This year the Christmas Crunch....you know the CRUNCH for time, CRUNCH for family,CRUNCH FOR the almighty dollar is here once again.
I have been lucky and/or practical and am making a few things to tuck into baskets instead of wrapping every single gift. Cello bags are still cheap but I should pick up a few for next year when they go on sale.
I was able to make a large 2 lb bag of dried homemade noodles for close to 68 cents. Never underestimate the appreciation of some homemade stuff.
For a little more (but not much) I've made several batches of "Evil"....popcorn covered with white chocolate...you cant see the chocolate so it is a little deceiving. It truly is evil...cuz you cant stop eating!
I've also made a blend of coffee to give to the men in my life...half columbian/half breakfast blend....it's smooooooooooooth. We are also gifting a coffee grinder or two....
Since Charlie just got to AFG....I'm sure his box will be late...I just now have an address. I am mailing him a cute photo or two....wallet size of course.
I've already begun my Resolution List...I'm not calling it a "New" Year's Resolution List...because well.....you know...that usually poops out about Feb 17th.
I was a little distressed to see Scott bring home 6 doughnuts for more than $2 from our local Chinamart....sweets such a doughnuts needs to be on my resolve list...I'm sure you are saying "why dont ya resolve to stop eating sweets?" (I know who you are! LOL)....that wont happen unless of total economic collapse I'm sure.
I've also resolved to STOP this wrapping frenzy! I'd like to make "gift" bags of cloth to put gifts in next year. When I will get this done....is yet to be determined.
I am skeptical that our economy will not be as stable next year....(stable?....what a laugh)
I'm so fortunate the lils really truly had a short list and if we would have had to do so we could have chosen not to give a few presents that we picked up. I cant tell you what they are...since the lil girls read this "blob" on occassion.
I've also decided to upload my thumbdrive to my photobucket account because I have been using TONS & TONS of space on this computer....I need to get into the habit of deleting unnecessary photo's....I hereby do resolve. I'm giving some photo's to some friends and family...I hope they like them...I'm sure they will. I've also got a "freedom" wall started and so I'm collecting some photos for that and I think I'll put some photos on my piano!....I'm using cheap black frames and they will look awesome.
I'm hoping this Christmas Crunch has passed you by and you are more organized than I. I hope to have some more "frugal moments of clarity" and hope you can use a few of mine.
I wish you a Merry CHRISTmas!
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