It's almost Chri$tma$ time!

on Nov 10, 2010 @ 10:56 am

My kids have been pouring over the big toy catalogues from Toys 'R Us and co as they've been filling our mailbox all week.  I always have a budget in mind for the holidays (not that my hubby abides by it, but still it's a nice idea in theory), but this year we'll probably be scaling back a little.

Are the rest of you also making trims to your holiday budget, or is this the one opportunity for the year where you say Go Big or Go Home?

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I'm getting pumped! on Nov 10, 2010 @ 11:19 am

As soon as Halloween's over and stores start busting out their Holiday collections and decorations, I can't help but get excited!

I live in Toronto, but I'm heading to Pennsylvania for some fam time and Black Friday shopping after American Thanksgiving in a few weeks! The plan is to get all my holiday shopping finished that weekend. I'll be looking for deals but I will likely end up spending the same as I usually do on gifts this year.

planning this year....a first for me! on Nov 10, 2010 @ 09:11 pm

This is the first year that I am actually "budgeting in" Christmas! I
finally have a stable, fabulous job (blessed am I), and have been taking steps to really start making better use of my $. Normally, my credit cards are smoking right about now....but I decided to stick to my budget this year!

It's tough for me because I have seen a bunch of stuff that I would <3 to have (new boots, new coat, cozy sweaters, etc). However, I force myself to decide what is a need and what is a want. I would rather give the special people in my life something nice anyway!

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