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Traditions.

On our recent drive back from California, Bubba turned to me and said, “so…what do we want our Christmas traditions to be?”. I was a little taken back by this because we’ve been doing Christmas with kids for almost 7 years, and figured we already HAD traditions. …but it got me thinking. I realized we

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The Ultimate Holiday Bucket List! + Free Printable (Christmas Break Boredom Buster!)

The holiday season – and Christmas break – is in full swing around here, and if your house is anything like mine, a bit of affordable (or free!) fun is in order! To help bring in some holiday spirit I’ve enlisted Mary (our Social Media Manager) to bring to you a list of the ultimate Fun,

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How Much to Spend on Christmas Part 3 – the HOW

You guys still hanging in there? Part 3 of my How Much to Spend on Christmas post series is finally here! Let’s recap: Part I covered the “WHAT” behind buying your kids presents for Christmas – how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” zone and overpaying when you just don’t need to. Part II covered

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How Much to Spend on Christmas: Part 2 – The WHY

How have you liked our “How Much to Spend on Christmas” series so far? Friday we covered Part I of the 3-part series, where we talked about balancing want vs need, and giving our kids a fabulous Christmas without spoiling them rotten (see it HERE if you missed it). Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY”

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How Much to Spend on Christmas: Part 1 – the WHAT?

This time of year I regularly get questions such as, “what should I spend on Christmas?” “How much should I budget for Christmas gifts?” and the kicker, “How much should I spend on my kids for Christmas?“. Truth: those are dang hard questions to answer. BUT…I take pride in being the resident “I’ll talk about things people really

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Let me pay for YOUR Christmas! (…yes, you read that right.)

I know not even Thanksgiving yet, but there’s something I’m BUSTING to tell you about, and figure there’s no time like the present (…no pun intended…). Ever since launching my Budget Boot Camp baby this year, my heart has grown 10x bigger. Not only from seeing the joy and progress that this crazy little passion project of mine

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25 $1 Neighbor gift Ideas! (Cheap, Easy, Last-Minute!)

If your neighborhood is anything like mine, you all love giving small little gifts to each other as a way to show your love and appreciation. And if you’re anything like me, you might need some neighbor gift ideas once in a while! I thought I’d share quickly what I’m doing for my neighbor gifts

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HUGE 30% off PMD discount! Will ship by Christmas!

Ok, brace yourself. I have a major PMD discount that is about to knock your socks off! The PMD (Personal Microderm tool) allows you to give yourself microdermabrasion…at home…for a fraction of the cost…which completely transforms your complexion. This is a FABULOUS Christmas gift idea if you’re still looking for one for a mom, sister, friend,

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The Spending Freeze Has BEGUN! #FocusOnFinances November Challenge

Is anyone else head first in this #FocusOnFinances November Challenge spending freeze week with me? It’s been so fun so far! It’s been a good challenge, and has been empowering to see all of us band together to do something great for our finances. As I mentioned, my goal is to save $500 this month

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Focus on Finances November Challenge – Join Jess and Jordan!

FREEBS! I have the most EXCITING project for all of us! We are going to hunker down and focus on our finances in November, to make way for the BEST year of Holidays we’ve ever had. In just a few short weeks of working hard we will have Christmas completely paid for, have a stress-free

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30% Del Sol Discount + $50 Giveaway + Christmas Gift Ideas! (Frugal Find Friday)

Happy Monday, Freebs! I know I’m breaking the rule to post on a Frugal Find Friday deal on Monday, but because of Halloween last weekend I figured no one was hovering over their computers…so Monday is better than nothing, right?! PS Does anyone else have a Halloween hangover like me and my kids do?? With Christmas

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Christmas At The Pages: Official Christmas Wrap-Up [Mega-Post]

…and POOF! Christmas is over. Did that fly by for anyone else?? Even though we decorated early and tried to squeeze every second out of the Christmas season, it still flew by. It’s been forever and a day since I’ve done a wrap-up post, so I thought I’d start by wrapping up our Christmas week with

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