Ahh, It feels so good to be back online! My Mac and I were parted for almost a week due to very strange and unusual circumstances... circumstances that I would never want to repeat for as long as I live. But I am back and with so much to fill you in on. Last week was BUSY!! Busy busy busy. GapGirl was on the NEWS! Well, not yet anyway but I will be. I helped film a segment on saving money and couponing. I had the chance to meet this amazing mom and fellow money saver Serena who re-inspired my love of saving grocery money. She taught me some tricks of the trade and helpful shopping hints on how to save at least 50% of my grocery bill. The next day we picked her brain on location! It worked! I was amazed at how little I paid. All the above food for UNDER $25! Lets just say, I won't be buying taco seasoning or snuggle anytime soon.
The whole experience really was awesome. Tim (the reporter) was personable and friendly. My kids, of coarse, came along for the fun too. Perhaps if you watch really closely you can see me bribing them to be quiet with mints and candy from my purse... or me tripping over them as I graciously try to put things in the cart, or me growling at them under my breath to try and look decent, stop fighting, stay out of the cameras way.... or when we had to rip open the box of fruit snacks to keep Abby-girl from screaming. If you listen closely you might hear me (KIDDINGLY) ask Mike the very patient camera man not to get me whacking my children if the situation arises. ( like when Noah and Molly almost went into a full blown wrestling match on the floor.) Or if you happen to see my oldest pouting and slumping, its because she was sick and tired of pretending to walk into the grocery store 3 times for a good shot. And if you really pay attention, you will notice that in ever shot my kids are all in different places. Sometimes Noah is in the cart, in the seat, Abby is walking, Abby is in the cart, Abby is being held by Emma, Hannah, the strange lady who kept following us, Hannah and Emma are dancing around, Molly gets lost... you get the picture.....Yup, thats right, all those fun things that come along with being Mom and being on TV!?
All in all, I don't regret this for a second, even if I forever will be the homeschooling lady who "feeds" her kids boxes of oreo cakesters and mints. I've been called worse. ;). Well, I must be going now. Time to plan my shopping list once again. Time to get the FREE AND THE CHEAP. Be sure to check out Serena's amazing blog and stay tuned for the video footage coming soon!
*some names and video have and will be changed for privacy reasons. As much as I love guests at my Little Red House, Im not too fond of unexpected ones... ;) *