Friday, December 7, 2012
Is everyone about ready for Christmas?
I only have a couple more gifts to buy and then I am done shopping. I've gotten some pretty good deals on gifts using coupons. I bought 2 Monopoly Millionaire games using $5 coupons. One was bought also using a $2 Target coupon.
I also bought 2 Yahtzee games. They ended up free after sale, coupons, and rebate.
I finally got started making the crochet topped towels for all the women on my list. I bought the towels last year after Christmas for 50% off. I didn't know you only use half of a towel for each one you make, so I will end up with double. I am using some yarn out of my daughter's stash, but I will give her a couple of dollars for using it.
I still need to buy the ingredients for the mens gifts. I plan to make home made hot cocoa mix, which will be bagged up and put inside coffee mugs. (the mugs I also bought for 50% off after Christmas last year.) I am highly considering buying boxes of hot chocolate packets though as that is much more economical. Not as good, but a lot cheaper.
We also purchased our Christmas cards and wrapping paper half price last year. I hope we have some extra $$ this year to do the same.
This from the 99 Cent Solutions book I am sharing way to use nail polish:
1. Mark your keys. Put a dot of colorful nail polish on your important keys. One color for your house, one for your car etc. This way you can easily identify them.
2. Stop your costume jewelry from turning your skin green. Just paint the inside of the jewelry with clear fingernail polish and that should do the trick.
3. Cover up that scratch on your car. Find a nail polish to match the color of your car and paint it in with nail polish. It will look good as new. You can remove it with polish remover if necessary.
4. Tag your toothbrushes. Paint the end of each person's toothbrush with a different color polish for easy identification. Use their favorite color if you can.
Your turn! Inspire me with your posts on saving money, being frugal, living green, simple living, etc. P.S. If you have posts of any sort about hand made/ home made items, please click over to my Handmade 2012 linky page and link up! I want to see a LOT more there before 2012 is over. Thanks!