Frugal Friday: Holiday Party Attire

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday parties and if you’re anything like me, that leaves you feeling a little stressed about what you’re going to wear to all of those parties.  I may or may not have had a few instances myself where I’ve stood in my walk-in closet that is filled to the brim with clothes & shoes and have melodramatically let out “I have nothing to wearrrrrrrr” as I’ve enthusiastically thrown myself to the floor and whined that I now needed to go shopping to find something to wear.

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Frugal Friday: Homemade Holiday Gifts

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As we march further into the Holiday season and come off of last Friday’s shopping highs, I look around me and wonder how many people just might be marching further into debt too. If there’s anything that I dislike about the Holidays (aside from the stress), it’s the pressure and potential of going into debt. If you haven’t read this week’s earlier post on how to pull together a Holiday gift giving strategy, go ahead and read up on that now but there’s definitely something to be said about a homemade holiday.

Along with making sure that I have a solid gift giving strategy in place, I also tend to make several of the gifts that I give each year.  This not only presents an opportunity for customizing the gift to the recipient’s tastes, but it also tends to save me money.  Sometimes, lots of money.

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Farmhouse Holiday Decorating on a Budget

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We’re getting into the Holiday spirit here at the Farmhouse and that means one of my favorite things — Decorating!  Since Christmas is my favorite time of year, getting my house decorated is pretty much my first step in getting those holiday spirit juices flowing.  However, like everything in the farmhouse, we have to do it on a budget.  As much as I’d love to run right out and buy the whole Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel holiday catalogs and call it a day, that’s just not feasible in my household.  Read below to uncover some of my decorating tips to get the farmhouse ready for the Holidays without busting the budget.

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