A few weeks ago I was with a group of ladies and we were all asked one question, "Do you have a hobby, if so what is it?" As everyone took a turn telling their hobbies I sat their and thought and thought and thought. Desperately trying to come up with something that sounded great and thinking of how I would love to have a hobby.. So basically I shared this " I do not have a real hobby, Just ask my husband he will tell you in a heart beat, that when I think something will be fun I go out and buy all the stuff to start my new found hobby, I then work on it for a few days if even that and it ends up in a basket or box in the top of our closet. I have wanted to make hair bows, I have wanted to make a quilt, a rice bag, be a body shop consultant (in case you are wondering this is a skin care line), I have wanted to scrap book, I have wanted to make cakes and decorate them, and I sure there are many other things I have wanted to do but fail miserably." I said this with some sarcasm and it was sort of funny, but really I could not come up with a "hobby" Could I really not have a true hobby? One of my friends was sitting right next to me and said "oh you cook now." I replied I do Blog and cook some now but I have not been doing so great on that either.. but oh I do love to coupon!"
So maybe Couponing can be my blog, maybe I can come up with one recipe a week or every other week that you may find interesting from the food I bought using coupons and saving lots of money buying things only on sale (I will buy things w/o a coupon if and only if we really do need it or if it is a good deal already) The thought of cooking every recipe from Julie Child is very over whelming so I thought it could be fun to cook your recipe's that you give me, but really if I do not already have those things I have to go buy them and lets be honest it just is not practical to spend a ton of money on one meal that you have to cook your self.
In the end I have realized that I love the fact that so many of my friends have great hobby's that really make them who they are.. I guess I would like to think that I have my own unique hobby as well. And maybe do and do not realize it! But right now I am blogging and couponing call it a hobby or not, I do not care, as Long as I still have all of my crafty friends who totally support and love the fact that I am saving tons of money, and a few of them like to compare their savings with mine which is pretty fun!
Oh And A Couponing tip I have learned from another Couponer... DO NOT CUT OUT YOUR COUPONS UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO USE THEM, I REPEAT DO NOT CUT THEM OUT!!
Instead write on the top left corner of the booklets/adds the date that they were in the paper, and file them in an accordion file by weeks, so you can find them easier when Jenny from southernsavers tells you which week and booklet you can find a certain coupon in! Believe me this will save you so much time