How was your week? Are you ready for the holidays?
I’m already listening to Christmas music (so sue me). I’m loving this album right now. Plus, there’s a batch of these delicious treats cooling on my counter as I write. I can’t wait. It’s all I can do to let them cool and not dig in with a spoon immediately.
That, and the fact that if I wait another hour the kids will be in bed and I won’t have to share 😉 Mwahaha! <—- that’s maternal maniacal laughter. It totally exists, just ask your mother.
Welcome to money Monday, where I share my highs and lows from a week of money management.
Wise Money Management
This week I saved money by purchasing some family Christmas gifts at a great price. How do I get the best deal on gifts? You can read about my step by step method to finding the best deals.
I paid money to learn how to make a wreath.
You see, I’m not a crafty chick. In fact, I flee at the first sign of a glue gun. In fact, I’m a bit antagonistic towards crafters. Probably because I’m secretly jealous.
A family member strong-armed me into joining a $25 wreath making class this past weekend. Twenty-five bucks? I’m pretty sure I can snag a clearance wreath at Joann’s for half that! And I wouldn’t have to juggle hot glue while getting all touchy feely with my inner Martha Stewart.
I grudgingly went to the class anyway. And you know what? I actually enjoyed being a crafty gal for a couple of hours. I paid 2x more money than I’d normally spend, but I got a bit of knowledge and confidence out of the process. Mismanagement? Maybe.
P.S. – This whole wreath-making adventure has me remembering an article by my friend Kristin who chronicled her attempts at selling wreaths at craft fairs. It’s very interesting!
How did you manage money wisely this week?