing a big wedding update next week to share how things are going, what’s left to do, etc. Crazy how the past 7 months have flown by in the blink of an eye.

Shopping for: Nothing! My fiancee and I decided a couple of weeks ago that we are halting all unnecessary spending until after our honeymoon, in a last ditch effort to save a small chunk before the big day. That means no dining out (I mentioned our dinner with friends above, but it was really clients who had been asking to treat us to dinner for months, so that doesn’t count!), no shopping (for home or clothes), no Starbucks coffee and no frivolous spending. Basically, if it’s not rent, a bill, gas, or groceries – we ain’t buying. I’ve done this before and it’s amazing how quickly you can save when you are hyper aware of it. Anyone else tried this?

Financial: Since we’re on the topic of spending…let’s talk financial. If there were any other career I would have chosen, financial planner would likely be it. I LOVE talking finances, read financial blogs, listen to financial radio stations/podcasts and have a general interest in the topic. I strongly believe that knowledge is power and there is so much to know in regards to finance. A friend and I were discussing budgets and I suggested that she & her husband see a financial planner (they just had a baby) to get on track with saving, spending & long term planning. This is one thing Terry & I will do in the fall after we’re married. For us, being on the same page financially is huge. We want to make sure we’re properly planning future events & starting our marriage on a healthy financial foot. I’ve heard great things about LearnVest (I also listen to her show). Has anyone used them before?

Cooking: I’m usually a creature of habit when it comes to dinner. I’ve pretty much got my top favorites on rotation (crockpot chicken, baked fajitas, shrimp tacos, stir fry) but I’m loving all things Greek right now. The flavors are so delicious & ingredients healthy! These turkey burgers are a staple of ours (served naked with Greek salad) and I’m eager to try this Mediterranean style frittata, seared Mediterranean tuna steaks, and Greek quesadillas. Yum!

On that note, I’m off! Today will be another normal work day with dinner at home (I may try one of the above recipes) while Saturday will be a full-blown wedding planning day. We’ve got quite a few tasks to check off our list. Luckily for us, it’s supposed to be 85 & sunny on Sunday, so beach day it is! My favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy your weekend!

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