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Extreme Couponing

Ok, so my earnest plan to eat THREE SQUARE MEALS A DAY was a gigantic failure.  As it turns out, I love to eat.  Alas, I love to eat more than three measly times a day.  Who wudda thunk it?  I am not really that surprised, but I thought for sure I could accomplish such a simple goal.  It was not to be!  Oh well.  You learn something new every day.

Part of the problem was that my friend came over for dinner and a movie.  What good is a movie with one’s friend if one cannot consume ice cream, popcorn, wine, and chocolate in one sitting?  We were watching Bridget Jones’ Diary, so junk food was a must.  (If you thought this was a healthy living blog, I am sorry, you are grossly mistaken!  lol)

We started out the evening healthy enough.  Ang made Cauliflower Cheddar soup and brought along a loaf of French bread.  Perfection on a cold winter’s night!

Dinner for two.  And, oh yes, we ate all that bread!

Soup with cheese.  It’s a good thing.


Even though Henry had a different itinerary in mind this morning, I was dead set on making Carrot Cake Oatmeal for breakfast.  After a bit of nursing, a diaper change, 1 or 2 or 7 attempts at getting him to nap, I was finally able to make it approximately 3 hours after waking.  I could have just grabbed one of my Morning Glory muffins for breakfast, but I really wanted this oatmeal!

Heaven in a bowl

I tried to lighten it up a bit by not using any coconut milk or cream and using just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and no raisins.  I probably used more walnuts than it called for, because I have a giant bag from Costco.  That, and I am keen to get all my omega-3s.  Yes.  That’s it.

Once you have Carrot Cake Oatmeal, it’s tough having non-Carrot Cake Oatmeal, y’know?


Today, Henry, Hubby, and I made a family trip to Walmart.  You may think, “Oh, Walmart, big whoop”, but for a housebound lady like me, this is a big event.  Husband decided to take us to a Walmart a bit further away and asked me if I had a problem with  it.  I absolutely do not have a problem with being out of the house for longer than one hour at a time!  I think I’ve mentioned it on this blog before about how I feel like an excited dog on a car ride.  If I could, I’d stick my head out the window, too!

Along with such exciting items as baby gear, bananas, and cat food, I also bought this coupon sorter!!!

$4.95 at a Walmart near you

Ever since watching the show Extreme Couponing on TLC, in which regular citizens of the world like you and me are able to buy hundreds of dollars of groceries for, like, 5% of the actual cost, I have become a bit obsessed with clipping coupons.  None of our weekly flyers really offer many coupons, so I’ve resorted to websites like and in order to accumulate some.

I haven’t been doing much shopping lately (see:  never leaving my house!), but I hope, one day soon, to resume the role of primary grocery shopper in the Frugal ‘n’ Fit household.  God love him, but my husband is not as obsessed with frugal living as I am.  I know, shocker!  He will often go to the “expensive” grocery store to buy all of our groceries, instead of going to three different grocery stores in order to get the best deals like a certain other member of our household would (Hint:  Not Henry).

So I am clipping my coupons and getting ready to score some deals!

Coupon sorting.  It’s a good thing.


And to conclude this entry, I just want to say I’ve written the entire thing while simultaneously using my foot to bounce Henry in his bouncy chair!

January 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm 14 comments

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