Well, hello! How are you? It’s been a while but I have been consumed by life, in the best of ways, for the past month. A wonderful holiday season was had and now onward and upward for the Frugal Fowlers.
A quick recap on the holidays
Minnie the Elf never returned and the girls were none the wiser. In fact, our giving tree advent was a huge hit and Madz asked if we could do it again next year. Score! Per Santa, well, he stuck to last year’s 4 gifts only (a want, a need, a wear and a read) and for Brent and I because we traveled north this holiday we agreed on a max of $10. I think it’s safe to say we were both a little weary but we both stuck to it and unknowingly went the same route for gifts. I spent $9.99 on a *Groupon for a PrinterPix Magic Mug (a $30+ value) that is black until you pour something hot into it and a special photo of him and the girls appear; and then as his special gift from me I had NC State’s head men’s basketball coach sign a his personal basketball, which wound up costing nodda, and they aired it for me. Coach G is a good man. As for me, I received a new ceramic coffee to go mug and the really creative “props-to-the-hubby” gift was when he framed my race bib from my first half-marathon that I completed in early December. I’m thinking this $10 max is a pretty stellar deal when gifts are this thoughtful!
As for 2015, so far it’s off to a busy and stuffy start but that’s okay. This past weekend was a a wee-bit busy and I am down for the count with some sort of plague but this too shall pass. No resolutions have been made but rather a dedication to continuing to reduce our debt, stress and cholesterol, the same things we have been working toward for the past few years. For me, entering 2015 also means entering a new decade one that many are hesitant about but I am enthused for my thirties and looking forward to it…but that’s another post soon to come. Needless to say lots of great things are on the horizon, and I’m sure some new learned lessons to share, hope you join me for the fun!
Happy 2015! May it be your best year yet.
*If you have never used or heard of Groupon I highly recommend it. Even if you don’t live in an area with many local deals you can shop for family and friends for gifts and events in their area or you can shop for goods at great deals. Typically I’m always looking for the hidden fine print but really Groupon is simply THAT awesome. Check it out! Disclaimer: if you have children don’t download the app, they make shopping far too easy.