Savvy Student Shopper Updates & More!

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I feel like it’s time for another Savvy Student Shopper update! I’m busy, as usual. I’m constantly on the go and the only time I sit at the computer is late at night, which really should be sleeping time. I’m hoping life will slow down once school starts and I work myself into a routine with classes, interning, working, and blogging (don’t forget the chicken keeping, thrifting, cooking, crafting, couponing, and all that stuff). When I sit down and scroll my personal Facebook, I always see people complain about how bored they are or how there’s never anything to do around here. I wish I could snag those people and make them my personal assistants; I ALWAYS have stuff to do. Who even has time for Candy Crush Saga or whatever that game is called?

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If you follow the Savvy Shopper’s Group on Facebook you’ll know that I was on the local news last week. It was pretty cool. As you know, I’m always the one behind the computer so being out in the open for all to see Friday morning LIVE was quite out of the ordinary. I talked about using coupons and how that has helped me through college. Luckily, it only lasted a few minutes. They gave me no preparation before going live. I didn’t know what questions were going to be asked and they threw me into the news room about 4 minutes before I went live (with like 5 camera pointing at me). It was quite the experience. I’m really thinking I’ll stay behind the screen for the time being. I am thankful I had the opportunity to share my love of couponing and my blog with many locals. If you’re a new reader from FOX45, welcome!

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You may also know that Nerdboy and I have been stocking up on a ton of local produce these past few weeks and canning up a storm. We’ve tackled 50lbs of peaches, 10lbs of blackberries, 35lbs of tomatoes and probably lots more just this week. We give these fruit slices, jams, honeys, sauces, etc. out as Christmas gifts and also enjoy them ourselves throughout the year. It’s something we enjoy doing, but it’s a freaking ton of work. My body aches from all the work.

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In between canning, being a news celebrity, and working, I went out shopping for some new clothes. I never buy new clothes because I thought I didn’t have a need. I really haven’t grown a bit since middle school (I’m 21 now) and I’ve been given so many hand-me-downs that my closet is totally overflowing. My closet is overflowing with sun dresses, summer skirts, sweat pants, pullovers, yoga pants, and leggings. Almost everything fits my size, but it doesn’t fit who I am anymore. I’m trying to update my wardrobe to reflect my age and give me something nicer to wear to my internship this Fall. I hate shopping though. I rarely find anything I like and when I do, I don’t want to spend money on it. I feel my money or my mom’s could be better spent on more important things. Just this week I bought a few new items (okay, just 3) but I do feel a lot better. Everyone deserves to spend time and money on themselves sometimes. Nerdboy really understands my struggles and was nice enough to go shopping with me over the weekend and force me to buy some stuff. Nerdboy, or Michael in the real word, is so great. He follows and encourages every single little crazy plan I have and really knows me better than I know myself. Last month, we celebrated 5 years together. We started dating in high school and now we’re finishing up college together. It’s pretty crazy!

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I’ve still been thrifting this summer. I try to hit the flea market every weekend but I haven’t really had time to go to thrift stores. The chickens are still laying eggs, but I’ll have an update on them soon. My garden is totally suffering since I haven’t had time to even look at it in weeks.

That’s all for now! I may try to sneak in a nap before I tackle spaghetti sauce today 🙂