What’s been going on and Christmas guide

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Sorry for no post last week. It appears the Nora Virus is in fall swing and I was struck down by it last Wednesday. All I could do was lay down and couldn’t even contemplate posting a blog.

My little boy Henry was struck by it on Monday and my mum on Tuesday.

What I would say is, clean all areas and once it has passed, make sure everything is washed, cleaned and sanitised just in case.

I have posted more videos since my last post two weeks ago, and are available to watch at:

http://www.carriesrealworld.com

I posted a new video today on my Filofax and Planner page on the above site too, this is available to watch via this link below:

http://www.carriesrealworld.com/filofax-and-planner

I have completed my Christmas shopping HOORAY! So it is just filming a few more gift guides and home decor, get those up and then put out my decor to then continue to look forward to the festive day. Christmas.

So if you are needing some inspiration then here are some great money saving ideas:

  • Make a CD for your love ones. Gone are the days of when we used to record songs on tapes, now you can do it all in the comfort of your own home. You can even make a personalised DVD of some favourite photos with some of your love one’s favourite songs.
  • Buy a hamper and then separate the items into different gifts. You have Lakelands, M&S, Freemans even, or Waitrose, who all do hampers. Or why not make your own from purchasing items from your local supermarket
  • Make your own chocolates. I did a video on how to do this a while ago, please see video below. It is so easy that I am making some more this year aswell.

  • Make a scrapbook for someone special in your life, great way to go through all your photos and collaborate them. Let’s face it, I bet there are many of us who have tons of photos yet we have no idea of what to do with them. I have done this for both my brother and my mum for their birthdays. You can do it as a Christmas gift too.
  • If you know someone who has just had a baby then why not create them a hamper of all the essential items they may need and some next sizes of vest and sleep suits, and don’t be shy about using ones you may already have which are in good condition. It isn’t about the piece or where it came from, but the meaning behind, and remember children grow up fast, so using second hand items saves you and them money too.
  • Create a children’s saving account and why not create a certificate to say you are going to give them £50 for example to their account to use for something special. I know from experience that Henry doesn’t need a lot of toys as he has so many so donating money into his account, will not only save us money on another toy he may grow out of but save him money in the future. He has money in his account ready for when he truly goes out into the big wide world. You have to plan for the future aswell as the present
  • Do secret Santa amongst friends or family. Or do a lucky dip and create a theme and remember to create a limit (budget) ours at my work this year is £5.00.

So I am going to get on with the rest of my day, but there will be more to come soon, so keep reading guys and thank you all for your support.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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