Monday, August 8, 2016

How to organize your coupons!

Welcome back!! 

Today I'm bringing you a short video showing how I organize my coupons. This may give you an idea or inspiration on how YOU want to organize your coupons too! 

Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect, and you don't have to copy anyone. It's what works best for YOU! :) 

Have you started getting your weekly inserts? How do you plan on organizing your coupons?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

How to match coupons to weekly sales!


I haven't been on my blog in years, but I guess this is a good time to bring it back up and running and update a few things. :) 

I've been asked to help learn how to coupon, so I have decided to make a small "couponing series" for friends and anyone else interested. This post is the first of many to come!

I have explained quite a bit in the video below, however I would also like to add that I will be doing videos that are specifically for certain stores. Why? Because stores such as CVS & Walgreens have their own rewards programs where you get $$ back in the form of their own currency. CVS uses ExtraCare Bucks or "ECBs" and Walgreens has a points rewards system that can be cashed in toward other purchases in the future. It's important to know each store's policy because some cashiers do not know their own policy so you'll need to know what your rights are when it comes to coupon use. 

Hope this first video explains things a bit clear for everyone. Remember, if you have any other questions, feel free to ask in the comments either here on my blog, or on my Youtube page, OR in our Facebook group. ;) 

I am excited to have more people to talk "coupons" to!   =D

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Coupon Crazy!!!

A few years back I watched the premier of a show called "Extreme Couponing" & immediately became hooked on the idea of saving a bunch of money by using coupons. I tried it for a bit and quickly became burnt out from trying to catch EVERY deal I could find. Back then I simply wanted the "rush" that comes from seeing your total drop down to mere pennies. I think all newbie couponers go through this stage but it is important to realize that we don't HAVE to go get every deal that comes out free for us. I remember buying hair dye because it came out free and never even using it! In the end I just gave it away to friends and family. 

I've recently decided to try once again since I know I have the time to do it and since we now live in a bigger city, it wouldn't hurt to save a few bucks here & there. ;)

Have you ever tried your hand at couponing? What kind of things held you back? Did you have the newbie rush of trying to call all the deals in one day? Have any tips for others that you'd like to share? :) 

If you have any questions for me on couponing please comment below! I'd love to help others learn how to save! :) 


Friday, September 9, 2011

I Give Myself Away - William McDowell

I wanted to share this video with you all because it really touched me. This song by William McDowell is one of my favorites,and this group did such a great job at performing to it. I hope it touches each and every one of you. We gotta remember to give our whole self to God to use us for His will,His plans <3 We shouldn't worry about anything that has to do with OUR wants/needs because God has us covered already!!! We just need to give him 100% of US so that He can do what He wants with us. How could we ever fail then? :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

10 lbs in One Month Challenge!

I've challenged myself to try my best to get HEALTHY. No,I am not looking to lose weight to "look pretty". I think as Christians we should be taking care of our body a whole lot. The bible says that our body is a temple:

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV  

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.


Knowing this,we should not be letting our body be hurt by harmful substances or just blatantly not taking care of ourselves! I want to bring praise to God in a body that I feel will bring Him glory,because I took care of it as He told me. If you really think about it,if WE hold the Holy Spirit in us,and the Holy Spirit is a GIFT from God,then why would we NOT want to treat our body like royalty in care?


1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple. 

My plan is to do mostly cardio to lose the extra weight,then start working on strength with weights. I know this is going to be a tough journey. I have gotten used to eating fast food and really not caring as to what I put into my body. In honesty,I feel so guilty for poisoning my body with chemicals that affect my body negatively. I am going to try my best to not eat out anymore & to cook my food at home so that I know what is in it. It is such a blessing that we are giving the opportunity to have food available to cook and eat. Many other countries do not have that. Yet we take it for granted every day! It is sad how we have forgotten the blessing a home cooked meal can be to our families.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV 

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 

If you would like to join me in my challenge let me know! :) I will be posting updates on my progress when I get a chance. I look forward to hearing your opinions and I hope you will join me.

God Bless!


MmmmMMMmmm Banana Bread!

 So I have gotten into this "mood" of baking lately which is really weird for me because I am really not patient enough to bake. I like to be mixing,stirring etc and not just sitting around waiting for the timer to go....DING!

This week I had a sweet tooth and when me and some family members went to the store,I saw a loaf of banana bread that looked DE-LI-CIOUS. Normally I would just buy the banana bread already made, but since I've been trying to learn new things and be a "modern vintage woman",I decided to google a recipe and try to make it myself.

This is what I came up with! :) (the pictures may not look too great because I took them on my iPod)
In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the butter mixture until smooth. Finally, fold in the sour cream, walnuts and bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
 Okay,my oven door was a little dirty -blush-.

 If you'd like to try this recipe for yourself Here's the recipe! Good luck! You will LOVE this banana bread. It is so soft and fluffy and mmm mmmm GOOD! :))

God Bless! <3

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Home Sweet Home" Project 1-Squeaky Clean Floors

Last week my goal was to scrub the floors clean of all the dirt stains and stubborn dirt that creeps into the cracks of the tile in the kitchen.

It took me about two days with help from all the girls in the house to finish and we left the floor looking great.  I really wish I would have took a "before" picture to show you all the difference between the beginning and the end.

We spent about 2 hours a day on our knees scrubbing the tile with antibacterial sprays and it was worth it.  I am looking into learning more about making my own cleaning products to save my family money and also make it "safer"  for the young ones.  I have a few ideas that I will share with you all later in other posts. If you all have any homemade cleaning product recipes feel free to share them with me! I enjoy learning new things that benefit not only myself but my family as well.
The picture above is a picture of the floor about 2 days after we cleaned it up. It is a little messy but that's what happens when you have people walking in and out! =o)