Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Project: Couponing

OK just wanted to share. I been working on a little project; couponing.  I'm not trying to take it to the extreme like on that TLC "Extreme Couponing" show. I just wanted to see how much I can save on things I really buy.  Its so much great information and blogs out there to help.  In my situation being a single mom of four, unemployed, living off unemployment I can use all the help I can get.  Anyway I did my coupon matching for this week sales in my local stores, made my list, cut my coupons then off to the store I went. 

So for my first couponing trip I felt good about my results.  I learned that my shopping list needs to be more detailed; such as how many of each item I can buy and what size the items are.  Out of seven coupons I wasn't able to use two due to size miss match.  Then one coupon I couldn't use because the item was sold out.  I did talk to the sales associate, she knows my face because I'm a regular customer, so she told me to come back in the morning for the new shipment.  Anyway I'm not going to list everything I saved on but I will tell you what I was most happy about was my  savings on Always Pads. Yes I'm excited about savings on pads. I have teenage daughters so imagine how much I spend on things like this.  Okay regular price is $9.98, it was on sale 2 for $14.00, with my coupons I got 2 for $5.50.  See why I was so excited..

I just wanted to share my accomplishment of the day.  Anyone else getting great deals please share.

Be Bless & Smile. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

I haven't posted in so long. I can come up with so many reasons but I guess the real reason is I'm a little depressed.  I'm still out of work. Its been sense August 2012. I know there is lots of people in my situation.  I realize I'm blessed because I'm still able to take care of my family with help from God, family and unemployment.

I've been reading other's blogs and really miss doing my own post.  So here I am.

Ok here is a picture I've been holding on to. I wanted to recreate.  First let me say I love
 Khloe Kardashian Odom.  I watch the show really just for her. When she was doing Khloe & Lamar I stop watching the other show lol.  I pray all the bad stuff they print about the marriage is not true.  I want to believe they have true love and commitment.   Okay, enough talk. Here's the picture

So this picture is not fancy but I love the look.  You will not believe how hard it has been to find a denim top and red jeggings in my size and length with in my budget.  As you know I shop thrift stores and discount spots. I had the belt already.  So my next post will have my version of this outfit. And I promise it won't take three months.

Be Blessed & Smile