Welcome to my new blog! I created this blog in an effort to help family and friends stretch their dollar as far as they can. There are some incredible blog saving websites already in place, however, from a local level it has been a bit more difficult to find grocery deals. So I would like to bring in our local frugal find’s (Western New York) along with the national level finds (which may come from other fantastic bloggers, and I will always make sure to give credit where credit is due) to give my readers the best chance at stretching their dollars. Now a days, who wouldn’t love some great deals!!
As you probably guessed, my name is Tricia. I have been blessed with an amazing family. My husband of 7 years, and two beautiful daughters who are 6 and 4 years of age as of now. Previously I worked for 7+ years in a corporate environment. My decision to leave that career was not easy, but necessary. I was missing my daughters lives! I was working everyday until 5:30, then after picking them up and/or driving home, I would go straight to making dinner. After the days were done, I literally spent one hour a day with them (Including bath & bedtime). Well shortly after my youngest 1st birthday she was diagnosed with a development disability. That was it for me! I realized that no amount of money could be worth it when my children needed me the most! So I left that world behind 2 years ago and have not looked back since! I am happy to say that it has made a huge difference in my daughters. Both of them are happy and well-adjusted and my oldest is doing great in school, and my youngest is getting all the help she needs to beat her delay.
I have no regrets for what I did. However, our family finance’s took a major hit. When I left my career, our income basically dropped to near poverty levels. So I knew I had to help my husband in any way I could to help our family expenses. I buckled down and said enough is enough, I am cutting coupons and buying only sale or non-name brand items. Since then, we have come a long way. I know how to manage our family of four with less money than we ever had, but keep our daily life going without sacrificing a lot. I have to give thanks to all the awesome bloggers out there who tirelessly work to get everyone the best deals. They are a second family to me now!
Thank-you so much for visiting my website. If you have any deals you would like to share or have any comments, please feel free to leave me a message!
Couponing is not a bad thing. It should not be viewed as a burden or viewed negatively by anyone at any store. Following each individual store coupon policies, along with great deals, we are going to have a great time saving money!
I look forward to a great frugal find year! Thank-you and enjoy!