November 30, 2011
I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving! I ate entirely too much food--especially for someone who's trying to loose the baby weight still! Ugh. Oh well. It was good! That's all there is to say. There is so much to be thankful for—freedom and family just to name a couple of things. We're trying to cultivate a spirit of overall thankfulness in our house. We go on and on with strings of things we're thankful for. It's cute to hear what my almost-3-year-old comes up with--things like comfy beds, trees, birds in the sky, pillows, Daddy's new (used) motorcycle, etc. I love to hear how their minds work! And, now we're on to the Christmas season! My goodness! I do love the Christmas season. I'm excited because we're not traveling anywhere this Christmas! We're having our very first just-our-family Christmas at our house. This is the first one in 10 years! WOW! I'm beyond excited! Although, it dawned on us a while ago that the burden of providing presents would fall solely on our shoulders this year. :) Oh dear! We're not wealthy people, and we didn't have a lot of cash set aside for presents. Thankfully, there's Swagbucks! I use it as a search engine, and have lots of Amazon gift cards saved up! So, part of the Christmas presents will be absolutely FREE, just from searching the Web via Swagbucks! In fact, we're not planning to spend much out-of-pocket money at all on Christmas—if any! It doesn't get much better, or more wallet-friendly than that!
Welcome to this week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday! This is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.
Here's a sampling of what you all shared last week:
- Fabulous FREE tools for creating wonderful Christmas memories from Sprik Space!
Thank you all for sharing your amazing, wallet-friendly ideas! Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to all the wonderful projects that were entered.
Follow me on Twitter where I'm tweeting all sorts of deals, all the time!
If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!
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