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Fun holiday tradition: 12 days of Christmas

by Karen on December 14, 2011

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to a fun tradition. For the twelve days leading up to Christmas, my mom would wrap small gifts for my sisters and me. Every day before school, there were gifts on the kitchen table for us to open. The gifts started out extremely small — a […]

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Making the holidays as simple as possible

by Karen on November 3, 2010

I hardly ever do stuff like this, so bear with me, okay? Unless this is the very first time you’re reading my blog, then you know I’m having a baby very soon. Literally, sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ll be welcoming an adorable, pooping, crying, time-consuming bundle of joy into our home. Some of my […]

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Creating a holiday care package for a soldier

by Karen on December 16, 2009

This year, Tony’s sister’s fiance is spending the holidays in Iraq. We really wanted to send him some things to make his holiday a little brighter, so we put together a care package. This was my first care package for a soldier, so I put a lot of thought into what to send. Here are […]

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We’re coming into crunch time now, and if you’re anything like me, there are probably still a few people on your list for whom you need to buy gifts. I always find myself adding people at the last minute, which can be a real problem for my gift budget. Here are some easy, frugal gift […]

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I just earned $8 for buying $57 worth of toys

by Karen on November 9, 2008

Photo by .bean Whew. I got a lot of Christmas shopping done this weekend. Well, not a LOT since we’re not buying a lot, but I’m about 75% finished with my list. This year we decided to cut our shopping list down to our parents and our 5 nieces and nephews. Unfortunately, we have huge […]

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