Okay, so for the past few weeks I've been using coupons to shop and I have to say that it really makes a difference. My neighbor told me that she started using coupons and cut $400 from her grocery bill by doing it. I'm not hard core by any means, but I do try to match the coupons I have with sales and I can't believe the difference in my grocery bill. Tonight I went to Albertsons and Fry's and between the 2 stores spent $30 plus change. I got the above items:
3 pkgs Dan Active,
3 pkgs activia,
4 cartons sour cream,
4 pkgs cream cheese,
1 easy mac,
2 pkgs frozen veggies,
8 boxes lean pockets,
2 pkgs cookie dough,
2 cartons ice cream,
2 bags lettuce,
24 cans chicken noodle soup,
1 can lays stax,
2 gallons milk,
4 gallons juicy juice.
I have to say that I didn't have coupons for everything ( I got some things just because I needed them right now) and I'm sticking to the rule to only buy what I use and therefore there are a lot of deals that I pass up because I don't need extra "stuff" in my house. (ask anyone who knows me)
I got the majority of my items at Fry's and I have to say I felt a "rush" as I left. This could be addictive!
I've also recently learned to can and I've done pinto beans, green beans and peaches so far. Between the canning, couponing and not having my house cleaners come anymore I think I'm heading for a burn out. What do you think? Which of my new hobbies do you think is going to fizzle the fastest?
I vote for getting the house cleaners back!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
For the sake of documenting... A few weeks ago Jess and I were sitting in the living room talking with Bridget sitting next to us itching her ear and she says, "Mom, why do I have butter in my ear?" Um, I guess I've missed using q-tips on her recently. Oops!
Today as I was having the girls help pick up and Bridget (who is the worst when it comes to picking up) came up to me and said, "Mom, when I grow up I want to be a Mom so I can tell people to clean." I guess she thinks that they do all the work and my only job is to order them around.
The above picture was taken on 9/2/08 on her 1st day of preschool this year. She really loves to go. I just wish it was 3 days a week instead of 2 because she loves it so much. She goes to Orange Patch Preschool again this year and I ended up putting her in the older class even though she is still 3 because I think I'm going to let her start kindergarten next year. She is growing up so fast and is really a fun little girl.