Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas everyone!

After unwrapping our presents today, I folded up the gift boxes we used and saved the bows to use again next year, which will save us money next year. We are always on the lookout for ways to save money.  

My Christmas presents this year included a new stainless steel tea kettle, a Veggetti, a lighthouse clock, a blue furry steering wheel cover for cold winter mornings, antenna topper, and season two of the Bates Motel. 

I also received a basket from school this year with some bath & Body Works lotion, room spray, homemade bread, candles, candle centerpiece, and a monetary gift. It was so thoughtful and sweet of them to remember me. They wanted to thank me for being a dependable sub for them. 

I've been feeling under the weather with a cold for at least two weeks now, so I'm enjoying some hot tea made with boiling water in my new tea kettle, which boiled the water in less than a minute. Sure is making my throat and sinuses feel better. 

We love the new tea kettle and have drank more hot tea today than we have all month. We are definitely going to enjoy this present. 

My daughter & I have been playing games all day today and it's been a nice and pleasant day here. 

I hope you've had an enjoyable celebration with your loved ones today.  :)

CFO ~ Chief Frugal Officer
Professor Penny Pincher 
© Belinda & Frugal Workshop, 2011 and beyond.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”
"Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle ~ It will help you save money"


  1. Belinda, sounds like a nice Christmas at your house! I had to look up what a Vegetti is-what a cool tool! I am also salvaging wrapping supplies, and don't anticipate needing to buy any for next year, except perhaps some tissue paper, should I not be able to salvage enough over the course of the upcoming year.

    Carol in CT

  2. Thank you, Carol. It was a nice Christmas here, sounds like it was in your home too. I am looking forward to trying the Vegetti, I've been wanting one for a while now.

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I hope you feel better soon.
    I haven't tried the vegetti, but I do have a spiralizer. Zucchini makes great noodles.
    In fact, there is a site with tons of recipes. I'm not sure what veggies you use with this though. If you'd like the link let me know.

    1. Yes, Shara. I would love the link to the spiralizer recipe site. :)

  4. I just love reading your blog. Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

    1. Thank you, Melissa. I hope you have a Merry Christmas too. :)

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. We bought one roll of wrap at the dollar just in case we did not have enough. We will have plenty of wrap bows and tape for next year. We had a frugal holiday. We were invited to my sisters house. We took home made hummus and pita chips I got on sale. It was a lovely time. I hope you feel better soon.

    1. Thank you, Patti. I am finally starting to feel better. Sounds like you had a nice and frugal holiday too. I'm glad you had a lovely time. The time spent with family can be so much fun. :)


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