My furry child had his moment of Internet fame this week. It was so fun to read comments and hear reactions to his interview. I’m slowly working on turning everyone into a cat person. If you missed my dapper gentleman, be sure to read Frugal Hound’s comical interview.
Check out Canadian Budget Binder tomorrow for a Budget and the Bees shout out in Mr. CBB’s Making a Difference segment!
But I think the highlight of my week was seeing It’s Only a Play, a Broadway comedy with a phenomenal cast. I’d wanted to see it since it opened this fall, and I’m so glad I finally did. The jokes were clever and the actors were a joy to watch. There’s just something about seeing a star in person after you’ve seen them on TV and in movies. I went for Stockard Channing (the First Lady of The West Wing to me), but also couldn’t wait to see Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley!), Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Megan Mullally (who I remember well from Will and Grace). We stuck around after the show and had the Playbill signed by Megan Mullally. Have I mentioned lately that I love New York? It was a great show!
My Favorite Foodie Posts
In honor of my birthday this week I thought I’d do a roundup of one of life’s greatest gifts: chocolate. Not many days go by that I don’t have just a bite of chocolate, and the darker the better.
No-Bake German Chocolate Cookie Bars from Vitamin Sunshine
Layered Mocha Cheesecake from Taste of Home
Chocolate Peppermints from She Wears Many Hats
Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake from Oh She Glows
Insane Cast Iron Skillet Salted Caramel Brownies from Shrinking Kitchen
Frozen Hot Chocolate from Chocolate Covered Katie
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie from Kevin & Amanda
Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt from Tasty Kitchen
Andes Mint Cookies from Six Sisters’ Stuff
My Favorite Life Advice Post
I go through periods of feeling stressed about my finances and then there are other times when I feel at peace with it all. It comes in waves I guess. For anyone else who feels the weight of their financial situation, I found the advice from My Alternate Life about dealing with money stress to be insightful.
My Favorite Travel Post
You know those great Lonely Planet travel guides? The same folks put together a list of the top 10 places to visit in the U.S. in 2015. The destinations are surprising, but I think that’s a good thing. We all know about the great things in New York, D.C., San Francisco, Seattle… This list is definitely different. They’re even giving away free digital copies of the #1 destination’s travel guide.
What was the best part of your week?
Photo courtesy of Jnzl.
Mrs. Frugalwoods says
Frugal Hound was delighted to interview Benny! I’m glad we got to share his cute face with the world :). Those desserts sound delicious… yum. Happy birthday week to you and hope you have a great weekend!
Thank you so much! I hope you had a great weekend!
Emily @ Simple Cheap Mom says
I loved Benny’s interview, I like seeing the feline pet population get represented too.
Thank you!! We cat people have to stick together =)
Shannon @ Financially Blonde says
I actually saw the Lonely Planet list and was pleasantly surprised by a few locations including Queens, NY which is an oft forgotten borough right outside of Manhattan. The best part of my week was recording my podcast with my son last night. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it next week.
I can’t wait to listen! I bet that was fun. Yeah- the list made me excited to go check out Queens. I haven’t done much there because there is so much in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine says
Love the travel post, too! The US is such a diverse and incredibly beautiful place. I’ve spent most of my adult like outside the States, and have seen a lot of the world.. and I can’t wait to someday be back there and see more of my own country!
And I know what you mean. The U.S. is so huge that sometimes I forget what varied areas there are to see. What U.S. destinations are at the top of your list?
Christine @ The Wallet Diet says
I backpacked around the U.S. back in 2009. A lot of my friends thought it was an odd choice since we usually equate backpacking with Europe or Asia but I had a blast! Every city had it’s own unique culture that you sometimes forgot you were still in the same country.
That’s incredible! Did you have a favorite place? I’d love to hear about your trip. I’m curious how it all worked. Did you go with anyone else or was it a solo trip?