Welcome to WNY Deals and To Dos!

Hello, my name is Christina, and it is so great to meet you! I am the owner of WNYDealsandToDos.com, and I would like to share a little bit more about myself.

I am a wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 beautiful kiddos, a girl and a boy. My husband and I are raising our children in a suburb of our hometown, Buffalo, New York. We enjoy finding new things to experience throughout WNY!

Fun facts about me:

  • My interests include playing board games, baking cakes (view my cake album here), doing puzzles, making crafts, shopping, couponing, and traveling (especially to Disney!).
  • I have a dual degree in Economics and Finance from Canisius College.
  • Even though I am socially awkward, I am learning to love who I am, weirdness and all.
  • When I was just 13 years old I started couponing as a way to help my mom save money on our grocery bill!

My husband and I are the typical American couple, having had our share of ups and downs. Becoming parents has been the best thing that has ever happened to us! It has also been the hardest.

Along the way, we have come to realize that balance is the key to a happy us.  For me, it has been more challenging to find that perfect balance. I am hoping that through blogging, it will help me discover my balance.

About the Site

When I had my first child, I decided I wanted to quit my job to stay at home. Now that we were living on a tighter budget, I found myself doing a lot of research to save my family money.

Once again, I had become serious about clipping coupons and looking for things to do with my children at little or no cost. Friends & family became interested in knowing more about how I found these deals or the things I was doing with the kids. With this, the idea of WNY Deals and To Dos came about.

This blog was started back in May of 2011. About five years into running the blog, I decided to drop the “WNY” part from my name.

Now I realize that was a big mistake, as I had little drive to write for a more national audience. With that, I am now seeing 2020 and that essential piece has returned to my blog!

It has been a lot of fun running this site. I have been able to combine some of my favorite things all in one task – designing the web pages, couponing, finding things to do, and, most of all, helping others! 

As my main mission, all I want is to make even a small difference in your life.  If I can save you just $20 a year or find something fun for you to do with your family, your difference is my difference.  And that is all I am hoping.