Category Archives: Holidays

November
17 - 2014

A few tips on how to save money during this Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching we start to wonder what we will get our loved ones in the Christmas morning. Most of us no longer believe in Santa so we need to make sure that we take care of presents ourselves instead of waiting for a grown man in a red suit to squeeze in through the chimney to our living room. Since the list of presents might be rather long; you need to find a way to save money when buying them so you do not end up spending an incredible amount on things that you are not even going to use yourself! There are many ways to save money, but the best so far, and one of the most satisfying, is using coupons to get discounts or even freebies. There is one store where you can do all your shopping and get huge discounts doing it. At Sears online […]

June
14 - 2012

Great Father’s Day Gifts for the Golf Enthusiast – On any Budget!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. If you haven’t thought of what to get your dad, it’s not too late, especially if he is a golf enthusiast. Quite often, it’s a real challenge coming up with a different idea every year for father’s day. However, there are so many great ideas for you to get your dad if he enjoys golf. Even though golf is often thought of as an expensive sport, when you consider a set of clubs and the dues at country clubs, or even just playing a round of golf at the neighborhood golf course, there are options. With the wide range of ideas, comes a wide range in budget as well.

April
15 - 2011
December
11 - 2010
October
31 - 2010
February
5 - 2010
January
6 - 2010
January
2 - 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Candied Orange Peel

This year I’m celebrating the holidays with a “12 Days of Christmas” series on the abundances of our kitchen and garden. Share your experiences, too, and happy holidays! On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … 8 oranges’ peels, candied 7 dozen pounds of pork … and fat to render 6 farm-fresh eggs, 5 daikon pickled for banh mi, 4-some gallons of beer, 3 quarts of applesauce, 2 half-gallons of sauerkraut, and 1 quart of yogurt, homemade.

December
23 - 2009

Happy Holidays From Cheap Like Me

‘Tis the season to run around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off — but I hope you all are also finding time this season to take time to enjoy your family and friends, other loved ones, your home, and the prospect of a new year that will hopefully be more prosperous than this year has been for many. At our house, the halls are decked, the tree is trimmed, and we are just about ready for the holiday festivities to launch in earnest. I have a few more homemade gifts to finish (that gives you an idea of my agenda today!), a few more gifts to wrap, and then the celebration can begin.

November
25 - 2009
November
25 - 2009

Healthy Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

In the United States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving – the start to the holiday season that rolls right through Easter in spring, with all the multitudinous accompanying opportunities to overindulge in order to take our minds off the dark days of winter. In honor of the holiday, here are a variety of articles on taking care of yourself through this weekend and into the winter holidays:

November
20 - 2009
October
31 - 2009
July
3 - 2009
May
22 - 2009

Friday Wrap-Up: Furlough edition

Actually, I’m not furloughed today, but city employees are. That means that some of my friends and some of the services I frequent are closed for a four-day weekend to shave $1 million off our city budget. Enjoy the day off — and everyone else, enjoy the long weekend. Here are some great resources from around the Web this week:

April
8 - 2009

9 Ways The Easter Bunny Can Bring Less Waste This Year

Just a few shopping days until Easter, the Christian holiday that has become a big commercial event. Americans are anticipated to spend $117 each or $12.7 billion overall on Easter food, gifts and apparel (although fewer people are buying new outfits this year). There are plenty of alternatives to keep the spring holidays fun, festive and frugal. Here are some suggestions ….

February
13 - 2009
December
24 - 2008
December
23 - 2008
December
13 - 2008