The Roundup – New Kid On The Block Edition
This morning, we were giddy with excitement over checking the website to see if anyone had visited it yet. It appears we got a hit! Excellent! Having just launched the site it sure feels good to see a foreign system show up in our analytics. Gives me warm fuzzies.
Too Many Books @ Frugal for Life - This article lists a number of ways that you can de-clutter by selling or giving away your used books. I looked into a few of these options to sell my books in the past but we decided donating to the library would the best option for us. The tax deduction and good karma will be worth more to us than the returns we would get from selling our dime-a-dozen paperbacks.
Why Do People Accept Wedding Gifts @ Money, Matter, and More Musings - Interesting article but as a newlywed I can’t say I agree with all of it. Gifts certainly shouldn’t be required – sort of like a wedding “entrance fee” – but asking guests to not bring gifts isn’t really kosher either. Many people give gifts out of sincere kindness rather than obligation and telling them that they can’t express their affection through a gift of their choosing, can steal their joy. In that way, NOT allowing gifts can be selfish. Interesting concept to think about – I enjoyed it.
From the Frugal Kitchen: How to make Bread-and-Butter Pickle Slices @ Get Rich Slowly - I love making homemade bread and butter pickles but I’ve never canned them before. They usually don’t last long enough to can! I think this would make a great gift.