Hi! Welcome to “Deal”icious Diva! My name is Janice and I live in Southern California. I have two wonderful children and a husband who doesn’t mind that I scour the papers, internet and ads for deals. I started this blog to help others who are looking for ways to save money.
When I had my first child, my husband and I made the hard decision for me to stay home to raise him. That meant we would be a one income family. Everything went well and we were even able to raise a second child (my daughter) on this one income. I would use coupons and took advantage of some deals but it hadn’t been something I actively did.
Then the economy turned. My husband lost his business and we found ourselves in financial difficulty. It was then that I turned my sights to finding ways to save money and to make the money that we did have stretch. I began to really focus on family values, my faith, and being grateful for what I did have. Several people that I have known and met during this time were also going through what we were and I found myself sharing my knowledge and insight with them. I started a Facebook page where my friends could access the same coupons and deals that I found. Soon, strangers were following the page and I realized that I needed a format to expand.
So here I am! I’m still able to stay home with my kids and although we are not as financially strong as we were before, we feel richer in what we learned in this journey. I hope that you find this blog helpful and you enjoy the deals and ideas to help you save. I truly believe you can live large on a frugal budget!