I have always held the same philosophy as my Dad about spending money…” If you spend generously God will give you more.” and ” Hey, that’s what money is for TO SPEND!!” Dad and I usually just buy what we want and everything works out. LOL
But for some reason my spending habits have really started to change in the last year or two. Suddenly I can hardly make myself buy things. (Does that mean I am growing up or just being cheap??? HAHAH) I actually LIKE seeing something left in the checking account at the end of the week.
So that is why it was really hard for me to do the Christmas shopping with The BG this weekend. We were both just throwing things into the shopping cart, and then a little later I would take a few things out. (giggle) We were laughing so hard by the time we were done because it’s so unlike my former spendy self to worry about spending. But I bet I saved us at least 100 dollars or more by doing it, and those things aren’t even going to be missed.
It feels great to have the shopping done for the kidletts. There are a few more gifts to purchase for nieces and nephews , but for the most part we are set on that front!
I jumped on the Pencil/marker/crayon Roll bandwagon. They really are the cutest gift idea for teachers!
AND as long as I was making 4 of them I might as well make 9 ! HAHAH
So I decided to make some for each of the family’s on the BG’s side. He is going to print out a HUGE map sized coloring book page to go along with them.
I also made the Reindeer Chow yesterday! I have 3 large canisters full. I will be using the other two canisters to put in small bags to give away. But this one is all ours to munch on through the holidays.
green and red M&M’s
white and milk chocolate covered almonds
And made “reindeer chow” tags out of scrap book supplies.
Last but not least I want to thank Roseann from Rosebud’s Cottage for the awesome giveaway package I received today!
olfa frosted ruler
Quilts N More Mag
I LOVE new rotary cutters and the ruler is my absolute favorite kind!! Thank you thank you thank you!
Well I am off to work on more marker rolls and handmade gift tags for the gifties!
Later Gators, Melissa