It seems I have pushed it to the very end this year – I’m still only 50% finished with Christmas gifts! Yikes… and I’m literally in Wisconsin right now working my way back home to the DC area in time for a nice dinner and party w/ the family… which means I’ll only have ONE day left now to shop – Christmas Eve! Haha… Wow.
I feel like I have a thousand and one excuses for such a delay, but really I just haven’t been paying close enough attention ;) And it’s pretty crazy too considering I WORK FROM HOME!! How hard would it have been to go to Amazon or Target online or something? Or just taken a few hours break one day to hit up some Kohls and TJ Maxx action, etc? (Oh wait, I did do that – I just forgot to go back again later to finish up, arghh…). And then of course *work* always has to get in the way… After all, without that I’d have no money to go shopping with anyways! But still… def. my fault ;)
So while y’all are out relaxing and having fun w/ your friends and family cozying up next to warm fires and drinking apple cider together, try and think about your poor blogger friend J. Money, will ya? While he’s all stressed out and going through the last-minute pains? I swear he’s never doing this again!! ;)
Might I also not be alone in this, though?? Anyone else gonna tear it up today or tomorrow before the big festivities hit? If you are, I’m rooting you on!! You can do it!!! And if everything’s closed by then, better start getting your craftiness on, haha… I’m gonna come up with like 10 things I can make on the plane ASAP if $hit hits the fan… I’m thinking coupon books for the mom (“Use this for 1 free hug!”), a picture album for the brother (“Remember how awesome our childhood was?”), and a bottle of whiskey for good ol’ dad (liquor stores are always open, right?). I’ll figure something out ;)
Wherever you guys are in your shopping though, I wish each and every one of you a VERY merry holiday weekend! You all will forever be in my heart, and I’m extremely grateful for the love and friendships we’ve built over the years here on this crazy blog of ours. We’ve gone through a lot in the last 4 years, and I THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart for always supporting me. You make me the luckiest bastard around, no joke.
Happy holidays y’all, got nothing but love for ya!
(Christmas guinea pig by kitkatherine)
PS: Some of my favorite tools:
|Personal Capital (FREE) -- If you’re looking for a robust financial tracker, Personal Capital is the way to go! They’re like Mint, but on steroids and have much better tools for investment and net worth tracking. // Full review|
|Digit (FREE) -- A super easy (and automated) way to save. Every day Digit analyzes your income and expenses and will push money aside for you any time it sees extra sitting there. I've saved over $4,000 myself using them so far! // Full review|
|Acorns -- Having trouble finding money to invest? Check out Acorns – they round up all your transactions to the nearest $1.00 and drops the difference into an investment portfolio for you. Easy way to start investing! // Full review|