Tuesday, January 14, 2014


i think it is fun to offer my readers and customers at saving money in style
a chance to get something free!

so i am offering another giveaway this month.
these giveaways are not your typical high profile giveaways.
i do not advertise and i rarely have the time to tweet, facebook and even blog.

so for those of you who are reading my blog and for those of you who are customers of my little shop - this giveaway if for you.
my way of saying thanks and that i appreciate you!

this month's giveaway will be on the 31st.
 i will try to do a giveaway each month and announce the winner at the end of each month.

if you want to "enter" the giveaway just leave me a comment or like me on my facebook page...

and those who have purchased from me -
 leave me some (hopefully positive!)
feedback on my shop

like i said, not a real high tech giveaway - i am not a big social media gal.
believe me i have tried.
but i just cannot seem to make the time to do that sort of thing! i love to sew!

but i do want to "give back" to those of you who have been loyal readers and those of you who enjoy my products!

so... enough of that.

this month's giveaway is a cute zipper pouch with 5 brown non Velcro envelopes.
the pouch has room if you want to add your own coin pouch too!

 these envelopes are made by another seamstress. she helped me out when i had hand surgery.

i was trying to keep up with orders at that time but was not allowed or even able to sew at that time.

she didn't exactly make them the way i do.
but they are made out of my sturdy canvas fabric and serve the purpose well.
the thing i am not happy with is the sewing showing on the outside is not perfect so much.
most folks are not bothered by that - in fact - she gives sewing lessons here in Atlanta and has her own sewing studio.
 so there you go. it is just not the way i would do it!

see - here is another reason i don't do this stuff! these photos were  upright when i inserted it but now
i have to take time to go back and figure out how to make it right side up then insert again -
so that gets old! for someone who wants to be creative and is not fond of tech stuff.
+++ i will fix this but right now i need to get back to my orders!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

my story

in an effort to cut down on the amount of information in each of my listings...i have decided to create a link to my blog about my story.
here it is...
my story :)
Back in 2007, my husband and I attended Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Seminar.
 We loved the concept of “cash only” and took to it right away, but it wasn’t long before I got tired of using paper envelopes for my cash.

 I wanted something more hip, tasteful, modern and sturdy! I  looked everywhere for something like it - but no one had thought of it!
So I made myself some designer fabric cash envelopes/carrier.

And a few months later, in january of 2008, I
started to sell them on esty under the name of crunchy cute.
Crunchy cute was my business where I used to sell purses, cuffs, pins…
during outdoor festivals in Atlanta.
My tag for crunchy cute was “modern day hippie with a touch of dainty and adorable”
http://www.etsy.com/shop/crunchycute/sold (over 1400 sales!)

but my cash envelope business took off and I had to put the purses…on hold.

I changed my shop name in june of 2010 to
Saving Money In Style
to showcase my budget related products.
… and here I am today.
since then, many other etsy sellers have gotten on the band wagon
and claimed "fabric envelopes" as their own.
(what a world, what a world!)

there are A LOT of imitators but only one "saving money in style!"

Since 2008 on Etsy – my little shop has grown by leaps and bounds.
I have been contacted by numerous companies and have been able to promote my items worldwide.
I was featured in All You magazine in January 2010 and also have had the stamp of approval from the Dave Ramsey folks!

And today – my husband and I are DEBT free with the exception of our mortgage and we are working on that!

to god be all the glory.

Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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