K is for Kim, It's Simple

I have a friend, Kimberly. Years ago, we talked a lot, but then life took over, and we only pass each other in the hall at work with a quick wave and a smile.

Kim is the frugal girl I wish I could be. She uses a spreadsheet to budget her money. She uses coupons religiously, and doesn't worry about the latest fashion unless she can get it for free. She "gasp!" only has a couple pairs of shoes! Which I think is absolutely insane, but, whatever, it works for her. She lives a simple life. (okay, simple in terms of money, she has 2 boys and a job outside the home, so there is nothing simple about managing that insanity!)

So yesterday, in passing, Kim randomly asked me if I use coupons, and of course, I tell her "I do!" She then tells me she's blogging now and doing coupon classes.

"OMG!" I say when realizing that this is someone in real life that blogs. Someone that won't look at me like I have 5 heads and a horn when I say "I blog." If you blog, you know the look; the one where you're waiting any minute for someone in white jackets to come around the corner to take you away! they're coming to take me away haha

Kim just started her blog about 2 months ago. Kim is awesome at saving, (not like the kind of saving I do where I save on one thing with a deal so that I have more to buy something else.) She is awesome at the real kind of saving.

So we talked for a few minutes about blogging, and Facebook, and then I asked about Twitter. *screeching brakes* "Kim, you're not on Twitter?!" "Well, we'll just have to change that!"

So, today I'll be teaching Kim to tweet so she can really get to know all of you fabulous tweeters and you can get to know this fabulously simple frugal girl:  Kimberly!  Maybe you can stop by and give her some comment love and welcome her to the blogosphere. I bet you'll find something to make your life a little more simple.  Life should be that simple, I wish it were that simple (Katy Perry)

This post was brought to you by the word "simple" and the letter "K"
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  1. What a good friend to promote her blog!! : )
    I started doing some couponing this year. I feel like I crawled out from under a rock - it's some work for sure!!
    I can always use some extra tips - checking our Kimberly's blog! thanks

  2. This was a great post for "K" day! I used to do a lot of couponing, but it was getting to be too much like an extra job. But I do admire anyone who can really save money with coupons - definitely a good thing.

    Although I can't imagine having only two pairs of shoes! I could never be that frugal.

  3. It is such fun to get to talk with another blogger. How great that she is already a friend.

  4. I had a friend like yours. Actually, I still do. She may only have 2 pairs of shoes and if she did have more, she never wears them. She's just simple like that. She focuses on other aspects of her life. Nothing wrong with it either. I like your blog. I'll be back to visit again:)

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

  5. Ah, yes, the you have two heads look when you say you blog.

  6. I've never quite been able to get into the tweeting thing myself. I just do FB instead, and even then, I don't update my status much.

    I guess I am just a plain old blogger at heart. It's nice that you were able to connect with your friend in this way.


  7. You are so awesome for promoting her like this. I will be swinging by her blog today!

  8. How thoughtful of you and seems like a real win-win situation. Fostering each others talents is a gift greater than any material present.

    Good luck with saving..and I'll spend some time at Kim's too!

  9. How kind you are to your friend :) .... off to visit her blog!

  10. Very nice of you to promote your friend, I'm UK so don't think your coupons count for me however I'm on Twitter @maris_world if you'd like to follow :)
    Nice to meet you both

  11. Thank you for the post and promotion! I am trying to catch up with you...I am on twitter and finally got my posts to auto feed to FB and Twitter - thanks to you!

    BTW - I so have more than 2 pairs of shoes...white, black, brown, and tennis. See - DOUBLE what you said! LOL

    Thanks again - and to all that visited my site, too!

    I hope I can make you proud, Amethyst :)
    ***you are the wind beneath my wings***(Bette Midler)

  12. It's funny how we all have things to teach each other...I'm glad you found a kindred blogging spirit.

    I know what you mean about 'the look' that occurs sometimes when you tell people you blog.

    But, hey, guess what?

    I blog, too!

    And I love it.

    And I think it's cool that you blog, too!

    Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday! I'm going to go visit your friend now.



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