Spreading Christmas Cheer

All week the kids and I have been baking up a storm. Cookies, cupcakes and candy have been tempting us with their yummy goodness.

Today we’ve delivered some of these sweet treats, but tomorrow morning will find us playing a bit of ding dong ditch on unsuspecting (and often grumpy) neighbors!

Spreading Christmas cheer is so much fun!

The Perfect Stocking(s) for Under $25!

Walmart is dedicated to helping families save money so we can bring home more for less this Christmas. To prove this, they sent me out with another challenge this week. My mission was to put together the perfect stocking with just $25. So, off I went with a gift card in hand to see what I could find.

I’ll admit that I was surprised to find that Walmart truly does offer all of the ingredients any family needs for fab filled stockings this holiday– from $1 candies and holiday activities to $5 DVDs.

Believe it or not, I put together a stocking for all six of my older kiddos for just under $25, TOTAL (pre-tax)! With all of the multi-pack items I was able to purchase this was quite easy to do, actually.

If you have yet to purchase your stocking “stuffing,” I invite you to take “The Perfect Stocking for Under $25”
challenge on your own and share with me how you created your stockings for your loved ones. I’m sure you’ll find that it’s certainly doable for anyone on your list!

Other great ideas for stocking stuffers::

Baby Bottle Pops and Juicy Drop Pops are a favorite treat around here! I think it’s kinda funny, really… even the twins can be seen sucking on that little bottle pop every now and again. They have no shame when it comes to their favorite candy!

Animal Planet Activity Kits are great for the kiddos whose mom isn’t exactly the best at organizing and creating fun activities. Ahem.

The 3D puzzle that is the Rubik’s Cube is a classic game that any one can enjoy. Okay, maybe not anyone… these little cubes frustrate me to no end. BUT, my kiddos love them!

Toy Haul For Our Adopted Family

Being a Walmart Mom has it’s perks, but I have to say that I am most excited by opportunities that help us give to those in need. This month, each of the Walmart Moms were given a $100 gift card to purchase some of this year’s top toys from Walmart for a charity of our choice. I actually chose to use the gift card to help shop for a specific family – a family of soon to be TEN, no less! Follow along as we choose items for this family of mostly girls… something certainly outside of our comfort zone. While we did go over $100 just a bit, I think we did pretty well.

I have been compensated for my time and efforts to create this post and video.