Monday, November 24, 2008

A week of Thanks

Julie at living on less, Started a challenge on Thankfulness! Starting today, each day we are to list something we are Thankful for!

I am Thankful, I was raised in a Christian Home, with good Morals. I don't know how I would have made it this far, in this world, Without my Parents installing the Values of Faith in Christ! I know with the challenges I face in life everyday, I am constantly brought back to the things I was taught as a child!

Unfortunately, I don't always listen, and I make my wrong choices, but I will ALWAYS know GOD is there for me, And will never leave me or forsake me!!!!! Hebrew 13:5
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Shopping Strategies for the 12 Weeks 2 Christmas

My Shopping, is pretty much, Whatever I can find on clearance.

As the kids are getting older this is getting more difficult, but I do what I can! Right before Christmas, at a lot of stores many things are being clearanced out, to make room for the Christmas things, coming in!

This year I have found all my 12 year old & 5 month old daughters gifts in the clearance @ Wallmart, Fred Meyer, and Target.

I haven't had as much luck with my 9 year old son, and my 13 year old daughter. I have found a couple little items, for them and stocking stuffers, though!

Now the items I haven't gotten yet, I am hoping to find the day after Thanksgiving! If I don't find them , then It will probably just help me change my mind and get them something else:)

I used to have a separate checking account, also, that each month I put about $10 dollars in, and labeled it my Christmas account! That did help for a couple of years! I really should start that again, for next year:)
My strategies aren't very organized, I just always go down the clearance, and keep my mind open to what the children want or like! They don't always get what they wanted, but they always love what they get! There have been times that they are even happier they didn't get what they asked for!!!!!
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Glass bricks decorations

Here are some Glass light up bricks, that I made to sell in my Etsy shop!

The Santa Clause and the Snowman bricks, have a string of colored lights!

The Sunflower brick has a string of clear lights!

I am looking forward to doing more crafts, and putting them on Etsy! I would love for people to get enjoyment out of the things I make!

Visit my Etsy store HERE!

Friday, November 21, 2008

12 Weeks of Christmas

I have decided for my nieces and nephews, I will be making Quillows. If I have time I will make them for my kids too.

I just need to get some of the 40% off an item at JoAnnes, that come out every week! I broke my computer and can't print them out. So I will have to do it at my moms this weekend.
For the older girls I'm sure I'll b doing Hannah Montanna, the younger girls princess, and the boys will be sports and trucks. I will probably do most the same material to make my 40% an item go further:)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Started an Etsy Shop:)

I have started a new Etsy shop! For now I am starting with some baked Goods, and will soon be adding some more craftier items:)
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