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trishevil

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Exactly 6 months na lang at Christmas na ulit!

Mga SP parents, as early as now I wanted to prepare for the Holiday season,mainly kasi pwede na siya maenjoy ng baby ko.

How about you moms? Any plans for the Holidays?

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trishevil

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Christmas gift list (as of now):
1. Digital Camera for my mom
2. Educational Toys for my baby
3. Health and Beauty Products for my SILs, MIL and Aunts

Plans:
1. Cake - Purple Oven
2. Buy ham from Adelina's
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maybe a good vacation for us "3" will do, since december month falls our anniversary month (dec 21). sana naman this time matupad na. gusto ko kase maumpisahan na yung plano/pangarap namen ni hubby na ilibot si meyer sa buong pilipinas. gusto ko kase ma explore namen pamilya ang ganda ng bansa naten. mas cheaper pa kesa mag disneyland.  ;D
re: gifts , pili lang namang tao mga nireregaluhan ko during holidays kaya madali na lang to.  ;D
kay hubby ako mag iinvest ng magandang regalo niyan, makabawi manlang sa lahat ng kabutihan niya saamin ni baby.  ;D
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because of a sudden financial crisis..tipid mode kami sa Christmas. Supposedly uwi sana kami sa province ko para sa Christmas vacation.
Anyways, since we have to start anew..Kelangan ko na mag-ipon ng bongga para sa holidays.
basta I swore that i will splurge on my son. I want him to enjoy his Christmas. Start na ko sa buying ng gifts for him on September. After all, "ber" months na sa Saturday.
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Me naman since ipon mode ang drama ko ngayon Im planning to buy less expensive gifts for my family. Dati kasi sa kanila napupunta bonus ko. Pero now tipid muna, alam ko naman na maiintindihan nila. Pero di ko magagawang matipid ang mga anak ko. Number 1 sa akin ang educational toys, mostly yan ang binibigay ko sa kanila and kahit books as pasalubong. Enjoy naman sila pag binabasahan ko sila ng stories since di pa naman sila marunong magbasa. hehe.

Im still thinking ng motif for christmas tree. Excited ako sa magiging reaction ulit ng mga babies ko. Sayang lang nabasag ng dog namin yung ilang santa claus hehe.
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kami wala pang plans for christmas kung san mag stay, for me mas gusto ko sa bahay na lang..but this september, plano na namin ni hubby mag start ng shopping for christmas...wish ko lang na mas maging maganda ang business namin ..:)
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mommies! same here so excited for the coming of ber months. planning to buy curtains for xmas and syempre xmas decors! i'm planning to go to divisoria maybe october pag may budget na si hubby. ha ha ha......

motif for decorations? bears/stuffed toys kasi i have a 2 yr old son. kiddie inspired para naman ma-enjoy niya!
for the gifts naman, i usually give edible, i love to bake kasi. i'll just need to look for nice and cheap jars for the bake goodies.

goodluck mga mommies for the prep!
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purplemom

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after my birthday ko pa siguro maasikaso ang Christmas plans ko...pag matuloy ang dream project namin ni hubby this year baka tipid mode ako kasi may mga capital expenditures na dadating...more on mag frequent ako sa mga home depot..excited sana matuloy with God's grace ;)

usual preps ko for Christmas is check ko muna ang mga gifts last year na naka store lang or di nakuha...ni recycle ko yun iba papalitan lang ng gift wrap depende sa motif ko ng shades ng purple.  Laging purple ang Christmas theme ko nagiiba lang ng shades and combination.  After that, mag update na ako ng list ko ng reregaluhan...pag toys sa Divi ako bumibili pero mag window shop muna ako sa big malls...then titingin na ko sa Divi or Greenhills ng kapareho nun at yun ang bibilhin ko...if wala ako magustuhan sa Divi or specific ang request ng reregaluhan ko sympre sa mall talaga...

pag nafinalize ko na ang purple shades na theme ko mag visit na ko sa Dapitan Arcade and bibili ng mga export surplus na pang decor...

plan din namin mag travel out of the country kaso ma short siguro kami sa budget kasi may ina anticipate kami na capital expenditures plus wala pa passport mga kiddos...ayaw ko mag travel ng sobra tipid...baka out of town na lang ulit like last Dec nag Subic kami...

on gifts, si nanay ko pa lang ang may naisip ako na gift pero baka sa bday niya sa Oct ko ibigay...if mabigay ko Oct sa Christmas pera na lang....sa mga kiddos ko wala pa ko naisip..kay hubby wala pa din baka driving shoes pero yun na kasi plan niya bilhin sa sarili niya...sa relatives wala pa ako naiisip...
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 07:57:18 pm »

sana if matutuloy si hubby sa pag.uwi this december. sana makapunta si baby sa ocean park
regalo, depende lang sa budget la kasi talaga pera super tight ng pera kasi pagla sakay la din income kami masyado ni hubby need monthly magpay sa hospital.
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2012, 08:17:42 pm »

-ber month na! Wala pa talaga akong plans for Christmas except for my motiff.. I want a red Christmas this year. :)
Eeeee! Nakakaexcite isipin ang mga Christmas season sale!

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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 06:49:08 am »

this coming christmas season we are not planning for any exchage gifts..gusto namen pumunta baguio..12 kami lahat. at sana makapunta din kami batangas for swimming.3 weeks lang vacation namen sa pinas. hahatiin ko pa yun sa inlaws ko at sa side ko.my mom was so excited on planning sabi ko teka lang baka hindi kami makasabay sa mga plano nila kasi medyo on a tight budget kami..and my mom said, "hwag mo intindihin ang gastos,basta masaya tayo at magkakasama.." hay..teary eyed... yun naman talaga ang importante..masaya ang pamilya! :)
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 10:02:54 am »

Plans for Christmas:

1. Definitely - to get to spend it with my family. :)
2. Prepare a yummy spread for Christmas eve dinner.
3. Have little gifts to give away sa immediate family ko, especially sa aking little girl. :)
4. No plans of making pasyal anywhere - toxic season eh. Hehe. Di namin maenjoy pag masyado madami tao. Maybe after Christmas season na lang. :)
5. Gift for myself ... wala pa ko maisip. :)

Checklist:
1. Will buy additional Christmas decor and start of gifts na this September - I know na where to go for unique and affordable Xmas finds! :)
2. October - Gawa na ng printables for Christmas. I want to make it like a little 'party' ulit for my family this Christmas. :)
3. November - Decorate the house! Yey! <3
4. December - Hopefully nakabalot na si hubby ng gifts namin. Hehe.

Budgeting:

Save more than splurge. :) Wala naman sa peso value ng gift ang essence of giving.

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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 10:32:20 am »

Ako naman, mag-ber month fasting ako para makatipid sa unnecessary expenses (mahilig kasi ako bumili ng desserts and meryenda na mas mahal pa sa lunch ko) at para may savings ako for the holidays!!
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 10:55:58 am »

Naku sis yan din idea ko last week. Pero di ko natupad. Like kahapon and kanina napabili na naman ako ng food. Hirap talaga na mahilig ka  kumain, magastos din. hehe. ::)
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 11:20:53 am »

Mommies, would you know where can i buy purple artificial Christmas tree? Yun nasa Dimensione kasi is fuschia pink although near to purple na...TIA...
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