15+ Stocking stuffer ideas for kids (things they will like and use)

15+ Stocking stuffer ideas for kids (things they will like and use)

Oh stockings. Do you love them or do you hate them? I actually love them, but I don't always love the junk that goes in them. I want what I fill those stockings with to be both useful and used. Meaning, I don't want to buy my kids junk just to fill their stockings, but I also don't want to buy them things that will never be enjoyed. (Both are huge money wasters. Right?)

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Crazy sock exchange ($10 Gift Idea)

Crazy sock exchange ($10 Gift Idea)

I am always stumped at what to get my nieces and nephews. I know kid's interests change a lot and something they might love today might not be something they like tomorrow. 

So last year my sister came up with a great idea. We can do a sock exchange. My sister saw the idea on Pinterest. She thought the idea would translate great for kids. And this is a super cost-effective gift. Each one of these coast me less than $10, sometimes way less because I used free Amazon gift cards. A two-pack of crazy socks can be split among two kids and costs around $4. Books and small games are really inexpensive and can entertain kids for a long time. 

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Teaching advent to Preschoolers: 5-Day Little People Advent + Free Printable

Teaching advent to Preschoolers: 5-Day Little People Advent + Free Printable

The Christmas season has been more exciting this year because my children are really starting to understand more, ask questions and get excited about the season. 

We are really emphasizing that in our family we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I have been trying to talk to my son about the nativity, and the Christmas story according to Gospel of Luke. 

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10 Thrift store finds you can give as gifts

10 Thrift store finds you can give as gifts

A few weeks ago I got a question asking what I thought about giving gifts from the thrift store for Christmas. 

If you read this blog on a regular basis then you probably already know what my answer is going to be... go for it sister, friend. 

Today I wanted to give you a few ideas of things you can find at your local thrift store that would make excellent gifts. 

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How to not bust your Christmas budget

How to not bust your Christmas budget

It's the most wonderful time of the year, it's also the most expensive if you don't have a plan.

Let's face it, even if you have been diligent in sticking to a budgeting and saving all year long, this is the time when things can really fall apart if you don't have intention.  Today I wanted to offer some tips to not busting your Christmas budget. 

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