Sunday, May 2, 2010


I thought I'd take the first day of the month to welcome new Sharpen Your Scissors readers here to my site!

Here's what you can expect:

Sunday's: A brief (not too personal) survey question is posed each week, that allows readers to share their personal perspective on a different weekly topic.

Monday's: Each Monday I post the least expensive "stockpilable" deals for both Kroger and Meijer grocery stores, these posts are called 'Grocery Game Plans.' I believe that it is incredibly important to know what you anticipate purchasing before you enter the store. I also post the weekly 'Drug Store Deals,' sharing the best deals from each of the drug stores.

Tuesday's: Tutorial Tuesday's posts are a collection of easy and inexpensive recipes that are made from common household ingredients and the final product must taste yummy! Each post takes you step by step through a recipe with pictures as your tour guide! To aid you in finding a previously posted recipe more easily, I have created a separate blog, Clip & Cook.

Wednesday's: Each Wednesday I share a picture and brief description of coupons that I have spent for what I personally have purchased from the grocery store during the week.

Thursday's: Thought Provoking Thursday's posts are designed to create thinking for reducing spending outside of grocery and household spending.

Friday's: Organization is the key to success in many situations. I personally am committed to purging and re- organizing my home throughout twenty-ten. Each Friday I share a spot in my home that needs attention and how/why I have tackled the area!

Saturday's: Each Saturday I recap my weekly spending. Keeping close tabs on how much I spend, where I spend it, and what I purchase allows me the opportunity to change spending habits if necessary, and monitor whether or not I am in line with my monthly budget.

I also generously 'pepper' my routine posting by answering questions, sharing HOT deals that crop up during the week, and sharing tips and tricks to savvier spending and saving through my personal shopping experiences!

Here's how YOU can connect:

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Lastly, I invite you to peek around my site! I have written hundreds of posts in hopes that I can encourage YOU along in your coupon spending journey! I have attached 'labels' to all of my posts, you can easily find these topics along the right sidebar. It may be a wise idea to peek back into my posting archives to gain a little more coupon spending understanding!

I highly recommend reading 'THIRTY-ONE Tips,' 'The BIG Picture,' 'Thought Provoking Thursday,' 'About the Author' and 'On a Personal Note...' if you'd like to get to know a little bit more about me, and finally, 'Organization' has two in depth looks at different methods of organizing your coupon stash!

Thanks for reading Sharpen Your Scissors,



Thanks for explaining your week. I have been following more regularly since I bumped into you at the Dollar Tree buying newspapers. I had your blog address about 7 months and kept meaning to check it out. I am so glad I did. Your posts really help me in a lot of ways. Thanks and I hope to bump into you again!

Laura Webber

Hmm, I guess I'll have to stop sending my husband to pick up my papers! I'm glad you find my site helpful!