Well, folks, this weekend changed my life in two ways.
First of all, a friend introduced me to HeyTell and I spent the entire weekend walkie-talkying my friends and family. It was hilarious. And so much fun! Do y'all use it? It's an iPhone app where you can send each other voice messages without calling the person. Kind of like texting, but using your voice. It's so much fun! I describe it to others like a walkie talkie. I especially like to use it when whatever I have to say is longer than I want to type. And just when I want to hear the other person's voice. It's my new favorite thing ... and obsession. Friends, Family, if I'm driving you crazy voice messaging you every other second, I apologize. I tend to run things into the ground when they're new to me. I'm kind of annoying like that. If you aren't my IRL friend and just know me through blogging - you might want to count your blessings. ;)
A friend and I had a long conversation over COUPONS over HeyTell and I think she has convinced me to be a couponer. That, and the adorable coupon binder I found at Target. I think that's what really won me over. (It's pink and it's CA-YUTE!) She started in June and is an expert with like a billion different coupons and a hundred different binder categories, and my piddly little binder has a couple of coupons from the Sunday Paper. I haven't a clue what I am doing, but am willing to learn! Especially with my ever-growing little family! Groceries aren't cheap, y'all. Can I get an AMEN?
If you have any couponing tips and tidbits, HELP A SISTER OUT! I have tried to get into it once before, but I didn't try very hard. Like I said, I run things into the ground until the excitement wears off. (Note: the sewing machine sitting in my closet -untouched for two years.) Now, from seeing my close friends experience, I am convinced that it's for me! Especially since it will benefit my family and our finances. But ... I don't want to be one of these people who have 18,000 packs of gum and 72 boxes of macaroni and cheese. Really? Who has the ROOM or PATIENCE to deal with that? I just want to save some money on the things that I actually need each week. I'm really bad at looking at prices, and just grabbing what I need. I got in trouble the other day when Husby asked me how much the bacon was and I didn't have a clue. Oopsy. I should have just made something up.
Dearest Husby, you bring home the bacon, and I'll buy it. With a coupon. And then fry it up. And we'll have BLT's. K? Thanks, love ya.
Alrighty, I'm going to get off here and bombard all my friends with voice messages. And clip coupons.
Now, SHARE THE TIPS! :) Thanks, lovelies.