The first step to successful holiday shopping is to make a list, and don’t forget to check it twice. 😉 Start with the names of all the people you will be buying gifts for. Don’t forget to include people who provide you service on a regular basis, like the babysitter, your assistant, or your favorite […]
Do you shop Black Friday? I don’t do Black Friday. I prefer to shop for things that are useful, not junk that’s on sale for a few dollars.
I’ve noticed a trend among my friends and family. I saw a slew of Facebook updates, posts on my fav message board, and conversations with people who were cleaning up after the holidays ended. We spent awhile over the last few days integrating all the new toys and things we were given into the house. I […]
This year more than ever before I’m trying to keep the holidays simple. With 4 kids you’d think we spend a lot on Christmas, but we manage to keep it cheap by using these 5 simple strategies. 1. Pay attention to what the kids you are shopping for like. Usually a few times a year I […]
I attended my new favorite Holiday Party this year. A Sweet Swap. It was organized by a friend who did a fabulous job of sending out invites, getting everyone to RSVP on time, and getting us to tell her what we were making. She hosted and fed us yummy soup, bread and salad along with […]
This year it seems more than other holiday I’m getting a ton of emails, mail, and coupons for SALES. I get it, the economy isn’t that great, consumer confidence is down (where’s my portion of that $700+ billion?), and people are spending less. In my not-so-humble opinion that’s a good thing. Most of us were […]