Posts Tagged ‘Christmas shopping’

Packing my Balikbayan Box

Written on December 14th, 2012 by sassymomno shouts

After a month here in the United States, I can’t wait to go home and see my family. But my trip would not be complete without sending a Balikbayan Box or should I say boxes — this is where I stuff all the goods I have shopped and will be shipped home in a month’s time. I just love shopping here in the US. Great finds at cheap price! Plus I can buy things that are not sold in Manila.

As I write this post, I am done packing my first box. I am sealing the second box on the day that I will leave. It’s actually my 3rd box– the first one I sent during my first leg in San Francisco. Sorry! I can’t help it. I arrived two days before Black Friday and I panicked! LOL!

I just need to make sure all the things I bought are safely tucked in the box the “fragile items”. As for me, I also need to take care of myself in packing these items especially in handling the single edge razor blades.

Christmas List

Written on October 29th, 2012 by sassymomno shouts

The most wonderful time of the years is almost here and my Christmas list is not yet in full swing. I can do this!

My god-children first and then my kids– who happens to have their own Christmas wish list from everyone. They are teenager now, and it’s not easy to please teenagers nowadays. Their gift choices are quite expensive and Santa needs to work doubly hard this Season. Good thing I have very generous siblings who can afford to give them the luxury of an expensive gift.

As for me, simple gifts are appreciated. It’s the though that counts. But if someone would like to give me a michael kors chronograph watch– that would be perfect.

Business is peaking

Written on November 7th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

It’s our third exhibit for our bazaar business and we can already feel the Christmas rush… sales are peaking up and I am so happy. As we countdown the days towards Christmas, more and more shoppers will look for Christmas gifts and of course, to buy things for themselves that means more sales for our bazaar.

We have learned a lot from this experience, and now we are confident about our market and the items that we need to sell as well as the items that are saleable. It was a trial and error thing for us to know what the market wants, but we have learned.

Joining bazaars is a preparation for us to have our own store. I hope that this Christmas season, we will be able to save enough money to fund our rent for own store, that is our ultimate goal. Soon, we’ll have our POS and well be using thermal printers like Epson TM-T88V. I can only dream :-)

Stress free Christmas

Written on December 10th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Cellphone HolderAside from the pastries which I will bake the day before I will give them away, I am almost done with my Christmas list… and I am so relieved!

I guess this is a milestone for me, for the past ¬†years I have always been a victim of the “Christmas Rush” and it contributes to my stress — mainly because I do not have the time to do it earlier than usual. I thank the Lord for all the blessings that He have showered our family that I did not only have made time to shop for Christmas gifts but gave us the means to purchase the gifts.

Now, I can say that I am nearing my goal of a stress-free Christmas and just enjoy the season. Even my kids are almost done with the gifts for their friends. My daughter shopped on her own to buy her gifts while my son of course, is still dependent on me. He chose to give mobile phone holders with the sports theme instead of the real basketball, tennis ball or football gift.

Truly, I am overwhelmed by the blessings! Once again, I have experienced how the hands of God works in mysterious ways. Thank you, Lord!

On the look out for a good bargain

Written on November 23rd, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Christmas shopping is always a good time to hunt for a good bargain. That is why I visit bazaars, not only can I find bargain deals but also unique gift ideas.

My husband considers me a shopaholic but I say, I am a smart shopper. As early as September, I have been hoarding “sale items” for our Christmas gifts. Even though I have to brave through the thick blanket of people, I would do that just to have the best value for my money.

I just wish we also have bargains like in the US such Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals. Thanksgiving is such a big deal for them and they celebrate it by giving shoppers Thanksgiving sale at the mall. Oooooh, I would probably go ga-ga over there. teeheheheeee.

I am almost half done with my Christmas list and I am having so much fun doing the shopping :-)

Stress free Christmas Shopping

Written on October 22nd, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Christmas treeAlthough Christmas is my most favorite time of the year, it can be a very stressful time especially for moms like me who take care of all the gift buying duties.

I try to make Christmas shopping less stressful by shopping early, like this year, I have started to shop as early as September. However, there are circumstances that are beyond our control like our cash flow that do not permit me to shop on time.

No worries! I always make it on time, no matter how stressful it is. This year, my aim is to change the Christmas decors at home and I have been looking around for different christmas trees that would fit my style and of course, my budget.

After Halloween, I usually dress up the house with Christmas decorations for a more festive feel.

Hopefully, this Christmas would be a little hassle free. It’s usually the immediate family members that are more difficult to shop for since you need to adapt it to their individuality.

It’s always fun to give gifts. As I always say, “It’s always better to be on the giving end.”

I hope you all have a stress free Christmas shopping.