All Wrapped Up — Jan. 26

Our Freaking Budget Weekly Wrap-Up

What a week! We had a whole lotta of new visitors (welcome pals!), thanks in large part to some awesome bloggers that linked to us (thanks a bajillion!). We also enjoyed some great discussions in the comments, especially hearing some of the responses to “You Couldn’t Pay Me $$$ to _____.

We’re nearing on two months since we started Our Freaking Budget and we’ve been overwhelmed by your support and positive feedback. We’re really having a freaking fantastic time. So thanks!

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Joanna’s Johnny’s
Welcome Home by Radical Face on Grooveshark Seventeen by Youth Lagoon on Grooveshark


White Noise iPhone app $1.99 – We hardly ever buy apps, but when we do, we make sure it’s life changing. And now that Baby Girl sleeps like a rock, this rule applies.


98%-tile Length, 75%-tile Weight, 69%-tile Head Circumference


Here are some readings we enjoyed this week:

  • Our fellow feline friends (alliteration!) at Planting Our Pennies talk about their kitty’s diet, and how we humans also have a hard time cutting back on consumption. Be reminded why consumption does not equal wealth.
  • Go green in 2013! It has a nice ring to it, right? Newlyweds on a Budget have been on the green train for the last year. See their progress and learn how you can Kermit-ify yourself over here.
  • Greg from Club Thrifty sees dead people. He also probably gets really tired of hearing that joke. You see, Greg’s a funeral director. And he blogs about all the morbid — and touching — details over on his guest post at Budgets are Sexy.
  • And while our cat, Persie, has been relegated to second-class citizen status for the time being now that Baby Girl sits on our home’s throne, this story about a cat’s miraculous 200 mile journey home melted our feline-loving hearts.

Have a freaking swell weekend!

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  • Reply Rob January 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Enjoy your weekend as well guys. I’m going out now to do some freaking snow shoveling in the freaking cold (10 C), as well as some freaking grocery shopping ! 🙂

    • Reply Rob January 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Correction – that’s actually 10 F out there, not Celsius. Still freaking cold !!! lol

    • Reply Joanna January 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Whoa! Johnny and I are lightweights when it comes to the cold… we’re complaining if it gets below 40 here! Aside from snow shoveling, hope you kept warm!!

  • Reply Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies January 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    What a big little baby! Though I gotta say, I’m convinced that baby growth charts are no longer valid. I’ve never heard of a baby that wasn’t in the upper half on all measurements… and statistically, half of them should be, right? =)

    Thanks for the mention. Hope you guys are having a great weekend.

    • Reply Joanna January 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Agreed… Johnny and I are both kind of tall, but I don’t think our baby has Amazon woman potential! Let’s hope not anyway 🙂

  • Reply Newlyweds on a budget January 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! And I love the updates on your baby girl

    • Reply Joanna January 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks! She’s pretty much all we talk about as a couple anymore, haha. At some point I’m sure our lives will become less baby-centric, but for now, she’s IT!

  • Reply Worth Mentioning #22 | Planting Our Pennies January 27, 2013 at 6:04 am

    […] at Our Freaking Budget included our Kitty PoP insprired post on Wealth and Consumption in their Weekly Wrap Up.  How they have time for all the top notch blogging with a tiny new person in their life is beyond […]

  • Reply Laurie January 27, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Sounds like your little sweetie is growing up just fine! Congrats on the great success on your blog: you deserve it. Always great and entertaining info here. 🙂

    • Reply Joanna January 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks, Laurie! Writing on here keeps us feeling normal while the rest of our time revolves around Baby Girl!

  • Reply Elle Sees January 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I’m one of those new visitors and already love the blog! I can relate to so many of your posts — deciding when to buy a house, taking the leap into joint banking, getting expensive haircuts (ha)…. My husband and I have designated 2013 as the Year of the Budget, so I’m looking forward to reading more.

    And congrats on the new baby. She’s precious!

  • Reply Joanna January 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Thanks, Elle! Welcome! The Year of the Budget sounds like a great name for 2013! We should probably designate this year as The Year Our Budget Meets Baby Girl (and still survives, hopefully!). 😉

  • Reply Justine March 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    The White Noise App is a LIFESAVER!!! It is awesome for on-the-go: car rides, restuarants, shopping, you name it. People sometimes looked at me like I was crazy, but they weren’t laughing when my baby was sleeping and they were pacing all over the place trying to sooth their baby!

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