As you know I bought a house 2 weeks ago with hubby-to-be. Because of this, and all of the renovations we are in the middle of, we are beyond broke.
I am telling you all about this because I know I can trust my SP friends, and I know that this is private and ultimately separate from my personal life outside of Spark...
Christmas time is my favorite time of the year, and this year I can't go all out like I usually do. We do not even have money to buy a christmas tree for our new house together...
I am really depressed about it... but I will get over it.
What I am more upset about is not being able to purchase gifts for family and friends, which is my most favorite part of the holiday season.
Instead I have decided to can and make homemade Apple Butter, Blueberry Jam, and Cranberry Christmas Muffins to give as gifts to my grandparents, aunts/uncles, and others as a gift. I can do this for under $5 a person which is perfect!
My problem is that I am stuck on cheap ideas for others who would have no use for this such as my 20 year old sister... I need to find some creative and really cheap gifts that will show I care and am thinking about her.... but can't afford a lavish gift like I tend to usually give.
Any ideas on what I can do for gifts?
On a more positive note... I am very excited to make Apple Butter and Blueberry Jam! I have never canned before so this should be a lot of fun!!!!!!
Okay now moving on from that...
By the way I am loving life right now for the most part.... I feel good about school, work, my wedding, the house (for the most part), and my family (all but my dad who is constantly starting a fight with me and hubby-to-be about OUR house, but that is another story that I won't bore you with!)
Now for today's Food Blog:
1 Cup of Cinnamon Chex w/ .25 cup 1% Milk
Gingerbread Coffee w/ Almond Milk and Sugar and 1 Medium Banana w/ 1 Tbsp, Almond Butter
Vegetarian Chili w/ Shredded Mexican Cheese
2 Clementines and Chobani Strawberry-Banana Greek Yogurt
Pizzaria Uno's Harvest Vegetable Pizza on Multigrain and Flax Crust - I ate 1/2
I decided to weigh-in early this week because today is the 1st of the month and I weighed in at an ALL TIME LOW of 152.2# which means that I lost 4.6# in December which is not to shabby!!!!!!! WooHoo!!!!!!!!!
Cheers to the beginning of the Holiday Season.... the most magical time of year!!!