Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets

Recently I have been working on becoming a better couponer. There are a few things that I have learned through discussions with others and from my own experiences that I want to share with you all. Definitely match up ads, load digital coupons and use manufacturers' coupons. You never know some stores will allow you … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets

Weekend Warrior

This weekend we are going to brave the unpredictable spring weather and go to our local farmer's market, Blacksburg. Hopefully my sister in law and niece can join us it will be a blast to have them airbus and to introduce my niece to the wonders of farmer's market. We have been so lazy this … Continue reading Weekend Warrior

Mom’s Corner: Playing Sports

I am all for kids playing sports. I am all for going on the field or the court with a winning attitude. I don't believe we need to level the playing field. I do believe that not everyone is going to win. However, what I am seeing at the high school level locally I find … Continue reading Mom’s Corner: Playing Sports

Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3

The third part in this series we will discuss building a stock pile of meats. I do realize that some of my readers do not eat meat, for a variety of reasons, this isn't a discuss about why or why not one should eat meat. It is a way to save money by buying in … Continue reading Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3

Mom’s Corner: Children As Pets

This has to be one of my all time favorite bits of prose. I thought it was funny when Claire was a baby. I received it in an email chain thing way back then. I appreciate it more now as my children grow.  I just realized that while children are dogs - loyal and affectionate … Continue reading Mom’s Corner: Children As Pets

Frugal Friday — Buying in Bulk Part 2

Welcome to part 2 young Padawan Learner! Glad to see you came back. If you are just happening upon us you can read my previous article here! This week we are going to discuss how to buy produce in bulk. This is more of a spring through fall activity. You will find the ones most willing to … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Buying in Bulk Part 2

Spring is Almost Here

Beautiful warm weather! Awesome breeze blowing through open windows! It is starting to act a lot like Spring! We have a place to garden this year! So have been looking at gardening stuff. School and work are doing well! Loving my new job at the hospital. Still trying to figure out when I will have … Continue reading Spring is Almost Here

Thankful Thursday

I have given my Thursday posts a tremendous amount of thought. In lieu of waiting until November to state what I am thankful for every Thursday I will post what I am thankful for. This is also part of my personal challenge to be more positive and to find peace in even the smallest items. … Continue reading Thankful Thursday