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?)Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Books are one of my FAVORITE things to give children (and adults!) for Christmas and birthdays. So I thought I would share my favorite children's books from this year. And right now you can get $5 off your $20 order of print books from Amazon using coupon code GIFTBOOK17 at checkout. (Ends 11/26).Read More
I'm not going to lie, I am really, really excited about Christmas. Maybe it's because my children are at the age where they are really starting to get excited about things. They look forward to the lights, the parties, the events and of course, the most important: learning about Jesus.Read More
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.Read More