Sunday, April 25, 2010

Do you clip?

Coupons, that is. I do. It seems the price of groceries just keeps climbing. I love to cook (and eat), and I have a young son at home so the grocery bill is a large part of my monthly budget. I was becoming frustrated with sorting through my coupons which were kept in an paper envelope in the depths of my purse. So....I went searching on the web for a pattern for a coupon organizer. This is what I made today.
Cute, isn't it? :o) You can find the pattern at The hardest part about making this was printing and cutting the tabbed dividers.
Chocolate Banana Cream Trifle
Recipe courtesy of The Pampered Chef

This is what I made earlier this week with some of my coupon savings. :o) Have a great week everyone!


Kathy A. said...

You are just too clever. Your coupon organizer is great. I am a hit and miss coupon clipper.
That trifle is to die for.

Anonymous said...

WOW! You put Martha to shame!

Julianne said...

Your Trifle looks so delicious. I don't think I could stop at one helping.

Catherine said...

Love the organizer - with three young boys I can relate to the grocery dilemma! I'd love to convince the neighbors that a cow and some free range chickens are a good thing!


Berit said...


I always try to do the coupon thing, but I'm either not interested in them, or they expire. Recently, I got a coupon for splenda (one of the ones that prints out at the register). It was for 1.50, and I DO use that, so I kept it on top of my microwave with the idea of using it. Well, the day came, I picked it up and read it over just prior to departing for the store: It had expired the day before!!

I threw up my hands--nothing else to do!

I do have a coupon question for you: Do you coupons get you to try new products, or do you only clip the ones for products and brands you usually buy?

P.S. I made a layered Banana Pudding this week, too! Though mine was only vanilla pudding...and I don't have a nice glass dish so it was in an opaque metal bowl, lol! Poor's only claim to fame was the cream I whipped for it with a touch of Rum! (A step up from the cool-wip days of my youth! lol!)

Nic said...

It's a very cute organiser - we don't seem to have the same sort of coupon promotions over here, there's a lot of "BOGOFs" (Buy One, Get One Free) type of promotions in-store though, and they need less mental effort :o)

Your trifle looks yummy!

Carol said...

What a great organizer, Myra! I used to be a huge couponer--still use them, but not as much now that the boys are gone. I still absolutely refuse to buy cereal without a coupon, though!!

Yummy looking trifle--I'll bet it was consumed in record time!

Crispy said...

Cute organizer Myra!! I almost never use coupons but then I don't buy magazines or the newspaper so that I could even find them. Good thing they put coupon dispensers by the products around here :0)


Blu said...

Cute organizer.
That trifle looks delicious! I'm just drooling and sighing.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Urgh you just made my mouth water with that yummy looking dessert!

Coupons aren't a big thing here in Canada the way they are in the US they are few and far between.

PunkiePie said...

But I like my beat up, ratty paper envelope that holds my coupons! No. I really don't and now I want to make one of these!

Irene said...

Cute coupon organizer. The trifle looks scrumpous !

Debi said...

Very cute organizer, I need one of those. Your dessert looks awesome, need to find the recipe.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...


Your coupon organizer turned out very nice. :)
That Trifle is scrumptous! :)


nima said...

wow...that's a nice organizer. very practicl. I love the crochet coaster under your trifle cup...trifle looks yummy too