Friday, January 28, 2011
We had such a great time in Vegas! The girls loved the MJ impersonators.
Ella said they really looked like statues…until one of them moved and scared the snot out of her. Too much fun!
It seems like every time we start to get ahead, something else piles on top. We just heard that Eddie's salary has been cut...by more than half. Oh, and salary isn't in the equation anymore...back to hourly we go. I am just going to have to turn this negative back into a positive...
Now, coupons are more important than ever. I am not only challenging myself, but I am challenging you too. I want to improve my grocery savings by 50% every month. I will be posting (or blogging) about my trips to the grocery store and if I have met my goal or not. It should be interesting at the very least. I would like to hear from you on the comment threads so we can compare ways to save and maybe exchange coupons (not everyone uses the same brands/coupons). If you have a link to a free coupon site, post it in the comment thread for all to use. I will be building the coupon links portion of this blog over the weekend and would love to include any resources available. My goal is to save my family (and yours) money.
I will also be adding money saving links to the main page for items you may be interested in. Site links should include amazon.com among others. Feel free to check them out from time to time...or compare with other prices before paying too much.
P.S. Don't forget to check back for funny Ella-isms and stories...she just keeps providing good ol' entertainment. I love the 5 year old mind!
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Saturday, January 22, 2011
So, my advice to all of you is, gather everything you need the day BEFORE you go to the store. I usually do, but this time let time slip through my fingers without being properly prepared.
Get a 3-ring binder and fill it with baseball card inserts. Organize your coupons in it according to aisle or product. Take it with you to the store and as you pull an item off the shelf, put the corresponding coupons in the front folder (a separate one with some type of closure is best).
This way you will never be left paying full price on your grocery bill.
Wish me luck next time....LOL
Thursday, January 20, 2011
A special thank you to my father-in-law...who got my child addicted to coffee at only a few months old. Five years later he is still giving me some of the best mornings a mother could ask for.
After the coffee incident, we worked out a solution. Ella got a dollar (from her Dad) to spend in town while we were running our errands. So she got to buy her own gum at the store. So guess what! Ella told me that I am the best mother she ever had! (Just don't mention to her that I am her only choice.) LOL
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Just thought I would share some helpful information.
I have recently started couponing to lower my grocery store bill. Feeding 6 people everyday (sometimes more) can be exhausting on any budget. I have found helpful links at coupon sites and store sites (links are on this page). Some of them include Safeway, WUC, shortcuts, cellfire,and coupons.com. Others are pay sites like the grocerey game. I have found that if you are willing to take the time to do the initial research...these sites can really pay off. Post a comment if you are interested in more info. :) ,
Hello! I am Bre...and this is my blog. Here is a little background info before we get started with all of the daily mishaps and happenings.
I am 31 years old. Married to a VERY patient man. We have four daughters that range in age from 15yrs. down to 5yrs. They are also very patient. LOL I have started this blog as a sort of online journal and to keep track of family stories. Some entries will make you laugh WITH me, while others will make you laugh AT me (whatever works). You may cry...perhaps even that ugly cry we all hate to do. Some of what you read may enrage you...so let me apologize now. I am not writing this to try and change the world or anyone's beliefs/opinions. This is simply for entertainment. So I hope you enjoy the future posts on this brand new blog.