Changes, Summer and … Why I over think.

(sailing in Long Beach)

I love to add these little posts that aren’t deal related.. just to throw you all for a loop. 😉 Hopefully you don’t mind…

Summer is winding down.. I’m a little sad  because my middle child starts kinder but I am SO excited for the new adventures he will have in elementary school. We’ve enjoyed every bit of summer over here. We did a lot of pool-going and celebrated many fun times with our families.

This was a great summer for me and my family.. I was blessed with so many wonderful opportunities.

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This summer I went to Cincinnati and hung out with a bunch of awesome bloggers– we attended sessions to help us make our blogs better for you! It was very eye-opening and mind boggling at once– Even though I’ve been blogging for over three years now, it seems I’ve only touched the brink of what there is to know about this profession.

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(Ohio River View from our hotel)

I also got to hang out with my best blogging friend, Katie. 🙂

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George and I were able to take a small get-away to Palm Springs–It was 117 degrees everyday but it was nice to spend time with each other.. not something we do often. We spent part of our day at top of Mt. San Jacinto (we took the Palm Springs Aerial Tram–have you done that?? SO fun!)

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(Palm Springs)


If you’ve noticed, there are some changes here to SCS.. A lot of you have asked for more detailed grocery match ups and I hope that I have accomplished that for you.

I know it takes some adjusting but I hope you all have an open mind. I’ve found that this new program is the only way I will be able to meet everyone’s needs! Thankfully, it seems a lot of you love the new format.. I HOPE so at least. Or am I over thinking it?? 🙂 By the way, I over think everything related to this blog. Because I’m a people pleaser.. and I want everyone to visit and find it useful.

I love summer! There are so many things to be excited about.. what is your favorite part about summer? 



  1. Kelly A. says

    I think the changes to your matchups look really good. To me, it’s easier to read (not that it was very hard before 🙂 ) I thought I recognized the lady in the picture, I used to love Kroger Krazy when I was living back east. You have an awesome job and you do an awesome job – thanks a bunch!

  2. Wendy says

    Aw Josie! Thank you for sharing about your summer. Great pics! I love your blog/posts and can honestly say that I would follow it no matter what format you use because I find your work ethical, professional, and thorough! Thank you for all your hard work… you help me save thousands, yes thousands, of dollars. 🙂

  3. Lynda says

    Thank You for sharing! I really enjoy reading your blog. I honestly didn’t see anything that needed changing. But I must say I do love the new format also.

  4. Leslie M. says

    You may not think it, but you have a profound effect on people – I am so glad and thankful that I found your blog three years ago! Thank you for opening your life to us – you should be proud of your accomplishment! ((pat on the back)) 🙂

  5. Christina says

    I too have to say that I love, love, love your blog (and have for the last three years). I visit others every now and again as they have more deals on clothing items, etc. but I visit your blog at least 5 times a day. Without it I would not have won the $500 Stater Bros/Lays gift card, and saved thousands on all my grocery, and non-grocery related items (newspaper deals, cheap movie tickets and on and on). I love that you are just like the rest of us, trying to care for our families on a budget. You rock and your blog rocks. Keep up the amazing work as we all appreciate every deal that you bring us!

  6. Sofia says

    Thank you for all your hard work! I just started couponing last month and your blog is one of the main ones I visit. Love all the info you post. My favorite so far has been going back and reading about you and your friend’s organizing. I also appreciate the little looks into your life, so fun!

  7. renea says

    I love your blog. I’ve been visiting at least 2-3 times a day for about a year and a half. The changes are good and really either format works for me. I really appreciate your hard work.

    • Karen says

      LOVE your blog, it is more local for us than any other I could fine, and I enjoy your writing, humor and things you share with us. About summer, all I like is the fruit!! HA! Hate the heat, as you get older, it really seems to get to you!!

  8. SLNY says

    Awww… I love when you post about your family. I feel like I’ve known you for years. I seriously have a greater respect for all that you do knowing a little more about you. When do you have time to do all this??? The new format is awesome!!! Thanks for always thinking about us.

  9. Love2Save says

    I’m so thankful that I found your blog about 2 years ago. It’s been great learing how to be a more savey shopper and save my family LOTS of money. So thank you for all you do. Always love the new changes. 🙂
    BTW-you look awsome!! (are you still jucie’n?)

  10. newbie says

    A happy Josie = a happy me! Thank you for all you do!! It’s amazing all that you accomplish. Keep it coming and keep having fun. What I like best about summer? Getting out of the house!!

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