Tuesday, January 31, 2012

dietary restrictions

My daughter has dietary restrictions. We have only been dealing with this for the last few months. Grocery shopping used to be so much easier. There are just not any coupons for healthy food. I am not sure why that is. Everyone talks about how important it is to eat healthy yet it is hard to afford it. I do save money on health and beauty products and I buy other things that I have coupons for and donate to the food pantry or the military. I actually started to contact some companies to inquiry about it and most gave a generic answer. Maybe more companies will give coupons for the healthy stuff until then I will donate what I can and save on health and beauty products.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Who doesn't love free items. saveandsharewithcoupons has a list of all the freebies this week at Target, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens. Check it out.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


My mother in law wrote journals about my husband and he has really enjoyed reading them.  She passed away several years ago so it is even more precious. I have decided to start journaling about my kids. I have a journal for each of them. I write funny things, cute things, milestones anything that I am feeling that day. I hope that when they grow up they can appreciate my thoughts on them growing up.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Don't forget to look for books this week. I will be collecting books until the end of the month. The books are going to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Thank you to everyone that came out to the coupon exchange. As always it was fun exchanging coupons and chatting. I look forward to the exchange all month. Thanks also for the expired coupons I hope to get them organized and shipped soon. The troops appreciate it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

coupon exchange

Tonight is the monthly coupon exchange. Please consider bringing a book to donate to the soliders or a note of encouragement. If you can't make it message me about how you can help.

Monday, January 9, 2012

weekly menu

I posted my menu for this week .The total cost for my dinners this week is $27.00, not including eating out one night.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


So I am finally starting all the projects that I have been wanting to do. Next week I will be starting to post my weekly menu. I like organization. I have a child with diet restrictions so it is easier to plan ahead. I make a weekly menu and try to base it off of what is on sale for the week. I will be posting my weekly menu. I hope that it will help others. 

Monday, January 2, 2012


This year I am going to start sending care packages more often. I am working with Operation Forgotten Soldier to send packages to soldiers that do not receive much. So for the first care package I am requesting books. The soldiers are stationed in Afghanistan and are requesting books that are adventure, suspense, horror, thriller, or Bibles. Everyone check your house we all have books that are taking up space that we do not need any  more, if you have any books that you can donate please contact me. If you do not have any books in these categories you could also send a note or card of encouragement. The soldiers would greatly appreciate either. I will be sending this package the first week in February so please all donations need to be received by the end of January. Thank you!