Today is my 1 year Blog-o-versary!! 1 Year ago today I decided to start a blog to document my couponing journey!! And man a year it has been! My blog url started out as the LONGEST BLOG URL ever. It was “BethAnnesAdventuresofCouponinginFlorida.blogspot.com” and I really wish I was kidding!! I had just moved to Florida and after having no cable for a year we had cable free with our apartment and I saw the TV show Extreme Couponing (yes the show every couponer hates but I still admit to love!) that several of my facebook friends had talked about but I had NO IDEA what they were talking about.
Since we had just moved to Florida I had no job since we were getting ready to go on vacation so I dove myself into a sort of “couponing research/obsession” and just ran with it. As much as everyone says about couponing I still love it a year later and we don’t eat any different nutritionally wise than before. If anything I sorta think we eat better. I then combined my passion for the catholic faith and reading other catholic blogs to the mix and it has been a lot of fun networking with other bloggers and reading other blogs and participating in quick takes!
So you do not have to hear me blog about my disney trips I am working on creating a disney blog with some of my other disney friends called, Beyond the Pixie Dust! It isn’t up yet but will be in the next month or so. I have already started promoting the site on twitter via @BeyondPixieDust.
We leave for our vacation in 8 days!! YAY!! This weekend I am going to scrounge the dollar stores and oriental trading to pick up fun stuff like GLOW STICKS for our trip!! (Yes adults like glow sticks too)
Does anyone else use anything similar? I also saw something on pinterest called the “powerstick” but there is something just WRONG about the name of that device.
Next week is VBS and I’m really sad that I don’t get to help since we’re actually doing it in the morning and not at night and I have to work 🙁 booo but look at this AWESOME well my sister made for Bethlehem’s Marketplace!!
There was a lot of VERY interesting things on TV this week. On OWN (Oprah’s channel) there was a special about nuns including cloistered nuns. It was very well done and very interesting. I know a lot about nuns but some of the things in the episode I had no idea about (my sister was even intrigued!). You can go here to see video clips. It looks like the full episode might be available to watch online next week. I also found it ironic after showing an episode about nuns who live a life of chastity that next weeks episode is about Teen Moms…
On Tuesday we went to a couponing class offerred by Savings Nation and taught by a local blogger just on Drug Store Couponing. I’m pretty good at the drugstores but I can always use room for improvement. There are a TON of different programs you can sign up with the drugstores. Like beauty programs and health programs. I am going to try and write something up about these in the near future (once I figure them out). One challenge she gave everyone was to take $10 a week and see how much stuff you can get at the drugstores in a month. I am thinking about hosting a link-up to showcase this challenge. Several bloggers have already told me they would be interested in doing this so I hope it works out!
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