Grocery Geek Presents: Seasonal Stocking Up

I mentioned that we are trying to stock up more on the basics at Costco. However, there were such good seasonal sales this week on things that I don’t buy at Costco, that I had to venture out. I had to. Honest. I hope this doesn’t mean I am addicted to grocery shopping. Yesterday I […]

Budget Living: Price Matching

As CPO (Chief Procurement Officer) of a family of 8, I get to do a lot of shopping. There are so many choices out there as it pertains to kids’ clothing, household items, cleaners, toiletries, and food that it meets my “feminine need” to shop without filling my closet with fifty pairs of shoes and […]

CVS: Case In Point

Early this evening I ran out to CVS. Sunday nights are a good time for me to do this because it gets it out of the way. I am not tempted to think about when to squeeze in a quick trip on a school day. Go on Sunday and I don’t think about it again.Tonight […]

MOM Deals This Week

Part of being a MOM is being in charge of the Supplies and Procurement Department. You know, buying groceries, clothes, household items. And one way to do this joyfully is to avoid going in the hole when you go out and get the stuff! So, here are some things to keep in mind this week: […]

Grocery Geek Reporting: Making Costco My Pantry

One night last week I headed out with two children and a fistful of coupons. Surely, an outing to the grocery store would provide alone time with my four year old while the baby slept in her carseat and I could get an important errand accomplished simultaneously. Hmmm…yeah… Well, the baby fussed the entire outing […]

Budget Living: Online Checking Account

Recently, we established a new checking account. With banking turmoil the way it is these days, it’s not as simple as it used to be. I never used to think about which bank I chose, except for which was closest to home, or on the way home from work. However, after consulting with a friend […]

Grocery Geek Reporting: Simplification and a Whole Lotta Sugah Watah

This week I found myself running around and feeling exhausted in my efforts to “nab the good deals.” I only went to two stores on Wednesday, but I came home wondering if this is all worth it. FishPapa and I had a great conversation about it, and we realized that while my grocery geekiness pays […]

Just Hanging Out: Classic Laundry Management

When we moved from Kansas to California late last month, we were without a clothes dryer for several weeks. It’s a long, boring story why that is. But, the point is that while I could clean clothes, I couldn’t dry them with the push of a button. Not a good thing when you have up […]