Monday, December 8, 2008

The New Year

Things are changing around here. I have become VERY good at finding VERY good deals! I just went through my inventory and looked to see what I have and who I have to give to. For birthdays we have 17 out of 29 birthday and Christmas done! That is for 2009!!!!! We have 6 people we give cash to so that is 23 out of 29 events DONE we only need to shop for 6! We have set a budget of 500! Lets see how far I can make this money stretch! I have a year to make sure I get the best deal possible!!!

I plan on hitting up the Target January Clearance and the August Clearance. I want all of my Christmas tags, paper, tissue and bags all to be bought for next year. My budget for that is 25.00 I want at least 6 tubes of wrapping paper, a few bags in extra large, medium and small, 3 packets of tissue paper, 2-3 packages of boxes. I also want to fill up on stocking stuffers this time as well. I will wait till it is 75% off before I buy!

As for my kids..I also will hit it big for their Christmas and birthdays....I plan on grabbing Aubrey a couple babies and accessories, a dress up set, some dora, and little people. Trevor I will grab some legos, magnatix. I will of course look for some games and things of that sort. I cant buy everything for them bc I don't know what they will be into. However I can get a good start. I will buy everything I HAVE to have at 50 percent off. When it goes to 75 if it is still there I will buy again and return the 50 percent off toy! My budget for Target is 200! I am hoping I can get rid of the toys I dont want or need in Craigslist in the next few months.

I already have a good amount of stuff for be spread out for Valentines Day, Easter, Birthdays and Christmas!

Rose Petal Cottage
Rose Petal Dining Room set
Rose Petal tea set
Rose Petal Birthday celebration
My little pony scoot a loo
My little pony crawling pinkie
Baby Alive Learns to Potty
Dora Blocks
Build a Bear gift cards
4 Dora dolls
Dora Train set

Halo Plasma Pistol Game
Mega Bloks T-Rex
Star Wars Plug and Play game
Diego Blocks
Handy Manny gift set
Build a bear gift cards

I am setting a limit for the kids, and Jeff and I for the year of 600 dollars.

This means I need to set aside 22 dollars a week for Christmas. When I see a good deal I will get it. I hope I can come in below that but it will be one of my challenges for the year!!

Shopping from home....I'm trying to dwindle down our stockpile. We don't eat tons of cereal and we have TONS of it so I am trying to eat that all up, we used up tons of cake mix and frostings for Trevor's party. I'm trying to get our stockpile a little smaller and more store able so that we can just live off of it. I think if I could spend less then 50 a week at the store I would be happy! I also want to spend no more then 20 dollars at CVS, Wags and Rite Aid. We shouldn't need anymore then 20 a week for household stuff.

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