Friday, February 25, 2011

Clipping Coupons? Menu Service?

When the kids were growing up I could never kee up with the coupons from Sunday's paper, or using the coupons for that matter, it always seemed that it was more bother than it was worth.  Our local Sunday paper leaves much to be desired and besides, I"d rather be quilting than clipping coupons.

But several years ago I became a fan of e-mealz a subscription menu service catering to just two people or an entire family.  It features not only different types of dietary considerations, but also what store you do your food shopping at.  With just my hubby and I,  we chose the meals for two, and this year I decided to go with the New Points System (Weight Watchers).  Although we have a Publix where I like to purchase meats, the general bulk of my shopping is from WalMart, and with e-mealz you have that option.  The menus are planned around the local grocery flyers so that you can take advantage of the specials.  Oh and did I mention that the grocery shopping list is already provided for you, just print it off and take it to the store....!!

It was through the e-mealz site that I discovered The Coupon Clippers a service that does the coupon clipping for you, charges a very nominal handling fee and mails your coupons out to you for the cost of a regular postage stamp.  At this site you can browse through all kinds of coupons that you might not have come across in your Sunday paper supplement.  I spend about $4.50 every 10 days or so with The Coupon Clippers, and from that collection of coupons I usually save between $25 -$50 on my grocery bill. 

What's not to love?

Friday, February 18, 2011

A day just for me?

Since the year began I hit the ground running, knowing that I'd be busy with work outside the home, and my own quilting business.  Both are very satisfying jobs and the variety I see on a day to day basis is inspiring.  But I do miss the occasional afternoon when I could sit down and piece a top just for me to mindlessly sew.  Granted these quilts of mine are almost always donated to a local charity, but it has always been a relaxing time for me.

I need to figure out a way to work that time back into my schedule because I really miss it. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Still Alive

Yes I am still alive, but very busy these days, and not much in the way of pictures to share.  We are warming up here in the South and except for a few colder days forcasted I think we are out of the winter and into spring.  Gotta love it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Green Bay Packers

I am a huge Green Bay Packer fan being from Wisconsin.  Yesterday's Super Bowl win was just the best!  I'm so happy for them and what they've accomplished this year.  GO PACK!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday, a catch-up day

As most of the midwest and east is shovelling snow, we are just cold and rainy.  I remember those blizzards quite well, and though I miss snow, I don't miss those blizzards and treacherous roads.  I remember watching the weather reports of threatening winter storms.  I remember the trips to the grocery store to stock up on essentials, knowing that we'd be hunkered down for days. 

Here in the South, we do the same for Hurricane season.  Stock up, be prepared.  Watch and wait, and hope for the best. 

Today is a catch-up day for me.  It's been an incredibly hectic week and I just want to take the day to regroup, but that won't happen.  Too many chores, and errands to run, but I hope to save some time today for a moment to sip a nice cup of hot cocoa and remember all the snowy days of years' past that we endured.