Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Getting Things Started

     First, let me thank you for joining me on this journey.  First, I want to give you a better idea of who I am and what I am hoping to help you gain from this page.
     I am a SAHM who doesn't fit the mainstream mom role, but I don't feel I really fit in to the other groups.  I use cloth diapers on Sweet Pea (my youngest, 3 months old) but disposable pull ups just at night for Wild Man (my 3 year old).  I co-sleep, but Wild Man is currently content most nights sleeping in his twin size race car bed.  I breastfeed, but with Wild Man, I did have to supplement with formula due to a previous surgery I had and working part time.  So, I like to think I can most sides of the mommy spectrum.  I hope to get into more detail on each of these parenting topics and more.

     For the couponing, it has become an obsession for me.  This week I got around $80 worth of product at Wal-greens for $20.  I am still new so I am hoping to increase the amount of product and decrease the out of pocket as we go along.  So far, I am about 50% savings at the grocery store.  As I find good deals, I plan on passing them along.  I will also link in the other couponing blogs that I follow.

     Cooking, LOVE IT!  I know my husband gets a little tired of some of the experiments, but I just love to bake and cook.  I plan on sharing some recipes with you.  I tend to focus on the more frugal recipes and, at my husbands request, will be doing some more crockpot or one pot meals.

     DIY items.  I currently make my own cleaning supplies and washing detergents.  Just today I found out how to do reusable dryer sheets!  While I would like to say that this was all for environmental reasons, it started more about cutting costs.

     So, that is just a brief overview of what you can expect.  I am sure, as we go along, some things will get weeded out and, if this really takes off, I hope to upgrade to an actually website.  Let me know, as we go, if there are things you want more information about or if you need some pointers on something.  I know there are lots of blogs out there, but I feel that I should have something for everyone because, especially right now, parent or not, we are all looking to save money and that is really the basis of everything I do.
     Thanks again for joining me on this journey.  Be on the lookout for the next post.


  1. You will have to teach me your coupon secrets!!

  2. omg , I feel like we are the same person!! :) lol I look forward to keeping up with your posts! :)

    _NurturingtheNaturalMama :)


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