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It Stinks Starting Over

Since the loss of my dear friend I haven't been couponing....hardly. I didn't realize how much her support impacted the survival of my grocery budget. Couponing is one thing but actually having friends that coupon with you is a completely different ball game.

I haven't had anyone remind me about certain sales before they end. No one has called to ensure I got all my papers for the week. I can't call her because my Kroger ran out of papers. And she's not here for me to call when I find the hottest deal before anyone else. To be honest I haven't been able to clip a single coupon without thinking about her. I wasn't able to recognize this funk I was in until I opened my kitchen cabinets this morning and saw this;
 No, your eyes are not deceiving you, Stockpiling Mom of the Year has no more reserve for her family in fact she is running out of food. The part that is even more depressing is that we have been on such a strict budget for so long we can't afford to go over our limit. This is where when I say be consistent I mean BE CONSISTENT or all your hard work will go out the window.

But have no fear! All this depressing funk is going to benefit you, yes you. Because I am going to be able to guide you as I go, directly from the starting line and around all obstacles that will come our way. Giving more meaning behind "How I Save" I will be able to show you where to begin. How to begin. And what NOT to do. Starting with do not loose faith!

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
 Philippians 4:12-13