Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A frugal Christmas

This year, Tom and I decided that we our going to "re-gift" our "vows" we made as a new couple last year (during a FHE we wrote lists of ways we could be better people and better spouses to one another) And work on them extra hard this year....this is in replace of typical Christmas gifts. I have also been buying and sanitizing second-hand Briggy gifts the past few months, so his toys will be shiny and him. There are a few sale items I'll pick up, but most everything is second hand or homemade. I thought I would be really depressed about this, but I'm actually feeling really good about not over-spending this holiday season. I have a tendency to go a little bonkers buying LOTS AND LOTS....a bad habit I am trying to break. But one of my most favorite things to do as a little girl was to make elaborate "what i want for christmas" lists to santa claus. I would cut and paste pictures of the toys I wanted on contstruction paper and send it to the north pole. So this year, I am going to blog all the wildly extravagant gifts I want, just for fun.

The Cricut Expression and a bazillion cartridges:

The Willow Tree Nativity:

Amazing Temple Picture:

Of course we would want the Boston Temple, but Tom's parent's (and Devon and Eric) were sealed in the Oakland Temple....I want to buy this for them someday soon!

A bazillion scentsys:


A Grecian Getaway:



See why I have to contain myself? No, this isn't a sneaky attempt for my husband to check my blog and see what a really want, and break the deal and buy me goodies. No, no, no---if you do, Tom, I'll be really upset! We've got to stick to our plan!!! :)
Just thought I'd make my greedy little wish list!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ahhhh I forgot to post!

I TOTALLLLLY FORGOT to post a $10 off coupon code for an order of $50 purchase at DESERET BOOK. It ends tonight at midnight. I just placed an order and remembered I had that code. Anyway, if you happen to catch this today, you can score a few dollars get your goodies now, otherwise shipping might be backed up!

8CCDIR is for $10 off a $50 purchase
and if you make an online purchase you can enter PAULO8 for a free cd.

8CCRET is for $5 off a $25 purchase

I am SOOOO sorry I didn't post these sooner :(