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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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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Holidays, Shopping

How to Save Money on Cyber Monday

Black Friday has officially come and gone!  And now is the time for the online version, known as Cyber Monday. Black Friday is the one day of the year everyone gets up super early (or stays up super late, or both) to trample down other people to get a good deal on stuff.  Well, almost everyone. I did not participate…

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