Back in the days – the pre-coupon/pre-Dave Ramsey days – I was pretty snobby about my purchases. I thought name brands meant something. And I smugly looked down my nose at my lil’ sister who used cheap shampoo as body wash. I only bought the best. Well, come to find out, the best isn’t really […]
It’s been awhile since I spent some time checking out the drugstore sneakpeeks at Hot Coupon World. But, after spending 2 hours clipping the coupons that I’ve neglected for the last month, I realize it’s better to stay on top of things. Tonight I played catch-up on organizing my coupon stash and checking out the […]
I’ve had to put the brakes on stockpiling for awhile. Since we’re moving, space is at a premium, and I don’t want to ship things that aren’t really worth their weight in gold. I am taking most of my currently stockpiled items (toiletries, etc.) but figure that unless it’s going to be consumed before or […]
Costco is my friend. I have always loved it. Where else can I find gourmet cheeses and breads for cheap? Where else can my kids get a free thrill by spotting and tasting all the samples available? Where else can I find the least expensive milk in town that also happens to be hormone-free? Where […]
Have you checked out the new coupons that are available on the web? There are some great ones this month – lots of $1 off goodness. Just go to the brown coupons.com menu in my sidebar.
Long ago, I adopted the “food and clothing” philosophy –that if everyone got clean underwear and a full belly, it’s okay to let other things slide. And since, food is SO much more fun than matching socks, I thought I’d share some meal planning helps on the web. Hillbilly Housewife – The name is kind […]
It felt wierd to realize that I had not been in a grocery store for about 3 weeks. FishBaby will be two weeks old tomorrow and for that last prenatal week, well, I stayed in bed! That explains why we only spent $200 on groceries in August. (Thanks Mom, Dad, and Auntie Jamie!) So yesterday […]
Over the last year as we’ve trimmed our budget, we’ve found that there are a lot of things that we can do without. Previously, I would run to the store at the drop of a hat if we didn’t have a certain condiment to go with dinner. Now, I just say, “Sorry, we don’t have […]