Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #22

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #22

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What Am I doing?

This week ‘whooshed’ by like Speed Racer in the Mach 5! We were also extremely busy doing lots of “stuff”, but I can’t really remember what it was. I think there was some rain, and I raked a few (thousand) leaves.

I wish they would just leaf my yard!

One of the highlights was finding out we’re having a God Son in the coming months! WOOHOO! After two daughters, our friends were SUPER excited to find out they were having a boy. It was pretty cool, because I went with them to pick up balloons, and since they didn’t know the gender yet, they handed the party store clerk 5 pink balloons and 5 blue balloons and the envelope with the gender in it. We told them to fill the box (we had brought in a big box) with the appropriate color, and we’d be back in a few. So the first time our friends found out the gender of their child was the same time as everyone else at their “gender reveal party.” They opened the box in front of everyone and blue balloons flew out.

And to top that, our son took his first steps this week!!! He took about 10 steps toward his grandma as she was playing with him in the living room. We knew this was coming soon, but he just totally went for it. No 2 or 3 steps, that’s lame. He took 10 flippin’ steps! We’re super excited for him to keep learning, but mama is a bit anxious about chasing down a running baby (Yes, he’s still a baby, only 11 months old! :) )


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There are other, very cool blogs who have been generous enough to mention iHeartBudgets on their sites. The list seems to be growing week by week. Anyone else who loves me as much as these people do, feel free to mention me as well to join the elite list below!

Modest Money mentioned me in End of November 2012 Blog Update & End of December 2012 Exclusive Cash Giveaway and Favorite Posts

Frugal Habits mentioned me twice in Great Reads of the Month | November

Work Save Live mentioned me in Personal Finance Week in Review #40

L Bee and the Moneytree mentioned me twice in Monthly Cowgirl Rodeo Round-Up (November!)

Eyes on the Dollar mentioned me in Can’t Take my eyes off these blogs twitter hacker edition

Canadian Budget Binder mentioned me in Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks November 30,2012 Bring On The Egg Nog! & The Saturday Weekend Review #7

Frugal Rules mentioned me in Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, It’s December Already Edition!

Thanks for the love, glad you enjoy reading my junk! If I missed anyone, feel free to send me some hate mail :)

What’ I’ve Been Reading:

Every week, I do some reading on the web. I come across articles that are entertaining, educational, or just plain awesome. I think the readers of iHeartBudgets will enjoy these articles as well.

Work Save Live – PerkStreet Financial Review – The Best Online Checking Account

Money, Life and MoreMassive Cash Back – Blue Cash Everyday® and Preferred® by American Express

Modest MoneyIt’s Your Blogging Journey, You Make The Rules

Frugal Habits – Save Thousands of Dollars with this One little Rule

L Bee and the Moneytree – Two Savings Rules to Live By

Eyes on the Dollar – The Sandman, Hypnosis, and The Village People

Canadian Budget BinderDollar Store Home Pregnancy Tests-Do They Work?

Frugal RulesHow do Credit Cards Make Money? I Found Out the Hard Way

Have a wonderful first week of December! :)

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  1. That’s awesome about the first steps… too bad those steps didn’t rake the leaves :)
    Lance @ Money Life and More recently posted..Random Thoughts, Personal Finance Round Up and Carnivals #32My Profile

  2. Our daughter walked at about 10 1/2 mos. Never really crawled just couldn’t wait to walk. She had things to do. Sounds like your son does also. Hope you don’t find him on top of the refrigerator one morning. Thanks for the mention.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #16-Hackers Suck EditionMy Profile

  3. Congrats on your son taking 10 steps! Also, as far as leaves go -> I bagged up THIRTY-ONE large black trash bags full of leaves and took them to our city’s compost site. I finished it up a few weeks ago (there could have been snow on the ground weeks ago!). It was a lot of work but the yard looks great. I also am very jealous of your privacy fence…I want to add one but I’m not sure I will be able to justify it for at least a few years.
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..Quick Hits and Weekend ReadingMy Profile

  4. Good lord mate, that’s alot of leaves, I bet that took you a while, lol. Do you bag your leaves to turn to compost for the summer time? I do and it saves me money. Thanks for the mention, enjoy your week! Way to go.. 10 steps..I bet that’s exciting to see. Cheers Mr.CBB
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..Mr.CBB’s Family Holiday Snowballs…MmmmMy Profile

  5. Nice to hear on the first steps. At least you know your son just goes for it and doesn’t think about it. I like it! These are all good reads, so thanks for the insight. I hope you have a good week!
    Grayson @ Debt Roundup recently posted..Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 11/30/2012My Profile

  6. Awesome on the first steps! Our youngest just started standing up this week and can tell taking those first steps is not far off. I guess he just wants to play with his brother & sister. Thanks much for the mention!
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Options to Avoid When Paying Off DebtMy Profile

  7. awwwwwwwwwwww….your baby is walking! Watch out! How cute. Have a great week, Jacob.
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..My Favorite Christmas MemoriesMy Profile

  8. Some great blogs in your mentions. Work Save Live is always worth a visit! :)
    Stephen @ CBC International recently posted..“Significant” progress made in attempt to make lenders more responsibleMy Profile


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