A new year is approaching which has my husband and I talking about finances. While I know that’s not a once a year conversation it’s typically when we look back at what we’ve spent big chunks of money on, what we need to save for in the coming year and goals we want to set for our finances. This year is no different, but with the inflation we want to make sure we’re extra careful on where we are spending our money so we can still take those trips we want to take and pay for the upgrades on the house. So here are 4 questions we plan to ask ourselves before purchasing anything.
Christmas is almost here! If you’re getting done with your presents, you may still have your stockings to finish. I like to have some fun, unique ideas to put in stockings. Here is a fun list for dad, mom, teenagers, kids, babies, and pets. A good place to find most of these items is your local dollar store. If you want to shop from home for these items you can always use Amazon, Target and Walmart. These stores have competitive prices and you can get them shipped right to your home! Order today to get them in time!
This year my kids have two full weeks off of school. At first I started stressing about what we could do, but as all of the ideas came, I realized we may not have enough time to do all of them! Most of these cost nothing or are pretty inexpensive activities. You can pick and choose some of your favorites and have a fun Christmas break with your family.
Well, I guess it was bound to happen. Dollar Tree will soon have items on their shelves that will cost over $1. In their press release they stated, “The $1.25 price point, which will apply to a majority of Dollar Tree’s assortment, will enhance the Company’s ability to materially expand its offerings, introduce new products and sizes, and provide families with more of their daily essentials.”
I LOVE a good homemade roll! Sometimes it’s not so bad having to make them but more times than not I find myself out of time or just not willing to put forth the effort to make rolls from scratch. That usually leads me to the famous Rhodes frozen dough rolls. Which I love but with the inflation I’m taking a step back and trying to save pennies where I can which lead to me creating my own make ahead freezer rolls!
Are you still missing some gifts? Haven’t had time to get to the store? Just can’t figure out what the heck to get? I feel you, my friends. It is hard!!!
Would you like to personalize your gift giving a little more this year? Would you like to give great gifts without the exorbitant price of other gifts that you may find? How about making a gift basket from scratch?
Guys! My kids get the whole next week off before Christmas! No better time to bring all the Christmas spirit into our home than with some Christmas movies! We’re making it a marathon and hoping to check off as many as we can before Christmas Eve! We might even throw in some hot chocolate and popcorn as well.
You guys, food is EXPENSIVE. Like seriously expensive. I don’t know if it’s because I now have a teenage boy in wrestling, or because my 5 year old recently started eating more, or if I am just really starting to pay more attention, but I spend a lot of money on groceries each week. It seems like the morning after a big grocery shopping trip, I’m already running low on food. It’s amazing how quickly we go through it.