Wednesday, February 9, 2011
We hooked up our Roku mid December to make sure we could live with it. This is a streaming box and we pay under $20 a month for Netflix and Hulu Plus. We disconnected the cable and I brought the cable boxes back to Comcast mid January. My husband hooked up the antenna, but after many hours of frustration. He was putting up the antenna and dropped a clip (important piece) in the snow. We searched for over an hour and finally asked a neighbor boy if we could use his metal detector to find it. No luck. I then emailed the company who makes the mounting kit to see if I could buy another and they were so kind, Or they thought we were so pathetic and they sent us 2 free ones (just in case). So he finally mounted the antenna and we found out we get 17 local channels. Check out this photo- NO CABLE BOX! YIPPEE! Just our tiny little Roku, our dvd player and our radio- for surround sound.
So on to the next project for February. My daughter wanted to change her bedroom around so we will be giving her room a makeover. Stay tuned for that update.
Thanks for following along with me
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I used to be a regular couponer who would cut a few coupons from the Sunday paper each week and go to the store to buy our weekly groceries and household items. Now I actually take the time to plan a monthly menu based on the items I have in my pantry and freezer . Each week I check my menu and make my shopping list based on what I need to complete meals. I also buy any stockpile items (items on a really great sale with coupons to match that I can buy and put away in my pantry) I also buy my fruits and vegis based on what is on sale that week. I have cut my grocery bill from $150 a week to $90 a week (this includes my health and beauty supplies and cleaning supplies). One week I may go a little over, then the next a little under but $90 is about average for our family of four.
The deals have been a little slim over the past couple months but this week was a jackpot week. A local grocery store had many staple items like pasta, sauce, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, and cereal on sale with a Catalina. ( a coupon good on your next order -OYNO) If you bought $20 worth of participating items you got a coupon for 10 OYNO. I actually had my husband do this deal and then I went shopping with a friend and did another transaction. I am planning on making one more trip this week. So this week I went a little over budget. I will be spending $120 but I will have 30$ to use next week on meats or fruits and vegis. I told my husband I was having a Shoppers High and he said "That would make a great blog post". Hence the title of this one.
Oh I should also tell you we completed January's Resolution Project. I will post soon about that!
Have a great Day