Gifts, Holidays

Making the Most of Christmas Gifts

It has been a great Christmas.  We hung out with family and friends, ate way too much food, had a birthday party for Jesus, exchanged Christmas Gifts with loved ones, and stayed up way past bedtime on more than one occasion playing with all of the new toys.  It was wonderful. I took a full two weeks off from blogging…

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Beauty, Shopping

Become Frugal by Going Nude

What?!?! You want me to save money by not wearing clothes?  What will people think? Won’t I get arrested? While it would certainly save money if you don’t buy or wear clothes, I’m actually talking about makeup.  But I knew that headline would catch your attention. According to the Huffington Post, the average American woman spends $8 per day on…

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Holidays, Shopping

Instituting a Frugal Santa

Christmas season is in full swing, and the stores are packed. I fought traffic and lines at Walmart just to get some milk for Monkey for the next week.  I hate to see what it will be like to get some as it gets closer to Christmas.  It might be worth paying more for the milk if I don’t have…

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Holidays, Shopping

The Perfect Gift for Children

Children can be hard to buy for.  Their tastes change almost daily.  They want to have whatever is the hottest, coolest, most popular toy on the market at the time. There are fad toys every year Last year, parents were running each other over and paying hundreds of dollars for Hatchimals*.  They are creepy, multi-colored, winged stuffed animals hidden in…

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