I realize school is just starting but it is also a great time to start your holiday planning if you haven’t already. Here is a blog post I wrote last year about saving money and time by planning ahead for holiday expenses. One way to purchase items over a period of time is with layaway. [...]

I hope you are having the opportunity to enjoy the holiday with your family and friends. Here is a post I wrote last year about buying holiday items you use year to year at after Holiday sales. This is part of a 90 day Holiday Countdown, previous posts can be found here

I saw a recent post on how to make a Pottery Barn type candle with mainly items that can be found at the dollar store. When I was looking at the Pottery Barn website I found a couple of other items that could be made for a fraction of the price. Check out the hanging [...]

One activity that many families do as part of the holiday season is to make or decorate gingerbread houses. You can buy kits that have the gingerbread already made and decorations ready to make the houses. Or you can make your own from scratch. Here are some ideas and recipes for making your own gingerbread [...]

One thing about the holidays is sending Christmas cards and/or letters. For many people this is one time of the year that they hear from some family and friends. If you don’t feel like you have the time or money to send traditional cards, Crystal from Money Saving Mom has some ideas such as email [...]

There are varying thoughts about giving gift cards as gifts. Some people think there is not enough thought given when purchasing gift cards. But if you can purchase gift cards for a store or restaurant that you know the recipient is interested in it could be a better gift, they can use it to buy [...]

Roo Magazine is a new online magazine for women recently launched by Candace Cameron Bure. You may remember Candace as DJ from the show, Full House. Topics covered in the magazine are Mother, wife, home, life, heart and everything else. One of the recipes that caught my eye was Winter Berry Wreath Salad. The salad [...]

With the holidays coming up you may have more guests. Jessica from Good Cheap Eats gives suggestions about having items on hand to prepare a Snack tray and also a beverage box. If you are able to have these items on sale, it may save you a trip to the store and if you can [...]

Gift ideas

Last week I wrote a post with gift ideas for boys. Yesterday, Jessica from Life As Mom has gift ideas for girls. Crystal from Money Saving Mom wrote a post aboutClutter free Gifts. There are also several other posts on Money Saving Mom about gift ideas and ideas you can make yourself. This is part [...]

In a previous post I wrote about ways to save on holiday expenses. In the current ads for CVS and Walgreens there are holiday items on sale such as wrapping paper, cards and decorating items. There should be sales at both of these stores and more until Christmas. Walgreens also has a variety of toys [...]