Weekend Scoop: Holiday Celebrations Edition

by Kay Lynn

One thing I love about this time of year is the focus on spending time with co-workers, friends and family.  Last night was the company holiday party and it’s so fun to see everyone dressed to the nines once a year.

To break away from black, I bought a cranberry colored cocktail dress.  Don’t worry I used a 40% off coupon for big savings on it and will wear it on our next cruise vacation for formal night.  This is the dress, but not me pictured.

Next weekend we’ll celebrating Christmas early with my husband’s family here as we’ll be with my family in the MidWest on the actual day.  It’s hectic and tiring, but I love it! What plans do you have for holiday celebrations?

Carnivals and Round-ups

The excitement for me the past week was getting mentioned at The Consumerist in 3 Financial Dealbreakers that could screw up a relationship.  Thanks to all the other blogs that mentioned an article here.

If I left you out, let me know and you’ll be in the next roundup.

Carnival of Personal Finance @ Afford Anything
The Wealth Builder Carnival #56  @ My Wealth Builder
Totally Money Carnival: Building Wealth Edition  @ Faith and Finance
Festival of Frugality #308 @ Living Richly on a Budget
Weekly Roundup 12-5-11: Best of the Best @ Money is the Root
Money for College Project: Exam Week @ Money for College Project
Friday Follies: Cannonball Edition @ The Millionaire Nurse Blog
Black Coffee: Old Shacks, Chevy Volts, Colt 45s & Cheap-Tippin’ Scumbags @ Len Penzo Dot Com
Traveling with Kids: 7 Tips You Must Know @ Couple Money
Weekly Links: Bowl Edition @ Sustainable Life Blog


If you have kids our giveaways at Two Savvy Sisters will be useful.  Entries for the Dinosaur Train DVD close 12/13 and for Maty’s vapor rub on 12/15.

Don’t forget to enter the Yakezie giveaway with prizes worth over $500 before it ends tomorrow at midnight.  Other personal finance blog world giveaways are listed below.  Good luck!

Invest it Wisely has $300 in prizes at his charity/cash giveaway.  Entries close Christmas Day.

Finance Fox is celebrating the blog’s first anniversary with several prizes including $100 cash!  This one ends 12/18.

Invest in the Markets has a $25 Amazon card plus other prizes.  Enter before 12/24.

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff is holding a Christmas Cash and Charity Giveaway with a value of $200.  Entries close 12/19.

Young and Thrifty has a book review and giveaway for the Millionaire Teacher.  Enter by 12/15.

Like Daily Money Shot on Facebook for a chance to win $25 once she gets 25 fans!

Money Crush has a Til Debt Do Us Part Life Planner review and giveaway.  Entries close 12/19.

Surviving and Thriving is giving away a ceramic ion flat iron.  Enter by tomorrow evening.

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Eddie December 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thank you for the mention!
Hope you had a superb weekend!


Invest It Wisely December 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

Thanks for including my giveaway, I appreciate it!

Doctor Stock December 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Thanks for sharing these, including mine… now I’ve got to go enter some more!

Paula @ Afford Anything December 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

I love wearing bright dresses in the winter. Why wear drab colors when its also drab outside? That’s just depressing. I think its much better to add color to the party …

Jeff @ Sustainable Life Blog December 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Thanks for the mention kay lynn!

youngandthrifty December 13, 2011 at 12:34 am

That looks like a really nice dress- perfect colour because you can wear it for any occasion- even for a dinner out!

It’s such a busy time of year, but very nice indeed. I too like seeing coworkers out of “work mode”!

PS thanks for the mention!

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