Link love :: the Hostess with the Mostest edition

Photo by Matt We’ve got out of town visitors for the next few days, so our weekend is full of getting out and about, enjoying the gorgeous fall weather, and loud, childlike squeals from the playroom (there are currently four kids under 3 in our abode!).  I hope you have just as enjoyable a weekend. (read more…)

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Enjoy a simple Christmas with a well-planned budget

Photo by Alenxandre Duret-Lutz I‘ll be quite honest – if you haven’t started saving yet for Christmas, it might be a bit challenging.  BUT – it can be done.  You truly don’t need to rely on credit to have a good season. However, if you’re late jumping on the “Christmas planning ahead bandwagon,” let it (read more…)

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Plan for the holidays: 12 weeks to an enjoyable Christmas

Photo by Anthony As of tomorrow, there are 12 weeks until Christmas. I know. Where has the year gone? I love the holiday season, but like most people, it is a crazily busy time for our family. Year after year, I’m frustrated that this time of year I cherish so much feels exhausting by the (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: what’s your favorite section in a bookstore?

One of my favorite indulgences is a few solitary hours in a bookstore, coffee in hand.  I haven’t done that since we moved overseas, because 1. the English sections of bookstores here are pretty miniscule (as to be expected, of course), and 2. people here don’t walk around with coffee drinks – you sit down (read more…)

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Keep your spending tidy with an envelope system

We use cash for most of our day-to-day purchases.  A lot of this has to do with where we’re currently living – not as much is online, and not many mom-n-pop stores here take plastic – but even stateside, we rely a lot more on cash than on plastic.  I’m not here to debate the (read more…)

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