Posts Tagged ‘Videos’

Okay, So What’s All This “Xmas in July” Really About, Anyway?

July 14, 2009

Some people might think that “Xmas in July” is nothing more than a sales ploy…an attempt to create more consume, consume, consume.  But we at Spend Less TV don’t look at it like that.  During the holiday season we find we’re often dashing around at the last minute frantically trying to pull something together for the inevitable friend or relative who was inadvertently left off the list, or the surprise out of town guest who shows up on gift-sharing day, or the grab-bag party that suddenly falls on your lap to host.  That’s where “Xmas in July” comes in.  Why wait for the last minute? What better time than now to snag that fabulous holiday outfit, plan for DIY projects,  get set with accessories to set a festive party table  or create a welcoming front door wreath? And planning ahead means you can take advantage of off-season reduced prices, cut down on impulse spending, and have fewer parking space confrontations on Black Friday.

To celebrate Xmas in July with MidwestMom, and hopefully spare you some last-minute frantic grief, Spend Less TV has made these festive video links available exclusively to the friends of MidwestMom…We know you’ll love not only the savings tips in these videos, but also the creative ideas and festive mood they set…we can already smell the chestnuts roasting in an open fire….

What are some frantic last minute chores you’d like to avoid this coming holiday season?

Use What You Have to Decorate for Holidays – Andie Huber, Editor, Good Housekeeping

Handmade Gifts – Kim Danger, founder of

Holiday Decorating on a Budget – Interior designer, Lisa Canning

Decorating Budget Tips – Kelly Edwards, from TV’s “Design on a Dime”

Marshmallow World – Surprise Musical Treat


Christmas in July~Christmas Movies,Commericals and more

July 6, 2009

Our friends at 3669446003_d33294eb18_m  Have a collection of Christmas  Movies, TV shows, Cartoons, Commercials and More… What a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to watch a  Christmas Themed Movie.. Fan of the HallMark Channel?, Has a Listing of  When each Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie will be on..  Every thing at is family friendly and all about Christmas. Check  them out and start getting your self into the Christmas spirit.. it is never to early..

Check out Retro Christmas Commercials at TexasBanter..

Spend Less TV….

June 25, 2009

Admit it we all like to save money and with the way things are today saving money is not easy to do.. Unless you know where to go. Well This saving savvy site SpendLessTV has  videos that you can watch right on you computer with tips and tricks  to help  you save  and all of them are FREE.. yes  FREE

So take the time  to check them out and  save  your self  money..

also check them out on twitter SpendLessTV~ Twitter 

This site has been MidwestMom  approved

Have you visited  SpendLessTV ? if so leave a comment.

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Let’s make some memories…

June 14, 2009

It is Summer time and with the kids being home  and  they are bored.. Here are a few ideas for them to do  and create  memories at the same time…

Purchase a disposable  camera or let them use yours, let the kids take the pictures   with  some creativity  and some supplies from a craft store or a dollar store let the kids make their own scrap books.. the imagination is endless..

Purchase a note book..  or a three –ringed binder go on a nature walk have the kids record in their note book what they see and hear  for the younger ones that are unable to write yet take a picture of plants  or flowers and  put them in the note book for them with a short description..

Going to a Fair or Carnival this year? Find a photo booth and have everyone get in it and take goofy pictures. in the end you have one of a kind  book mark that can be used later in school..

Have a   camcorder let your kids become the director and make home movies

make some  digital copies and send to  relatives that  live far away..

For more tips and ideas check out the July issue of Better Homes and Gardens

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These are just some ideas  What can your family come up with?

Any Ideas  please comment..