Friday, July 15, 2011

Buy 3 Jessicas, Get 3 FREE!


My darling husband wanted to title my blog today, so pardon the cheesyness! ;)

I wanted to post a short blog on couponing! I have recently started getting a lot more “extreme” with it and my hard work is starting to pay off! For the past 2 weeks, I (along with my husband who so sweetly helped me a ton!) have been working on a coupon binder. This was a HUGE job, it took us about 30 hours! But the benefits of having your coupons organized nicely by categories and the ability to carry it with you on every shopping trip is uh-mazing! For example, if I see something on the clearance rack that wasn’t on my grocery list, I can simply go to that specific category and see if I have a coupon for it. If I do, I usually end up getting that clearance item for FREE or very cheap!

My goals for couponing are to save us money on our grocery bill and get a decent size stock pile of items we actually use on a daily basis. But ultimately, my goal is to bless others!! That excites me more than anything! Last week I was able to donate 4 bags of nice groceries and toiletries to a local woman’s home! How fun is that?! My heart was filled with such joy knowing that my couponing skills are helping people! That is my heart! Not to have 50 boxes of pasta or 100 tubes of toothpaste. I want to give, give, give! So…need anything? I probably have it! Hah!

A lot of you have expressed an interest in learning more about couponing. My church hosts a class occasionally but I am also thinking of hosting a small class in my home as well. If you’re interested, please leave a comment telling me!

Here are a couple pictures of my last two shopping trips. This is NOT me bragging at all, just showing you what YOU can accomplish if you learn couponing! I’m definitely not a pro (yet..hehe) but it’s so fun to see progress each week!
Spent $53.94, SAVED $93.84!!! Over 60% Savings!

Spent $23.84, SAVED $95.27!!! Over 80% savings and my best trip yet! I was definitely doing the happy dance! lol

The Happy Little Housewife

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Hi all :)
I'm, apparently I really stink at this whole "regularly blogging" thing. haha! Special thanks to Emily B. for holding me accountable! hah!

Life is so wonderful and I'm enjoying every moment! Here are a few random thoughts to "quench your thirst"....I have a long blog entry to write tomorrow but I am currently way too exhausted to write it (did a swimming workout..aka: death!)

-Saturday night, we had the honor of watching some very dear friends of ours arrive at the airport from Ethiopia with their new baby boy....there are no words! I was a big puddle of tears (happy ones of course!) and my heart was (is) bursting with anticipation for when it's OUR turn!!!! :)

-We are starting to plan our 1 year anniversary trip! So exciting and so crazy that it's going on one year already! Seriously!? :) We're trusting for all of the finances we need to make our trip a special one!

-I have successfully worked out THREE times in one week which is a huge deal for me! Lol Gotta celebrate the little victories, right?!

--I've been having baby fever lately! There. I said it! :P It's probably because I "torture" myself with all of these amazing, sweet adoption blogs daily and it just awakens that inside of my heart more & more. We are not ready for kiddos quite yet, just enjoying "us" time :) One day....

-With help from my incredible husband, I now have a HUGE coupon binder completely stuffed full of coupons..all organized by categories!! Can I get an amen?! We put about 30 hours into it but now that it's done, it will be well worth it! :D

Okay, that's all for now!!! :) Please comment or better yet, follow my blog to encourage me to keep this up!!!
Love you all!
Jessica Renee