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Let the shopping begin

Or if you are me... end!

I started my Christmas shopping VERY early this year. As a very savvy shopper I knew that in order to get the deals I wanted I needed to leave myself tons of time. So in that vain I started Christmas shopping back in September. I read a great blog post about how to be a smart Christmas shopper. The thing I too away from the article was that a super savvy shopper should be looking for 40% discounts off of MSRP. I took that to heart and set out to shopping.

Now it is Black Friday and I am happy to say that after taking full advantage of many stores pre-Christmas sales I am just about done shopping. I have a few fill in's but I am about 85% done!!! Yay me!

I must admit the fact that I am having surgery on my hand 12 days before Christmas might have been an influence. I broke my finger on Sept. 28th and knew within a week that I would be having surgery (and using only one hand) right around Christmas. Because of this I knew I needed to be done shopping and wrapping by surgery day. That was a pretty good motivator to be done.

For those of you who have not gotten as far never fear. That same article also said that given the current economic climate the sales as we get closer to Christmas should get better and better. I plan to jump on that by filling my gift closet for the girls birthdays and birthday parties if I see any great deals.

So, happy shopping everyone! (I will be enjoying a store-free day today!)

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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