Friday, February 29, 2008

Getting Rich One Coupon at a Time

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a junkie. On any given Sunday night, I can be found running from store to store to get my fix. The Sunday edition of the Tennessean and the precious COUPONS inside!!!!
About three months ago, my enlightened friend Shelley mentioned The Grocery Game exposing me to a high that keeps me clipping week after week.

The Grocery Game is a list for which members pay a small monthly fee. On the list is a top secret combination of store sales and coupons that combined can save you up to 80% on items that we normally buy....often they are even FREE! It requires a certain amount of organization and a new focus on stockpiling rather than buying for the week.

I am hooked. There is something about going to checkout and having your items ring up for less than HALF of retail! I will be keeping you updated on my savings coups from week to week, but due to the highly secretive nature of the list...I can't share many specifics! Keep an eye on my ticker and watch my savings grow!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Spring Planting

So, today was spring planting at my house.

Last year my girls and I planted about 70 tomato seeds just to watch them grow. What started as a science experiment for two year olds yielded 70 tomato plants, which we quickly weeded down to 4 lucky plants that got to take up residence in a window box!

My mom (BIG green thumb) came for a visit about the time we moved out tomato plants out in the yard. Well, they turned yellow and she threatened to toss them...said "it hurt her to look at them!"
I swore she would not throw them out! If they died it would be by my hand in that pot! No thanks to me they found new life, and kept us in cherry tomatos until almost OCTOBER!
Seeing that I obviously missed my calling to agriculture...we have decided to plant a garden this year consisting of various herbs, cucumbers, two types of tomatos, Sunflowers, and Strawberries! I'll keep you posted!

New to Blogging

Hi everyone! I am new to this whole blogging thing, but I thought I would give it a shot. I am a wife and mother to three year old twin girls. I also work full time (inside and outside of the home)!
The purpose of this blog is as a personal journal to remind myself of my successes and the abundance I have in my life. I am blessed with a loving husband, children, and more financial security than the average American.

My entries will be a combination of my daily struggles and successes as we strive to live a life of "simple abundance." This term comes from a web community I belong to signs off...."Abundance does not cost as much as you think." I have found this to be true. We strive to live a debt free life, and have put financial peace principles in to action since the birth of our twins. We are getting there.

I do not profess to be a financial guru or perfect mom...just me. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my families quality of life. This blog will be my source of reflection and a forum to share philosophies and tools that work for me and my family.