Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I have recently joined the band wagaon of couponing!  WOW!  I never knew I could save so much money!  Don't get me wrong, I have always clipped a few coupons and used one from time to time, but never on this level.  I littarally cut my bill in half the other day!  The FIRST KEY thing for me to understand was I was NOT buying for the week.  I was buying for the lowest possible rock bottom price for the products we use in our household.  You definately save more when you are willing to be flexible on your brands.  To be honest I am not very flexible.  I love my brands!  I will be flexible on some things, but not everything.

I began my adventure by creating a notebook with baseball card collector sleaves labeled with various food/staple items.  I collected coupons from my local papers, internet, and flyers.  The SECOND KEY thing for me was to lay out my sale papers for the week and match my coupons to the sale items.  I understand it takes about 6 months to get fully acclimated to couponing.  I am not there yet, but I am on my way!   I picked two stores to start out with.  You may pick more than that if you feel ok, but I didn't want to overwhelm myself.  I laid the sale papers out and began going through my collected coupons.  The more coupons the more possible savings and quantity you may buy.  Over time, you will learn what is the lowest sale price on each product and when to use the coupons on that item.  When that item is on sale for the lowest possible price, you use your coupons and stock up for about a 3 month supply.  The Third Key thing for me was to undersand that ALL items go on sale every 6-8 weeks.

The most wonderful thing is that there are several great websites that do all the guess work for you.  My favorite is southernsavers.com.  These sites will not only guide you every step of the way, they will give you every week the best deals possible.  It does look a bit overwhelming at first, but trust me, give it a try!  It is addicting when you can cut your grocery bill in half and get things so cheap, some things free, and believe it or not sometimes the store will pay you to buy some items!  Its true!

Happy couponing!  Below are a few helpful websites:


More sites:

Money Saving Mom

Love this site!  This mom is all about saving!  This site has everything from great deals, coupons to living simply!    This link will take you directly to the page of 'Household Mangagement' Forms!  If you want to get organized you will love it!

Family Life Book

Make your own Family Life Notebook!

Here is a wonderful FREE website with FREE downloadables to create your own Family Life Notebook to help you stay organized and run your household to the fullest potential!  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fantastic new resources!  If you like to save money but stay healthy by couponing then this is your site!

For Baby tips check out this site!

Healthy Eating for Babies

We can all use all the help we can get these days!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New site my mommy friends!  Check it out!


You can connect and keep plugged in with other moms!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Street In Town


There is a new street in town!  Take a look at the new mom's networking site.  They have it going on, sporting the latest buz on being a mom or mom interests.  They have a "buy and sell" section for networking mom sales.  A page with all the hot coupons available, not to mention Events, Groups, and Discussions.  If your a mom, you need to check this resource out!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gas Prices in the Hendersonville, Tennessee Area

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Lowest Regular Gas prices for 37075
100 N Anderson Ln
Hendersonville, TN
4:35 AM

1187 W Main St
Hendersonville, TN
6:30 AM

1010 Glenbrook Way
Hendersonville, TN
9:15 PM

1200 Centerpoint Rd
Hendersonville, TN
9:15 PM

137 Walton Ferry Rd
Hendersonville, TN
4:50 AM

* Prices as of Friday, September 24, 2010 at 9:45 AM
Current Nashville Average
2.605Prices Rising
Current Tennessee Average
2.563Prices Stable

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Summer is over and it’s time to get back to school. This time can be stressful for many families as they all try to adjust to new routines. You can lessen this stress and set up some guidelines by sitting down with your children for a family discussion.
Here are some important things you should be discussing with your children, before they head back to school this fall.
1. School Bus Safety – It is important to speak to your child about what kind of behavior you expect from him or her while they are at the bus stop or riding on the school bus.
2. Classroom Behavior – Let your child know what kind of behavior you expect them to exhibit while at school. All teachers expect different things from each child, remind your child to be respectful of others at all times. I think this is a good time to bring up the topic of bullying with your child. Let them know how to report this to their school officials and to you, should they know of any children who are being bullied or those who are doing the bullying.
3. Homework and Grades – If you expect your children to follow a homework routine, now is the time to outline that routine with them. I found it helpful to let our daughter know up front what the consequences would be if she did not complete homework assignments on time, or if she got unacceptable grades.
4. Stranger Danger – Your child will come into contact with many people while involved with school activities or while attending classes. It is important to go over with him or her all of the safety precautions that they need to know to protect themselves from stranger danger.
5. Family Emergency – When our daughter was young, we gave her a new family password every few months. If a family emergency would occur and we would need to send someone to the school to pick her up, they would have to provide the secret family password to her before she would even leave the school office with that particular person. Even if your child knows the person who is picking them up, it is important for that person to provide the secret family password to your child.
Heading back to school doesn’t have to be a stressful time for you and your family. Take the time out of your busy schedule and communicate with your children about what you expect from them this school year. It is important to be flexible and to have an open door policy in regards to communication.
Shelly Hill has been working from home in Direct Sales since 1989 and is a Manager with Tupperware. Shelly is a mother and grandmother living in South Central Pennsylvania and found that she could reduce back to school stress for her family by being prepared ahead of time. You can visit Shelly online athttp://www.workathomebusinessoptions.com or her recipe blog athttp://wahmshelly.blogspot.com for free recipes.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

How to can APPLES

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bellevue Home School Enrichment

Our program has been around for 15 years and is a non-profit organization seeking to provide support and services to home school families for a reasonable price.