Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saving money!!!

So I have been trying to save money on groceries for the past few weeks. I keep hearing about how all these people save so much money with coupons on double & triple coupon days. So I decided to give it a try myself. This morning I got up early, yes early, to go grocery shopping. Bloom started there triple coupon days today and they are doing it for a whole week (usually they do it for one weekend out of the month). So I have been saving up my coupons that I clip from the Sunday paper and print online and I went shopping. Bloom will only triple coupons under a dollar and they will only take up to 20 coupons per day. I grabbed only the stuff I needed that I had coupons for...and the result....$50.00 worth of groceries for only...$13.00. Pretty good for my first time triple couponing. I was quite proud of myself. My bags included: 4 things of BBQ sauce for grilling that I ended up getting for FREE after my coupon, shaving gel, dish soap, yogurt, breakfast bars, tinfoil, ziploc bags, italian ice (ended up being FREE), pop-tarts, plates, and a few other things. The key is to get things that you will actually use and eat. Some people get wrapped up in the thrill and end up buying things that they will never use. It was definitely quite an experience to get there early on the first day. These coupon people can be intense...I hope that doesnt end up being me, haha. Some even had there kids there to shop too so they could use more than 20 coupons in one trip. I wonder if they would consider Roxie to be a grocery shopper...haha. Anyway, just thought I would share what great savings you can find out there when you save up and use your coupons : )

Monday, June 15, 2009

All in a day's work!!

I got to spend most of Saturday working in my new yard! Adam had to work all day at the Deli, so my parents came over to help me get a few things accomplished. After a nice breakfast with my dad at the Waffle House (our Saturday morning tradition), my mom and I headed to Home Depot and the flower nursery to stock up some flowers to plant. My dad trimmed some trees and branches that were hanging near the house. Once we got back we dug up a few azalia (dont know if that is how to spell it or not) bushes and started on the bed in front of the living room window. The finished product is the first picture below. I was quite proud of my selections and placement. Maybe I should be a landscape designer, haha. We also bought flowers to put around the mailbox as well. My mom was nice enough to buy me a hanging basket plant and a bird bath to go in the yard. My dad also helped me fix the tomato plants by staking them and putting the cages around them. Hopefully Adam and I will soon have fresh tomatoes to enjoy. Still have a lot to do in the backyard, so more pictures will come.

A trip to Anderson that was well overdue!!

This past Friday night I finally got to see Dorothy's condo. She had all of us over for some shrimp and grits and to spend some time with Matt before he had to go back to Iraq. Her condo was very nice, and I have to admit that I am jealous of her hardwood floors. It had been awhile since we all got to hang out like that, and it made me really miss college. Good times, good times!! Well here are a few pics that I stole from Dorothy of the evening.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

No Doubt Concert!!

This was definitely one of the best concerts I have been too!! Gwen sure knows how to put on a show. If you ever get the chance to go and see No Doubt live, do it!! : )