Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I made the$e!

I made these adorable treat boxes that are big enough mini loaves of bread.  

The boxes were purchased at Michael's and were available in red or green.  I used my rubber stamps and die cuts and punches to decorate.  These could hold the mini loaves of bread, a pair of socks or gift cards, etc.  Fancy Wrapping for pennies!  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cheap Chri$tmas Cheer

I always log on to the Library this time of year and reserve all the Christmas books, recordings and DVDs I can think of.   That assures me I will have Holiday reading, listening and viewing materials I need over the Holidays.  The books get me in the mood, DVDs keep our family entertained on a snowy evening or while we are wrapping gifts and the music works when we can't find a station this early in the season that plays all Christmas music all the time!
Best of all in this season of's FREE!

Here are a list of some books/DVD and Music we enjoy

A Christmas Carol
Mannheim Steam Roller-music
Trans-Siberian Orchestra-music
Charlie Brown Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life
Irving Berlins White Christmas
Holiday Inn
Miracle on 34th Street
Debt Proof your Christmas by Mary Hunt
Unplug the Christmas Machine
The Christmas Shoes
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Christmas with the Kranks
Christmas books written by Debbie Macomber
The Polar Express
The Perfect Holiday
Santa Claus is coming to town
The Santa Clause
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon and Live versions, the book and the SONG!)

Check Good-reads, Amazon or your library catalog for other ideas.  Please REPLY as I'd love to hear your recommendations!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Track your Chri$tmas $pending

Dave Ramsey posted this neat little Christmas Budget Device

I am planning on using it this year along with my normal spreadsheet