Yesterday we spent a relaxing day as a family. We (as in all four us, yes the boys too. all of them) went to a small quilt show. It was my first quilt show ever. I'm sad, I know. I'll show more pictures of that later. Blogger isn't cooperating and I have to get ready to go on a field trip with Ben's class. Pumpkins, five year olds, mud. FUN.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The very first thing one must consider when grocery shopping is attitude. If you truly want to make the most of your coupons and your money, you really have to shift your thought process. Most of us make a menu for the week, then make a grocery list. This works for some people, but its not very cost effective. The most frugal way to grocery shop is to check out the sales and make your grocery list accordingly, matching the sales with coupons (but we'll get to that later). Once you have made your grocery list, look at the list (and what's already in your pantry) and make your menu based on what you own and what's on sale.
This one step alone, will make a noticable difference in your grocery budget. I will end step one here and allow this information to sink in. As this truly is the most challenging part of changing your habits. Once you have started to look at shopping in this light, the rest is easy.
Oh, and someone asked about doing these trips with kids ~ both of my kids are with me for 90% of my big shops. I'll have some tips on how to make this less painful in the following steps.
Toodles for now!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Oh yeah, one more thing...I need a craft idea that Kindergartener's can do with fabric (so no needles, sewing machines, etc...). I have a whole stack of Christmas fabric that I don't plan on using in a quilt and Ben's K teacher and I are trying to come up with a craft to let the kids use it ~ any ideas???? Thanks!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Happy Birthday, Big Boy.
Are you watching the debate tonight? Whether you are an Obama supporter or a McCain supporter, the most responsible thing you can do as an American citizen is to get informed and VOTE! Please don't make your decision based on sound bites or slanderous commercials. Define your own values and priorities, then do your research and decide which candidate best represents you. We live in a great country. A resilient country. What makes this country so great is the people ~ that's US!! You and Me.
~~on another note, I am putting together a multipart series on my couponing/grocery store strategies. I'll be getting that started soon. My sewing machine will also be back from service on Thursday. I have lots of projects all lined up like little soldiers waiting their turn. Some projects I can share, others will have to wait. I'll be super busy so check back here to take a peek at what I'm working on! Cheers!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I don't do fancy computer generated randomly selected numbers. I'm old school. We picked a number out of a hat ~ my husband's hat that is too small. My five year old wears it proudly.