My daughter said once that we have lots of adventures...so grew New Leaf Nickie, the blog intended to capture most of our adventures. If you've landed here, welcome to life with New Leaf Nickie on Havoc Hill Farm.







Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Zhu Zhu Giveaway at STL Mommy

Follow this link to enter to win a Zhu Zhu hamster from Kim at STLMommy.com!!

http://www.stlmommy.com/2009/11/zhu-zhu-pets-review-and-giveaway.html

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Why New Leaf Nickie?

Well, my name is Nickie so that takes care of that part, and I’m pretty certain we can figure out the New Leaf part…

Recently (actually not so recent—it’s been five years) I became a single mom through a mismanagement of my marriage. That sounds so much better than the D-word doesn’t it? Since that time, and actually for a long time prior, I’ve needed to make a major change in my life and I’ve finally accomplished it. I still have a long haul ahead, but I’m well on my way. Let me explain…

I discovered coupons! Yes, coupons—those little pieces of paper that are added to your Sunday newspaper. But, more importantly that discovering them...I actually use them—the right way! Thanks to a couple of blogs I found I’ve saved an average of 40% off my grocery bills since I’ve started using them. And this one frugal habit has led to all sorts of other changes in my spending habits. I now look to see HOW I can save money and take the necessary steps to make it happen.

One of the things I’d like to go with this blog is help others, especially those like me—single, working moms who are looking for a way to save some money, get some stuff for free, and enjoy life and worry less. All it takes is a little planning and a lot of patience!

First post!

Okay...I've gone and done it! My first post on my first blog! I've been sitting on the fence for too long. I've been wanting to start a blog for a long time now (I just have so much to say), but I was fighting with myself--sometimes even out loud--about what the purpose/intent/topic of my blog would be.

Well, a third voice showed up this morning! It shouted very loudly that "IT DOESN'T MATTER! Just let it morph into whatever it morphs into!" So, my peeps, this voice, since it was indeed the loudest and it kind of gave me a headache, won!

This is the first post of my blog, of my day, and of my life.