HA! Right? I am going my darnest to create a stress free peaceful Christmas for our family. Not such an easy feat when your budget is so tight its screaming for air and your family is a little crazy. I try to be thrifty in every situation I can manage, but I have never been one to bake. That is until recently. If you had told me last Christmas I would be making candy and baking goodies for everyone; I would have check for fever. But alas in my hunt for frugality and better overall living, I have quickly learned the ropes. I make a mean banana muffin and yummy bread. For my sons' teachers I made candy! Between the three boys there are 6 teachers (Noah has 4). I saved a ton of money, and devouring some of the Buckeyes was mighty relaxing. I also made peppermint bark. I cheated on the both, making them even easier by microwaving the chocolate! We have been uber crafty around these parts too! Making dough ornaments, picture cards (which I hand delivered), and homemade cookies. I shopped on Black Friday and was DONE. Now less than a week before the big day, I am in relax mode! The gifts are wrapped, the food is done, the house is festive and I am CALM. After all nothing is more peaceful, calming or relaxing to me than not breaking the bank to have a wonderful holiday!