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  1. Christmas
    This would probably be a better topic closer to the holidays, but I'm curious about what people think about regifting. I dont have a problem with receiving a "regift" but I generally don't do it. I would rather give something very modest or something I got on sale than do a regift. My mom was...
  2. Christmas
    :nerv2: Less than a year away! I decided that the theme for this years gifts will be "peace, love & happiness". Everything given to everyone on my gift, giving list will come from one (or more) of those categories. I'm currently working on a set of 3 dishcloths for my Mother, a peace symbol, a...
  3. Pets
    Gave cat her stuffed catnip toy. A small stuffed animal from the dollar tree. Fun to watch her wrestle the large animal. That she enjoyed. Not sure if she enjoyed wearing the snuggie and blue ribbon around her neck. She didn't complain. Took the snuggie off her when she was standing there...
  4. General Chat
    I have not heard either this year no Happy Holidays, no Merry Christmas Not a single one - Sometimes a Merry Christmas from a bell ringer for the Salvation Army but most of the time a Thank you after someone drops some change in the bucket. The season, the holidays, the celebrations, are...
  5. Coupons
    I am very new to couponing. So far i have only been getting the Sunday paper and cutting coupons out of that, trying to match those coupons to manufacturer coupons and store sales (something i used to never do, stupid of me). I believe i read somewhere that there's no point in getting the...
  6. Food challenges
    I don't think there's another thread going on yet? I have a goal to bake 15 things during the month of December (most around the holidays). So far in December I've baked: 1. Blueberry Cornmuffins 2. White chocolate, Geranium, & Almond Muffins Anyone else want to join? :)...
  7. Christmas
    I'm just starting to think about the winter holidays. I'm a super busy full-time working student, and so we don't have a lot of expendable income. But, I really do believe I'm a terrible gift-giver. By this time of year I usually have at least half a dozen ideas for dh - but this year, I...
  8. General Chat
    anyone here successfully avoid their inlaws during the holidays? does avoiding them or wanting to avoid them make me a bad person? dh seems to think I'm the only person in America that doesn't want to spend my holidays staring at people that either I don't know or WISH I didn't know :bang:
  9. Holidays-Special Occasions-Celebrations
    Do you have family members who always manage to ruin every holiday? I do. And if they don't do that in the near vicinity, they do it long-distance. I would like to have one holiday in my lifetime that is actually happy, instead of trying to adjust to the ruin caused by someone's destructive...
  10. Support
    I was wondering how it went for your family this year.
  11. Child free
    We are a childless [by choice] retired couple. I have never regretted our decision to not have children. However, around this time of year, when everyone is discussing their holiday plans--- what to buy for the grandkids for Christmas, the kids all coming home for the holiday, etc. etc., I...
  12. Military Families
    As we celebrated Thanksgiving as a whole family unit this year, I got to thinking about Thanksgivings past that the military has had a hand in helping making 'memorable'. (Please note---I didn't specify enjoyable, I said memorable. ;) ) I remember when I went to basic, I was in reception over...
  13. Christmas
    Christmas fun that doesnt involve $ or gifts This year, the economy has changed everything not just for my immediate family but also for my extended family. I got my kids gifts of course but I really want to focus the holidays on so much more than that so they have memories and "celebrations"...
  14. Relationships
    Well I guess now I know the holidays are officially coming because MIL has started her manipulative games again. Here is the background: MIL has 3 sons. 2 barely speak to her and 1 ( My DH) does what he can, when ever possible. I have spent the first 25 years of married life being manipulated...
  15. Support
    until things get settled. Long story short, 80 year old FIL fell off his steps onto his back. He went in for Xrays and was told he broke his tailbone. Two days later he asked if he could go to the hospital he was in alot of pain. More tests were done. he snapped his tailbone completely off plus...
  16. Support
    I feel kind of bad for feeling this way but I really am dreading the holidays. I'd really like to go sit on a deserted island and have a drink alone than pretend everything is ok and try to ignore the white elephant in the room. However for my kids, husband, my brothers widow and his daughter...
  17. Home Environment
    Holiday season is quickly approaching, is your home ready for entertaining? Mine sure isn't :lol:. I'm still unpacking here and at this point I am just throwing stuff we don't want into the garage. I'm not sure why I packed half of this stuff in the first place :rolleyes:. What about you...
  18. Just Tips
    I stopped by the candy store to pick up some white chocolate covered pretzels for my husband and my small NYE celebration. When I was there, I was reminded of a couple of things I did when my children were very young. They received Advent calendars from my mother and after she died, I kept up...
  19. Pets
    So here I am blissfully thinking all I need to do is bake some cookies for saturday and I am done with the holidays. Then it dawned on me. I didn't make kitty a toy. So do I whip something up tonight for her. Grant it, will leave the wrapping paper out for her to play with. And will open a...
  20. Blog
    Organized Christmas Our mission: to help you simplify your holidays and get ready for Christmas.
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