I just love Christmas!  It is absolutely my favorite time of the year, and it’s not because of all the presents…even though I’m pretty sure my hubby bought me the sliding compound miter saw I’ve been dreaming about.  It’s about all the simple things…like Christmas movies, gingerbread cookies, church plays, parades, tree lighting ceremonies, community gatherings, the spirit of positivity, and of course decorations.  So, it only seems fitting that I could show you my budget friendly Christmastime centerpiece…and sneak in some pictures of our local parade.
I just love Christmas!  It is absolutely my favorite time of the year, and it’s not because of all the presents…even though I’m pretty sure my hubby bought me the sliding compound miter saw I’ve been dreaming about.  It’s about all the simple things…like Christmas movies, gingerbread cookies, church plays, parades, tree lighting ceremonies, community gatherings, the spirit of positivity, and of course decorations.  So, it only seems fitting that I could show you my budget friendly Christmastime centerpiece…and sneak in some pictures of our local parade.




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Saving money often seems like an impossible task, however, I am going to share 8 easy ways you can save money now.  Typically we find it hard to start saving because we are afraid to give up all the things we love.  For me, it’s StarbucksJ These steps will help to save you money now without huge sacrifices.  I personally have saved hundreds of dollars a month using each of these methods, and it has given my family and me so much peace of mind.  It all started about a year ago when I decided that I needed to decrease my work hours to spend more time at home with my family, focusing on what was most important to our needs at the moment.  At first I didn’t know where to start, but by faith and following these steps I was able to accomplish my goal without the budget suffering. In fact, by actually paying more attention to where our money was going, I was able to better to control the flow, and you will too!

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Today I want to show you how to make your own frozen pancakes much cheaper and healthier than the store bought version.  So get ready to NEVER buy store bought again.  Just to prove that store bought is so much more expensive, I’ve decided to include a cost comparison!  Seriously this year I have a goal of saving as much money as possible for my family, and I want to share any money saving family tips I can with you guys.

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