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Mini Homestead Happenings for 12/17/2008

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on December 17, 2008

The last storm, and convening rain, did not leave us with a lot of snow. However, it is snowing real good out there again today. I swear I looked like Mrs. Frosty when arriving at the store while out for my walk.

We are busy getting out cards and making gifts. We have an almost no cost holiday gift-giving season going on here. I spent $1.00 on cards, and purchased stamps to mail the cards (I do not include this as a cost of gift-giving, as people would get letters from us anyway.) The address labels are always free.

Right, so I made purchases at yard sales at under $20.00, and I purchased food to make gifts at $25.00. Everything else is made from things on hand, so we paid nothing. I did have to mail Zowie’s Grandmothers’ gift, which cost about $5.80. So, I spent $50.80 for gifts for everyone but the girls. Most of their gifts were free. except I spent about $20.00 for a couple of things. So that is $70.80. That cost also includes baked goods that will be eaten here and not given as gifts, so gift giving cost me about $60.00. Not too bad. I do like to bake, but food prices have gone up so much that I won’t be doing as much of it for gifts this year.

Skye is coming for the weekend, and it will be great to see her again. We miss her a lot, but I am grateful that she is enjoying her life.

I hope that you are all enjoying the holiday season.



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