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      haverwench Now, time to play Who's a Bigger Geek?: I actually keep my holiday gift list in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, with columns for each recipient's name, where it was purchased, and what it cost. Three additional columns have check boxes to mark off each ...  more
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    • Emily Guy Birken
      haverwench I also have a "notes" column to track how well each gift was received, so I know whether similar gifts are likely to go over well in future, and a "green" column to track which gifts were secondhand, home-grown, organic, Fair Trade, pu...  more
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      Emily Guy Birken @haverwench, I LOVE the spreadsheet idea! Would you be willing to share your template? I'm planning on doing a FLYlady holiday "cruise" this year (, but I wasn't a big fan of her control journal/gift li...  more
      • Wed at 9:08 AM
    • Emily Guy Birken
      haverwench I'd be happy to share it, but how do you do that on a site like this? Where do I put or send the file? The only way I know of sharing files is either to e-mail them or upload them to a site like Dropbox.
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      Emily Guy Birken Hmm, good question. Let me do some digging.
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