After, watching a TV show about an obsessed woman who clipped coupons and paid close to nothing for her groceries, I got really excited and thought... If this woman could do it why couldn't I? So, that night I told Romeo about all my plans of how we were going to save tons of money, and even get FREE stuff! his response? "SURE" with a roll of eyes!. I didn't pay any attention to him. I went to bed really excited looking forward to Sunday's paper.
I did a little homework online, and even went to a sight that offered coupons! I then charged off to the market.
I kept focused on all the things I needed and not wanted. I remembered the obsessed woman had
one rule: She didn't buy anything she didn't have a COUPON for. Then realization hit!
how in the world could I do that? I needed milk but didn't have a coupon for it! what about cheese? Could my sandwich survive without the "Jalapeno Jack"? And I knew I needed body wash and there was no way I was returning home without that! I just had to do my best with coupons I already had and use the store's in house coupons as well.
I took what seemed hours comparing prices to those of the coupons, It takes time, but in the end its all worth it!! And by the way, I had a $2.00 coupon for these "Dryers fruit bars" not that I needed them, but with a savings like that who can resist?
And sometimes I would get a little distracted....... Aren't these the cutest brooms and mops?
I thought about it... UGGHH.. and thought about it.. but I didn't!!! walked away thinking next time..
Ahhh and my favorites right at the check out!! 142 ways to improve the value of your home. Caught my attention! I picked it up thumbed through it and put it back, Picked it up again, then put it back, then grabbed the "Country Gardens" loved it too!! and thought of all the improvements I could do! put it back, then picked it up again finally put it back! The people behind me must of thought I was crazy the checkout lady asked " Are you sure you don't want it"? I almost took both! but I didn't! I had to remind myself I was there for a savings spree not a spending spree and besides, I really wanted to see my savings on paper! I thought maybe next time!
And in the end I saved $ 17.87 the most I have ever saved!! just by clipping coupons and using the in-house coupons store offers! I couldn't believe all these years of ignoring coupons how insane! $17.87 is a start my goal for next week is between $20.00 and $25.00 dollars.
The feeling was AWESOME!
Until I got home...
Monday, January 3, 2011
This is the time of year when a lot of us reflect on what is truly important in our lives. I am so grateful for all that I have and all that I have been given. As I look back on 2010 I, think back to all the changes in my life from a New home to staying and working from home. A feeling of true happiness overwhelms me. I have a feeling though that 2011 will bring Romeo and I blessings we cant imagine (if you know what I mean) This year, my New Year’s resolution isn't going to be losing the extra pounds the Christmas cookies and the holiday goodies gave me instead I am going to focus on becoming a Mother.
As I look out my window and stare at my plants cant help, but think of all my plans I have for the Spring! I want to add more plants everywhere, I want to add colored mulch to my flower beds, I would also like to add a small water feature on the wall,and I have plans on painting the dummy windows to a deep color, and according to cost and affordability I would like to change my brick arch to stone I think that would make a dramatic difference to the curb appeal.
Looking at this picture is a reminder of all the projects I have for 2011! Plantation shutters, curtains, rugs, more talavera, furniture, and the list goes on and on... I am so looking forward to all that's in store in the year to come!
May this New Year bring many opportunity's your way and give you happiness to explore the new success in every step in your life Happy New Year friends and Thank you for following me in this blog!!
Posted by Marissa at 3:33 PM