Today I had a pretty good day, I enjoyed spending the morning with my hubby & little one as our little family. I've been doing some serious cleaning (lack thereof) for my friends visit on Thursday/Friday, we have 1 set of friends coming in from Virginia on Thursday & the other 2 are flying in from Alabama on Friday. I am a total procrastinator but have a touch of ADHD which I use to my advantage at the last minute to get stuff done! I'm looking forward to spending some time with them, having a girls opinion while shopping, pedicures, & all of this while staying on budget, which brings me to my next topic: Saving $!
Tonight I watched Extreme Couponing (much like million others) , I absolutely fell in love with this show because I've recently started couponing. I'm nowhere near on their level & I didn't really see the point in getting all of the extra products even if they are free! I found motivation for organizing my garage to fit extra non perishables, staying informed on the sales, & trying new products/cutting all coupons because it just really does make sense to try something if it is for free. I noticed a lot of the cashiers faces as the shoppers were checking out & it was as if they were annoyed, I didn't really understand this as it wasn't money coming from their pockets. One of my first jobs was a cashier & I really appreciated the customers who had large orders, it kept me busy for a while with the same person.
I will try to keep this blog updated with my coupon & organization progress, my first order of business after the New Year is to convert our guest room into a pull out sofa/play room since my little dude received way too many toys. We are thinking of making it a tradition that at every Christmas he donates most of his toys from the previous year to make room for new ones, he doesn't have much say as he's so little right now so we'll see how this goes.
Last thought of the night is that I can't believe my baby boy is 1, it seriously crept up on me. I see others having their 2nd babies & I do get baby fever however I am quickly reminded of the work a newborn is as my 1 year old big boy still doesn't sleep through the night & often wakes up crying. Thus are the joys of mommyhood & I seriously love every moment of it & I'm seriously thankful for my sweet little boy. :)