Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Lately I've been on this couponing kick. That TLC show "Extreme Couponing" has gotten to me! A couple weeks ago, we saved over $50 between Target and Publix. Not too shabby for a first attempt. :)

Tonight, we saved $7 at the book store (could have been $17 had I gone yesterday and used the coupon that is now expired :( ) and we also saved $17 at Publix between coupons and sales. :)

So... I decided to make a coupon binder! I have one of those little 4x6 expandable organizers but I've got so many types of coupons, they won't all fit anymore. Tomorrow, I'm going to get some baseball card holders and dividers and make a proper notebook. I printed out a list of 40 categories to include and I'm going to get to sorting!

Stuff to know about couponing:
  • Some stores double coupons up to $1 total (the coupon can be up to $.50 and still double)
  • Some stores let you use store and manufacturer coupons (this is called stacking)
  • Match coupons with sales to get the best prices
  • Items usually go on sale every 3-4 months, so stock up when you have a coupon and a sale
  • Buy multiple copies of the Sunday paper to get duplicate coupons
  • Print coupons online; most sites let you print two
  • Only use coupons on products you'd normally buy- buying something just because you have a coupon for it is NOT saving money!
  • Go online to read your store's coupon policy

Couponing resources:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Comment Settings Changed

A while back, I was getting lots of spammy comments that had links to inappropriate websites in them so I limited comments to blog followers only. I decided to change it back where anyone can comment but I have to verify that the comment is appropriate first. That said, please be respectful and don't post spammy, inappropriate things. :)

Back to Blogging and a Trip to Earth Fare

Back to Blogging!

Hello again, everyone! It's been months since I updated this blog, so if you're still following me, you're awesome! :)

I have a really tough time coming up with something jewelry related to post daily so I've decided to change it up a bit. I am still going to post some jewelry updates but I'm going to post other things too- whatever I feel like posting! I've been cooking lots of new things lately so I'll probably post come recipes. I also really loving finding great deals and using coupons so I'm sure I'll share the deals that I find with you, too!

One of the things that inspired me to get back to the blog was my friend Kathleen who just made her own blog. One of her first posts was about her recent shopping trip to the local Earth Fare healthy grocery store and she told me about this great coupon deal they're offering right now. With any $10 purchase, you can get a whole chicken, baby carrots, and mashed potatoes for free! All you have to do is sign up on the Welcome Home page and print out the coupon.

So... dinner tonight will be our freebies plus some sliced tomatoes and Australian white cheddar cheese I found. I can't wait to try that cheese! :) I'm going to try my hand at cooking a whole chicken tonight using Kathleen's recipe of lemons and rosemary. I'm also going to make some garlic thyme carrots. Wish me luck!