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What Am I doing?
This week was pretty SUPER AWESOME! We attended two Christmas parties with white elephant gift exchanges, and came away with some cool gifts. And my wife, who is self-proclaimed hilarious, brought a black elephant to our first exchange (HAH! GET IT?! Because it’s a white elephant gift exchange and she brought….oh, nevermind). Well, she was one of the first ones to pick a gift and took HER OWN GIFT, and held on to it until the very end. So, I don’t really know that rules, but I’m pretty sure she was supposed to take someone else’s gift. Welp, either way, now there’s a black elephant on our shelf.
The second partay was at our place, and we asked people to bring an inexpensive gift that others would enjoy. There were some epic gifts going around, including a mini-pool table with real ceramic balls and everything. Michelle ended up with some hand soap called “fresh sparkling snow”, and I got a Magic starter deck (did I mention I’m a N.E.R.D.!?). I’ve never played before, but am excited to learn. Michelle couldn’t care less, and was hoping that someone would steal it, haha! We had great food, good drinks and better company. I would call it a success!
We ended the week with a family date night to the Olive Garden. I ate about two dinners worth of breadsticks and salad, and only had room for about four bites of food. We also gave our son some lemon, which he LOVED. We also went to Wight’s Nursery and checked out the awesome decorations and ornaments. Nolan LOVED all the lights and was referring all of the stuffed reindeer and bears as “Nehneh”, which is also what he calls our dog. A fun way to end the weekend
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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 – Secured and Bad Credit Cards
Young Adult Money – 5 Signs You Need a New Job and 3 Things to do about It
Canadian Budget Binder – The Celebrate Like Scrooge Christmas Gift Exchange
Family Money Values – When I’m 64
Frugal Rules – First Steps to Investing in the Stock Market
Student Debt Survivor – My Holiday “Time Budget”
Evolving PF – Who Paid For Your Wedding?
Money, Life and More – Be Wary of Year End Charitable Contribution Calls
Making Sense of Cents – Maintaining a Minimalist Wardrobe
L Bee and the Money Tree – Cheap Ways to Enjoy the Holidays
Average Joe’s Money Blog – Investing Myths: Four Traps That Catch Amateurs
Thirty Six Months – Why I love All Inclusive Vacations.
Gen Y Finance – If You’re Broke, Act Like It
Saving Advice – Renting or Homeless? Minimum Wage Challenge
Finance Fox – Responsible Holiday Party Hosting
Eyes On The Dollar – What Will the Fiscal Cliff Mean to Health Care?
Tackling Our Debt – What Would You Rather Eat? Bacon or a Bagel?
Club Thrifty – Club Thrifty: Turning Our Dreams into Reality
Budgets Are Sexy – Road Trippin’ in Search of Our Next Home!
Debt Roundup – Free Shipping Day Is December 17
Man, I read A LOT! Welp, that’s all, folks. Have a wonderful Sunday!