Monday, June 8, 2009


Does anyone out there get the Sunday paper and not use the coupons? If so, can I have them? I'll come get them or pay the postage if you want to mail them to me. Thanks!

Today we got an awesome deal on a pair of shorts for Greg at JC Penny. They were originally $49, marked down to $15, and we had a $10 off certificate we got in the mail. That's almost a 90% discount! Woohoo!

On Saturday we took a little day trip up to Causey Resivoir to fish for Will's first time. He kept whining about the cold (really there was just a nice mountain breeze) and then he fell in the lake (probably woke up the whole mountain with his screaming!) Luckily we were prepared with extra clothes and Will eventually settled down for some relaxing fishing.

On Memorial Day we went to the Riverton Cemetery and then to my Uncle Steve's house for the annual family swim party. The weather was a little iffy at the end of the week so we weren't sure about getting in the pool, but it cleared up for a nice day.

Our sweet little Isaac is growing up so fast. The last picture was in his blessing clothes. Luckily we got some pictures before he grew out of them! He a very smiley boy and content to watch us go about our business or sleep the day away. His smiles really light up my day.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Secret of my Success

So, like I said, I'm a beginner at this coupon thing, but here's how it works. It takes some time and effort, but I think of it as a job since I have the time to put into it. I use a site called and they list the grocery deals each week. They even rate them as to what is really a good deal and what isn't (don't you hate it when you think something is on sale and you find out you got 10 cents off? Lame!). The idea is to save the coupons from the Sunday paper each week and then match up your coupons with the store deals for extra savings. The website tells you where you can find deals for coupons that have already come out.
Like I said, I've only started, so I don't have my coupons saved up yet, but just going off store deals has already saved me a lot. I had to go to 3 stores, but I got what I would normally buy plus the $78 extra; and they were all foods that we like and eat all the time. But they do say if you're willing to try new brands and varities it's easier to save. The idea seems pretty straight-forward, but I think some parts can get complicated when you get into it. I still have a lot to learn, but I got my first newspaper yesterday, so I'm on my way!