Thursday, October 27, 2011


Today is Navy Day. Thank you to all that serve our country through the Navy. My dad was in the navy so they hold a special place in my heart. Thank your service men and women especially those in the Navy on this day.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I will be collecting all Halloween candy and sending to the troops overseas. My kids love to do this. They pick out a good bit of their candy and then help me box it up and they write a nice little note. It is good for them to help others, it makes them feel good. It is also a great way to talk to your kids about the troops overseas. It helps them to appreciate what they have. Contact me if you want to donate candy.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

the troops

I have been coming up with new ideas and hopefully I will be able to put my ideas in motion soon. I have been having a bad week, but God reminds me that with his help I will get through it. Meeting up with Maureen from tomorrow, that always makes me happy!! We will be brainstorming about some of the ideas. More good things to come!

Monday, October 10, 2011

coupon exchange

Tomorrow is our monthly coupon exchange at The Winery at Wilcox in Settlers Ridge. I look forward to this all month. It is fun to get together with other women that share the same thoughts towards saving money and giving back. Tomorrow is an extra special coupon exchange because we are also participating in Operation Christmas Cards. We are going to be making Christmas cards for the troops. Thanks to my friend Rose who is helping us do this. She has been such a big supporter of the coupon exchange and of sending expired and unwanted coupons to the military. She is also a wonderful person! I am excited because I am going to get  my kids involved. Both of my kids want to make cards as well. I feel that it is important to teach kids the importance of the military and the sacrifices that the families make.

Friday, October 7, 2011

weather wonderful weekend

This weekend is going to be beautiful. I can't wait to play outside with my kids. This morning though I sit and think about those serving overseas and how their weather is and I really appreciate how good we have it and how much they sacrifice.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

God Bless

I am so excited to be able to start this blog and share with everyone the good things that God is doing through coupons. My name is Carra. I live in Pittsburgh. I started couponing when I quit my job to stay home with my kids. Along the way I have met some amazing people that have changed my life. I have always felt that I need to give back or help others, I was a social worker by trade so it was always in my nature. Coupons have given me that opportunity. I also have a strong pride and respect for our country and the people that serve and protect us. I feel that we need to do as much as we can to support our  military local and abroad. Sometimes I feel that families that are abroad get forgotten and they are key to our military functions. What better to to help those overseas families then to send them expired and unwanted coupons. It is a small gesture, but an easy one. I was just throwing them away and I thought there has to be something that I can do with them, it was such a waste. I researched and found an organization that would allow adopting of a military base. So I adopted a base in Germany. I am fortunate to have so much support through family and friends as well as through a local coupon exchange at The Winery at Wilcox. They have great wine, but are also very military minded. I could not have started any of this though without the help of one wonderful and inspiring woman, Maureen. Without her I would not have had the encouragement to take God's vision and put it to work. Check her out at I feel that God is working through me and I obey.