Friday, April 22, 2011

My first real attempt.

Like everyone else who watches it...I want to be like the extreem couponers of the new tlc show.... I have couponed in the past...but here is my first real planned attempt.

It took me over 3 hours to plan.
I gathered the majority of my info from
I cut out all the coupons
Made a game plan on how to use registar rewards in their best capacity....
I went to the store only to find the majority of my list was already picked up..and I can safely assume it was other xtrm couponers....
So I improvised.
And I feel like I failed. But I can see how others would have been impressed.

I spent $18.67
Saved exactly $30

But my orignal plan was to buy $10.35 and save $78....

Can you see how I felt defeated?

So loot consisted of the following:

2 schick shaving gel
2 nivia mens body wash
2 reach toothbrushes
2 reach floss
1 always 44ct maxi pad
12 mars regular sized candy bars.
1 small dawn dish soap
1 russel stovers chocolate covered egg.

Maybe next week I will have better luck

Thursday, April 14, 2011

30 in 30 April Update

1. Lose "30" pounds. (10/30) 2. Get my diabetes under control (0/12) 3. Visit my grandmother at least twice a month (8/24) 4. Read three books for leisure (1/3) 5. Complete three bible studies (0/3) 6. Complete 30 sewing projects (2/30) 7. Learn 3 new crafts (1/3) -we are refinishing my grandmothers old dresser, I have never sanded and stained anything in my life.... 8. Complete 30 new scrapbook pages (0/30) 9. Do 30 random acts of kindness (30/30) - helped a family out for the whole month of September, and it looks as if it will continue on for months, also is continually helping a single teenage mom, plus other small random acts... 10. Go on a cruise 11. Complete 12 monthly flylady challenges (0/12) 12. Make a control journal 13. Send out Christmas cards 14. Plan a Christmas gift exchange for Jason's side of the family 15. Have a "sister night" with Veida and Shayda three times (1/3) 16. Learn to make homemade pie crust 17. Learn to make yeast rolls 18. Blog twice a week (19/104) 19. Make caramel apples 19. Get a pair of glasses 20. Go to a pumpkin patch (never had the money or had the money and not a kid to go with) 21. Shop on Black Friday it was just for hats and gloves for the parade of lights, but it was still shopping. 22. Start a new tradition for Thanksgiving and Christmas (2/2) Thanksgiving - we went around the room and told everyone what we were thankful for, cheesy and ordinary maybe, new to us, yes. Christmas - we adopted a child from the angel tree at walmart and bough Christmas for them. This is something I NEED to do each and every year. 23. Have two date nights a month (5/12) 24. Activate and use Etsy Account 25. Raise $10,000 for church in fundraisers ($2,135/$10,000) 26. Seriously track fertility each month so I can have a child (8/12) 27. Plan a birthday party for Jason, Aaron and Alyssa (1/3) did not plan alyssas, tracy did 28. Make/eat breakfast at least 5 times a week (52/260) 29. Pray for 15 mins a day (10/365) 30. Make a weekly budget with Jason and stick to it (0/52) bolded is being worked on red is not going to happen strike out is finished