Friday, February 12, 2016
It's our Blogiversary!
Four years ago I set out to help people in the local Indy area save a little more. I was extremely frustrated seeing blog after blog post prices or deals and running to the store, only to find that wasn't the case for Indiana.
Four years ago I looked at my husband and said that I was going to start posting matchups and deals. Now things have grown and we have met some awesome people. I knew going into this, that I would never be some huge blogger. I mean I pretty much only post Indiana deals. Not all of the other 49 states get our prices or deals. But I still have helped some back home in Kansas and other areas. This has been a great adventure.
We have had some ups and downs. Fighting with disease and treatment has not helped. I had to take some serious time for my family and my health over the last year. As most of you know my Lupus got out of hand and I am back on a low dose chemo treatment. Now with Lil Man being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis on top of his arthritis syndrome has taken time to deal with insurance, appointments, treatments for him, etc.
We started new ventures and partnered to create MidwestClippedCoupons.com to help more people in Indiana save. Which may have kept us a little busy. But I know too, that has helped quite a few in the area get more savings.
I know I am nothing major, I am not a big blogger, I do not have 2 or 4 or 6 people helping me write up deals, scenarios or getting pictures. Unfortunately I do it all most of the time. I know that a lot of you do use the matchups posted, but I also know most of you look at others or look in groups. So I know you can survive without me. But I want you all to know that I appreciate you for supporting me as the little blogger that I am. I want you to know that I love when you all come up to me in the store and introduce yourselves. Or tell me how you learned to save and how much couponing, shopping sale items, etc has helped your family. I love it!
Where this next year takes us is still up in the air. We renew the blog this weekend. We will see how well the next year goes with the blog, with my health, Lil Mans health and soccer and school. We might have to bring in someone to help if that is what it takes. But its will also depend on what you all want. If the matchups help you, let us know. We don't like to shove every coupon available in your face to print or tell you scenarios and have you purchase items your family wont need. Believe me you don't need a stockpile full of stuff you wont use. Been there, done that. We just want to make sure you get the information and tools and save for your family!
Well let me just say Thank You again from the bottom of my heart for 4 years! It has been great and hopefully we can have another great year!
Thanks - Tara (aka Indy Coupon Mama) , Lil Man and Hubs!