HELPFUL TIPS TO RECOVER THE BUDGET WHEN THINGS GET OUT OF HAND Maybe you just reached the other side of an emergency, visit from Uncle Murphy, or just got a little (or a lot) carried away with the holiday spirit. It's not great, but it can happen to the best of us. Here are a … Continue reading How to Recover the Budget After an Out of Control Month
Let's see how we did with our modest Christmas budget of $500.
If you haven't quite gotten it together or just haven't started, here are a few very helpful last minute gift ideas that won't break the bank. On a side note, you can probably still use my previously posted gift and stocking stuffer ideas. I wouldn't want to wait too much longer though! There are barely … Continue reading Awesome, Thoughtful Last Minute Gift Ideas
Spread some holiday cheer around your house (or even the neighborhood) with these great ideas that are also easy on the budget!
Inexpensive Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family Stockings are fun. I remember them being a particular specialty of my mother's: the stockings could've been the whole gift! It is fun filling my kids' stockings (and the hubby's) with useful, fun things for Christmas morning. I always have fun picking out what to put in … Continue reading Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers the Family Will Love
25 More Thoughtfully Thrifty Christmas Gift Ideas A couple of weeks ago I published a list of 25 Thoughtful Ideas for Handmade Christmas Gifts. Maybe you're all for a thoughtfully thrifty Christmas, but not so much handmaking it yourself. No worries! Here are 25 more thoughtful gift ideas that will still fit nicely in your … Continue reading Thoughtfully Thrifty Christmas: 25 More Gift Ideas
While skipping Christmas is certainly an option, there are a few more options available. If you're still in baby step two the last thing you want to do is add to your existing debt... Here are five tips to try if you haven't budgeted for Christmas but still want to spread some holiday cheer without going into debt.
Minimalism and Christmas may not seem like they belong in the same sentence, but I believe they do. The holidays are stressful enough. Why do we make them even more expensive?
With Halloween this week I am reminded how time seems to speed up this time of year. With the holidays comes lots of company, special meals with family, and if you have kids... usually more stuff. Even if you keep it simple and minimal-ish around the holidays there are a few very minimalist things to … Continue reading The Minimalist’s Pre-Holiday To-do List
Holidays can be expensive. Hosting big family dinners can also be expensive. But they don't have to be! Save yourself some time, money, and stress; try these frugal holiday dinner ideas this Thanksgiving and Christmas and have a great day with your family and friends, instead of stressing in the kitchen or over your budget.