November 20, 2017

Grocery Guru Tip: Get it Free at the Dollar Tree


(Just a bit of my Dollar Tree Coupon Haul) It’s been awhile since I’ve done any of my couponing posts. This does not mean that I have stopped couponing, nor have I given up my Grocery Guru title. Nope, nearly […]

Rethinking my Strategy after Extreme Couponing


It’s the first day of Super Doubles week at my favorite grocery store, and I’m having to implement a whole new strategy to my “Grocery Guru” status. I shared my opinion on the reality of the Extreme Couponing show, or […]

Right @ Home Time Saving Tips and Coupons


Become a member of Right @ Home, and receive time saving tips, recipes and offers. They send out a great coupon book periodically, and many of them I am using during this Super Doubles Grocery Guru week of mine.) Kellogg’s […]

Coupon Lingo: Couponing Abbreviations


Have you started “Extreme Realistic Couponing“, but feel as if it speaks a different language? Well, it does. Here is an easy Quick Reference guide to learn the abbreviations behind your favorite store match-ups. Print off my Quick Reference Couponing […]

My Extreme Couponing Day


As another episode of Extreme Couponing is set to air on TLC, I’ll spend time answering questions for confused newbie couponers. Shoppers that want to mimic the “expertise” shown on the show, and buy $1000K worth of groceries in one […]

I Walked Onto the Set of I Love Lucy: Bulk Food Storage


It’s posts like this where my blog name comes to fruition. Sheer Bedlam! Last week, I starred in the latest episode of I Love Lucy. I know some of you think it’s been off the air for over fifty years, […]

Extreme Couponing Tip (even if you don’t cut coupons) – Unadvertised Specials


Having just walked in the door from my Sunday grocery trip, I’m reminded of one of the best extreme couponing tips available to all of us. Yes,  advise that you can apply immediately, even those of you who don’t want […]

Extreme Couponing – it’s not reality


(My “not so extreme” shopping trip today – $7. Already eaten was our dinner –  a bucket of chicken on sale for $4.99, but marked to $1.99 because the deli was closing, as well as marked down apples.) Extreme Couponing: […]

Budgeting for Food


For most people, the quickest way to see a tangible difference in their pocket book is by examining personal food expenditures, and attacking that aspect immediately. Why food? Because unlike other fixed income expenses that are consistent every month, such […]

Extreme Couponing: Grocery Guru Strikes Again


It’s a Grocery Guru shopping week here in the beauty and bedlam household, and I got a cart full of groceries for next to nothing. Some call this extreme couponing, but as I know, this is nothing compared to those […]

$500 Month Food Budget – 3 Moms Update


Do you remember when I was challenged with one month of reality cooking? Toni, Kate and I embarked on our 3 Moms, 3 Kitchens, 31 Day Challenge. Specifically, I shared how I shopped, cooked and fed a family of seven […]

Stockpiling Groceries 101


Stockpiling Groceries Having  just returned from my local grocery store with what appears to be a very unbalanced shopping trip, I thought I would share the method to my madness;  a proven method of consistently slashing our grocery budget by […]

Thrifting…for Food? It’s the Best!


Time with special girlfriends is a rarity, but quality moments with my sister in law are virtually nonexistent. So when we had a home school conference scheduled right around the corner from one of my favorite destinations, it quickly turned […]

Starbucks Stock Up and a free cup on them


When Starbucks first opened, I’ll never forget thinking,  “Who in the world would ever pay $3.50 for a cup of coffee?” Well, millions of consumers later,  Starbucks has laughed its way to the bank while many personal pocket books have […]

Grocery Guru shopping – 3 Moms update


Disclaimer: Only tried and true meat eaters will want to see these pictures. It’s a Carnivore’s Delight. As I slowly share my grocery guru mentality, it’s been a joy to interact with many of you about your new found “Grocery […]