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What we are buying for Christmas! Our Family Gift Guide 2018

Holy smokes, we are in December! That not only means the year has officially flown by in record time, but also means we are officially in gift guide season! You Freebs have asked for a 2018 gift guide, and who can say no to your cute little faces! Thus, I’m back to share what we

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Gift-Giving Hacks! How to give the best gifts EVER. (+ $100 GIVEAWAY!!)

Contrary to popular belief, Fun Cheap or Free is not a “deal blog”. You will almost never see me post a coupon, freebie, or deal/sale on here (aside from sales on my programs or events I’m throwing, etc.). Why? Because if all I did was post good deals on things, who would be there to

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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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Teacher Appreciation Printables – Gifts Under $5!

Oh, Pinterest. When it’s time for gifting, you are my first stop. I love your ideas, and inspirations… but let’s get real, I am NOT a crafty girl and there is just not enough time for glittery, elaborate gifts around here. So when it comes time for Teacher Appreciation Week, I just want some quick and simple

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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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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part II…the “WHY”

Yesterday we covered Part I of the “How much to spend on your kids for Christmas” 3-part series. Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY” of it all (P.S check out Part III when you’re done with this one). Yesterday we discussed how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” territory when buying gifts (overspending on

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part I…the “WHAT”

Today I was going to write a post about budgeting for Christmas gifts this year. While that post will still be written (stay tuned), I decided that this post should come first. I’m sure we can all agree that the true meaning of Christmas doesn’t involve gifts. Amen to that. BUT…I’m sure we can also

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