You’ll Heart These Free or Cheap Valentines Day Decor Ideas

You’ll Heart These Free or Cheap Valentines Day Decor Ideas

My daughter actually cried when she came home to find the walls bare.  Christmas was over, sure.  But did we have to take down ALL the decorations?

Removing decorations is a let down.  But luckily for us, there’s another holiday just around the corner.  Why not spread some happy Valentines vibes by decorating your home?

And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make your house ready for Cupid!  Check out these adorable Valentines Day decor ideas (that won’t break your budget!).

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5 Proven Strategies for Easy Savings on Christmas Gifts

5 Proven Strategies for Easy Savings on Christmas Gifts

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It was December 23rd.  Hubby and I had spread piles of gifts all across our bed.  We wanted to be sure we had all of our bases covered.  We carefully counted the number of gifts in each pile.  Looks good!  But, wait…what happened here?  This one child seems to be coming up short.

We counted again, hoping we had somehow missed something.  But, no.  It was certain. One child was being shorted compared to the others.

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Fun Thanksgiving Ideas for the Best Turkey Day Yet

Fun Thanksgiving Ideas for the Best Turkey Day Yet

Thanksgiving morning is relaxing at our house.  We eat a light breakfast (must save room for all that turkey!).  Then we settle in to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.  We bounce through channels to find the best view of the balloons and floats.

Whether your Thanksgiving is a relaxing day or a day of chaotic cooking for family, I’ve rounded up some awesome Thankgiving ideas to make your day easier, more fun, or at least interesting.

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14 Best Cheap Gift Ideas for a Variety of People

14 Best Cheap Gift Ideas for a Variety of People

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Have you ever been to a Yankee Swap party?  (You might call it a White Elephant exchange or Dirty Santa.)  You show up with a gift and wind up with a random gift from someone else.

There always seems to be one gift that is fought over.  The gift that appeals to everyone.  It’s fun to be the winner who brings home the coveted gift.  But it’s also fun to be the one who brought the gift that’s sought after.

 

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Truthfully, having a list of cheap gift ideas that appeal to a wide variety of people is handy for a lot of reasons.  Teachers, coworkers, coaches, and whoever else you’d like to show appreciation to (without breaking the bank).

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The Surprising Way Christmas Lists Tank Your Nest Egg

The Surprising Way Christmas Lists Tank Your Nest Egg

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You check the mail one bright April day.  There’s another shiny toy catalog, some credit card offers, and a statement for your retirement fund.  You don’t want to open that one.  It’s just more bad news, or another bill for repayment.

Your eyes turn to that shiny toy catalog.  You aren’t sure if you should show it to the kids or not.  They always want everything inside.  When you buy those things for them, they’re happy for a little while.  But you can’t help but notice that most of the things you got them last Christmas are missing, broken, or at the bottom of a pile somewhere.

What does one have to do with the other?

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