Things are changing

Things are changing around our little home! First, and most obvious, my belly! Having a baby is going to bring a change that both my husband and I are thrilled about! We can't wait to meet our little guy. Only 11 more weeks till my due date.. wow.
25 weeks
Second, I am going to switch to part-time next week. This won't be a huge adjustment because we live off of my husband's income anyways, but are using mine to pay off school loans. We just won't have as much money to pay towards our loans.

But with this change, we've decided to make some other lifestyle changes. When I was younger, my mom used to do some extreme couponing. I mean EXTREME. My dad actually had to build shelves in our basement for all of the free stuff she was getting by using coupons. We had plastic bins full of toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, soap, etc. Then there were boxes and stacks of food on the shelves. It was fantastic!

This is kind of how our basement looked (Making Life Sweet)

Money Saving Mom only spent $9.27 on all this!

With the cutting back on work and the adding a new person to our home, we decided to become a little more frugal with our money. So, I am going to take up couponing! I've been reading a few blogs (see my list of favorites so far at the end) and it seems crazy not to coupon. The people who know how to do it get free stuff all the time. Who doesn't like free? So, starting this Sunday I (and I've convinced my mom to join back in) am going on a coupon adventure. I will be posting about it on here and hopefully we can all learn how to use our money better.

Favorite Coupon Blogs (so far)
Discount Queens
Frugal Coupon Living
In Good Cents
Making Life Sweet
Mash Up Mom
Money Saving Mom
Krazy Coupon Lady
Bargain Briana
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