Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 3 - Blog Party - Shopping

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Oh my. It appears I did it again. Once again I need to clarify yesterdays post. I really didn't think about what I wrote but it appears that we have lots of blog partiers who are going to make the naughty list. Hide the Pickle is a German tradition that Mark's family passed down. There is a pickle ornament (and NO not a real pickle) that one person hides in the tree. The first person to find it wins a small prize. It is a family orient tradition, not a family making tradition. - LOL! I should have explained it like Sandy did.

Now for today's question: When do you start Christmas shopping? How do you budget for Christmas? Do you stick to your budget?

I usually start shopping in November. I'm not one of those people who could buy from sales during the year and stock the stuff away. I would never remember a) that I bought something and b) where I hid it.

Budget? What's that even mean? Well, I try. I try real hard but inevitably we (including my husband in this) don't usually follow it very well. We say we are going to spend x amount on each family member, but then there is always that one more super cute thing you just have to get them. Maybe we will do better this year. Except there's that electric Barbie car that Morgan wants...

21 comments:

Staci said...

I'm guilty of losing things I bought way before the holidays, if I actually think to get anything ahead of time.

Custom Blog Designs said...

Love your explanation the pickle game...I can understand people's confusion!

Sarah said...

Can I say Thank you? First for being part of the party because I don't know if I would have found you otherwise. And then for being just as quirky and disorganized and shall we say "off" as I am! You rock!

Erin Tales said...

Buy the car! We have a Powered car for Keegan and he LOVES IT!

Caitlin said...

I missed yesterday, but that sounds funny!

Shasta said...

The pickle game sounds really fun! Neat idea!

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Oh, I want a barbie electric car! The kids these days get stuff so much cooler than we did! Here's My Day 3! Come sign Mr. Linky!

AJ said...

I am guilty of losing Christmas presents also. I would lose my head if it wasn't attached. Sorry you were having problems commenting on my post earlier. I did get all 3 of them :P

Tena said...

moving over so you can sit on my bench! Your answer and my answer is almost the same!

Proud Mommy said...

I so wish I didn't have to have a budget!!!

Abby said...

Wow electric Barbie car I want one too!

The Party of Five said...

Lil' E wants a powered car at Costco. I really want to get it for him, but I don't know it is $300 and we are pretty much done with the kids gifts. However, I remember wanting one when I was little as did my husband and we never got one. Yes we turned out just fine, but it would have been so cool.

Cathy said...

If I bought anything ahead of time, I wouldn't have any place to hide it!

Melissa said...

I've found the perfect place to hide gifts. Suitcases! (unless you travel alot) We usually don't travel been Aug and Dec... so our suitcases usually get filled with gifts. I put gift cards and small gifts in the pockets.. and items I need to hide in the larger section. Works for me!

ccswch said...

I've heard of people doing the pickle thing before, but never knew what the story behind it was. Thank you for sharing!

sandy said...

I'm still giggling about the naughty version of "hide the pickle" ;)

Bridget said...

I'm with you on this one!

3 Kids and Us said...

I'm glad you clarified the pickle thing. lol

Kids are hard not to spoil.

On The Verge said...

I'm just like you. I have already bought a few items and already forgot what I bought! Could you imagine if I started at the beginning of the year? lol

Tracye said...

i did that for birthdays this year! bought stuff then forgot all about it until after the birthday passed!

Momstart said...

I'm going to have to go see all of those comments from day 2