Archive for the 'Holiday Spending' Category

Holiday 2009 Spending

The 2009 holiday season was by far the *best* I’ve ever had financial wise. When the kids and I moved in with my Mom, I set up savings accounts for various things (more on this soon) and Christmas was one of them. I saved a set amount every payday and had the money automatically transferred. [...]

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Work Boots for Gifts

One thing I wish would happen is my brothers and I all go in with each other on gifts for the other couples. Like my hubby and I and one brother and the wife buy something for the other brother and wife. That would make it easy because you would have someone else to share [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Report on Birthday Gifts

I forgot to say the birthday gifts we picked out were a huge hit! The bike we gave our daughter, she loved it! And the Spiderman computer has been played with at least five days a week. It’s not as big of a hit as the Barbie computer, but once he gets used to it [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Started Holiday Shopping

Since we might be able to be around family this year for the holiday season, I’ve already started my Christmas shopping. I usually try to start in the summer anyway, you can find great deals depending on what you are looking for. I’ve picked up a few things for my nephews – toys that are [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Kids Birthdays

Both of my kids have birthdays in August – they have passed already but we are having a birthday party tomorrow afternoon/evening. It has been very hot here which made us change the party from last weekend to this. The house is clean and we decided to buy pizza so I don’t have to cook [...]

Friday, August 17th, 2007

No Cost Holidays

Today we spent no money for Mother’s Day. Last night my husband surprised me by saying he had arranged a sitter and figured we would go to dinner and a movie. Of course the only reason he had to tell me last night rather then today was because we redid our budget last night and [...]

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Studying For Vacation

We figure we’ll be in this area for at least another year and we are planning on a vacation to Florida before we leave. We can drive and with enough planning, we could save on hotel and food prices. Some of the theme parks in the area have deals for military members as well, which [...]

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Overspending on kids

We attended a birthday party over the weekend where the room looked like a unicorn threw up. Seriously, the theme was everywhere ~ napkins, cups, plates, balloons, cake, etc. I commented on it to one of the other Moms and she said that the birthday girl got to look through the Birthday Express catalog and [...]

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Donate to a good cause

And hear work at home moms singing. Check out Carol for a Cause – a very unique Christmas Fundraiser inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas. The fundraiser is from December 13-25. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To listen to the carols and donate please visit Carol for [...]

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

A Holiday Gift for Me! (ask for that discount!)

This past weekend we went out and about finishing up our holiday shopping. I have still stuck to my list and we were looking for the little things that I needed – mainly, cookie decorations for the family gifts. We stopped at Ross’ – and say what you will, but that is a great store. [...]

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006