Monday, May 30, 2011

Walgreen 5-27- 5-29 90% savings


Spent a total of $5.78 on $60.40 worth of stuff

Photo is missing 1 box of mac and cheese and some red vine licorice

They were out of a couple of things on my list but I still did an amazing job. Would of been a little better of a deal had they had the products in stock. But those deals last all week so I will try again later this week when I am out and about.

Happy Couponing

Thursday, May 26, 2011

my coupon book

These are my coupons. and my shopping list. I have different days I do different types of shopping. I am by far not an extreme coupon er, but I do try my best to save money. Why do I coupon? I do it to save money for other important things like ADOPTING, buying a house and just being smart with the money that my husband works hard to make. I do my part with making our funds stay in our pockets instead of paying full price on food. Yes there are lots of coupons out there for processed food but you don't have to eat ONLY processed food. In fact I round out our meals keeping sugar, salts lower. I guess I should say within a healthily limit based on the cdc standards.

I started couponing with just clipping coupons of products that I wanted or needed just at that moment on sale or not. did that for years. About a year ago I started to match coupons with sales but not seriously. 4 months ago I really started to take couponing seriously. Go figured I didn't start this when we dealt with money issues with furloughs with hubs job back in 2008. I started getting serious about it when jobs have improved. oh well I'll be ready if anything happens. My biggest save today is 99% but that is NOT common for me. My excuse is that I live in one of the toughest states to coupon in. Do double couponing here. Can't wait for my fall trip to SC to give doubling a shot. Washington were i use to live even doubles now :o(

in my coupon book i have my coupons sorted by category and in baseball card sheets and in my coupon holder I have my clipped coupons going to be used for each shopping transaction and also my coupons about to expire, online coupon codes.

i get my coupons online, Catalina's, peelies, blinkies and the news paper. My stores do alot of BOGO so I always get at least 2 of each coupon. cost my $8 a month in news papers but I save far more then I spend getting coupons. at first it took me a few hours a day getting everything put together but now it takes maybe 2 hours a week to clip my coupons, put them in the binder, make my shopping list& matches and pull all coupons and so on. I schedule my couponing and shopping trips through out the week and for most of my couponing is at night once son is in bed or out with his dad and normally while catching up on shows recorded (criminal minds and the talk normally)

Well that is my brief on my couponing

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ponce is home


Ponce Sebastian ........

8 wks old

5lbs 2 oz

We went and picked him up from the breeder at his 8 wk vet appt. He was given a clean bill of health and given shots. It was a long drive home but Ponce did awesome he slept most the way home snuggled in my lap.

The adjustment has gone great hardly any whining at all we are all enjoying having a baby in the house even if it's covered in fur and breath smells..LOL hubs likes puppy breath. EWWW! but he's so snuggling.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mothers Day 2011

I had one of the best days of relaxing for Mothers day. I was able to sleep in and when I woke up I got the cutest card from my baby boy and a thing for my van so I can use listen to my music on my ipod and a flower pot and cake decorated by K. Isaac got my favorite donuts and an IOU for my mothers day/ birthday gift of an Ipad. And he sent me out to get my mom and we both got some cute hair cuts. I also got some really sweet messages from my dad and brother to wish me a happy mothers day. Those calls made my day. Just in love with my family

Love you all

Photo to come I think hubs put them on his computer

Ponce is 6 weeks

Ponce is now 6 weeks old. The breeder likes to pose the puppies for their 6 weeks photos and this is what she came up with for Ponce. The funny thing is that she had no idea that my dad is in LOVE with John Deere. Isn't he just the cutest puppy

2 more weeks and he's going to be forever home with his excited family

His name is Ponce after Ponce Inlet and after our beloved Sebastian (Sebastian Inlet) who went home to wait for us 1.5 yrs ago.
We love you and miss you Sebastian Always and Forever Buddy boy

Orlandocockers <-- The breeder