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Month: December 2013

Monday Frugal Update

Monday Frugal Update

Let me get this out of my system: 9 DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS!!! AHHH!!! I am not done Christmas or Birthday shopping yet. And I am a bit bummed by that fact. However, progress is being made. I will probably finish on this Saturday because I find great deals on the Saturday before Christmas. I am also working on some handmade presents too so hopefully I will have those finished this week. Paige’s birthday sleepover went smashingly! She had nine girls…

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Christmas Birthdays

Christmas Birthdays

Gotta love Christmas birthdays! My Paige was born three days before Christmas and on my dad’s birthday. At the time, I didn’t realize how tough it would be to keep her birthday separate from Christmas! Birthday parties need to be planned and held in advance! As with all my kids, I do not throw big blowout celebrations every year. They get a big one when they turn seven with all their classmates invited. When they turn thirteen, they get a…

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Are You Struggling Financially This Christmas?

Are You Struggling Financially This Christmas?

How is Christmas going for you this year? With Christmas being just two weeks away, are you feeling overwhelmed or joyous? Wondering when that Christmas “miracle” is coming so you can afford to get some gifts? Wondering how you can buy gifts when the bills are piling up? Wondering how you can get presents for everyone? This time of year is difficult for most people, but those struggling to make ends meet already feel the pressure even more. The temptation…

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Monday Frugal Update

Monday Frugal Update

This week has tested me and shown me that I do have some creativity once in a while! Rob calls me “crafty”, but I am not sure what he means by that except that he thinks I can do anything once I put my mind to it. Paige lost her cell phone battery. She has my old phone and the end button does not work which means one has to pop out the battery to end the phone call or…

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Monday Frugal Update

Monday Frugal Update

This last week was very good to us. Very relaxing and somewhat calm. Besides sports and dance practices, work for three of us, and family get togethers, we just kicked back a bit. We watched a lot of Harry Potter and Star Wars since it was on television. We all watched our almost favorite Christmas movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas (yep, we are like that). We ate a lot of food and managed to get a few things done around…

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