I am eating a Gardenburger right now. yum!
Emily went to bed at 7:30 two nights in a row. She's a tired girl.
We have been watching our pennies lately so I have been cutting coupons, watching ads and going to several different stores to shop. I thought it wouldn't pay off but check out how much I saved just this week:
got free almay mascara
got 10 free 2 liters of pop
got a free furnace filter. i feel like this one should say I saved more because everything I bought was on sale then I had a coupon for it. If I added it up that way my savings would be closer to $20.
That's $83.39 I saved this week alone! I think that's pretty great. I watched the Coupon Mom on Oprah a few weeks ago and she got my interest piqued. I have since found sites like moneysavingmom.com and $5 dinners that I am excited to explore. I don't pay full price for anything else, why should I pay full price for groceries? The secret, I'm learning, is don't buy things when you need them, buy when they are on sale. It's only taken me 13 years to figure that out.
At this moment I have 22 boxes of cereal in my pantry
I am thinking about doing a Christmas album like this one from Ali.
We bought a new dining room table. Well actually we put a down payment on it and put it on layaway. I took Rob to look at it and although he didn't think it was as great as I did he liked it. It is 9 inches wider than our current table, has two leaves so we can finally have company over and all sit at the table, has fabulous legs, and, this is my favorite part, it's old. It was owned by someone before us and maybe even someone before them. If it could talk it would have numerous stories to tell. Oh how I wish it could talk. We have 90 days to get it but with all these pennies I'm saving I'm hoping we can have it home sooner than later. It doesn't come with chairs but I saw this idea and love it. Guess I will be on the hunt for cheap chairs soon.