Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sunday Coupon Preview 8/30/2015 Plus 2 TIME SENSITIVE DEALS!

Sunday Coupon Preview 8/30
 It is that time of the week again! If you are wondering what value of coupon will be in the Sunday paper and what inserts look no further.

This week in the Washington Post you will be able to find over $300.00 worth of coupons and 3/4 inserts!

There will be one Smart Source, Red Plum, PandG plus some sources are saying there maybe an extra Smart Source. Full preview here

I also wanted to share a two great deals with a limited time frame!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Weekly Goals to Achieve

Learn how to set goals that make your week  more productive as I share my personal goals
To say that I was over ambitious and very bad at time management this past week would only be speaking the truth. I really didn't expect back to school to affect my routine very much...after all I wasn't the one going to school. However, as most of you know my boys have a large age difference almost 7 years and I am not to humble to admit my oldest is awesome at playing with his little brother. This in turn free's up what I call "time to get things DONE". That little bit of "get things done time" went out the window with back to school and now I am readjusting my days and schedule to accommodate my youngest.

This is looking at lot like homeschooling actually. We are reading, coloring, working with multiplicative and discovering things outside. Thank goodness I got my degree in early childhood ed!

But my to-do lists are not getting done and my house is a mess.

I need to recalibrate and find my new balance I suppose. Does this happen to anyone else with back to school?

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Top 5 Things that Saved me Money this Summer

Saving money encompasses more than just using coupons and budgeting. Learn 5 uncommon and unique ways to save money over the summer.
I know summer is nearly over based on the calendar and by the kids catching the bus each morning for school. However, I wanted to share the top five things that are not so normal, that saved us money over this summer!

This summer was very different for us. Normally I create a calendar of things for the boys and I to do everyday of the week and most are local plus cheap/free. Last summer I found this really hard to do with the age differences of my guys one is 2.5 and the other is 9.  Realistically, my youngest does not have the attention span to sit through longer library programs and my oldest gets very board going to little plays.

Monday, August 17, 2015

My Weekly Goals to Achive

This week was a whirlwind! If this is any indication of how my fall is going to be I better buckle up because I am in for a FAST ride.

For it being very busy I feel as though I accomplished a LOT and even some things that were not on my goals which made me feel a little overambitious to be honest.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Back to Basics|Saving in the Kitchen {Freezing Fresh Green beans}

Storing food from your garden
I am happy to be back with another episode of Back to Basics|Saving in the Kitchen today! I am enjoying how many ideas I have for you all. Today I wanted to show you have to make the most of the summer with freezing fresh foods. I am showing you specifically how to freeze green beans but this technique can be used on many of your garden favorites.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Martin's Grocery Haul and Deals {8/9/15}

This week was the first week I had been to a real grocery store in about 2 months! I have been enjoying the summer and just making one or two bigger grocery hauls each month. Normally these are done at Sam's and Aldi then I get little things at Target and local farmer's Markets.
That is the best thing about creating a stockpile if USABLE items. We don't always have to go to the store.
This month it is back to the norm and I am back to shopping deals and replenishing my stockpile for back to school and long nights at the soccer field.
Here are my favorite deals at Martin's this week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

How to Feel Content, Not Deprived When Becoming Debt Free

how to survive becoming debt  freeNo, No, No, No, no no no. NO!

This word is not just want mom's say a million times a day to their 2 year old or what their 2 year old responses with equally each day.

No is also a place of discontentment when people are on their journey of becoming financially free. If you think about this longer then a minute you will get it right away.

How many times have you had to say no to a purchase, event, or experience because it didn't fit into your budget.

How many times have you desperately wished you could say YES to that NO?