Just how cheap I have become

Today at Walgreens I bought three body washes, four deodorants, a pound of prunes, 64 ounces of prune juice, a bottle of Jet Dry, two Oscar Mayer Deli Creations Sandwiches, a banana and two three-cookie snack packs of Chips Ahoy. I spent a little under $5. But I was disappointed in myself because I should have only spent $3. I … Read more

What I’ve been up to

I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I posted until I logged in to post. The hiatus was caused by distraction – distraction by very complicated taxes, lots of couponing, siphoning cider out of carboys and into bottles, desensitizing the cats to each others’ presence, and – oh, yeah, how could I forget – work. Don’t get too excited. … Read more

More from the crazy coupon lady

Yesterday at Walgreens I bought 12 ounces of almonds (2 6-oz. cans) and a pack of toilet paper product for 43 cents out of pocket. I used three coupons and got a $1 register reward along with my receipt, which is a coupon that you can use on most anything in the store but prescriptions and dairy. So it was … Read more

My recent hate-hate relationship with cooking

I am really into home food preservation. I have an annually rotating stock of hundreds of jars of canned applesauce, canned pears, apple chutney, tomatillo salsa, jams, jellies, apple butters, tomatoes, tomato sauce and fruit juices. When I worked on a farm and had access to surplus vegetables, I also pressure canned lots of green beans, beets and soups. Every … Read more