Valentine’s Day 2014

Did anyone else take to Pinterest to gather ideas for their kids to get a creative way to create a Valentine card holder for school?

I saved up recyclable materials for a week and my kids had a blast gluing and taping all their materials together! While I tried to steer them into the realm of recognizable characters or furry little animals they chose the complete opposite!

In the end they had so much fun building their creations, it didn’t cost me a thing, and they even won some awards for their projects!



Mission Organization: Home Office

Can I just say that my husband is a computer geek and therefore we have a computer boneyard in almost every room of the house? I’ve learned to pick my battles and don’t even bother arguing anymore over the “stuff” that accumulates!

Well both of us have been working in our home office to clear out the clutter and here’s what we’re getting rid of this week:


Why I Won’t Be Buying Valentine’s This Year

Now before you start thinking I’m avoiding the holiday or am a grumpy mom, let me explain! I have 4 kiddos at home which means we have tons and tons (and even more) of construction paper, markers, colors, glue of all sorts, and tape! Oh how we love tape at this house!

Why not use what you already have and let you kids go crazy with creating their own Valentine’s? No where does it say you must buy your Valentines!

Here’s what my kindergartener has created with little help from me! And he has plenty of room to write a thoughtful message that requires more space than the typical to/ from space on regular store bought card.



Coupons for Freezer Meals!

My latest venture combines shopping with coupons AND teaching people in Las Vegas how to create meals from the food items purchased at the store!

For $50 each we were able to make 6 large meals that feed a family of 2 adults and 4 kids PLUS the cost covered 2 desserts as well!

The key was having multiple coupons (click the newspaper deal link at the top of this page for a deeply discounted price for coupon inserts) and buying ingredients that were on sale to rock bottom low prices!

You really can feed a large family and save money by couponing!






January 2014 Coupon Inserts

Did you see all the amazing coupon inserts that came in the LVRJ newspapers? Today there was a Smart Source, Procter & Gamble, and a Target insert that was filled with store coupons! Check out the discounted home subscription LVRJ pricing and order online using the ‘newspaper subscription’ tab at the top of this website!


Smiths case lot sales!

Smiths grocery store is the place to be to get a good start on food storage! You can buy food (including meat) in cases and really start the new off with a nice stocked pantry and cupboard shelves filled up!

Take a look at the great deals for the week here:

And come to the free coupon 101 class this Saturday to learn how to save more money by using coupons!

Next Free coupon class is Saturday, January 11th from 10:30am- noon @the Clark County Library (1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas 89119)

New Year = New 2014 Las Vegas Coupon Classes

Start 2014 off right by being frugal and saving money every time you shop! Come learn how to buy more and spend less at the store by using coupons the right way every time you shop! Throw out all the myths you’ve heard about using coupons! Come learn how to save 50% or more on your grocery bill on the items you know, love, and already use!

The next FREE Coupon 101 class is Saturday, January 11th from 10:30am- 12 noon at the Clark County Library (in the Jewel Box Theatre).

Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Call/ Text to RSVP: Amanda (702) 508-8269


FREE Upcoming Coupon Class in Las Vegas

Are you curious about coupons and wondering if they really do save people a significant amount of money? I assure you that couponing can and does save you money, no matter what your budget or eating habits are! Come learn how the coupons from the Sunday newspaper and a free website can save you time and money!

Come learn how to coupon the right way, how to save at least 50% on your grocery bill each and every week, a quick and easy 5 minute coupon organizational method that doesn’t require clipping endless amounts of coupons AND see some tried and true methods to storing your items when you don’t have a ton of space!

This class is free and opened to the public, so please invite a friend, neighbor, spouse and coworker! (Bring the teenage kiddos along as well!) Strollers and little ones are allowed, but please be courteous to those sitting around you!

The free coupon 101 class is Saturday, November 9th from 10:30-noon
Enterprise Library, in the Multipurpose Room
25 E Shelbourne, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
(Near Las Vegas Blvd. between Blue Diamond and Pebble, next to the Budget Suites Bldg.)

RSVP by phone or text message: Amanda (702) 508-8269