August 27, 2008 |
My friend and author, Nancy Twigg, who writes on simplifying our lives, frugality, and focusing on what’s most important in her newsletter, has generously offered to give away five copies of her book, Celebrate Simply, to my readers here.
Have you ever dreamed of family celebrations that leave you exhilarated
rather than exhausted? Overjoyed instead of overwhelmed? Well, then
you’ll want to get a copy of Nancy’s book!
Celebrate Simply is your guide to simpler, more meaningful holidays. It’s a small book that is jam-packed with encouragement and practical help to allow you to take the stress and expense out of special occasions.
Dave Ramsey says, "…Not only will Celebrate Simply teach you how to save money, it will also show you how to enrich and add meaning to your celebrations as well."
To enter to win one of the five copies I’m giving away, just leave a comment on this post in the next 24 hours. Include your name and a valid email address in the spaces provided. I’ll randomly choose and post five winners Thursday evening.
June 12, 2008 |
Father’s Day is this Sunday and while I’m pretty sure I know what I’m doing for my dad and my husband, I’m sure there are many others who are still looking for some great ideas.
My dad is very easy to please. He doesn’t like gifts, he likes handmade cards and letters so that’s what he normally gets and that’s what he’s getting again this year. It’s always so good to sit down and write out my thoughts of gratitude and appreciation to him for all he has done for me.
My husband is also easy to please. Up until this year, he always received a card and a special home-cooked dinner. This year, since we have more wiggle room in the budget, I’m actually buying him something. But it’s not anything fancy or extravagant. Instead, he’s getting dress clothes, thanks to Sears. And I know he’ll be happy as a lark since, unlike most men, he likes to shop and buy clothes!
What are you doing to bless and show appreciation for the special father(s) in your life? Tell us about it in the comments section in the next 24 hours and you’ll also be entered to win one of two $20 gift cards from Boston Market.
Our family loves Boston Market; it’s like enjoying delicious home-cooking without the work and effort! I especially enjoy their rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes–Yum!
To enter to win one of these two $20 gift cards:
::Leave a comment telling us your best frugal idea for celebrating Father’s Day and blessing a special guy in your life.
::Tomorrow evening, I’ll randomly choose two winners and post them.