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I have been thinking a lot about how I want to do the blog in 2018. I do know for certain I want to do more & more personal posts…..that was always an ambition of mine for this website from the very beginning. My motto is all things “frugal fashion finances & fun.”

So this is the beginning of a tradition I want to work hard to maintain…..Fun Five (things) on Fridays. Things I did. Things I saw. Deals I got. OOTD. Anything for you.

So I hope you have some fun too! Here we go!

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Last Saturday my sister & I headed up concert #2 on our 2018 agenda, Daughtry. We do quite enjoy him & it’s been a few years since we last saw him. I was glad he came so close & stopped merely in Goshen, IN, which was much closer than our original road-trip (er…..fly-trip) plans to see him in Minneapolis or Boston. Wouldn’t you know it started pouring rain 10 minutes after we got to the fair & did NOT stop.

Everything was so muddy by the end from our seats on the horse racetrack & the PARKING LOT. Everyone was stuck! Even big trucks. & of course we were driving my small Fusion, not Emily’s 4×4 Escape. Oye. Finally some kind people helped push us out of our spot but we all were just waiting on each other like that.

On the way home on Sunday we stopped by Fire Keepers casino in Battle Creek. I have never been there before so I had fun & we profited $30 for our small joint savings account so that’s a win in my book!

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Tuesday I visited BD’s Mongolian Grill in Royal Oak w/ Crystal @ Mom Among Chaos, Erica @ Fashion Meets Food, Rachel @ Redesigning Happiness, Lauren @ Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood, Aly @ The Michigan Mom, April @ Mama on a Green Mission, & several others to celebrate National Tequila Day & sample beloved Mongo cuisine & the new margaritas. I love going to BD’s because it is healthier than other casual restaurants can be & I can really customize my own large stir fry. & really, the blood-orange margarita & the deep fried oreos just can’t be beat!

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I have had a lot of trouble post-move with my car insurance changing over, cancelling old services, getting to the DMV, just 1 thing after the other. 1 of those finally came through for me on Wednesday, my shiny new Whirlpool appliances arrived un-damaged! The stove, fridge, & washer/dryer combo all I believe may be original to this condo (~40 years!) I am glad that I bought in a large order with a friend for a great discount. I am glad to have these set up & not have to worry about them breaking down now. & I can’t wait to reveal the condo when all is finally finished (I’m getting there!)

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Written by Bonny Buckner

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