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!