All Wrapped Up — Dec. 22

Our Freaking Budget Weekly Wrap-Up

I actually wrote this post on Friday, the day the world was supposed to end. If you’re reading this, I guess the Mayans were wrong. If you’re not reading this, then I wasted a good half hour of my last day on Earth writing something that no one will ever read. I wish I had used that time eating fried okra, or getting in a high speed chase, or rock climbing. But I guess it’s too late for that now.

For all of humanity’s sake, I hope you’re reading this. And I hope the Mayans were just really, really bad at math.

Tune of the Week


Joanna’s Johnny’s
The Christmas Song by She & Him on Grooveshark Holy, Holy, Holy by Sufjan Stevens on Grooveshark


Splurge of the Week

Vintage 50’s/60’s Manning Bowman metal fan – $25 (flea market) – We’ve had our eye on one of these for a while and found a fully functional beaut.

Days Until Our Freaking Baby is Due

14 days (!!)

Fave Posts

Here’s some stuff that made us smarter this week:

  • Is your significant other hard to shop for? Greg at Club Thrifty knows your pain.
  • Michelle at See Debt Run shares a beautiful and moving account of her thoughts and feelings following the tragedy in Newtown.
  • Ever wondered what it’s like to work in the creative industry? NZ Muse’s guest post at Budget & the Beach discusses the pros and cons of working in the industry.
  • Thanks to Carrie at ReadyForZero, we can all learn what to do before year end to save some green in 2013 (that rhymed, FYI).
  • Want to get slapped in the face? Then head on over to Punch Debt in the Face, and Ninja will put you in your place for having more than $10k in the bank.
  • Feeling the Christmas burnout before it’s even here? Centsational Girl’s festive house tour is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit all over again.
  • It’s that time of year to contemplate resolutions. DC at Young Adult Money gives 20 ideas to get your resolution-wheels a’spinning.

Have a freaking festive weekend.

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  • Reply Michelle December 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

    14 days is so soon! So exciting 🙂

    • Reply Johnny December 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      We’re so excited to meet her! At least we assume “her.” Speaking of which, we probably need to dedicate a few solid hours to baby name brainstorming this weekend.

  • Reply Holly@ClubThrifty December 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for mentioning us!

    • Reply Johnny December 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks for being worth mentioning. And best of luck to Greg in finding the perfect gift this year.

  • Reply DC @ Young Adult Money December 22, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for the mention! Also wanted to ask what you used to embed the music? I used to co-own a music blog and there was a great company that let you embed songs and playlists…iTunes bought them out and promptly shut them down.

    • Reply Johnny December 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Not a prob. I use Grooveshark for the song/playlist embedding. It’s not perfect with WordPress, but it does it’s job with a little tinkering. I miss Lala, too.

      • Reply DC @ Young Adult Money December 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

        Ah yes, Lala was the name of that company. I’ve used Grooveshark but it’s been a while. Good to know they have embedding possibilities.

  • Reply Budget and the Beach December 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the blog post mention! Wow 14 days! You must be excited slash nervous huh? 🙂

    • Reply Johnny December 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Mostly excited. A little nervous. A little “what did we get ourselves into?!” A little “I really hope she doesn’t get a combination of all of our bad features and traits.” But still, mostly excited. 🙂

  • Reply Carrie Smith December 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for including my post over at RFZ and the nice little rhyme! It made me laugh 🙂

    Wow, only 2 weeks till the baby day! That will be an awesome way to ring in the New Year – with a new little one in your life. Have a Happy Holiday and blessed New Year!

    • Reply Joanna December 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks, Carrie! We can’t wait. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!

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