Welcome to A Reinvented Mom! I’m Lori, married to the Hubby and Mom to two teenagers (The Girl & The Boy). We count ourselves lucky to live in the beautiful Colorado mountains. I love trying new recipes I’ve found on the internet (always tweaking them a bit), searching for the best deals and hanging out with my family.
I discovered coupons when our family was experiencing a rough patch. At that time, coupons were just what I needed. I was able to reduce our grocery bill by about $800 per month – huge savings! Of course a considerable amount of time and effort is required to realize savings that high. Time spent clipping and organizing coupons, locating the best deals, compiling shopping lists, shopping multiple stores, storing and organizing your stockpile, etc.
These days, my time is limited & I would rather spend it doing something fun with my family. And frankly, I suffered from burnout after a couple of years dealing with coupons. I’ve branched out and look for additional ways to save money. I am amazed at how many savings opportunities are available in other areas – you just need to look for them. And most of these opportunities require very little effort. I also try to balance the time investment with the savings amount. I may not be getting the absolute best price on every grocery item, but I am alright with that as my time is valuable, too. I also figure savings in other areas will help balance everything in the end.
I look forward to sharing my best recipes, tips and deals with you! Hopefully we can all save a little money!
A Reinvented Mom