Homestead Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

Crap, I just looked at the calendar.  Next week. . .Next Week. 

. . .February 14th. . .Valentine’s Day.  The day that stores everywhere put away the green Christmas decorations and trade them out for pink transforming every visual square inch into an ocean of red, white, and pink.  Hearts and love and smoochies all around.  The day that women anticipate, men stress about, and single folks everywhere despise.

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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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