Friday, April 29, 2011

Lovely Letters

I absolutely have to have this! It's relatively inexpensive and has so many options! Eek!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hello There!

“Don’t let your happenings destroy your happiness”

– JoJo Simmons

I and my reality TV, but it was a great show! I know it seems like a strange place to get your motto from, but it works for me. It's something I always try to remind myself when things get rough and tough. More often than not, it manages to to turn my frown upside down...and when it doesn't, that's when I use my other trusty go-to.

Recently I recognized that I have had no time lately to curb my cravings for creativity with all the reading of the novels and writing of the papers to earn another degree and all. It's bananas, but I love it. I can't easily find the time to make crafty stuff. It wouldn't be sane to lug around loads of paper, a hot glue gun, a paper trimmer and buttons to whip out and get crafty when you're waiting around to have your oil changed now would it. One way I can satiate my creative appetite is to make time for blogging again and make all of you read my wonderful musings...Mwah-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha.

Anyhoo...hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Did you say s-s-savings?

Please excuse the drool, I can't resist a good deal when I hear one. I have this overwhelming urge to take my frugality to the next, or maybe the jedi-master or so, level. Never more so than now do I want to find ways to help keep the pocketbook full. I recently saw a new reality show (one of my guilty pleasures, all most things "reality") that got me so excited I nearly hyper-ventilated, no, not really, but almost! Did you know there are people out there like you and me who are virtually robbing grocery stores without guns and a ski mask? These people have mastered the art of...COUPONING! (By the way, yes it is a word, I looked it up).

Ever since I saw
Extreme Couponing debut on TLC, I immediately got on this kick to become super saver savvy. I've always been a girl who loves sales and discounts, no shame here, but this show makes me want to take it to a whole new level!

Ask Biz...he has graciously put up with encouraged my new obsession. I shamelessly went out and bought the supplies to make my couponing super easy. Being the ridiculously busy person that I am...this project (along with a few others at the moment, that's why we have summer though right? For those of us stuck on the school year calendar who are too busy to catch up on anything from September to May is what I keep telling myself anyway) is sadly collecting dust and I've probably only saved us a total of $25 dollars. Savings are still saving right? Riiiight?

Ultimately I just want to help our household thrive and use our money for better purposes and limit the frivolous purchases. Considering the instability that has always been in our economy I'd rather make wise choices now, then have to worry so much later. Although my cou
poning ventures haven't proved super profitable, I am always looking out for ways to save. What are some of the ways you save?