Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Martha’s not coming, so have yourself a Not-So-Perfect little Christmas!

  T-minus seven days and counting until Christmas, and if you've been following this series and working on things a little bit at a time over the past few weeks, hopefully you're in pretty good shape for the big day!  We've talked about budgeting, planning, and completing important tasks, but this ... Read More →




Photo Print and Gift Deals

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We're running out of time for photo gift deals and cards--this weekend would be a great time to snag a deal and order--many of these deals are ending soon, so act quickly!   CVS Photo 12¢ 4x6 prints (50 min) with code PRINT12 (ends 12/14) BOGO 50% off Collages and Enlargements with code ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: That’s a Wrap!

Wow!  Christmas is just two weeks away!  We're counting down the weeks with tips to help you keep your Christmas season, stress-free and under budget! Last week we talked about getting the shopping finished up...after driving around the shopping areas in North Canton over the weekend, I was ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Details, Details

Oh boy--Christmas is in just three weeks!  We're counting down the weeks with tips to help you keep your Christmas season, stress-free and under budget! Now that we've made it through last week's Thanksgiving festivities, it's time to really turn our eyes toward the big day that's coming up in just ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Hand-Dipped Chocolates–a fun and frugal gift!

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There’s one homemade gift that I love to give, and pretty much everyone I know loves to receive: chocolates.  So this time of year, I round up a few of my favorite little elves and churn out a variety of chocolate-dipped candies and treats that our family can give as gifts and share with others ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Just Survive Thanksgiving!

Christmas is five weeks from today!  We're counting down the weeks with tips to help you keep your Christmas season, stress-free and under budget! Well, Christmas may be five weeks away, but Thanksgiving is just eight days away.  That means many of us have our hands full with meal preparation or ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: De-Stress your Decorating

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Can you believe that Christmas is just six weeks from today?!  We're counting down the weeks with tips to help you keep your Christmas season, stress-free and under budget! I always have this image in my mind about trimming the tree: Christmas music playing, a fire in the fireplace, and my adorable ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Start planning for Black Friday!

Christmas is just seven short week away--we're counting down the weeks with tips to help you keep your Christmas season, stress-free and under budget! There might be seven weeks till Christmas, but we're already being encouraged by stores to start shopping, both in stores and online.  Without a ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Think Outside the Toy Box!

Christmas is just eight weeks from today, but we're going to be ready!  A little preparation will go a long way to keep the Christmas season, stress-free and under budget.  Anyone else toy-ed out?  There’s probably no way around it in my house…with four kids within 5 1/2 years of age, it’s pretty ... Read More →


50% off Holiday Cards at Vistaprint!

Vistaprint is offering a great deal through November 17: 50% off Holiday Cards.  I ordered from Vistaprint last year and was so pleased with the cards we received--the cards were stylish and nice, and I was also happy with the price.  There are tons of designs to choose from.  There are photo cards ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Homemade gifts to stretch your budget

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another Countdown to Christmas tip.  Believe it or not, Christmas is 9 weeks from today, but a little preparation will go a long way to keep the Christmas season, stress-free and under budget! Let's take a moment to remind ourselves why we give gifts...it's ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Think Christmas Cards!

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Good morning!  We're just shy of ten weeks until Christmas, and it's not too early to take some steps to de-stress your Christmas.  By starting early and planning ahead, we can beat some of the rush and take some pressure off.  In case you missed the rest of the series, we’ve already talked about ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Week Three~Get creative to help pay for Christmas!

Christmas is just eleven weeks from today!  We're counting down the weeks with tips to help you keep your Christmas season, stress-free and under budget.  We've already talked about adjusting our Christmas planning philosophy, and starting a game plan for gift giving.  If you missed those posts, ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Week Two~Gift Planning

Last week we started our Countdown to Christmas.  Today, we're 12 weeks away from the big day, and it's time to think about who needs a gift.  Maybe "needs" is a strong word, but it's time to create a plan!  Planning will give you a realistic idea of what you're getting into, and will help keep you ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Our weekly guide to holiday organization, savings, and fun!

Countdown to Christmas

Can you believe that Christmas is just three months from yesterday?  In just thirteen short weeks, Sisters and Misters, Santa Claus will be comin' to town...but if you stick with us, he won't be bringing chaos, anxiety, or tons of debt to your house this year!  In the next 13 weeks, we'll share our ... Read More →



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