Sunday, January 16, 2011

How to File, Clip, and Store Your Coupons

Here is a great video for just getting started with couponing and how to organize them.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Did you know that you can use Hen-and-Chicks for burns? The leaves contain tannins and mucilage that are soothing to skin. You can also use them skin wounds and infections. I didn't know this until just recently. I love this because I don't always have aloe around, but we have Hen and Chicks everywhere it seems.

Here is a page that shows all the different kinds, and boy are they pretty. Click here.....

These are one of my favorites, I love this plant. They are hardy and so great to pass down to your kids.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Okay, here we go again....LOL

It has been almost a year again.....where does time go.....and for that matter why does my shift key not work..... There is a new year coming up and I have a lot I want to talk about and to teach everyone. This may be a hard year for us and if I can get through it, it will be a grand year. I am still into gardening, couponing, homeschooling, staying at home with my children, saving money, preparing for the unknown and lots more....the lots more part is mainly stuff I need to work on in my life. God is so great and we love him so much. Hope you all can bare with me, my husband leaves for another deployment in Feb. and he will be gone for a year. Our kids are older now, they all will understand more about what he is going through while he is gone. Our son will miss his daddy so much, as will the girls. Please just pray for everyone, Feb. will come before we know it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Okay, it is Saturday night and tomorrow the Sunday paper will be out. This weeks paper has 2 books of coupons in it! One SmartSourse and one Redplum. They do have some nice coupons in them. If you are just starting out with couponing, then I would sugest buy 1 to 5 papers. (I will post on how to sort them in a later post.) Here are some different ways you can get coupons.........

1) Buy the Sunday paper.
2) Ask friends, relatives and co-workers for their extra coupon inserts. (not everyone wants to keep coupons, a lot of people just get rid of them)
3) Trade Coupons
4) Join Coupon Trains
5) Dumpster Dive, almost all towns have recycle bins
6) Pick up coupons at the store, store coupons
7) Print coupons off line (I will add a list of places to print coupons from as soon as I can)
8) Write, Call, and Ask for coupons (I have a list, I will find it for you, a lot of places mail out coupons, all you have to do is ask)


Okay, here we go again, it has been about a year, but I am going to start this up again and see how I can do with keeping up on it again. Please be patient, I do have 4 kids and we try to stay busy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Squash Update!

Here is a picture of what happens with newspaper as a mulch! Worms, lol, they come and eat and brake it down. Makes it nice for next year!!!!

Here is the bug standing in my garden!

Pretty Yellow Neck Squash!

They are all small but producing really well! The sun was gone for so long, it rained for 2 or 3 weeks and it really stopped the growth of all my plants!

My zucchini!

Isn't it so pretty!

5 Loads A Day!

Well, I just put the 5th load in the washer. Yep, I do five loads a day or at least try too.

1st load: the kids and my clothes
2nd load: Jason's clothes
3rd load: Towels or Blankets
4th load: anything that I am behind on
5th load: stuff we brought to sell (sometimes more than one load)

I know that sounds like a lot, (I have 4 kids that play hard and a husband that gets really dirty, lol) but sometimes I only get 2 loads done and sometimes (most of the time) I am behind. What is your laundry like at your house?