Hello all! So with the Thanksgiving holiday, I've kind of missed days 4, 5, & 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge so I'm going to do my best to catch up in one post. I'll keep it short and sweet, hopefully this isn't overload!
Day 4 - Tips & Tricks To A Budget Friendly Holiday
My biggest tip would be to actually budget. I mentioned this when discussing Black Friday shopping. Each season I determine a total amount we can afford to spend on Christmas gifts, including gifts Steven and I give to one another. I then make a list of everyone we have to shop for: siblings, parents, grandparents, coworkers, friends, etc. I then determine a maximum amount I am allowed to spend on each person on the list. This helps me determine what type of gift I can purchase for each person on my list and as long as I stick to the allotted amount per person, I am guaranteed to stay within budget. :)
Day 5 - Favorite Holiday Movie/TV Show
I love holiday movies! ABC Family's 25 Day's of Christmas plays non-stop at our house during the holiday season! As I mentioned earlier, as a child, I never really watched "the classics" - the old black and white traditional holiday movies. Since Steven and I have been married we watch at least one classic each year - it's his way of "educating me" as he so eloquently puts it. :) My new favorites include:
Miracle on 34th Street
It's A Wonderful Life
Day 6 - Gift Ideas For Me
This year's gift list pretty much includes items that I actually need. Sad yes - but a girl's gotta grow up sometime I guess. :)
And maybe a few fun items that I don't actually need, but would really LOVE!
Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Decorative Cake Stands & Serving Trays
Sorry for getting so behind on the blog challenge. I will be posting later today about my favorite DIY projects (hahaha...make me laugh!!!)