Tagged with Frugality

Month in Review

I’ve had several people asking me how our monthly meal planning has gone, so I thought I’d post a little review and share what I’ve learned. Let’s start with what worked and what I’ll be doing again this month: Making a menu for the entire month at one sitting saved me a lot of time … Continue reading

Menu for a Month of Meals

Since I’ve started talking about my new adventure in planning and shopping for a month of meals all at once, I’ve had a couple of friends ask me for help in getting their own meal planning organized.  I’m still very much a newbie at this, but am happy to share what I’m learning. I thought … Continue reading

Food for a Whole Month!

So yesterday I started on a new adventure… grocery shopping for a whole month at a time!  I was inspired by this pin I saw on Pinterest, which led me to this blog where I discovered that maybe this was something do-able for me. I had heard of women shopping for a month all at once, … Continue reading

Simply Shopping

I’m discovering that being the wife of a pastor does have its ups and downs.  One of those ups or downs (I haven’t decided which) is that whatever he decides to preach about should then be a reality in our lives.  I mean, we aren’t perfect and don’t want to pretend to be, but we … Continue reading

Kids Room: Before and After

Here’s another peek into our home and some of the changes we have made in order to make it feel our own. There are three bedrooms: one we are using as a guest room (which I wrote about in a previous post), one is the master bedroom, and one is our two-year-old son’s room.  Here … Continue reading

Guest Room: Before and After

Today is our son’s 2nd birthday!  I can’t believe how quickly time has flown!  We are celebrating with a big family party on Saturday and my parents are driving in from Missouri to stay with us for the weekend.  That was motivation for us to prioritize getting our guest room finished next. Here is what … Continue reading

Play the Drug Store Game

So here is the long awaited post #4 in  my mini-series on Couponing: Play the Drug Store Game At first I was not convinced that it would be worth it for me to go to an additional store (besides the grocery store or Target) each week and I thought that drug stores were notorious for … Continue reading

Getting back into the swing of things…

Just about a month ago we received amazing news that my husband was offered a job!  After 7 months of unemployment and some ups and downs during the job search, we were very relieved and pleasantly surprised at how God provided for us.  We immediately made plans to make the move across several states to … Continue reading

Deciding Where to Shop

Getting Started with Coupons Part 3… Click here for Part 1 and Part 2. PART 3: Deciding Where to Shop First, it is a good idea to know your local stores’ coupon policies.  If you have a store nearby that will double or triple coupons, that will likely be the best place to shop.  (Click here to … Continue reading

Organizing Coupons

So this is my second post in a little series on getting started with coupons.  If you missed my first post on Coupon Sources, you should start reading there. PART 2: Organizing Coupons There are MANY methods for organizing coupons.  How you choose to organize depends a lot upon how much time you want to … Continue reading