I read a lot of blog posts during the week. Haven’t done much with them in the past, but I decided that I should try sharing more of what I read. Hope you enjoy.

A Do-It-Yourself Christmas: 34 Great Gifts You Can Make Yourself – I love these ideas. My sisters and I are planning a simplified Christmas this year due to budget issues all around. Some great gift ideas that won’t cost much.

Walking Away to be a Stay-At-Home Parent – Great tips for those just wanting to get started.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Family’s Food Budget in a Tight Economy – Some of the tips are pretty basic, but worth reading.

Apology Marketing is Killing Your Sales! – Are you embarrassed to sell to the people who come to your site? Why?

Marketing Annoyance – Loyalty Cards – This is why my favorite grocery stores are the ones that don’t have loyalty cards. That, and they still have better prices.

Q&A: How Do You Spend Quality Time With Your Kids? – Some really great shared thoughts. You might get some new ideas for ways to spend time with your family.