If French bread is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Curses to every trendy diet that made me afraid of white bread. So glad I kicked that completely irrational food issue to the curb. I’m not suggested you eat it every day (nutritionally, whole wheat is superior), but DANG – fluffy white bread is a yummy, special treat!
Leaning tower of nom nom’s:
I had a “platter lunch,” which I haven’t done in a while. It’s fun to make a platter and prepare your food as you go:
I smeared a lovely bean and cheese dip on the French bread. I made the dip by combining spicy cheddar cheese and dark red kidney beans.
My mouth is on FIRE!
And earlier, I had a Oh She Glows bar. My lunch was kind of late.
Responsible Spending Challenge: At the Store
I’ve been collecting coupons over the last week for my big trip to the grocery store. I’ve been clipping them from the paper, magazines, and printing them offline. I also had a few old coupons sent to me by companies for the blog.
I saved over $30 at the store in coupons! How awesome is that? And, I didn’t buy anything I didn’t already want to buy, which I think it is the key to saving money with coupons (not accidentally spending more).
Also, I bought my mom her Christmas present this morning, and I saved $10 by Googling the store name + “coupon code.” Cha-ching!
So far, the Responsible Spending Challenge is going really well! We’ve had some unanticipated expenses in the last week, but we also managed to spend almost NO money this weekend, which is a major accomplishment in my book. Most importantly, I feel in control of my finances… which I haven’t been able to say in a while. And that’s priceless!
I always use coupons.. I have like an envelope full.. Only problem is it takes me twice as long to shop!