I'm way behind, so I'm going to play catch up real quick! I think the past few days are kind short entries anyway. Here goes...
Day 4: Tips/Tricks to a budget friendly holiday season
I'm all about sticking to a budget! If I don't, I always feel too guilty! Anyway, I would say the best thing to do is set a max amount you can spend total on Christmas things. Then break it down into groups, like decorations, gifts for family, gifts for husband, travel expenses, etc. Then make a list of who you would like to buy a gift for and set an amount per person, depending on how many people you have on the list and how much money you allow for gifts total. I think that's the best way to not spend more than you plan to!
To save money, you can also keep your receipts and take it back to the store for a price adjustment if the item you bought goes on sale. Don't spend a bunch of money on wrapping paper and stuff...you can get that cheap at the dollar store--it just gets torn up anyway! ha! Also, if you need shirt boxes, Kohls lets you take as many as you want.
Oh and it might be a good idea to save a little money throughout the year so you don't go over budget in December.
Day 5: Favorite Holiday Movies
I'm pretty sure everyone has named these already, but my all time favorite Christmas movies are
 Christmas Vacation
 The Santa Claus
 Home Alone
 The Polar Express
Day 6: Gift ideas for myself
I don't like to do this!! That is just how I am. haha
If I had to make a list, I would say I want...
 To go home for Christmas
 Photography lessons
Plain and simple. I don't need anything but my hubs, family, friends, and dogs!
Day 7: Holiday Craft/DIY
I haven't made any DIY Christmas crafts yet, so I'll just give you two links.
I found this tutorial for a cheap $5 fluffy wreath. I love the bright red!
Also, check out this tutorial for a neat book page wreath that my bestie, Lauren posted about last month. I plan on making one of these soon. I already got my old book from Goodwill. It's a Russian dictionary! ha! I like it because the pages were already old and yellow-looking. And I liked the funky font. You could hang this wreath by some wide red ribbon and it would look pretty for Christmas!
Day 8: Least Favorite Thing about the Holidays
Hmmmm....I want to say I love everything about Christmastime! But I guess my least favorite thing would be traffic. eck! But you just have to remember all those people are probably going to visit family, so I guess that makes it ok! :) Speaking of...I hope our flights go smoothly! We've never flown during the holidays before. Yikes!
Ok, so now I'm all caught up. If you want to join in, head over to Aly's blog and link up!