Children’s Place Savings Day

It doesn’t seem to be that hard saving money when you really try. I usually have a hard time not spending some amount of money within a week whether it’s for milk or that shirt that I just have to have and it’s on SALE! Well today, I went ahead and purchased the kid’s spring clothes. I was going to wait, but they were having, of course, a sale. Children’s Place marked down a lot of their items 30% plus with my web coupon code, I saved another 15%. Since I have a Place Card, there’s another 5%. I’m in discount heaven!

I bought 19 items for $159.00 (not exact). I realize that that may seem still a little steep when it comes to kid’s clothes, but you have to realize. I am not a Walmart or Goodwill shopper. Not saying there is anything wrong with those places, but I get anxiety when I go in there. Always disorganized, and I am not a picker. Maybe to save money, I should become one, but I’m a little too OCD when it comes to that sort of thing. I saved about $35 today, and I’m pretty happy.

I didn’t pick any item that was over $17, and the majority of the items I picked were on sale. So what’s the verdict for my savings? When it comes to pay day, pay off my purchases and put what I saved in our savings account. Depending on how Yaya feels after she gets back from the Doctor, we may go do my grocery shopping tonight.

I’m pretty anxious to see how much I’m going to save with all my coupons. Yes, I’m a dork 🙂 But a happy, saving money dork!

What is This Year Going to Bring?

It’s the beginning of March and the year already feels like it’s going so fast. My son turns 1 on Wednesday, Spring is right around the corner, my daughter is starting to talk more clearly and moving is in the near future. So what do I want to accomplish in this next year? I would like to figure out how to get at least one of our vehicles paid off plus save money for a down payment for a home. Is it possible? Sure why not? It just means cutting back on spending i.e. eating out, shopping, using coupons, etc…

I’ve been starting to use coupons a couple months ago, but I don’t think that I have quite got the hang of it yet. I hear about so many families saving so much money using them, and I am not quite at that stage yet. I clip. I print. What else is there to do? I’ve thought about buying a book for my kindle to help. Any suggestions?

HAHA! So much for cutting back on unnecessary spending 🙂

Anyway…When you have a goal of paying of $20,000 in 1 year, it gets a little overwhelming, especially when the husband wants to race dirt bikes this year. It doesn’t cost as much as go-kart racing did, but still, it’s spending money that we could save. I want him to have fun, so I just won’t have to worry about it. He deserves his fun. He works all the time and hardly gets any time to himself, so why not?

With trying to save money, there are a lot of things that I have to start doing that I don’t normally do. You know that time of day when it’s almost supper time and you don’t know what you are going to fix? The husband has gotten used to having a meal done or almost done when he comes home from work and time is running out. Yeah, that’s been me lately.  Not too sure what to fix. I have a pantry full of food and a fridge full also, but still, nothing sounds appealing to fix. Once a week, I am going to start making a weekly menu. That will help on the grocery list and not spending $$ on unnecessary food and also will help me figure out what coupons I can look for.

Next is looking at our bills and what we can cut back on. When I think about it on the top of my head, the only thing that I really want to cut back on is our cable/internet bill, but how do I do that? We don’t watch cable at all. We do pay for netflix and hulu which is $16 total for the month. I have liked having a home phone b/c it has cut back on me calling landlines from my cell phone and having the possibility of me going over our minutes. The internet is a necessity in this day of age, so there won’t be any cutting back on that.

So, as you can see, I’m a bind as to where to cut back. As far as personal goals, I want to start exercising everyday. I found a great cardio/strength workout on pinterest.

  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 5 Pushups
  • 25 High Knees
  • 7 Burpees
  • 10 Crunches
  • 7 Squats
  • 5 Pushups
  • 10 Crunches
  • 5 Pushups
  • 7 Squats
  • 30 Jumping Jscks
  • 1 one minute wall sit
  • 5 Pushups
  • 25 High Knees

I am not in horrible shape, but definitely not ready for bathing suit season. I don’t want to lose any weight. I just want to get rid of my baby belly. Toning. That’s my goal. So anyway…got lots of stuff to do today.