• Tuesday, November 23, 2010

    Frugal Holiday?

    The holiday season can be an awesome time of year, however, with the economy as it is and the high unemployment rate, are families starting to opt for frugal holidays?  Is society in general still using credit cards to finance the holidays
     . . . going into more debt?

    As an active frugalogist, I wonder how everyone else treats the holiday gift-giving tradition.  What I've done in the past is give handmade items, like my Oreo chocolate chip cheesecake.  Shouldn't it be the thought that counts?  Don't spend money you don't have?

    For me, you can never be too frugal if that is what your life circumstances calls for.  Sometimes it is a matter of survival . . . sometimes the practicality of future goals?

    Heather at Family Friendly Frugality has an awesome post
     about frugality which asks the question "is frugality overrated?  

    Well, her whole blog is awesome . . . click here for the post.

    While you're at Heather's blog, sign up for her new blog hop!

    Today marks the beginning of the big pig out for me and my partner . . . 
    cooking for Thanksgiving!  

    Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is having someone to cook with . . .

    First thing to cook are the Oreo chocolate chip cheesecakes!

    Of course I'll be blog hopping and have started to enjoy some weekly events that I am listing along with blog hops.  You can find a complete listing at the bottom of the blog page . . . the has grown to the point where it needs its own page!

    Here are today's blog hops and events:

    BWS tips button

    Busy Mom's Tips Tuesday Blog Hop
    Photobucket facebook tuesday button

    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photobucket
    Just Married with Coupons
    To-the-TOP Tuesday

    Have an awesome Tuesday!


    Stacy Uncorked said...

    I definitely live by the frugal mode - which is one of the reasons I don't own any credit cards, I don't want to spend money I don't have! :)

    I'm your newest follower! :)

    RTT: Thanksgiving, Christmas Shopping, Turkey Boob Job

    Heather said...

    Frugalogist...I think I just fell in love! LOL That's awesome.

    I'm glad you enjoyed my post and my hop!

    I see going into debt over the Holidays the same way you do. I mean why? Do your friends and loved ones really want to be responsible for you still paying for their gifts next August? I sincerely doubt it! LOL

    Casey said...

    Hi, I am following you from the totally tuesday blog hop! I hope you have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving


    lighttraveler said...

    I am your newest follower!
    Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
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    The Soul Mom said...

    Hi! The Soul Mom is your newest follower via the blog hop. Hoping you'll follow back!


    Vagabond Carnival said...

    I think it's important in general. I mean, you can spend a lot of money on stuff that your friends and family aren't that interested in, or you could get something that they really need. My family will give each other stuff like body wash, since it's one of those nice items you know the other person will use, and they're a treat.

    Sofia's Ideas said...

    Already following but I'm back over through the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop. I hope you'll do the same! You can find me @ http://sofiasideas.com/

    Sofia's Ideas

    Show Me Mama said...

    I am your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.
    Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving :)

    Mad Mind said...

    Thanks for linking up for the Tuesday Train ride. Have a great holiday!

    Blogger Broadcast said...

    Hi Gina, Thanks for stopping by BloggerBroadcast today. A very lovely blog you have here. I am following you back. :-)

    Kelly said...

    I'm visiting from a blog hop! I'm now following you.

    Would love for you to visit my blog and follow me.


    Mika said...

    I'm your newest follower!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for join my blog hop:-)
    invite you to joim my community at Blogfrog.
    Have a nice day.
    PS. I'm your follower.

    Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

    Thaks for following, I am following you back :) Wow, an oreo chocolate chip cheescake! Sounds yummy!!

    Jodie (www.allgoodinmommyhood.com) said...

    Frugal here. Always. Sales, clearance, homemade...etc! The cheaper the better!

    aquariann said...

    Yum, your cheesecake sounds like a great gift!

    Btw, thanks for joining my Autumn Blog Hop. :D

    Cheeky Momma said...


    I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by and follow me back!

    Be sure to enter my great giveaways while you're there!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Being Frugal & Making It Work!

    Burciko said...

    Hi! New follower! Hope you stop by too! :)

    2 Kids and a Coupon said...

    Following you from the Tuesday Blog Hop one day late

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