Ok, I do not like my bills! Of course trying to cut out all processed foods( tv dinners, canned stuff, easy meals) My food is edible and healthy but not out of this world need to be on the news. Ill never be a chef!!!! So, slowly working on getting kids used to this idea of making all homemade "goodies junk or healthy" .. work in progress!!!!!!! So, I do not have a green thumb, and all my plants die, but I want to try to to grow my own veggies and fruits. But, fruits equal bees and wasps that I do not want!!! Anyone do this? Is it hard for personal use? How much does it save you est a month vs buying fruits n veggies in the store frozen or fresh, even canned? So, how do I become an extreme couponer as I feel lost when trying? I know to buy some stuff in bulk, like for us, we always could use paper towels ( but thinking switching to washcloths and bleaching when done cleaning counters or the tub etc), toilet paper,personal soaps, laundry, dish soaps, crackers, canned foods( but again want to really start using "fresh" not canned. ) I see monthly budgets articles on the net, saying feed family of 4 under $400!! Or less!!!( yes 3 times a day) But, include picky kids!!! Hard isnt it? Ok, Im not perfect, me too! Ok well, I just came back from the store a while ago and didnt like the bill!!! I did /do buy the store brand or whats on sale cheaper then store brand.