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What's coming up in the next 6 months

October 29th, 2011 at 06:13 am

Here's what's coming up that I am budgeting for:


Thanksgiving. Budget $20.00. Decided to have a more relaxed holiday this year. Yes, I am staying home and cooking. I might go to my brother's for dessert. I already have my turkey, bought on sale, in the freezer and most all the fixins from harvesting and canning this fall. Just need to decide on desserts.


Two birthdays: Budget $75.00 each. We will go out to eat and they will get a gift.

In the past, I have spent a lot of money on Christmas. I buy for my children (26 year old boy with his fiance, whose 24, a 20 year old girl and 17 year old boy), my husband, my oldest son's dad, 7 nieces and nephews.

So far I have gotten a few good deals.

Brita Water Faucet filtration system: $2.00 money maker after coupons and rebate. (son and fiance)
Nalgene water drinking bottle, free with $4.00 S$H.
Vintage carpet bag purse, $19.99 (daughter's birthday)
Hanes sweatshirt $1.06 (husband)
Nightlight $6.35 (daughter)
Total Money Makeover Book $10.60 (oldest son)

I do have specific items that will need to be purchased for my family, so I am watching for the deals.

We are also putting together a food gift basket for a needy family and are buying a couple presents for the children on the needs list at our church.


My month for Bunco. My theme is Hawaiian and my budget is $50. I found the cutest plates, cups and napkins at the dollar store. I will make a dessert and have coffee, water and a virgin pina colada drink. Just need to find the gifts, which after the holidays will be a great time for this.

February and March:

Baby shower in March for my future granddaughter. I already have some of the plans figured out. I need to figure out a budget and start looking for what I need in January, February and March. I would like to have yellow daffadils and pink tulips, but all that is in the stores right now are mums and poinsettas. Once Christmas is over, all the spring stuff will come out and get me inspired.


Easter and the planning of the 2012 season opening of the beach club.

Well, that is a far as I can get right now.

3 Responses to “What's coming up in the next 6 months”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great planning. I'm very impressed. I don't quite think that far ahead.

  2. Jerry Says:

    You are really wise to think ahead and to get gifts as you find them on sale, it leads to savings and also some insurance of less stress surrounding the holiday itself! Nice going...

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    That is really great planning!

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