Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Our Cute Boxes

Before the "Intervention" Kirby's coupon box looked like...

Yes. She would take this into stores.

But now...look how cute she is!

we shamelessly stole this sassy idea from Homespun Heart.

Here's my box. I want to hug it.

And Chelsea's...super cute.

I'm SO ready to go to the store.

If you're expecting Sit a Spell to turn into a coupon's your sad day.

I'll be the FIRST to admit, I have NO IDEA how this coupon stuff works.

I just make Kirby and Chelsea drag me along with them.

Even the check out girl on one of our expeditions looked at Chelsea, pointed to me and said, "I don't think she really understands what's going on here."

We couldn't argue. I think Chelsea just kind of shrugged...and smiled.


Simonne said...

Your boxes are PRECIOUS! Now... PLEASE tell us how you use these bargain getters!! What's your system? And how on EARTH did Kirby get free stuff and knock her $60 bill down to $20 at Kroger??? Does Kroger offer store coupons? I have not found one grocery store in Lafayette that offers store coupons (only Walgreens and CVS it seems offers store coupons). They all accept brand coupons only. Any advice for this super saver wannabe?

Hendrick Family said...

Hey Simonne!

YES...Kroger does have store coupons. You have to go to their website and register your Kroger plus card. The BEST thing about Kroger coupons is, that card keeps track of what you buy, so the coupons they send you in the mail are for the exact items you always purchase. They are tailored for you.

Cool, huh?


Carrie said...

Oh, please show me more in detail. I am so loving it and will make one this weekend. Where did you get the boxes? Did you use tabs on paper??????? Details details

Hendrick Family said...

Carrie! get the box at Macy's. It's part of the Martha Stewart collection. They are on sale for $9 right now, so hurry!

They come in red and green. So cute.

They come with a set of 18 or so dividers. We simply used them to cut out more from white cardstock.

Then, we covered all of our dividers with cute scrapbook paper we already had from making our calendars at Christmas time.

After that, Chelsea laminated them.

What else?

I'm here to help...I the areas I can.


Landreneau Family said...

I'm SO DUMB when it comes to this! I just can't seem to figure it out, and unlike you, Heather, math doesn't scare me. But, at CVS, I feel like an idiot.

And, sadly, no Kroger in Lafayette!

Lerin said...

TOO cute!!! Thanks for sharing. Kirby and I had the same coupon boxes before your intervention... I think maybe I should beautify mine too. ;)

The Mosiers said...

The Mosiers love this idea. We are really into the couponing. It has saved us a ton since January. We love legally robbing CVS and Kroger. Thanks for the idea.

Also, check this out:

Its a link to all the printable coupons online. It is constantly updated so its a great resource.

IE Mommy Blogger said...

That is too funny. I don't get the coupon thing either regardless of what program I join!

Becca said...

My mom is the coupon master. She saves tons of money by just the coupons from the sunday papers. Seriously she gets deals like Kirby! She has this little card stock folder system for her coupons that is bound like a book but it is small enough to fit in your purse. It is awesome. If I got the paper I would totally clip and organize coupons! :)

Kirby said...

I'm so in love with my coupon box that I miss it! It's sitting on my kitchen counter at home, but I had to come to your blog just to look at it since I'm in Dallas waiting for my friend to have a baby!

thehomespunheart said...

Your boxes turned out so cute! Great job! :) Have fun saving in style!!

Carrie said...

What do you tabs say? Do I sound needy? Well I am. House full of kids makes my brain mush!!!!

Whitney Swanson said...


could you post all the categories you used to make dividers?

brian is BIG into coupons and saving, and honestly I just never have been because my parents weren't. so i am going to be a coupon clippin' wife after may...i know it will make him very happy.

and seeing as im not the most organized person in the world, i need all the organizational help i can get.

so if you could post those tab labels id be very grateful!

Hendrick Family said...



I will type up the tabs and post them here tonight!

Gotta make supper though right now!


Hendrick Family said...


Bags (have no idea what this one is...we need to ask Kirby)
Dental Health
Hygiene...we did them like this:
(H)Body Hygiene
Office Supplies
Paper Products

And then, we have a CVS tab, and we need a Target tab, because we have Target coupons. Kirby also has a restaurant tab. I should have put one of those in my box.

Have fun!

Carrie said...

Oh you are good! I went to Maci's and got a container like yours. Well it's red and not on sale BUT I found a way to justify getting it!! It's my weekend project! LOVE LOVE LOVE you for taking time to add the categories!!!

Kirby said...

the bags tab is for ziploc bags, trash bags, and i also put foil or ziploc container coupons under that section, too.

under "paper products" is stuff like toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, kleenex, etc.

the groves said...

Bags...ziplocks :)