Thursday, March 18, 2010

Desperation or Inspiration?

Probably a little of both. For our Relief Society Birthday Party we worked on service projects and also wrote the missionaries. In needing to provide the stationery, I was wondering what to do, but last minute thought about color copying old ward activities of when they were younger... then we wrote our letters to the missionaries on the blank white side. All in all, it ended up being a cool idea that hopefully will bring a smile to our 8 missionaries when they get them in the mail and let them know they are loved and in our prayers.

Kelsie went grocery couponing with me after and we got it done in 1.5 hours. It was nice having her with me, though she finds me strange and crossed her fingers that we wouldn't run into anyone we knew so we could get it done quickly. I love a good deal, I can't help it, it's in my blood. Abby now has a 2 year supply of dill pickles. I am sure when she wakes up, she will be tickled... perhaps pickled :)

Realistically, Savvy Shopping takes about 2.5 hours a week to organize, plus shopping time... that's if you download coupons off the internet too. I can feel the time crunch more and am figuring out what I can cut out of my life to free up time. So far I have two ideas, but will clearly have to dig deeper. Many more changes ahead for a simpler life.
1. I am not going to vote for my favorite person during American Idol
2. I will give up Celebrity Apprentice


affinity said...

I loved this idea!!! They are going to be thrilled when they get these. I wish I was that creative. :(

The Ashtons said...

Good idea, Brenda! I see some familiar faces in there...Good thing you took pictures at every ward activity! ;)

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

Of course my eye went right to Elder Tyler in those pics...I want copies! I am not even watching AI this season...haven't had enough time to watch it and bond with anyone and that is okay! but i will find time to watch Dancing with the Stars next week!