Thursday, November 25, 2010


Here is a poem that I found and LOVE because it is a good reminder of what we are blessed with!

I am thankful for... 
...the mess to clean up after a party 
because it means I have been surrounded by friends. 
...the taxes I pay 
because it means that I'm employed. 
...the clothes that fit a little too snug 
because it means I have enough to eat. 
...the child who is not cleaning his room, but is watching TV 
because that means he is at home and not on the streets. 
...the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot 
because it means I am capable of walking. 
...all the complaining I hear about our government 
because it means we have freedom of speech. 
...that lady behind me in synagogue who sings off key 
because it means that I can hear. 
...lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing 
because it means I have a home. huge heating bill 
because it means that I am warm. 
...weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day 
because it means that I have been productive. 
...the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours 
because it means that I am alive. 
...Finally, for too much email 
because it means that I have friends and family who are thinking of me.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Coupon Clipping Mom?

I didn't think I could call myself a true "money saving" momma unless I started using coupons(and it's a good way to save money). My biggest deterrent to using coupons was that I didn't get the Sunday paper that has the coupons.... no more excuses!   

I am officially signed up to get the Sunday Paper and all the coupony goodness that comes along with it. I am excited to start this Sunday saving money and then recycling the paper.

While signing up online at I noticed a spot for a coupon code. So I did a little searching and found an amazing code that I promptly attempted to use. Sometimes coupon codes that people post online no longer work or never worked, but I was happy to discover that this code did!

LATimes Sunday subscription for a year:
Discounted Price: $1/week (33% off the newsstand price)

I payed only $9.88 for a whole year! That's only 19cents/ week!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meat for Sale!!

My new rule...
 only buy meat if it's on sale! This week Jennie-O Ground turkey is buy one get one free at Vons! Yes Please :)

What to make with ground turkey?
Healthy Burritos
Possibly Meatloaf
Any other ideas?

Monday, November 15, 2010

MMMM! Chili

My husband and I just finished off the batch of chili that we made over two weeks ago for a chili cook-off! I love making huge batches of chili and then portioning the leftovers out in freezer bags to freeze for a later date. Awesome way to save money and time :)

This time my husband made chili with white wine, fresh veggies, bacon, turkey, and a whole lotta other goodness...

Thursday, November 11, 2010 Order

Being a stay at home mom gives me a lot of motivation to save money! My husband is amazing and doesn't care if I spend money, but I figure my new job is to save us money in as many ways as I can.

One way is by getting the best possible deal on diapers. I recently made this purchase:

QtyDescriptionItem PriceDiscountSubtotalEstimated Delivery
1Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers Giant Case 2 144ct.$34.99$31.97$3.02Monday, November 01
1Dreft HE Liquid 2x Concentrated Laundry Detergent - 50 oz$10.09$0.00$10.09Monday, November 01
1Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Jumbo Pack Size 2-3 30ct.$11.29$8.03$3.26Monday, November 01
1Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Wipes Refill 350ct.$15.99$0.00$15.99Monday, November 01
Subtotal: $32.36
Shipping fee: $0

Manu. Coupon: $7.00
Total: $25.36

I should have payed $72. 86 for this order, but ended up saving $27! Here is how I did it:

I purchased a buy $40 worth of diapers for $20 on a daily deal website, I also sent in manufacture coupons to (it's really easy to do) and then looked for other items that had e-coupons on the site.

Love saving money :)