- Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
- Hi! I'm Lisa, or Scrapadoodler on my scrapbooking sites. I am married and have two beautiful little girls ages 9 and 4. I am a believer in Jesus - a child of the King. I love CHRISTMAS, photography, scrapbooking, trash to treasure home decor, and anything crafty! I also have a new love of cleaning and organizing. I have a growing collection of snowmen and I just LOVE Christmas! I hope you enjoy my blog....sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and spend a little time with me! God bless you today!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Wow, I can't believe it's been since AUGUST that I blogged last! Boy, I guess I've been busy! Yes, yes I was........I used to be a stay at home mom, but now.......NOW I am a working mom again! That's right........I am in the working world again! I recently was hired at a local grocery store pharmacy here in Oklahoma. It's been awhile since working in a pharmacy, but I think I'm doing fairly well to say the least. I am getting excited because this job will help to build our savings account, emergency money, and the girls' college funds.........hubby is putting money into the savings account as well.....we also would LOVE to put at LEAST a 20% down payment on a house again someday, but if we can put down MORE than the 20%, that would be nothing but amazing!! A big thanks to Mr. Dave Ramsey for helping us to get serious about being debt free and banking our cash instead of spending it all at this time.......there will be a time to spend, but right now.....it's save, save, SAVE!!! Yay!! We are DEBT FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like I said, I am now working at a pharmacy..........works out pretty well actually, I work while the girls are in school.......and still be home with them after school to help with homework and love on them, OR find that they don't want to listen to anything mom says that day, lol.........aaahhh, don't ya just love kids?!! hehehee!! I do!! I really do love my girls.......yes, they flustrate me at times, but......hey, I prayed for patience.......and you know, God surely has a sense of humor cuz He always seems to want to test my patience with these girls, lol!! We have good times and not so good times....especially with the homework, lol. Are my kids the only ones to give problems when homework time comes around?? lol!! It's usually, we want to go out and play today!!! or....... I will do my homework after dinner, I promise!! Yes, mom seems to be a "softy" sometimes, but I think I can be stickler for homework. I want the best for my girls, but I do understand that school is sooooooo much harder these days, so much more is expected of the kids! Sometimes I think a little TOO much is expected of them! But......we'll get through this! I am also so very happy that the holidays are close by! I just LOVE the Holidays! Especially Christmas......it's my favorite! Thanksgiving is second! I love to go thru Pinterest and youtube to find holiday ideas, projects, diy gifts and such....for family and friends. Those are my "go to" places! Oooh, and I just LOVE the Dollar Tree....and Hobby Lobby.......those are both great stores, especially for holiday decorating!! Not sure what this year will hold for the holidays just yet, but I am excited to find out! Until next time! Take care and God bless you all! Lisa
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
All moved to Oklahoma and almost all settled........still going through totes and boxes, hopefully we'll see the end of this moving soon, lol!! It's warm out here...it's been hitting the 100 degree mark the past few days......boy, not used to that I tell ya! haha!! I'll get pictures up soon of our little place here.....take care and peace to all!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Well, today is the day that we start packing up our new/old house, lol!! New because we JUST bought it LAST August, and OLD cuz now we are selling it in order to move AGAIN! After we thought that we were all settled here in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, God says....."Sorry, time to go again!" We were just getting used to this house, the school district, friends, church family........and now we have to do it all over again. LOL! Boy, what a sense of humor God has sometimes....ya know?! Then again, maybe it's not really humor He is after with us, maybe it's something serious that He has for us to do.......idk, but whatever it is..........we're GOING ........ on faith!! We have kept things in much prayer since we first heard about our "Maybe having to move" situation. Things do happen to be falling right into place for us....we really have not hit any snags yet, and really, we do not plan on hitting any. God is in control and we are going to keep on believing! Well, later on today after church......we are going to start loading the big Penske moving truck! Some people from church are even coming by to help us load it, even though they do NOT want us leaving!!! :( We have made some wonderful friends here at our church in the short amount of time we've been here, and they already feel soooo much like family....especially to me!! I am going to miss all the ladies from my sunday school class....all of you are the BEST!! I think so much of all of you, and I just want to THANK you all for accepting me and my family into your church family. It has been WONDERFUL getting to know all of you and being a part of you. What a blessing you all have been to us!! Many many thanks!!! And a HUGE THANK YOU, ahead of time, to all of those coming to help us load up the moving truck.....it'll be nice to have a few extra sets of hands, but we'll love the fellowship even more. The church has been such a big part of us while we were here, thanks to the LORD above for leading us to Port Allegany Alliance!! Well, that's about it for tonight.......Monday we'll finish any packing and loading of the truck and get the house picked up and cleaned, then get a good night's rest, and then leave on Tuesday morning for the BIG ROAD TRIP to Oklahoma!! Peace and blessings to all! Lisa
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Has it REALLY been THAT long since I last posted??!?!?!! Yes, I believe it has.......aarrgghh!! We are still not moved just yet, but I have been sooooooo busy packing, sorting, and cleaning around here. I just haven't had time to sit and blog if ya know what I mean, lol! Please forgive me again about not finishing my prayer challenge......I do want to continue doing this, but it will have to wait til after we move to Oklahoma!! It's just a few days away.....I can't believe it.......it's almost here!! We are on another new adventure.......I believe that there is something in Oklahoma that God has for us.....I'm not sure exactly what THAT is yet, but I know I need to put my trust in Him, and know that He is in control! I'm scared, nervous, excited, and happy all at the same time! Yeah I know, I sound pretty messed up huh, lololol!!! Ah, that's okay....... I'm a tiny bit stressed but not toooo bad actually.......thank the Lord for my mother in law........she's been helping soooo much around here.......so if you read this Mom, THANK YOU for all you do!!! Love you!!! :) Well, just wanted to update and let you all that I didn't fall off the face of the earth JUST yet! LOL!! Hopefully I can check back in another week and a half to two weeks and HOPEFULLY be somewhat unpacked and settled.......idk, I guess we'll see once we get there! Well, that's all for today......take care and may God bless you!! Lisa
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Forgive me for not posting for my prayer challenge, and just not posting in general! We are on the "move" again............this time to Tulsa, Oklahoma area!! I know, I know..........didn't we JUST move into our home here PA this past August??!! The answer is.........YES, we sure did!! We just accepted an offer on our house......now, if you know where we live, you'd be like "WOW, NOOOOOOOO WAY!!! I can't believe anyone would want to live there!!!" Yeah, well, we loved living in the country, out in the middle of the boonies........and must be the people buying our house love it too!!! haha!! The house has only been on the market for a month and a half, so I give all the praise and glory to GOD above!! HE is watching out for us and guiding our every "move".....no pun intended! lol!! Our closing date is set for July 26th, so we'll see how smoothly everything goes! We sure would appreciate any and all prayers in this matter as well! We still do not have a place to live down in Oklahoma, although we are working on it as I speak! (or type, lol!) So, that's about it in a nutshell......crazy busy packing and cleaning AGAIN!!! I hope to be a better blogger after we move.....we shall see how that goes at the time! As for now, my apologies and we will try this praying challenge at a later date! Thank you for understanding! God bless you all! Lisa
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Today is Day 6 in our challenge of Praying for our Children.......today's topic is "Love for God's Word."................ Psalms 19:10 - "May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb." I know this is something that I want my girls to realize.......I want them to be reading God's word, to hide it in their hearts, and to find that God's word is soo very precious. His word is still applicable for today and can help them find answers for the problems that they will face. Help me Lord Jesus to keep in your word also, and to share your word with my girls, and to show them just how precious your word is! Amen!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sorry, I was away for a couple of days and didn't get my posts up!! Today I am catching up! Here are the things to pray for these days: *Day 2 - Grow in Grace (2 Peter 3:18 - "I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.")..... to grow in grace and knowledge we will need to have our children reading.....reading the Bible and learning what the Lord expects of them and us as parents!... *Day 3 - Love (Gal. 5:25 & Ephesians 5 - "Grant Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them.")..... live a life of love through the spirit that dwells in them, well, first we need to make sure that the RIGHT spirit is dwelling in them. The spirit of the one True God, Jesus Christ!... *Day 4 - Honesty and Integrity (Psalms 25:21 - "May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection.")..... Boy, these two attributes are tough in today's world, aren't they? Not too many children or adults for that matter, are very honest or have much integrity. We need to show our children these attributes by example and in God's word, show them how Jesus lived and to follow His example! Strive for excellence!... *Day 5 - Self Control (1 Thess. 5:6 - "Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do.")..... this I think is one of the toughest attributes for a child to have, self control......we would love to have our children be the "good example", sometimes that's not always the case.....sometimes our children give in to peer pressure in order to be "liked", even though they know that they probably shouldn't. We need to be there for our children and keep them in prayer always!! I know that I have failed at that, but am trying to get back on track......I want God's best for my girls........and I want them to be the best they can be for themselves and for the Lord! Please keep praying!!
Friday, May 31, 2013
WELCOME!!! Today is the first day of our challenge, or month of prayer for our children. Today is the day that we want to concentrate on Salvation for our children....................... One verse that is on our calendar is: 2 Timothy 2:10 - New International Version (NIV) "Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory." The next verse is: Isaiah 45:8 - New International Version (NIV)- “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the Lord, have created it." .......... As our children grow up, they will endure many things at school, with friends, sports, camps, family....whatever it is that they go thru in life, wouldn't it be nice to know that they have Jesus as their salvation? I know that's what I'd like for my girls! Let salvation spring up.....I just LOVE that part of the second verse...spring up to me sounds like a fountain that springs up and overflows and showers and refreshes us. That's what I'd love for my girls...for them to have Jesus as their salvation, have Him over-flowing and showering them with His love, goodness, faithfulness, protection, forgiveness, mercy, and grace. Keep in mind what you want for your children while you are praying for their salvation today. God bless! Lisa
Thursday, May 30, 2013
officially starts tomorrow!!! Have you started yet, if so that's okay, just continue on.....but as for the rest of us...today is THE day!! What do you want for your children? Do you want them to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior?? Do you want them living the life that God has for them? Today is the day, do not put this off any longer......I'm not!! Instead of just praying Lord watch over us and keep us safe..........get real, get personal, get detailed......yes, God already knows what we want, BUT He wants to hear us tell Him and spend time with Him! He wants us to pray for the children that He has given to us to watch over. Sooooooo, stay tuned tomorrow for the first day of the "Praying for your Children" challenge! Granted, it probably should NOT be called a "challenge", but, hey, if it helps us to focus on prayer and our children for the month......I'm all for it!!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wow, what a weekend..........busy, busy, busy........but very very very good!! Spent some MUCH needed time with some family that I haven't been able to see in quite a looooooong time, and what an AWESOME and AMAZING time we had........kind of short lived, but wonderful nonetheless!! Then we helped hubby's mom with her house and sorting through things, throwing out things, and all that fun stuff that comes with selling a house, lol!! Then we got to stay at a hotel too........I didn't want to drive home, it was late and I felt we'd get a better nights rest if we stayed up in that area, and then we could come back to mom in law's house the following day and help some more.........boy, we got lots accomplished!! Still lots more, but we're getting there!! I am also working on our own house of clearing and sorting and finding things to sell or donate.......fun times let me tell ya, fun times, lolol!! Well, it's already tomorrow, lol, so I better get in bed for the night, morning comes early! Sleep well and peace to you all! Lisa
Friday, May 10, 2013
While browsing through Pinterest the past couple of days, I have been finding a ton of ideas, crafts, and recipes! Normally I don't actually do anything, I just pin them all to my boards and there they sit and grow little dust bunnies on them, lol!! Well, I decided it's finally time to start taking action! Today I found a Crazy or Wacky Cake recipe that looked too good to be true, soooooo, since I had the ingredients, I tried it! And wouldn't ya know, it turned out pretty yummy!! Here is the link for Crazy Cake! Yesterday I found the 31 days of praying for your children......that is something we all can do at any time, but, I'd like to have you all join me officially for a 31 day challenge of praying for our children, right here on scrapadoodler's happenings! Click on the picture to the left and it will take you to more details on the challenge! I hope you'll join me! In today's world, at least in my opinion, our children need all that prayer for strength and protection!!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lately I have been wondering how my children will turn out as they get older. I see the attitude and actions of my almost ten year old, and she's acting more and more like a teenager already! My almost five year old is stomping her feet and screeching "Nooooooo!!" as loud as she can when I ask her to put away her toys. My patience sure get tested day to day with having children, lol!! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my children with every beat of my heart......they are a JOY and a precious gift from the Lord, but........sometimes they just seem to get on that last nerve, lol!! What have I been doing wrong, why don't they listen??!! Hahahahaha.......well, well, well........the lightbulb finally came on the other night.... Have I been praying for my children?? I mean, REALLY PRAYING??!! Sure, I say prayers with them each and every night...BUT, what about MY prayers FOR THEIR little lives? Just like my grandma (who raised me) prayed for me....I want to do the same thing for my children......pray for their salvation, future mates, schooling, careers, friends, and all the problems that may come up in their lives...and everything else as well. I found this calendar on Pinterest the other day and thought it'd be a neat idea to start this.....officially I will start on May 31, but unofficially I need to do this each and everyday!! I would LOVE to get as many people on board with this to pray our children right into God's precious will for their lives and keep them there. Who's with me?!?! Here is the calendar chart that I found! Here is a calendar link where you can actually print out each day to make an actual little calendar to keep by your bed or wherever you pray, as a little reminder! OR, here is the actual picture on Pinterest if you'd rather print that out! Either way or find your own calendar on Pinterest or somewhere......whatever you decide to do, just do it! Pray for your children!! I believe in the power of prayer and I need to trust my children to the Lord!! I hope to see some of you join me in this! Thanks for stopping by, and remember, keep your children covered in prayer!! God bless! Lisa
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tonight I am catching up on my photography challenge for the past 4 days.......Easter weekend was a busy one, very good, but busy!! So, without delay, here are my photos from day 7 - 10! Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 There, I am all caught up on photos now! Yay!! Tomorrow I need to finish up some laundry, pick up and organize the bedroom (AGAIN!), cut some more coupons, and work on the dining area a bit more......it got a little messy from this weekend when my mom stayed with us. I didn't feel like doing too much picking up when she was here, lol! Now this weekend hubby's mom is going to watch the girls for us so that we can attend a friends retirement party, and then we are staying at a hotel that night, just to have a little alone time. That doesn't happen very often when you have kids, lol!! It'll be nice just to get away for a bit! Hopefully it'll be a warmer weekend with a lot of sunshine! Well, need to go for now! Take care and God bless you all!! Lisa
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Today's challenge is "Obsession".........well, this one wasn't too hard for me, lol! I LOVE Snowmen, so I just took a quick picture of some of my collection! As for the rest of my day today, I'm thinking we might go Squirrel Hunting! Yep, you heard that right, squirrel hunting.......lol!! You will understand this after I post some pictures at some point, but as for now...... I'll keep you wondering! haha!! It's a beautiful day filled with sunshine! God bless you all and keep you safe! Lisa
Friday, March 29, 2013
I had to catch up a little because I was hardly home yesterday, and today was pretty busy as well! I finally got a couple of pictures for my two days though!! Day 4 was Something Green, and Day 5 was After Dark! Here are my two photos!! Day 4 Day 5 My photo from Day 4 is a view of our backyard and the mountain. The Day 5 photo is from the "After Dark In the Dark" egg hunt we had tonight! The girls just LOOOOVED that!! They had a lot of fun trying to find all the glow in the dark eggs! I got the idea from.........yep, you guessed it......Pinterest!! Love that sight!! I took glow stick bracelets and put them inside plastic easter eggs.....it was a hit! Even hubby said, wow, that was a great idea! Well, that's about it for tonight! Happy Easter weekend to you all and I pray that you all get to spend the weekend with your family, loved ones, or special friends! Take care and God bless! Lisa
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Well, today is day 3 of the photography challenge issued by my friend Laurie!! Today's subject for a photo was clouds..........well, believe it or not, there wasn't a cloud in the sky today......a lot of snow, but no clouds!! haha!! Soooooooo, Laurie told us to try to be creative.......normally I don't have tooooo much of a problem being creative, but for some reason, it just wasn't there today......that is, until tonight......I walked around our house looking at things and then I saw my kitchen border....Thomas Kinkade cottages and country roads and.....CLOUDS!! WooooooHooooooo!!! Now, tomorrow is something green........I'll have to find something unconventional for this one......don't want to do the normal grass, or money, or crayons.....Hmmmmmm!! I'm sure I'll figure out something! Well, other than the photography challenge, I moved my scrapbook area from our sunporch to our bedroom......soooooo glad that is finally done!! I've enjoyed it in the sunporch, but, I'd rather have that room has a relaxing space.....and when my scrap table is messy and such.....It just doesn't make for a "relaxing" space, lol!! Maybe I'll take some pics tomorrow during the daylight after EVERYTHING is all nicely organized and set up! Well, that's about it for tonight! Peace be with you all! Lisa
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Good morning everyone! A friend of mine has challenged me and some others to a 30 day photo challenge on facebook!! If you'd like to join in, let me know! I'm sure we could add you and you can either start from where we are that day, or try catching up and doing the other days as well! It's going to be so much fun! If you'd like to join in, click on the "30 day" link above! Here are my first two pictures! Day 1 is a self portrait Day 2: something you wore I think this is going to be a lot of fun! I hope I can continue to be creative in my picture taking.....we'll see how far I come by the end of the 30 days! Well, that's all for today! Have a wonderful day! Lisa
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
What a friendly little Scrapbooking place on the world wide web.......... Inspired to Scrap! I just finished a week long cyber crop there.........it was sooo much fun and I even got 4 pages finished! If you know me, that's pretty good as of lately! lol!! I've been on a cleaning and organizing kick again around this house so I haven't had much time to sit and scrap or craft or anything.....but, I did this past week! A little sit down time did me some good!! This was the first challenge: we had to make a layout from a sketch! The second challenge was called Flash Back: we had to find a challenge from the previous year on the Inspired to Scrap site to use. I chose the Jan. '12 Wave challenge This page we had to take one of our own pages and "scraplift" it......the page I chose is right below this one! This is the page that I used to scraplift from! This page we had to make our own little flags to put on our page! I liked making these little flags! I'm hoping to continue scrapping and crafting every once in awhile........Inspired to Scrap is a wonderful place with friendly people and LOTS of inspiration to boot!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Well, today was another fine day for my coupon savings!! I'm still not saving as MUCH as I'd like to yet, but it's still quite a bit!! I guess I'm secretly hoping to be one of THOSE EXTREME COUPONERS!! haha!! Some day!! Here are my pictures of what I got today! (Some of the items that HAD to be refrigerated or frozen were put away!!) CVS Walmart TOPS (quite a few of the meats were put away and so were the eggs!) For CVS today: Total before savings was $24.21 ..... after savings $13.80 tax included. Walmart's total before savings was $74.26 ..... after coupons $55.99. Tops Market total before savings was $212.03 ..... $128.65. I'm slowly getting the hang of this new system of using coupons..... one of these days hopefully I can say that I saved over 50%!! I know I'm getting close, but not fast enough!! hahahaha!! Pretty soon I'm going to have to get a new binder for all my coupons, the one I have is getting a little small! Some of the great deals I got today: free mccormick gravy mix, all 8 boxes of the Fiber One bars ended up being $1 per box, 2 out of 4 cake mixes were free and the other 2 were only $1 each, 1 renuzit freshener was free, the new velveeta skillet meals were .98 cents a piece, one frank's red hot was free, dole parfait's were $1 each, and my favorite deal were the two Starbucks pkgs. of coffee which ended up being only about $4.50 each (normally they are at least $7.99 and hubby goes through ALOT of Starbucks!!) Well, thanks for checking in with me today.......maybe one day I can teach you all how to do this too! I'm having fun while trying to get the best deals too!! Okay, gotta go for today! Take care and God bless!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
As I sit here at my computer today and think of all the things that have been happening in my life recently......I can't help to think how very blessed I really am! There have been a few "roller coaster" emotions going on the past couple of weeks......from funerals of friends and family, friends and their children getting sick, bad weather hitting places here in the northeast and people being without power, and shootings going on here and there around the world. How can I still feel blessed you ask?? Well, let me tell you! God, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings has kept me and my family fairly healthy...my girls have been sick a little bit (strep throat, coughs, sore throats....all that fun stuff that normally comes with wintertime) but the Lord watched over them and healed them! He watches over my oldest as she goes to school.......yes, I still worry alot when she goes, but I know that my God is all powerful and she is in His care!! We have had a pretty mild winter here in the PA boonies (ask anyone, this really is the boonies!!) and I am thankful for a warm house, food to eat, a bed to sleep, a vehicle that gets us places, and clothes to wear (although I don't really keep up on the latest fashions, unless you consider Goodwill and Walmart fashion forward stores, lol!!) Our snow is melting and I can see the green grass now......I'm HOPING that winter is almost over, but, I kind of doubt it!! A couple of weeks ago, a friend from college passed away......she wasn't one of my "close" friends, but she was a friend......and she radiated Jesus through her contagious smile and laughter......she leaves behind a husband and five children......it just amazed me how EVERYONE said just about the same thing of this person at her "Celebration of Life" service.......she Loved Jesus and she wanted others to know Him too.....she didn't push Jesus on anyone, but she reached out to everyone with her smile and friendliness. It got me to thinking, gee, how are people going to remember me?? Oh I know, she was that redheaded girl that laughed all the time!! Yes, that is me, but I also hope that I will be remembered as radiating Jesus Christ as well....I don't want to push my faith onto others, but I do want them to know where I stand! (LOL, ask my friend Joe, he'll tell ya!) Before I went to my college friend's funeral, I found out that my Uncle had passed away.....to me, that came as quite a shock! I wish that I had been able to see him and talk to him, and to tell him that I was sorry for things that were said. It was over 10 years ago that we had words on the phone, at the time that my grandmother passed away, and he and I had not spoken to each other since then. I was able to tell my cousins and my uncle's wife, how really sorry I was......that's all that would come out my mouth.......I had no other words, just broke down and cried while giving them all hugs. It was good to see that side of the family again, but not under those circumstances. My uncle was a good man.....and by what I heard at his funeral service, he had made peace with God...my prayer is hoping that is true. I hope and pray that I may see him again one day in Heaven, and there I can talk to him face to face. I do feel a sense of peace, and that a burden has been lifted from my shoulders.........God has used this time and situation to help the healing begin and to mend broken relationships with family. I am eternally grateful to Him for having mercy on me and giving me such a forgiving family. My prayers go out to all the families that are dealing with traumatic situations in their lives........there is hope......and there can be peace.......there is a person you can call on to help start the healing process......His name is Jesus Christ! Peace and Love! Lisa
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, I know..........I'm a little late with the Happy new year, but I have pretty good reason to be. At least I THINK I do! LOL!! Boy, our new year's started off with a bang let me tell ya. My youngest, Rachel, got strep throat on New Year's Eve and so we ended up at the Express Care at the hospital that evening......isn't that where EVERYONE wants to spend some of their New year's eve??!! Nah, I didn't think so, but, we did.........thankfully the pharmacy where get our scripts was open til 9 that evening too, so we were able to get Rachel's meds so she could be on her road to recovery. Well, she did finally recover....thank the Lord!! Both of my girls have had a pretty good start otherwise to this near year.........they both enjoy playing outside in the snow, but the little peanut pie (Rachel) still gets upset when older sister Julie hits her with snowballs! Ah.....she'll learn one of these days that she can, and is encouraged, to get her sister back with more snowballs!! lol!! I have been having a fairly good start to the new year as well. I have been trying to be more organized with things around the house and I have also started on the road to savings using coupons! Here is a picture of ONE of my good deals! Total before coupons and store reward savings was $110!! (there were just a couple things not pictured) After store reward savings and coupons..............drumroll please!!!! $62!!!! Not too bad I didn't think for my second time of using coupons!! This also included a beef roast and some beef tips for stew that are kind of in view behind the chicken noodle soups! I keep collecting coupons and keep trying to find on sale and/or clearance items to use my coupons on to get better deals......we'll see how that goes!! Stay tuned!! For now, this is about all I have.....hope to be a better blogger this year! Thanks for keeping up with me! Lisa