“Goals” for 2013

I do not make resolutions because I know I will not keep them…

Just like exercising and eating right..blah blah….

Well this time I am going to make 2 goals that I am really going to push to succeed at:

First goal: Go back to using coupons again. I got out of the habit last year while going through my stock pile for the the year of 2012. But when my stockpile got wiped out when I bought apparently some beans that had gone bad and didn’t know it until I pulled them out and when I opened the cabinet they were stored in tons of “moths” flew out all into my storage area….that was the beginning of the end of my flour/grain based goods…I threw out 5-50 gallon bags of products that were not to expire until the end of 2013. I don’t know who was crying me for the loss of so much food or my kids and husband for the loss of their snack foods. Also, I want to donate more food to food banks with the help of my coupons..I am, by all means, not an extreme couponer but I can be if I really put my heart and soul into it…but sometimes I just do not have the time somebody has to tend to my Farm on Farmville 2. Ha Ha.

Second goal: To save money. Easier than it sounds…something always sneaks up to suck the savings account dry.

What are your goals for 2013?

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Home Canning Deal

I have been wanting to learn how to can.  Growing up my brother and grandmother did it and made some awesome jams.  Canning has always scared me and it just seemed soooo time consuming.  Well..I am going to dip my pinky toe in there.  I went to my local grocery store and saw the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit normally selling for $12.19 on clearance for $4.49 plus a $2 off coupon…(bargain).  Sadly, I did not notice the coupon until I got home so I will head back to the store tomorrow to pick up a few more and get my $2 back.    The discovery kit includes a canning rack with lifter, 3 pint jars, and instructions and recipes.  So I just may learn after all what the hoopla is….