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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Overcoming the Learning Curve for Couponing

I know, I know, I know…I’ve talked about couponing before on here and it just hasn’t stuck with me.  So, I decided to give it one more try and this time I think I finally got it.  I am saving about $150 a week on my grocery bill and I’m stocking up on items like shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, laundry detergent and Pringles (yes, I have a large supply of Pringles right now, that will probably last a week and that’s HUGE for us).

This time my entire family has jumped on the couponing wagon.  It really helps me stay motivated when they participate.  My daughter helped me put together a coupon binder, my youngest son asks, “Mom, can I get this if you have a coupon?”, my oldest son always wants to look over the store receipt and Clay has been the greatest coupon cheerleader of all time.  He loves the days when I go to the store and then wants to know exactly how much I saved.  I’ll call him from the parking lot and make him guess, it’s like our little trivia time each week.  I love to see how excited my family is about trying  to save more and spend less.

Ellen made the following video of me in early May when we were just getting started.  We had just come home from track practice and I was wiped, but I was determined to read all these different blogs about couponing. You’ll notice my house is a wreck, my hair is a wreck, my shirt is actually Clay’s shirt and it has a weird stain on it, I can’t explain the weird toy on the counter,  and my sanity…is teetering.  I apologize ahead of time for the sucky accent, it’s my dream to speak in an authentic Columbian accent someday…for the rest of my life.

Fast Tube by Casper


I’ll let you all know how we’re doing.  Hopefully, this time I will stick to my guns and become a life-long couponer and save lots of MONEEEE!

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