Thursday, January 27, 2011


I just had to share my fabulous deals from dollar general and cvs. Im sorry there is no picture since I already put my goodies away and then decided to blog. Here is a break down of the deals and my out of pocket expenses:

Dollar General

Christmas Clearance PJ set Reg 13.00..........1.30 ( 90%  off )
Olay bodywash 2.00 ( on sale normally 3.50).....FREE ( 2.00 off coupon for any Olay bodwash ) =
1.40 total out of pocket ( .10 tax on body wash)


Transaction #1:
Coke products 5 12 packs/15.00 ( get back a 5 dollar extra care buck)
Had a 10 dollar extra care buck from previous shopping trip =
5.00 out of pocket plus a 5 dollar extra care buck to spend

Transaction #2:

10 bottles Xtra laundry soap 1.49 - 1.00 off coupon x 10 = .49 a piece
3 packets of Desserts gum 3/2 - 2 (.75) off coupons = 0.16 a piece
1 snickers fun pack 1.49 - 1.00 off coupon = .49
Used 5.00 extra care buck from previous transaction
2.17 ( taxes included) out of pocket

So less than 9 dollars for all of the above items! Its pays to use coupons. My husband is very very happy!

Starting a home based business

Sunday, January 23, 2011

SAHM, WAHM thank you MAA'M..........

Basically a SAHM ( stay at home mom) is just that. You stay home, be a mom, take care of the household and all the family members. This is a full time 24/ 7 job. A WAHM ( work at home mom) is a SAHM that works a job from home or runs a business. I'm not sure what acronym you use for a mom that works outside of the home...anyway....more women are finding ways to earn extra money to contribute to the household from home. Direct sales, blogging, online auction sites, websites and probably even more than I have mentioned that I don't even know about. I have been struggling with the idea of going back to work, part time or full time and I have been tossing around the idea to start a business. I have researched several direct sales companies that I think I might truly enjoy I have found several deciding factors you need to consider before you commit to any company. For example; you really should commit to a business that offers something that you believe in, a product or service that you can stand behind and truly love because if you are anything like me you couldn't lie your way out of a paper bag. Another factor to consider for me is the cost of starting up and the money you need to put out for advertising, small gifts for party hostesses, office supplies, etc. I have also considered if there is a need for my product or service in my area. Of course, you may not worry about this too much since there is always ways to offer your service or products online to millions of people. I would love to hear from any SAHM's that are also WAHM's on your business or service you offer and how you chose to do what you are doing.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I owe....I owe.....its off to work I go...........

Have you ever just had to go to work? I think all of us have at one point or another. I have found it to be extremely difficult and heart breaking to go back to work since the birth of our daughter. We are in extreme need of an extra income in our household but we seem to make it through with my husband's income and the short bursts of work I have contributed. I have been home the majority of the time but there have been a couple...a few...okay... a lot of jobs I have taken to see if they were a good fit for me as a new mom. I have never wanted my child to be in a daycare for 10 hours a day 5 days a week. I know some people have no choice and some people do not mind. That is their life. I have a strong desire to be with my daughter and will do most anything to be able to do so. I have worked in several jobs that  were well below my desired income level, education level, experience level and not the most desired hours in order to be with my daughter. Recently I have made the choice not to accept a position I would love to have that is actually been a goal of mine to obtain simply because I would have to keep my child in daycare 50 or more hours per week. I am sure there are other mom and dads that have this same concern. I would love to hear your opinion on this situation.