Monthly archive: October 2011

The internet is a great source of ideas for the holidays. There are several ways to use store bought cookies to make holiday cookies. Using Nutter Butter cookies you can make Santa cookies, Snowmen and reindeer. You can also make turkey cookies from Oreos and Striped cookies. Also, Pilgrim hats can be made with marshmallows [...]

Along with purchasing gifts, you also need to wrap the gifts. With a little work you can make one of a kind bags or reusable bags. If you are giving gift cards, there are various ways to give the gift cards instead of just the card you get from the store. I have made a [...]

Jessica from Life As Mom has put together a Holiday Planning Guide. It has planning pages for your holiday gift buying list and other schedules for the holidays. Along with the e-book, in the coming weeks she will be having posts with recipes, gift ideas and other ideas to take some of the stress out [...]

This last summer I received weekly vegetables from a CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) from Bluebird Gardens by Fergus Falls. You receive a weekly box of vegetables from June to mid October. In addition to the vegetables you also have the opportunity to take part in Harvest Events where you can go to the farm and [...]

Wal-Mart Stores are offering price-matching from November 1 to December 25, except on grocery items. If you buy something on their website or at their stores during these dates and find the identical item for less at a different store you will receive a gift card for the price difference. To receive a gift card, [...]

One of the aggravating things about decorating for the holidays may be how to store ornaments and lights so they last from year to year. A couple ideas I found on line to store ornaments are here and here to use common things you may have around the house instead of buying the more expensive [...]

Another extra holiday expense you may have is for clothing for parties and school programs. Many stores may be having these items on sale in the next couple of months. Another option is to check out the children resale stores such as Once Upon a Child or Kinder Kloset. In many cases these items such [...]

We still have a week until Halloween, so the next holiday will be Thanksgiving. Some of the pumpkins and other decorations you may have for Halloween can be used thru Thanksgiving. I have made a Thanksgiving Pinterestboard with some decorating ideas and recipes that I found online. This is part of a 90 day series [...]

Although it is important to donate to this in need throughout the year, it seems like it is emphasized more during the holidays. There are various ways to help others and two of the main ways in our region are the Giving Tree of Hope and the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. Both of these [...]

Even though stores have had Christmas decorations out for a couple a months, we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to celebrate first. Pinterest is a site where you can organize ideas you see online. You can make boards of different themes. I have made a Halloween board with ideas I have found online and on [...]