Monday, August 30, 2010

School Shopping with Coupons.

Well as the kids are headed back to school I am testing my new frugal attitude.  I bought much less this year than I normally do so that in itself was a HUGE money saver.  It was hard though.  My instinct is to go out and buy them both brand new wardrobes so they have fantastic cool clothes to start out the year in.  We settled instead for a couple of pairs of really cool shoes, a couple of shirts, and one or two pair of pants to start the year out in. Honestly I have to say the kids are adjusting to it better than I am.  They are thrilled with their shoes while I am feeling a combination of guilt I didn't buy more and being proud I stuck to my plan.  The one thing I did do this year I haven't before was use store coupons.  Man 20% and 40% coupon savings add up.

The other change I made is actually probably the biggest of all.  The only non school supply related item I bought is one book for me and that was on sale and I bought it with a coupon.  No tossing in misc. stuff just cause we were at the store. Yeah Me!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Kids are coming home!

I am so excited to say that my kids are coming home from camp this week.  They have only been gone since Monday but it seemed much longer.   When I first signed them up I was expecting to need a break by the time camp rolled around.  I think because they went camping with Granny and Bill so they have already been gone this summer I didn't feel the need for the break quite like I expected.

I hope the week was all Caitie was wishing for because she begged to go and then was devastated for that short time we thought she wasn't going to get to go.  I just don't want it to be a let down after all she built it up to be.   Well I am off to work, coffee, and then to pick them up. Hope everyone has a GREAT day!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dreaming of Fall

I know it is August. I know pretty much everyone (other than me) loves summer.  But while all you crazy people are at the beach getting sand in places sand doesn't belong I am at home enjoying my cool air conditioning and dreaming of Fall.

We are having a thunderstorm here as I type and I would love to go sit  in my porch swing and just enjoy the rain.  Nope too hot and humid.  I know everyone is talking about how hot it is this summer.  And while I agree it has been hotter than usual I am telling you that anything over like 80 is too hot.

I think I will buy a pumpkin and carve a jack-o-lantern or something to make me feel like there is an end in site to this horrid hotness.