I recently discovered A Bookish Mom’s blog. When I’m not bargain hunting, I love to read and I look forward to reading her posts and book reviews. Today she posted about the 2009 Ultimate Blog Party, and I was intrigued. Basically, it’s a huge online gathering to celebrate and introduce blogs. If you have a blog, this is a great opportunity to share your blog with others. Plus, they are going to have lots of great prizes! You should definitely check it out! You can access the site through the banner at the top of this post or through the button on the right sidebar.
I also wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and my blog to those who may be checking it out for the first time or who have just recently begun reading. I started this blog as a way to share my bargains with family and friends and it has grown from there. Using coupons (and all of the other tricks I have learned along the way) has truly been a blessing for my family, and so I am grateful to have the opportunity to share what I have learned with others.
This year, I decided to challenge myself to feed my family of four on a weekly grocery budget of $40. I also resolved to get together a baby emergency fund (if you follow Dave Ramsey, you know what this is), a savings fund for gifts, and a savings fund for “entertainment” that would not come out of our regular monthly budget.
If you are new to the blog, here’s what you can expect on a weekly basis:
*Scenario Sunday – Scenarios for weekly deals at CVS and Walgreens
*Menu Planning Monday – my meal plan for the week complete including recipes! (I work full time so there are lots of crockpot meals, freezer meals, and meals that can be prepared quickly)
*Tip of the Day Tuesday – tips to help you save more money
*Instant Win Wednesday – links to sweepstakes and instant win games
*Thrifty Thursday – more ideas for saving money
*Freebie Friday – freebies and giveaways (once a month)
*Savings Saturday – a summary of my weekly $40 grocery trip as well as coupon match ups for upcoming ads
*Ideas for saving, freebies, and hot deal alerts all week long
And…..to kick of my ultimate blog party, be sure you check out my latest giveaway here.