ABOUT THE BLOG
This space is where I share how I save money (on things we need and matter), make money on the side (ie. side hustles) and incorporate minimalism philosophies throughout my life (ie. living simply).
At first, it was all about deals and finding the cheapest things. I needed to be the first one to find the most awesome deal! But I realized that it was hectic and stressful. It became more like showing off rather than helping. That lifestyle wasn’t for me and it wasn’t my intention.
This blog isn’t about eating ramen every night to save money. I spend money wisely so that I can afford the luxuries – being able to afford healthy food, going on vacations, etc. But, of course, it’s always better to earn more than we spend and this digital age gives us plenty of side hustle opportunities!
I’ll share things that help me so that, I hope, it can help you too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hello! I’m Glenda, nice to meet you. I’ve been a self-proclaimed, casual couponer since 2009.
My very first job was a seasonal sales associate at Banana Republic Outlet. I was an awkward teenager with zero people skills so they didn’t keep me as a permanent employee. Later I landed a job at Hugo Boss and worked there for about 3 years. I’ve seen the deals come and go. I’ve seen the craziness that is Black Friday! I’ve seen Black Friday deals a week before the actual Black Friday. The most awesome deal I scored was a $1000-suit for $99, which I still have and wear today. I love deals! You, too? Ok, let’s be friends!
I lived in the Philippines until I was 12 years old. We moved to Southern California and lived there until I got married in 2006. I now live in Northern California with my husband and two kids. I became a stay-at-home mom when we had our first baby in 2009. The first time I met my daughter I thought to myself, “There was no way I’m leaving her with a babysitter.” It was a decision my husband fully gave his support. No regrets.
I was a freelance graphic designer, Etsy shop owner, part-time teller, and an engineering student before I became a mom. This season of my life had structure and routine. My goals in life were clear and my inner-artist heart was fulfilled.
But motherhood was a league of its own! I suffered from sleep deprivation and postpartum depression. It was difficult and even more so with the arrival of our son 21 months later. Being a mom demanded much, much more from me – mentally, physically and spiritually. This was the time I started to read self-help books, turned to meditation and learned couponing.
Ohhh yes, COUPONING! I saw it in the news one evening and the rest was history.
Being a stay-at-home mom gave me an opportunity to learn and grow as a person. I reflected a lot on where I was in my life and how I wanted to live it. I learned about mindfulness and minimalism. I’m not a minimalist but I do incorporate a lot of minimalism philosophies in all aspects of my life.
I am grateful to be able to stay home with my children. I am grateful for couponing which became part of my lifestyle.
I’m grateful for you for visiting and reading my blog.
the matrix trilogy
star trek trilogy
FAVORITE TV SHOW
all star trek series
brow pencil + eyeliner + mascara + blush
high-rise jeggings + tee + slip-on sneakers
rain (mostly because of earthworms), cold weather
anything with peppermint + almonds + pretty papers
FAVE STORE TO COUPON
FAVE SELF-HELP BOOKS
the awakened family, 7 habits of highly effective people, e-myth, the power of now, the richest man in babylon, the art of communicating