It has been forever since I have been used this blog - I hope to start using it more often so that I can share my deals with everyone. About a week ago, I asked people in my email list if they weren't using their coupons, if we could have them. As part of our homeschooling, I have been trying to teach the boys to spend their money wisely - even on things that they ask for at the grocery store. I started using coupons a little bit over the last few months but got to thinking that I could do more and we could not only save more, but give more as well. So we are going to make donations to our local food pantries for the giving back part. I think that kids today are growing up in such a me society and I want to be sure that my kids don't fall into that pattern....
This picture is all the things that I got this weekend using coupons - I paid a whopping $6.72 and I have $8 in reward money left to start with next week. I should have another $7 but they didn't print. I emailed them and if they determine it was a computer error, they will send those to me as well.
The second reason for me hoping to keep this blog up more is so that we can share photos with my mom. For some reason, she can never open them when I send them to her, so I hope she can see these ones. The boys got Build a bears this year - Andy for his birthday (with a coupon) and Austin got his in December when we went to NYC with Matt before he left for Iraq. They also each got one as an early Christmas present. They had the moose on sale on Black Friday for $5. We bought them unstuffed and surprised the boys with a trip to Lights on the Lake and a quick stop in Build a Bear. Grandma got them each an outfit and they also got a gift card, so here are some of their Christmas Clothes.
Bob just drove off on his snowmobile again - he's enjoying this snow a lot more than I am. I like it when I can be on the inside looking out at it :)