Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mommy bragging rights

So, I have two beautiful daughters; Melissa, who is seventeen and getting ready to graduate this summer (sigh!) and Sarah, who is thirteen and keeps my life very interesting! Miss is my mini-me; she is artistic, goofy and flakey, but with a huge heart and lots of love to go around. Sarah is mini-Daddy, also goofy, but more practical, smart and way too quick with a come-back for me. I'm one of those people who comes up with a great comeback about an hour later. :( She is still big hearted but much more pragmatic than either Miss or I am. Anyway, I love and adore these girls and am blessed as a mommy to have teenagers who still love me and want to spend time with me. I am also privileged to share in the experience of watching Melissa open her first Etsy store! :) You can find it at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Missallaneous Tell her I sent you!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Becoming that crazy coupon lady

Yup, that's me. After being married for thirteen years, with my man nearly fifteen now and a mother for eighteen years, NOW I find extreme couponing? Okay, in Canada, we can't quite get the deals the ladies on tv do, but we can do okay. It just takes time and planning. Nowadays, with the internet, it is WAY easier to score deals because other crazies like me have blogs and RSS feeds and send out e-mails telling me how to get the best deals! I'm officially obsessed with saving money!

Okay, so I got laid off from my summer job and then I was laid off from my Christmas job early. I have no money and apparently way too much time. My kids think it is funny and even dh is laughing his old ass off a me and my deals. I got really excited when I got cheap Tylenol on Friday, for example. Walmart had 100ct Extra Strength Tylenol on for $5.97. I had a coupon for $3.00. Oh yeah. A bottle of Tylenol that can cost up to $12.00 at a pharmacy or convenience store for $2.97? I happen to think that is exciting! lol At least in this internet age, I get to find out that I am not alone in this new (to me) obsession. And, what the heck? I'm even having fun!