Good Investments.

by Katelyn Block on September 1, 2012 · 11 comments

Oh hey there! Where have I been? MIA for the last two or so days, but I mean, places to be, people to see. Kidding. More like so much to do + my obsession with CrossFit = not enough sleep. I know I could get to sleep earlier if I had the drive, but right now I’m enjoying the post-Syllabus Week satisfaction that comes after having (almost) no schoolwork to do.

So, guess who made a new investment!!

Currently reading: Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski

MY NEW LEEETLE BABY. How cute is this Kindle? It’s perfectly-sized, and I got it refurbished, saving me $20. Talk about getting thrifty.

The beautiful thing about this is that I can buy a lot of my textbooks as e-books and read them on the Kindle (saving a minimum 20 pounds of sanity) or on my MacBook Pro. Green, money-saving machine.

I was also in need of some speakaaaas for this joint, so I spent a few too many hours on Amazon comparing every single set of speakers and finally settled on these beauts:

Less than $30. Don’t be fooled by their size. These are seriously powerful and when I watched The Hunger Games with one of my sisters Thursday, we felt like we were actually in the movie. Unreal.

Plus I love the word Subwoofer.

Don’t worry, people. I’m still eating.

Tooooons of veggies. What I’ve figured out: at the end of the day if I want something to munch on, grab some veggies. Hello. What a genius idea, nature. Update on my training soon. Until then, tell me:

Any good investments you’ve made lately?
Favorite type of music to use subwoofers with? –> Drake.

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jenna September 1, 2012 at 3:35 PM

i totally love my kindle! its so easy and convenient! i have the same one you do!! hope youre having a super weekend!! spa love


Ashley September 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Love the new purchases! I won an iPad a while back and I love it. I’ve tried reading books on it… but I just can’t do it. I’m weird. LOL. I do love putting Pandora on (on the ipad) in the morning and getting ready to music. I should invest in some speakers though.

Hope you have a great 3 day weekend!


Red Deception September 1, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I have a Kobo e-reader and I love it! it is so much more convenient than carrying heavy books around. I do admit, however, that is does not beat going to the public library for FREE books!

I’m considering either purchasing a new bed or a flat screen TV. I don’t have a TV and my bed is old, and I don’t have enough money right now for both. I can’t decide which I need more!


Stephanie @ Steph's Miles September 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I am about to invest in some new furniture pieces for my bedroom and a flat screen tv to mount on the wall. Anyone got a recommendation for a TV?

Enjoy your Kindle! It’s awesome you can use e-books for school now. I graduated college a year ago and they didn’t have anything implemented like that!


Carly @ Snack Therapy September 1, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I can’t decide if I should get an eReader or not! I loooove books, but it just seems more practical to keep them all on one device. Hmmm….


Kelly @ Leafy Not Beefy September 1, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Congrats on your new little baby – aren’t Kindles amazing? I wish they had them when I was in school! I was dead set against getting one (I like my books- the smell of the pages, making dog-ears, the whole bit), but finally succumbed to cultural peer pressure,haha, and got one about a year ago, and I just LOVE it – I have 98% free books that I’ve downloaded and I’m set for a very long time with reading material.

That salad looks so yummy! :)


Abby @ BackAtSquareZero September 1, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Kindle’s are so cool. However, there is just something about turn pages and the feel of a book I love. Maybe I’m a bit old fashioned about it. Glad you can save money on textbooks thought. They are ridiculous. Just paid over $100 for one!


Julianna @ Julianna Bananna September 2, 2012 at 1:21 AM

my latest investment that i’ve been loving are my Klipsch headphones! $160 and so worth it!


Stephanie @ On the Road to RD September 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I have Kindle for my Mac and iPhone – lemme tell you, it has saved many-a-backache when it comes to lugging textbooks to class and the library. I try and purchase all my texts online, and then I have them accessible to me at any time! I love the search feature and the list of everything you have highlighted. It makes referencing something you’ve previously read SO easy.


Kayla September 2, 2012 at 2:38 PM

all summer I’ve been wrestling with the idea of buying an e-reader, either a kindle or nook. Any particular reason you decided on the kindle versus the nook or other brands?
My mama is a librarian and super against digital books, and while I kind of agree and love the feeling of books, an e-reader is very practical. I’ll be taking a lot of plane rides this year and don’t wanna be lugging hardcover books cross country…


Irina @ Chocolatea Time September 3, 2012 at 12:24 AM

My Kindle was one of the best gifts I’ve received in a while. While I still prefer actual books to their electronic counterparts, traveling with the Kindle was fantastic. Enjoy!


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