Tuesday, March 31, 2009

today's savings...

original total: $38.70
saved: $22.19
paid: $16.51

Sunday, March 29, 2009


So, I mentioned on here awhile back that I am working on saving money using coupons and tracking sales. I have gone up and down with motivation for this throughout the last number of months, but someone suggested that I use my blog as accountability. So, whenever I go shopping I am going to give my "stats" on here. You all will be able to see how much I am spending... not that you really care, but, you will also be able to see how much I am saving. I will post everything that we shop for excluding clothing. This will cover groceries, cleaning supplies, toiletries, diapers, toilet paper, etc... anything that is needed to keep my home functioning.

So, here we go...


King Soopers
original total: $157.54
saved: $74.67
paid: $82.87
% saved: 49%

Today was a pretty good day which is why I was probably motivated to start this today... I like to brag a little about it! You will see that I have good trips and not so good trips. My goal right now is to always save at least 35%.

Monday, March 23, 2009

By the way...

I know I am terrible at keeping this up. I warned you all in my very first post that I may end of slacking off!! I will try harder, but for now, this is what you get! Sorry.

My baby is five!!

I can't believe that Brooklynn turned five this weekend. It makes me kind-of sad. It feels like such a milestone.


How did this happen?

Next year she starts school, those years will go fast and then she will be off by herself... ok, maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself.

But seriously, she is no longer my little baby... well, she will always be my little baby, but you know what I mean. I was teasing her all week before her birthday that we were going to pretend she was only turning one and that for her birthday I was going to give her diapers, bottles and a crib to sleep in. She didn't like that idea.

Did anyone else feel this way at five? Am I being completely crazy?

Anyway, so this weekend we had some birthday parties for her. Saturday afternoon we had her "friends" party. This was the first time we did this. In the past we have always done family parties, but this year I let her pick who she wanted to come. We had 12 little kids here. They had a lot of fun. The kids were able to decorate their own cakes, we played musical chairs and opened presents.

That evening my parents, sister and her husband came over and we did the family thing. It was very nice. My mom made dinner, which was a blessing to me, and we had cake, ice cream and she opened more presents.

Anyway, here are a few pictures. I still have to get some from my parents camera as I was too busy to take many, but this is what I have for now.