Couponing Myth: Junk Food

One of the big couponing myths that I’ve heard in my past year of intense couponing (I’m not extreme because I don’t have a year supply of toilet paper, but I’m intense because I do only shop with coupons 95% of the time) is that the only type of coupons that you can find are coupons for processed/junk food. Coupons for healthy just plain don’t exist.

Junk Food!

Foods such as: sugar cereal, ice cream, salty snacks (including chips), soda, mac & cheese, dip, ramen noodles, popcorn, candy bars, “cereal” bars (which are more candy than cereal), pizza, fat loaded pasta sauce, oil loaded sides and those TV dinners that have your whole days worth of calories; these are all foods that you can’t swing a dead cat around without finding a coupon for. Read the rest of this entry »


First Ever GIVEAWAY!

3 weeks ago I had an article of mine published on my very favorite money-saving website. They had a post saying that they were going to start paying $50 for independent articles. I decided to submit an article I originally put on this blog about saving money by canceling our cable. And they accepted it!! So not only was one of MY articles on my favorite website but I also got paid $50 for it, double score! You can see and read the article here.

In celebration of this very cool occasion I decided I would share the love! And so I am pleased to announce my very first giveaway! Read the rest of this entry »


Phrase Origin: Beyond the/a shadow of a doubt

One of the things I wanted to do when I first started this blog was to do posts on phrase origins every once in a while. However, I never got around to doing it because I couldn’t ever pick out a phrase that I particularly wanted to look up. My opportunity to remedy this came this past Sunday.

In the Mormon world, there are a lot of stereotypical Mormon phrases that are tossed around. Every time someone uses one of these words or sayings Husband and I roll our eyes at each other and laugh at the highly over used jargon (so if any of you ever use one of them while we are out in the audience you have been warned, we will show no mercy). The phrase we will discuss today is SUCH an overused Mormon phrase that whenever I hear someone outside of church use this phrase I always have the “are they Mormon?” thought run through my head. Read the rest of this entry »


New TLC Extreme Couponing Series: Irritating

Go to this clip here to see some other REAL gems.

Starting April 6th, TLC is going to start a new series called Extreme Couponing. Now one would think that I would be excited about this new series. However I am not. I’m actually kind of annoyed. And it’s not because I’m afraid “the secret is going to get out” or that all of the merchandise on grocery store shelves are going to suddenly disappear. It’s because this show is going to make ALL coupon users look like crazies. Seriously. Did you watch the clip yet? What was the first thing you thought after you watched it? It was probably something along the lines of, “Whoa! Those women have lost it!”

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Sunday Posts….

are not going to exist. I’ve been thinking all week of whether or not I wanted to post on Sundays and, I’m gonna go with no.  Sunday is a day of rest, and I highly value he rest that I get from my restful Sundays. So…go enjoy your Sabbath day and I’ll go enjoy mine!

p.s.-LDS.org would be a GREAT site to visit today. Lots and lots of good Sabbath day material to choose from.


Here’s what’s up

Before I actually decided if I wanted to start a blog or not I spent an entire day making a running list of things that I would want to do or talk about on that blog. I did this to make sure that 1. I actually had stuff to talk about and 2. to make sure the stuff on that blog would be interesting to readers. I came up with a quite a few things.

See? Nice long list

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Hello World!

Yes, I decided to start a blog. Apparently, I think I have a whole lot to say and what I have to say the world needs to know. Hopefully, this will be a blog about me learning to manage myself better as an “adult” and learning how to be a better working housewife (<- paradox!).

Now, with that being said, I just did a very un-adult thing and wasted my whole evening on the computer. Granted I spent it getting intimately acquainted with how to work and run a blog on wordpress and not on Facebook. However, I’m still “done” with being on the computer for tonight and so my first “real” post will have to wait until tomorrow. Until then, look at this very cute picture of baby duckies and take my poll. (Oh yeah, and read the About Me section)

look at the cute duckies