Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Japanese Birthday
that is my daughter's request
let the stress begin

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wake me up when May ends...

I have been meaning to get back here and share my couponing tips and successes... but May totally blows. I should love this month because so many special things happen in May, but for that same reason, I am totally exhausted. Let me show you..

1 - Hubby birthday
2 - Girl Scouts
3 - Essay Award Dinner
4 - Claim adjuster to fix truck
5 - Cook desserts to Teachers
6 - Teacher appreciation Lunch
7 - PTO Yardsale
8 - Mother's Day
9 - Girl Scouts/My Birthday
10 - Choir Concert
11 - Shop for dress for "big meeting"
12 - Big meeting - Middle School open house
13 - Wash Clothes and pack for over night trip
14 - Leave for Georgia 5.5 hr drive
15 - Return home 5.5 hr drive
16 - Girl Scouts
17 - Band Concert
18 - Clean house
19 - In Laws arrive
20 - Little P's birthday
21 - Friends Birthday party
22 - Little P's Birthday party
23 - ??? Free day? Can't be...
24 - 5th grade party, awards ceremony
25 - last day of school
26-27 - Free
28 - 16th wedding anniversary
29 - ?
30 - Memoral Day
31 - Dr appt.

Whew I am exhausted!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I am sure you have all heard of the Extreme Couponing show by now... I am NOT an extreme couponer, as I do have a full time job but with and hour or two spent on sunday afternoon clipping and organizing, I am saving on average 25% of my cost, and buying extra at the same time.
My first shopping trip total was 337.00 - 87.00 coupons = 250.00 total
My second shopping trip (2 1/2 weeks later) total was 223.00 - 52.00 coupons = 171.00 total

I carry around my reciepts and coupon binder like trophies! Bahaha

I mention how much time span there was to show you that I didn't buy all razors and deodrant. Also, not everything I bought was on sale. I stocked up on good deals, and bought the minimun of full price items as possible...

My goal? I'd like to be able to create a nice "stock pile" and then be able to start helping others, women's shelters, homeless shelters, diaster relief...

Anyone else staring to coupon? I can reccommed some good sites for beginners

Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm just gonna say it...

Regardless of how evil someone may be, I still don't feel comfortable in rejoicing over their death.