Sunday, February 14, 2010

Coupon ladies are crazy, or so I thought...

My sister in law, Natalie, used to tell me how she used coupons all the time and was saving so much money and how she was shopping at a bunch of different stores to find the best deals. She tried to talking me into joining the coupon world but I was not interested at all. I liked going to Winco twice a month, I didn't want to do more shopping trips than that. Well last month I saw the Coupon Mom on the today show and I couldn't believe how much money she was saving. I decided it was time for me to join the ladies of the coupon world.

I told Ray that I was going to start using coupons but I was never going to be one of the crazy ladies, like Natalie, who posted pictures of their shopping trips on their blog. Well after yesterday I learned why those crazy ladies post those pictures on their blog. It is because when you find an amazing deal you are proud of yourself and you want to show everyone. So here I am, posting pictures of my shopping trip yesterday. I think I am officially on the road to becoming a crazy coupon lady.

Yesterday we went to Rite Aid, which is a place I never shop. Now it is one of my favorite places to shop. Here is the picture of everything I bought.
If I would have walked in to the store and bought all of this straight off the shelf without any coupons it would have come to $114.45 (a few of the items were on sale). Well after all of my coupons and rebates I ended up making a profit of $11.26. You read that correctly, I made a PROFIT!!! Isn't that insane? I got paid to shop!

We also went to Walgreens yesterday, which is now one of my favorite stores also. This trip wasn't quite as exciting but it was still pretty impressive. Here is my Walgreens picture.If I would have walked into Walgreens and bought everything straight off the shelf it would have costs me $86.13 (again, a few things were on sale). Well after all of my coupons and register rewards I ended up spending $14.73. Not too bad, right?

So after a big day of shopping I ended up only spending a total of $3.47 (since I made a profit at Rite Aid). For a beginner coupon lady, I don't think I did too bad.

I don't know if anyone even reads our blog but if you are interested in couponing here are a few of the blogs/website I check daily for the best deals: (Natalie just told me about this one)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tyler & Eliza's Wedding

We went to Utah for Tyler and Eliza's wedding last month which was Zach's first roadtrip. Any guesses on how he did? He actually did a great job. I don't think he really cried at all while in the car. He was super happy for the road trip. He did have a bit of a hard time in Utah though. He had a hard time with the change in his normal routine and he wasn't used to so many people wanting to love on him. Overall though I thought he did a great job!!
The wedding was gorgeous and I am so happy to have Eliza as my new sister. Here are a few pictures from the wedding.

Growing Too Fast

It has been so long since I have posted anything, sorry. Well Zach is almost 4 months and he is getting so big. He is so much fun and we are enjoying him more everyday. He is such a wonderful baby. It seems like all we do is smile and laugh at each other. He is sleeping through the night, which I love. The other night he slept for 12 hours without a peep all night. It's WONDERFUL!!! Here are Zach's most recent pictures. I try to get pictures of him laughing but it doesn't work out too well. As soon as he sees the camera he just stares at it.