Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tightening the budget

As I am sure that many people are. Life just feels so uncertain in many ways these days.

I find myself constantly looking for a bargain and really just not spending anything without a coupon. Today it was groceries. I was able to purchase $73.57 worth of groceries for $11.30 using coupons. It felt great to be able to save so much! Now of course it took planning and there was a bit of time involved, but it proved to be so worthwhile.

Here is what came home with me:

Not bad right?

And yesterday with the same thought in mind, I decided it was time to make good use of my scrapbooking supplies. I had purchased some Halloween items for 75% off and wanted to put them to use. Just because it is a holiday theme product doesn't mean you can only use it for those photos. At least in my book. So I found a way to stretch my scrapbooking dollar, also.

This was fun to create and I am glad to be using things that would otherwise likely sit and wait to be used for a themed project.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I meant to

catch up at the beginning of the year. Then I started it out like this:

We are all thankfully, fine. Someone in a F250 with a UHaul lost control of their vehicle on an icy, snow packed road. I swerved to avoid the collision and this is what we ended up with.

Otherwise all is well here. Just trying to get organized. And purging some of the clutter that has been taking over. Seems like I start each new year this way.

So here's to getting back to blogging!