Building up baking supplies (flour, sugar, vanilla, nuts, lemon juice etc) a bit at a time over the last few months because I'm going to need to give homemade deserts and such as Christmas gifts. My twins who are 13 and in 8th grade have a trip at the end of the school year that's going to cost me $650 apiece and I have no intentions of letting the payment installment dates arrive without having put the money aside. I thought it was a decent idea but my mother thinks it makes me appear cheap. I have no other options so whatever. But the comment hurt a little.