Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Update

I'm happy to report that I'm (almost) done with my holiday shopping, & I'm under budget!

I've purchased every gift (save for the old home movies I'm converting to DVDs for my grandmother - those I've shipped off to the company & I'm awaiting a quote), as well as ordered our holiday cards.

Here's the spending breakout for the holidays:

Total Budget = $1,000

Spent so far = $643.91

Remaining to spend:
  • Grandma's gift (split with sister) - estimate = $25
  • Food for holiday parties - $100
  • Holiday bonus for cleaning lady - $50

Total estimated spend = $818.91

As was the earlier plan, any savings from our original budget will be donated to the local food pantry.

How is your holiday shopping going? Are you done?

Here's a picture of my boys in front of a Christmas tree in Hawaii. You can't see it from this picture, but the tree is right on the beach, with palm trees & the ocean in the background. Too cute. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Cute picture of the boys!!!
    And you are so impressive with your gift giving and giving to the food bank!