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 [...]

There are Holiday Home Tours coming up if you are looking for Holiday decorating ideas. The Home for the Holidays sponsored by NDSU Alpha Gamma Delta Alumnae will be November 5 and 6 from noon – 5:00 pm. The tour includes holiday designs from local merchants at area homes and the NDSU President’s Home and [...]

North Dakota Jump$tart is a nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes financial literacy efforts throughout the state. They educate the public through speaking engagements and workshops and provide information and materials throughout the state. The ND Jump$tart Coalition is planning RealWorld Camps for 6th graders next year in Bismarck and Fargo. It will be the [...]

Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving has been known as Black Friday. Many stores have extra sales trying to rev up the shopping season for the holidays. Target has announced that most of their stores will be opening at midnight on Thursday night and will be open 23 hours until 11:00 pm on Friay. In past years, [...]

In a previous post I wrote about the different photo gifts that are available. Last year for Christmas I gave my parents a photo canvas of our family photo. The site I used Canvas People is having a sale now. For a limited time you can get a free 8×10 canvas (you pay $14.95 shipping) [...]

I have posted previously about considering giving experiences or consumable gifts instead of more “stuff”. If you or someone on your gift list is into photography, the current may be for you. The current deal is from the Photography Training Center at 2580 Main Ave in Fargo (701)235-6144. They are offering their 3 series [...]

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 [...]

If you have plans to fly over the holidays, check out the Southwest website to see if you can get a deal on flights. Southwest Airlines has flights between December 13th and January 5th on sale for as low as $59 One-Way. If you paid for your flights at a higher price, you can contact [...]

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 [...]