Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you all rang in the New Year in style and grace! I was in bed at midnight (that's style and grace, right?!). The last time I looked at the clock was 11:53pm as I dozed off then, the next thing I know is my husband coming in to say "Happy New Year!" You should know this wasn't the way last year. In fact, it was opposite!

I am excited to start the new year! I have many goals this year and I want to share some with you:

  1. Continue with the Menu Plan Monday because it helps me stay organized and resist temptation of eating out. For me, lack of planning only means spending more money.

  2. In January, I will take part in the Eat From The Pantry Challenge! I am excited to do this but, it is going to take some will power! I enjoy getting a good deal and it might be hard to pass up a good deal and not to build my stockpile. But, since I started "heavily" couponing in late April 2009, I have really have done a good job of  building my stockpile and now I feel I that I could thin it out a little. I have to admit in the beginning I got deals, at times, because it was a "deal" but, now as I reflect I wonder if I really need everything I bought. (example: I have way too many boxes of microwave popcorn)

  3. I plan to post more recipes and blog about it. I enjoy cooking and really want to make time to blog about what I'm making.

  4. I will continue to post about weekly grocery deals although, if I can't get to it I will give you links so you have a place to go to find what's on sale and coupon match-ups.

  5. I plan to stay focused with my monthly grocery budget and I am going to try out the envelope system of paying only cash for groceries and therefore ensuring that I don't overspend.

  6. Have fun with this blog! I enjoy finding deals and making recipes and can't wait to share them with you.