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The Value of Being Protective

The Value of Being Protective

While attending a collector’s show in Chicago a few weekends ago, I was roped into talking to an energy company about ways to save energy during the holidays. Pretty much everything she had to say I already did  so it wasn’t rea ...
Managing and Sharing the Christmas Lists

Managing and Sharing the Christmas Lists

It was a right of childhood – Taking the department store catalog and circling all the things you wanted. Checking out all the cool toys and figuring out which ones you really wanted. When I was growing up, there wasn’t this hug ...
When Santa Spoke… I Cried

When Santa Spoke… I Cried

Like most kids, I didn’t know too much about my parents’ financial situation when I was young. In hindsight, I know we weren’t well off. Sometimes things were pretty rough for my folks. Yet they always managed to make sure ...
Yes. Receiving Flowers IS Nice

Yes. Receiving Flowers IS Nice

It’s no secret that I’m kind of frugal.  I’ve always told my husband that I don’t want to be fawned on with flowers and chocolates because I’m sure there are better uses for our money.  Flowers eventually die a ...
Something for the Hard-To-Shop-For Person

Something for the Hard-To-Shop-For Person

Growing up, I never knew what kind of gifts to get my dad.  Mugs, ties, whatever – I don’t even remember what kind of stuff we gave him. I’m sure my mom just picked something out and put our names on it.As we got older, my ...
Toy a Day Advent Calendars

Toy a Day Advent Calendars

When DH was growing up, he carried the title of “Army Brat”. While his parents weren’t in the Army, they were civilian military which often meant being stationed somewhere new every few years.Whether or not he was a brat w ...
Who Puts Cheese on Pie?

Who Puts Cheese on Pie?

Our family recently had dinner with family friends when hubby’s mom visited from out of town. After a nice meal, our hostess offered us some homemade pie – rhubarb or apple. When she brought it all to the table, she brought alon ...
Are You Finding the Perfect Gift?

Are You Finding the Perfect Gift?

It’s that time of year and there are very few people I know who are done with their Christmas shopping.  I hear so many people say “I need ideas for (insert name here).”  Doesn’t matter if it is a child, a relative, ...