"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dusting off the Old Pink Binder

So I have been wanting to do this for awhile! Back before I got pregnant with Ian I was a crazy coupon mom! For those of you who coupon, you know what I mean when I talk about the high you get from paying $5 for $50 worth of stuff. ECB and RR use to be regular words in my vocabulary.

When I got pregnant with little man I was so so sick , I couldn't do anything but puke and sleep. I needed every bit of energy I had left to take care of myself and my family that couponing fell to the waste side.

Every time I go to the store and my total is $100 or more I want to burst out into tears when I hand over my debit card. "What I actually have to pay for toothpaste and laundry soap" these things I use to get for free.

So here she is my pretty pink binder. I have been shoving the coupons I get from the Sunday paper in a kitchen drawer and not even looking threw them. Today I pulled them out along with this pretty pink binder and started clipping and sorting. I am not finished yet but soon she will be in order and I will be hitting the local CVS.

4 comments:

MarvelousMOM said...

I really need to be better about using coupons. I have them and then some times I forget to even use them. I'm adding that to my list of things to do!

Frugal Jen said...

I have good and bad coupon weeks. This week I am going to the grocery store with no coupons.. sadly I will overpay :(

Brittany said...

i love coupons. they save you money on alot of stuff if you clip the right ones. im really going to need it when we get ready to move out on our own : )

Tonja said...

I think I may soon join you on dusting off the binder. Since we have started our business I have been so overwhelemed and I let the extra money go to my head. So I need to kick that in the bud and get back on track!