Monday, July 12, 2010

Blogging Direction

I have been trying to figure out what direction to take my blog. While I still try and focus on "frugal living" my family and I are also on a quest to eat healthier. The last few months I have really been trying to cut back the amount of pre-packaged and processed food that comes into our house. I have been trying to cook more things from scratch and working in more organic and locally grown foods.

I struggle each week writing up the grocery store ads because I haven't been taking advantage of alot of the deals myself just because they are foods that I am trying to eliminate in our diets. Now don't get me wrong I still get in on some of the deals. It's just I have gotten pickier in what I have been buying and I haven't been couponing as much as I use to. I contemplated discontinuing the grocery deals each week.

However, I changed my mind and I am still going to write the weekly match-ups for Hy-Vee and Fareway because I know that alot of people come to my site to find that information each week. I have gotten lots of emails from readers thanking me for the work I do in writing the posts. While it does take time, I really do enjoy helping people save money.

Sometimes I feel like I write a post about a grocery store deal and then I talk about how much I think we should support local farmer's. Sometimes I think I sound like I am jumping back and forth. I DO support our local farmer's. When money allows I try and purchase things like meat, dairy and produce from them.

I also know that not everyone has the means to do this and anywhere we can save money is helpful. That's why I am going to keep writing the grocery store match-ups each week. I just figured I would let you all know how I feel. Thanks for listening!


  1. You're doing a great job :)

  2. Thank you so much for continuing the grocery deals. Your the only blog that I have found that does Fareway. And I really rely on you and very much appreciate your blog!! I agree with you on the food front and am trying to take my family to a more "whole" foods approach. But I still do utilize the grocery store for quite a few things. Keep up the good work.

  3. If you are conflicted between supermarket and farmers markets, consider reading _Just Food_. It's OK to have a blend of consuming at both venues.

  4. I think it's great that you help support local, Iowa-based grocery stores. To me, that's just as important as supporting local farmers.

  5. Like you, I have cut back on some couponing to eat better foods. I no longer buy boxed foods (only a few times here and there). I have found though that I can still get great deals and we shop our local farmers market as well. I never buy fresh meat from a grocery store (we do still buy hot dogs, bacon, etc)...that is one area that is very important to me to find quality over price. Thank you for all you do on this blog!