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” (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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