When I was younger my family was big on professional photos – I can’t imagine how much money they cost my parents. Every year we would dress in matching outfits and head to the photography studio. As we got older, and our schedules grew more hectic, finding a time where we were all available to meet with a photographer became difficult. This is when my
Creative Coupon Ideas for Holiday Gifting
Whether money is tight, I want to give something personal, or I just prefer to give my time and energy rather than spending money on “stuff,” sometimes giving a homemade coupon is just the ticket. But it’s also easy to fall into a “coupon rut.” Sometimes offering to do the dishes for a week, or wash the car, just doesn’t whip me into a frenzy
DIY Advent Calendars
Even though I love Thanksgiving, I’m almost more excitedly anticipating the Christmas season coming hot on its heels. Growing up, my mom helped us count down the days with an Advent calendar, but it’s a tradition I haven’t continued since moving out on my own (gulp) 19 years ago. But having a kid of my own has definitely awakened some inner decorator-mama-bear within me and
10 Homemade Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree
Every year my daughter decorates our Christmas tree with our homemade ornaments (and some store bought decorations). I enjoy soaking up all the wonderful, sentimental Christmas tree ornaments that fill the branches. Many of these ornaments are easy to make and are a great holiday activity for children. Here are 10 easy Christmas tree ornaments you can make:
My Christmas Shopping Secret to Save Extra 10% Off Everywhere
Even if you don’t believe in giving gift cards as gifts – which puts you in the minority – you should still be buying gift cards right now. Why? Because you can use them to buy Christmas presents and SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 10% off the bat. If you DONT buy discounted gift cards to buy Christmas presents, you are spending more money than you need to. Think
Creative Ways to Wrap Gift Cards
Though at times giving a gift card feels impersonal, — as if I’ve “cheated” from spending the time to truly figure out the perfect gift — I’ve come to realize that sometimes, a gift card can be the perfect gift. For teenagers, acquaintances or more distant relatives, or even for someone you know so well that the only perfect gift is to let them pick it out themselves,
How to Make a Beautiful Holiday Wreath For $13
I ogled the beautiful holiday wreath collection on Etsy for weeks and nearly made a purchase until I realized I could make my own beautiful holiday wreath for much, much less money. (The cheapest wreath that caught my eye was $30 plus shipping). I’m not a super crafty lady, but this was one project I wanted to tackle myself. I decided to make mine into
Gifting Made Easy: 7 Free Christmas Shopping Apps
Even when we intend to cut back, it seems like holiday shopping lists get longer and longer every year. It’s hard to keep track of who wants what, how much you’re spending, which stores you need to go to and what you still have left to buy. This year, make things easy on yourself by using an app on your smartphone that does all the
Homemade Gifts for the Holidays 2013
Every year as the holidays approach, I have such great intentions of making homemde gifts for my family and friends. But I never get around to deciding what to make until the last minute, and by then the holiday craziness has usually taken over and I can’t quite pull it off in time. This year, I’m using November to begin exploring gifts and setting aside
Updated Black Friday 2013 ads and sales!
There are 10 new stores on to the list of Black Friday 2013 ads. We’ve got 19 stores total, including new additions Toys R Us, Best Buy and Kmart. We also added a buying guide for the hottest holiday toys . It’s still early, but we’re already seeing some great Black Friday deals! I’ve already started thinking about Christmas shopping. Are there any toys you know your
Best Time to Shop for Holiday Gifts 2013
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Updated Black Friday 2013 ads and sales!
There are three new stores on to the list of Black Friday 2013 ads. We’ve got nine stores total, including new additions Ace Hardware, Kohl’s and Target. It’s still early, but we’re already seeing some awesome Black Friday deals! I’ve started planning my Black Friday shopping strategy, have you? As Black Friday approaches we’ll be posting all of the best Black Friday deals so make sure to
Black Friday 2013 Deals, Ads, and Sales!
This is where we update all the Black Friday 2013 deals, ads, and sales. We update this post as often as needed to keep on top of all the ads and deals being announced – so check back often to get the best possible deal on Black Friday (November 29, 2013 this year). New ads are marked NEW! These ads are provided courtesy of BFAds.net.
10 Alternatives to Christmas Gifts
Don’t hate me because it’s September and we’re going to talk about alternatives to Christmas gifts. Think of this as you getting a head start on the inevitable holiday. Yes, I realize it isn’t even Halloween, but at least we here at Bargain Babe are offering up some unique Christmas gift ideas to make holiday shopping a bit more exciting this year. 10 Alternatives to
Christmas Gift Ideas for 2013
Labor Day has passed, and we have begun the (all-too) rapid march toward Christmas and the holiday season! While here at BargainBabe we’re often found showcasing frugal homemade gifts and DIY stocking stuffers for Christmas gift ideas, today we’re letting others do the work. Here are 8 hot Christmas gift ideas for 2013.
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