I hope everyone had a great Halloween! We’re having beautiful weather this weekend, and yesterday we went to a local park with my brother, who was kind enough to take a bunch of family pictures for us. I think one of them will end up being our Christmas card picture. Our baby will be six months old this week, and I’m planning to do my own photo shoot with him. With a digital camera and a little patience, I figure we’ll end up with pictures that are just as good as professional ones, but for a fraction of the price.
I made pizza again last night, but this time I used tortillas for the crust. It turned out great, and if you like thin-crust pizza, I highly recommend this method. Just spread sauce and toppings on tortillas, put them on a cookie sheet or pizza stone, and bake for about 8 – 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Mmmm! And a package of ten organic tortillas is less expensive at our grocery store than one premade (non-organic) pizza crust. So if you’re not feeling up to making your own dough, tortillas make a good alternative.
From the Frugal Blog Network this week:
Frugal Zeitgeist has written a fantastic article about diamond engagement ring bling. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably already know that we sold my engagement ring last year, put the money in our HSA, and bought a man-made diamond ring for $230. Absolutely one of our better decisions. I cannot at all understand the fascination with extremely high-priced jewelry, and engagement rings are no exception.
Not Made Of Money has a good reminder to get organized and set up a filing system.
At Tight Fisted Miser, check out the article about procrastination. And then get on that project you’ve been putting off!
The Frugal Duchess has a great article about how to teach kids about money. We’ll definitely be using some of these tactics over the years with our son.
Have a great rest of your weekend!