Step 1: Plan a dinner menu for the week. Write down all the ingredients you will need at the store to make dinner for the week. Also write down any other things you need at the store for the coming week.
Step 2: Browse weekly ads and coupon clip. When I see that a store has an item THAT I NEED on sale, I write down the price, brand, and size next to item on my grocery list. Example: Sour Cream- 8 oz, Daisy Brand, $1. After I check the ads, I browse my coupon stash to see if I have any coupons for the items I need.
Step 4: Go home and put it all away. Like I said earlier, I am not an extreme couponer, but on this shopping trip managed to get about 50 items for around $80.
I have also been keeping busy with crafts and decorating projects. Let's be honest, my family room was looking a bit drab and boring....
Not anymore! For about $60 I created a new TV area!
And I thought I would leave you all with a sweet picture of my beautiful baby. She is growing up too fast!