Hi, let me tell you a little about myself!
I'm Lydia, wife of a wonderful man named Vince and mom to our sweet son Logan who was born in 2008. We're also anticipating the birth of another child in Dec. I love being a wife and a mom and one of my favorite challenges is learning how to be as efficient as possible while managing our household.
We weren't married long before I realized that just the basic grocery and household items quickly added up to figures that were way higher than what I really wanted to spend! And that was even with shopping at Aldi and doing without some things that many people consider staples. I tried to watch sales and spend as carefully as I could.
Then around 4 years ago I stumbled across a money saving blog and was rather astounded. I didn't know that coupons could actually get you items for FREE! Or that there were actual websites that did the work for you by matching coupons and sales. A whole new world was opened for me and I loved it!
My "money loving" side was in its element and I soon was a faithful coupon and rebate user. I loved when our mailbox started filling up with free samples, high dollar coupons, free magazines and the occasional coupon for a completely FREE item. And before long I started to see a huge drop in our grocery/household expenses.
It developed in me a huge passion for learning more ways to save, whether it was in the area of groceries, clothing, or utilities. Once our son was born and I became a stay at home mom, I had more time to research things and learned and am learning a lot.
I want to be a good steward of the things that God has entrusted to us. I want to be able to give generously. And I want to be able to help others learn to live within their means. That is what this blog is all about. I hope that I can inspire you to save and teach you some of the things I've learned and am learning along the way. I also look forward to learning things from you too!