Archives for February 2011

the Penny Pinching Pastry Princess

Have you missed me? Hopefully everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Doesn’t that seem like such a long time ago? I mean, here we are already in February! Life is getting busier, business is growing, the kids are practicing for spring sports, and we added a puppy to our house in January. But some things just don’t change and I’m proud to say that I am still addicted to my coupons.
Unfortunately my January savings dropped to 37%, but at least I saved 37%, right? I still have a goal of 50% savings each month so we’ll see if I can tighten the purse strings even more. One challenge I have is fruits and vegetables. I joined Weight Watchers in December and I’m blaming the additional produce for my reduced savings. My calculator is telling me that it’s time to find a farmer’s market to see if I can bring costs down in that category.
Even though I only saved 37% this month, I can’t believe how much product that 37% adds to my pantry! Without coupons my cupboards would look like Old Mother Hubbard’s. Instead I no longer hear, “Mom, there’s nothing to eat.”