Brrr...a cold wind and drizzle made yesterday a good day for inside pursuits. (A "stay home and hold your baby" day, or so Husband puts it.) We watched Michigan win (Go Blue!) and Ohio State lose (poor babies).
Such chilliness reminds me that the holidays aren't that far ahead. So here are some ideas to get you started:
50 ways to celebrate frugally, according to Being Frugal
(I hope to try some of these before December!)
Links to 34 Christmas presents to make or buy, thanks to Get Rich Slowly
(Hey, keep me in mind if you whip up some of the homemade almond roca)
Another Get Rich Slowly classic -- "Ask the Readers" their favorite Christmas ideas
63 Gift Ideas under $10
All sorts of economical holiday ideas, foods and such, from the folks at About.com. Their catalog is here.
Yet another Get Rich Slowly piece, maybe the best of all --
The Amazing Frugal Christmas Spectacular
It originally appeared in 2006, but the ideas are still great!
And last but not least: the Brit version of a frugal Christmas
Have fun...and enjoy the smug knowledge that you're starting early.