Well we ended 2008 with a bang. We were all sick! Jack ended the year with a final puke and Collins rang in the new year by waking up multiple times! Whew, but we did survive. I have been meaning on making some new year's resolutions, but I just can't find the time. Maybe that should be my resolution... make more time for myself. Another resolution I plan on making - go on a stellar vacation! I could really use one of those, maybe I'l finance it with my coupon savings. Speaking of savings the last 2 weeks I have gotten 90 bucks worth of groceries for around $30!!! Have I mentioned I love coupons!!! Can I tell you someone who doesn't... my cashier last week. She had the biggest attitude about EVERY coupon - She even went and got the manager 3 times!! I was so mad. The bagging lady must have been her friend because she had an attitude too. I wanted to tell her, " Your publix paycheck would go a heck of a lot further if you took the time to clip coupons, and with that savings you could buy an attitude adjustment"!!! Anyways, I still love PUBLIX ( on a side note I HATE Walmart ). Everybody keeps asking my for tips on savings and my first tip is shop Publix. My second tip is Stock-up when things go on sale and match the store deals with coupons. Internet coupons are the best and easy to find. Example... Totinos pizza rolls are BOGO. I have a coupon for $1 off 2. Tartget has a coupon for a $1 off 1 ( publix takes competitor coupons ). So the starting price was $4 I ended up paying $.50 for a jumbo bag ( so I got multiples ). Another example Some post cereals are BOGO, there website has $2 off 1 Box.... Final price..Free!!! So you see... deals like this go on all day long. Making it realitively easy to save at least 60% on your grocery bills. It really works once you have stock ( A bunch of your daily needs already on hand ), then your shopping trip should really be just filling in holes with items on sale. By the way, do the same with meats. When they go on sale buy a bunch, divided it up into freezer bags and stuff the freezer.
By the way, I am thinking about leading a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Small Group that would also incorporate these principles. It would more than likely be geared torwards moms during the day. Let me know if you guys have any interest.
Here is a few pics from the last couple of weeks
Thanks for reading, Courtney
The boys in their Christmas Jams, thanks Aunt Holly!
Jack refused to get off his new tractor, he almost fell alseep on it!
The most perfectly round head I have ever seen!