All posts tagged: Holiday season

Holidays (and any gifting occasion) on a Budget

It’s that crazy time of year! There are exactly 3 days until the big day. (WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN!?) Are you ready? Is anyone ever really “ready”? I suppose there are some people out there who take the holidays by the horns and conquer it months in advance, but I am not one of them. I still have quite a bit to do before I am “ready.”   One of the major things I still have left to do is shop (all my fellow procrastinators raise your hands with pride). I have done a little bit of shopping. Picked up an item for one friend here, and item for my brother there, but I still feel like there’s a lot left to buy. It’s the buying part that I find to be the most stressful, mainly because I’m on a budget (adulting). Due to my goals, my budget doesn’t have much wiggle room for extra purchases outside of Starbucks. So. How do we attack this? How do we do this Christmas thing on the budget …

My Holiday Challenge

Hey Friends! It’s November (well its been November for a few days now) and I’m back! I haven’t been gone for that long, but longer than I would have liked. Life did that thing it does sometimes where it gets a little crazy, stress levels increase and irritation gets high. Quite honestly, it interrupted my desire to be the slightest bit creative. So, I took a breath, focused in one direction and now I am back and all yours. November is one of my favorite months. Mainly because it’s smack dab in the middle of Autumn. I LOVE autumn. First of all, it’s one of my favorite names for a girl. Second of all, the leaves change, the air gets a little colder. I can wear jeans without dying and can finally retire my shorts and not have to worry about my thighs sweating and sticking together for another 6 months. I love layering sweaters over dresses and scarves and high boots and ankle boots and leather jackets and all of the fall fashion trends. …