Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas Fun for the Moms!

I'm sure most moms know the not-so-fun and rarely spoken aloud part of Christmas morning: you know everything that is under the tree and rarely are there any suprises. Now, I realize just how blessed I am to have healthy children, be able to pay the bills, etc. But sometimes, you just want to feel like a kid on Christmas morning!

Well, this year I will! Becky and I decided this year to do a Stocking Exchange. I am super excited about this! Being that we are what I like to refer to as "frugalistas" (aka. Cheap), we have set some pretty ridiculous rules.

1. The stocking must be homemade and from items already in our sewing/crafting stashes.
2. No more than $5 can be spent
3. At least one item must be purchased from Goodwill (a frugalista favorite)
4. Must include at least 1 candy/food item (because we love to eat!)

Some people might look at that $5 limit and say, "forget it, it's not going to work". But if you know either Becky or I, you know that we will most likely both have trouble fitting all of our loot into the stocking! I'm envisioning us exchanging these monstrous sized stockings filled with all kinds of crazy goodness that only we would love.

Since Becky reads this blog (and I think she might be the only one who does!), I obviously can't post my plans on here until after Christmas. But in case anyone is wondering what we could possibly come up with on such fierce restrictions, be sure to check back after Christmas!

I'm off to START Halloween costumes for the kids. Since we need them for tomorrow night, I should probably at least start them tonight! That's me in true procrastination form.


  1. Hey Donna! Thanks for your comment. I really should try to make more of those dresses. I love your blog. You have done some really neat things! Can't wait to read about more of your cooking and sewing!

  2. Just letting you know that I am here and reading.. can't wait to see what the 2 of you get. I will have to say that I get very bummed every year that I know everything that is under the tree... even what I am getting b/c I normally have to tell Jason. But then every year, he surprises me and he does good... and Santa always surprises me w/my stocking... even though I feel like I had to make my whole stocking list, he finds other things to add. You and Becky are lucky to have each other right there though... wish I had that.

  3. We will both definately have to post our loot here after Christmas. I only have 1 particular project in mind so far. I tried a version of it today and it did NOT go as planned. Luckily, I quickly came up with an alternate version of the same project.


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