Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Halfway through Christmas

sheena Friday, August 21st, 2015

Female shopping at festive fairHi guys! I’ts August and just a few months from here, it will be Christmas again. How do you feel? We are all excited in our home. In fact, as of now, I’m beginning to think of gifts I will be giving away to some special people in my life. It’s too early but hey it’s not so bad to start out early.

I wanna make sure I make an early start because I have a long list of people I need to give gifts. Another reason is that I don’t want to be in a rush during the Christmas season. I want to enjoy the season completely and feel completely at peace and prepared.

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Christmas is over….now what?

miriam Thursday, December 27th, 2012

accessory v1 m56577569838682312 300x157 Christmas is over....now what?The gifts have all been opened, all the eggnog is gone, the bottom of the tree looks bare, and Santa is snug in his bed taking a well deserved nap. At this point, many people ask, now what? The days between Christmas and New Years Eve, many people wonder what to do to fill the time. Some people lounge around the house eating all the leftovers and watching the various holiday bowl games. Other people go to the movies, or visit loved ones. However, the really smart ones take advantage of this small window to get great deals on things they really want.

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‘Tis the Season for Procrastination

miriam Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

In this world of instantaneous information available right at our fingertips, and the ability to have just about anything delivered directly to our front door, it’s easy to find ways to procrastinate many decisions. We can easily do most things today in a few hours that used to take people days and weeks to accomplish not too long ago. Is technology responsible for enabling this shift in thinking and behavior?

During the month of December, this procrastination is at its best as people all over put off their Christmas shopping until the last minute. This growing trend has led many retailers to provide consumers with last minute deals right before Christmas. Many of these deals only last 24 hours and come with free overnight shipping.

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

miriam Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Christmas Presents wrapped 300x300 Spreading Christmas CheerThe holidays are a special time.  They are filled with family, friends, and joyous music.  There are just two problems I always run into during the holidays: I eat too much food and spend too much money.  Well, I can’t help with the first, but the second is something I’ve learned to overcome.

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jewelry 300x151 Celebrate 22 Days of Deals on Amazing JewelryAny time you turn on the TV during the holiday season, you can’t help but notice how all the commercials are aimed at getting you to buy certain items for Christmas. Commercials for all kinds of toys are shown when advertisers know children are likely to be watching. Other commercials for new cars or vacations entice you to spoil your loved ones with extravagant gifts they’re sure to love. But what about the ones that advertise jewelry as being the best way to show love for someone special in your life?

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Magical Toys for Kids

Magical Toys for Kids

What do you think of when you hear words like Santa, elves, presents, reindeer and stockings? Do you think back to the time when you were a child and the world seemed full of magic? Do you remember what it felt like to believe that anything was possible? Do you remember the first time that magic began to fade? For me it was around the age of 8 when I found some Christmas gifts my parents had hidden at the top of a closet. From that moment on, I started viewing the world differently.

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Buy Two of These and Call Me in the Morning

miriam Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Feeling down? Try this!

Feeling down? Try this!

The term “Retail Therapy” has been around since the ’80s.  Media outlets like The Guardian and The New York Times have written about it.  It has even been the subject of scientific research studies.  But what is it?  Is it just a label manufactured by the capitalist retail chains in hopes of justifying unabashed shopping sprees by consumers?  Or is it a legitimate form of healing one’s mood?

As the Bible says, “By their fruit ye shall know them” (Matt 7:16).  In other words, and as my friend used to explain that verse to me, “The proof is in the pudding”  Ok, so maybe Saint Matthew wasn’t talking about shopping, but I believe the principle applies.

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All You Need for the Holidays in One Stop!

miriam Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

holiday center All You Need for the Holidays in One Stop!As soon as Halloween ends, people all over start planning for Christmas, even thought it’s still almost two months away. Why is this? Is it because we’re all so excited for Santa? Do we really want to hear Christmas music played on the radio for two straight months? I think it’s because Christmas is such a huge event, it takes a long time to get everything ready for the big day. There’s the decorations, gifts, cards, vacation plans, food, and all sorts of parties to plan. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one place that could help you with all of this?

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The Brilliance of Layaway

miriam Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Try it today

Try it today

Growing up in the nineties, I knew what the word layaway meant, but I never saw anyone actually use it. My parents were the type who either bought something when they needed it, or didn’t buy it at all. Some adults I knew would put things on credit cards, and then pay them off later. Unfortunately, there are negatives associated with both of these scenarios. With my parents, they often times bought things when they couldn’t afford them, or missed out on deals because they didn’t have enough money at the time. Those who bought things on credit ended up paying more for them than their upfront cost. Now that I’m adult, I see that layaway is the perfect answer to both of these scenarios.

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Doggy Christmas

Doggy Christmas

I am a huge dog lover, but I haven’t always been.  While growing up, we had a dog, but he wasn’t a big part of our family.  After I got married, my husband really wanted a dog, so after we bought our first house, we got our first dog when she was just 6 weeks old.  She instantly became our baby and we did everything with her.  We took her with us everywhere, took her to dog parks and on walks every day and spoiled her like a child.  She was just so cute!

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