I’m Sheryl, the person behind The CentsAble Shoppin.
Thanks for visiting my site – if you found your way to this page, I’m humbled that you stayed long enough to read more about my family and I. With the sheer number of frugal blog sites available on the internet, it truly means a lot to me that you have landed here on mine.
I’m a homeschool mama to five beautiful children. I love saving money – and over the last 8 years we have managed to knock out all of our consumer debt. We cut back, lived under our means, paid for things in cash and ditched the urge to shop in order to save.
We initially started this blog helping you clip your way to grocery savings with coupons and money saving apps. Over the years it changed (and so did we!) — when my husband returned from his deployment to Iraq, he needed help.
We weren’t willing to continue to turn to a myriad of prescriptions to help him get better – so we made changes to our diet, our relationship with food and our approach to medicine. We try to avoid the grocery store and instead, rely on on our CSA, raw milk farm, and local farmers for our organic produce, milk and pastured beef.
It’s a foreign concept to most Americans, but it’s a pretty incredible way to learn more about where your food comes from.
Saving money does not mean clipping coupons and slaving over your grocery budget either. We believe wholeheartedly what what you eat plays a huge part in your health – we love supporting our local farmers, very rarely if ever do we shop at the traditional grocery store. I love to cook from scratch and we make most if not all of our food that way – it’s the best way to save. Eating better, healthy, organic and real food is not much more expensive – it requires you to make a shift in your mindset and some changes in your household but it can be done!
I have been writing this blog since 2009 right after the birth of my second child (and oldest son). Before that time, I spent 8 years working in Army recruiting providing career guidance to young men and women in their Junior and Senior year of high school, trailed by Active Duty service in the military where I met my husband.
I have been married for 17 years and we have 5 children. Time sure does fly!
I am originally from a rural farm town in Minnesota. I have a love/hate relationship with cold weather and snow. I visit up there often, but I always love coming back to Arizona, even amidst the hot desert heat.
I love to cook! You can find us at our second blog, RebootedMom.com, where we blog about health and wellness, crafts & DIY, as well as family recipes.
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I’m so glad! I am very thankful that I can do this full time. In order to compensate myself for the time and work spent on this site, you will likely notice that there are lots of ads and affiliate links throughout the site.
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