Making Do and Pinching Pennies

We took a 4 day camping trip to the coast and of course spent WAY more than I budgeted for. Bummer. It always happens so I shouldn’t be shocked. We have a weakness for coastal food. Fish and chips, fresh fish tacos, shrimp cocktail and of course clam chowder. Yum, I want to go back…

5 Reasons To Look At Weekly Sales Ads

Obviously I am someone who regularly glances over weekly sales ads. If you are shopping with coupons this is a MUST. I almost always know what is on sale at the few stores I shop at regularly. There are a few bad things about keeping up with what is on sale at your favorite stores.…

What To Do When Food Eats Your Budget

What the heck is she talking about you ask. I’m talking about the outrageous amount of money my family spends on food. Anytime we break the budget it is due to eating out, buying Redbulls or other food and beverage splurges. Typically I budget $500 a month for groceries and we typically spend about $400…

My Quest To Save Money On Fresh Produce

I have been in a major cooking rut the past month or so. I can’t even tell you what I have been cooking because I seriously have no idea. I am trying to put together next weeks meal plan and I really need to focus on eating healthy and fresh. Especially since it’s a holiday…

Krazy Coupon Lady

I have always been one to seek out a good deal. I love the thrill of it, not to mention I love being able to keep some cash in my pocket. So it’s not surprising that I have always loved using coupons. Earlier this year I was trying really hard to become a “couponer” I…

Couponing- Bad For My Waist Line

Couponing is new to me so of course its exciting and fun, but boy has it been addicting! I think my husband has started to get annoyed with my new hobby and I don’t blame him! Between the amount of time I spend researching deals and all the junk food that has entered my house in…

Final February Numbers

I opened a bottle of wine and did it, the dreaded task of going through my February receipts. I don’t normally keep every receipt and then go over them at the end of the month but I wanted to calculate my spending and compare it to my budget. First of all I have to say…

6 Ways I Have Changed My Spending Habits

Since I have started following a strict monthly budget I have had to really start paying attention to my spending habits. In the past you could have caught me cruising the aisles at Target to waste time. The problem was I wasn’t just wasting time I was wasting money to! In the past 2 months I…

I Have A Problem… Couponing!

I admit it… I am addicted! Its consuming my time and energy. Couponing. I can’t help it, its like a high getting a good deal. And it’s so challenging! What’s amazing is I am buying things I actually am in need of right now and I am getting some really great deals. Todays trip was my best…

Learning How To Coupon

As I am learning more about couponing I am figuring out that my expectations were to high. Here are a few things I have earned. Most “couponers” still pay for things, they get great deals but not everything is FREE– I thought with coupons you would be stocking up your closets with lots of FREE things.…