I want to say it feels like the chaos is finally turning to calm with my family's move...but alas I see the holidays quickly peeking around the corner, and I should probably start some serious planning or freaking out or something...
Yeah, yeah, I used to get fussy when stores started pushing holidays earlier than I thought was necessary...of course, now that I own my own small business, I totally understand WHY. It's not so much about rushing, but trying to spread out the madness. Perhaps I can help the early birds along, so I can focus on the stragglers as the dates get closer.
Did you catch that?
It was a tip...
...if you love your favorite local handmade artisans, and you're fantastically mesmerized by Etsy, and you have divine plans to order beautiful, handmade, personalized, custom holiday gifts for your friends and family and co-workers and pastor and the mail man...
...could you plan ahead?
...could you order early?
Not only will you have less stress and your giftees will be thrilled not to have a stocking full of IOUs, but your favorite makers will be thrilled with your thoughtfulness and care for their personal sanity as well.
Just a thought.
PS Dave Ramsey would be proud too! Budget, budget, budget!