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What is your first name? Jen

What are your kids' names and ages? 2 girls, Rhiannon 12 and Alyson 5.

How did you find Mommysavers? have you referred anyone here? Were you referred here? I did a search on frugal living back in '06- I've been hooked ever since! I do not share MS, it's my little secret!

What does your username mean? I am not that creative in creating usernames, Steve is my DH and I am his gal!

Out of all the things the members here have offered in terms of advice, support, counsel and criticism, what have you personally benefited from? And who do you remember specifically who that member was that offered that advice? This is a tough one, everyone here is supportive, giving great advice and so on. The one thing that I recall the most was last year when I was on the healthy streak and Christy and Maggie were so supportive (they are so sweet!), BTW- I am planning on jumpstarting that section of my life again after the holidays settle down again- so be forewarned you guys!

How many coupons do you use on a weekly basis? I use a ton of coupons but I would say on average at least 4 a week (although this time of year is great for coupons!).

What was your recent "bargain"? On last Monday, I got 2 things from American Girl (the songbird for Addy that was $9 and the Kitty Costume for $14) that was deeply discounted, and I stopped at Build A Bear and made an animal for my youngest using a coupon and a gift voucher, I saved $15!

What have you done to save money this week? I made dinners from my stockpile this week.

What do you consider a way of life that others think is a crazy way to save? I try to stay at home as much as possible and most of my friends are constantly on the run and they think it's crazy that I don't "need" to run as much as they do!

What is your favorite store to find bargains? Either Target, Rite Aid or Walgreen's, out of all of them I hit Walgreen's the most, but I like them all!

What is your best money saving tip? Stockpiles, if you don't have one, start one!

What is you favorite frugal meal? Chicken quesadillas made from the leftovers from a whole chicken!

Do you enter contests? If so, what is the best prize you ever won?
I rarely enter contests, the last thing I ever won was at a reptile show I got cast iron outdoor frog sculptures that I gave my mom for Christmas!

If money were no object, what 3 things would you by yourself and your family? First of all a nice single story home (hey, you got to look into what shape your body will be in your retirement years!), a cabin in the mountains, and a nice family trip to Disney World.

If you had $10 to spend on yourself (you and you alone) what would you buy? Probably a Strawberry and Crème Frap from Starbucks and a magazine!

Are there words you live by? What are they? Not really, but if you ask my girls they would say my motto is: Be kind to others, speak and think kind as well, have a great day, I love you! I say this to them every morning before they go off to do anything, yes the oldest is going through the whole attitude change and my youngest was born feisty so I need to say that to keep them in check and to let them know I love them too!

Sum yourself up in one word: (how come the hardest questions are always last?) Compassionate
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It was great getting to know you better Jen! Thanks for sharing and Congrats on MOTW!!

Oh and I may be coming to you for some stock piling tips
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Thanks for sharing!!! I think you have great words to live by
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Jen, Thanks for sharing I also like your words to live by!
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Thanks for sharing! It is great getting to know you better! I agree I should do that with my girls in the morning when they leave for school. What a great way to start their day!
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Thanks for sharing!
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I'm going to steal your line -- "speak and think kind" -- that's great!

Marlene
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Congrats on MS Spotlight, it was good getting to know you better!
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Glad to see you featured this week, Jen! Thanks for sharing with us. I, too, love what you tell your girls! Have a great week!
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Nice to learn more about you!
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